AWARD COURSE

Certificate IV in Dental Assisting


National Code: HLT45015
TAFE SA Code: TP00995


Description

On completion of this course, you will have gained the education and training in advanced dental assisting skills practice. Through this course you will have developed the knowledge, skills, behaviours, attitudes, values and judgements that will enable you to; provide an advanced level of chairside and clinical assistance to the operator, provide an oral health education program that promotes good oral health as part of general good health and implement and monitor infection control policy and procedures.

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Up to 24 months 
Dental Workers/ Dental Assistants Dental Workers/ Dental Assistants
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Study Load
Scheduled
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Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 24 month course
Subsidised
$1,150 - $1,483
$2,300 - $2,967
Concession
$615 - $793
$1,229 - $1,586

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. Assessing your eligibility may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

Subsidised Training Eligibility

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. This course also has an incidentals cost of $30.00 for T-shirt.

    • You will be contacted by TAFE SA to verify employment status. To access subsidised training you will be required to undertake the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA).
    • Reading, writing and numeracy skills are assessed using the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA). This assessment is used to determine whether you will be required to undertake additional support units alongside your qualification or undertake a pathway course before commencing your chosen qualification. If you receive an offer, more information will be provided at your enrolment session.
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Dental Assistant.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (HLT45015)
    This qualification provides the knowledge and skills necessary to provide an advanced level of chairside assistance to the operator, including contributing to the quality of dental care provided through well developed communication skills, providing an oral health education program that promotes good oral health as part of general good health, as well as implementing and monitoring infection control policy and procedures. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 3 core units and 4 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    87%*
    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    89%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.



    * 2017 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Assist with administration in dental practice 40
    Assist with dental radiography 50
    Communicate and work in health or community services 30
    Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures 25
    Implement and monitor infection prevention and control policies and procedures 60
    Maintain work health and safety 40
    Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures 300
    Process reusable medical devices and equipment 30
    Provide first aid 18
    Work with diverse people 40

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply the principles of radiation biology and protection in dental practice 120
    Construct models 40
    Prepare to expose a prescribed dental radiographic image 90
    Produce a prescribed dental radiographic image 130
    Take a clinical photograph 50
  • Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses. Below are the Credit Transfer details for this course. View all TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

    University University Course Details
    Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences
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