Certificate IV In Dental Assisting

Course Code: HLT45015
Study Area:
Dental




Campus
 
  • Bendigo City Campus
Course Structure

Accreditation

This course contains nationally or state accredited units.

Possible careers

This course may lead to employment as a:

  • Dental Assistant 
  • Dental Hygienist 
  • Dental Therapist
  • Oral Health Specialist 

Prerequisites

As this course is only offered as a Traineeship, you must have employment in the relevant industry before commencing the course.


Course overview

This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide an advanced level of assistance to a dentist, dental hygienist, dental prosthetist, dental therapist or oral health therapist, which contributes to the quality of oral health care.

As this course is only offered as a Traineeship, you must have employment in the relevant industry before commencing the course.

Appropriate candidates for the certificate IV should be experienced Dental Assistants that have been working in a practice for a minimum of 12 months. All applicants must meet the below criteria for direct entry;

The role should include the below;

  • Providing an advanced level of chair side assistance to a dentist, dental hygienist, dental prosthetist, dental therapist or oral health therapist
  • Mentoring and inducting new employees
  • Implementing and monitoring infection control and work health and safety policies and procedures
  • Monitoring compliance for WHS and infection control
  • Conducting workplace risk assessments

We offer rolling enrolments, which means that you can start at any time. 

This qualification provides the knowledge and skills needed to provide an advanced level of assistance to a Dentist, Dental Hygienist, Dental Prosthetist, Dental Therapist or Oral Health Therapist, which contributes to the quality of oral health care. Delivery combines work experience and structured training to competently and safely assist the dental professional during oral health care procedures.

Our course delivery features a combination of on-campus and remote (online) learning. This flexibility allows our students to continue to study in a safe, guided and supported manner.

Free TAFE and JobTrainer

You may be entitled to free tuition fees for this course if you meet the eligibility criteria for the State Government’s FREE TAFE for Priority Courses initiative. If you are aged 17-24 or looking for work, you may be eligible for 80% discount on the tuition fee through JobTrainer. It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as student services fees or materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself. To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233).

Normally a Skills First student is only entitled to one Free TAFE fee waiver. However, you may be able to enrol even if you have previously used your Free TAFE entitlement in a second Free TAFE course under JobTrainer. You may be able to get an exemption if you don’t meet the upskilling requirement.


How to apply
 
  • Apply online direct to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process
  • Interview
  • Language, literacy and numeracy assessment

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.  Further information refer to RPL

Assessment Methods
  • Practical Assessment

Learning options
  • Online
  • Traineeship

Key study areas
 

Areas of study include: assisting with oral health care procedures and dental radiography; communication and administration in the dental practice; workplace health & safety and infection control; first aid.


Further study opportunities
  • Students who successfully complete this program are eligible for guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Health Sciences at La Trobe University.

Fees

Your fees are made up of four parts.
  1. Course enrolment type
  2. Materials
  3. Consumables
Once you have determined the fees applicable to your situation you will be able to calculate a indicative total fee for your qualification.

Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
Are you eligible for concession? Check for your eligibility here
To check your eligibility click here.
Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

A.   Course enrolment type:Standard
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$6,528.40
Concession - average total course fee*$1,305.68
Full fee - average total course fee*$11,547.70
B.   Materials average fee**$743.13
C.   Consumables average fee**$41.00
Indicative pricing for:
A.   Course enrolment type:Traineeship
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$6,528.40
Concession - average total course fee*$1,305.68
Full fee - average total course fee*$11,547.70
B.   Materials average fee**$743.13
C.   Consumables average fee**$41.00
Indicative pricing for:

*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and details of any other fees including but not limited to student services, amenities, goods or materials and consumables.
**Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student. Read more on fees and charges


This page was last updated on 1/07/2022 7:02 PM