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Certificate IV in Dental Assisting

National ID: HLT45015 | State ID: AYY9

 

As a Dental Assistant, you will be responsible for preparing the surgery, assisting the dentist chair side, processing and sterilising all of the instruments and cleaning the surgery. Reception work and the management of supplies are other skills you will develop.

Our dental assisting qualification provides you with skills that are relevant to current industry trends and practices. By the end of the course you will be able to:

·         Work in general and specialised dentistry

·         Conduct infection control

·         Produce a dental chart

·         Engage in dental radiography

·         Understand microbiology

·         Implement Workplace Health and Safety

·         Engage in dental practice administration

·         Fabricate dental models and trays and make mouth guards

As a part of this qualification you will have the opportunity to take part in work placements at other dental organisations or at the Oral Health Care Centre of WA (OHCWA), giving you real experience in the industry in a modern dental care facility.

This course is delivered in the modern facility at the Oral Health Centre of WA at Nedlands. This is also the training centre for dentists, oral health therapists and dental technicians.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Further study opportunities:

Completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to work in a government or private dental facility as a dental assistant.  Other opportunities may include a position as a dental sales representative, dental receptionist or dental practice manager.

Further Study Option(s)

Diploma of Dental Technology

 

Course overview

Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria Additional requirements
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria Additional requirements
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria Additional requirements
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria Additional requirements
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria Additional requirements

North Metro Tafe
Oral Health Centre (Nedlands)
Two semesters
Y
Y

Entrance requirements

Course Overview

Where Oral Health Centre (Nedlands)
Duration
How Full-Time
When

Dental Assistant

Further study opportunities:

Completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to work in a government or private dental facility as a dental assistant.  Other opportunities may include a position as a dental sales representative, dental receptionist or dental practice manager.

Further Study Option(s)

Diploma of Dental Technology

 

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

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Eligible students will be entitled to apply for a VET Student Loan. Comprehensive information on VET Student Loans can be found on the Australian Government website education.gov.au/vet-student-loans

International students

Fees, charges, available locations, applications, and enrolment procedures for international students are different to those applicable to local students.

International students can only study full-time.

For information on international student fees and application, please follow this link to the TAFE International WA website www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate II or Certificate III

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