Certificate IV in Dental Assisting - HLT45015

North Metropolitan TAFE, TAFE WA

This qualification is part of the Health Training Package. It 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.

Course Fee:

International: $6,560


14 units: 10 core; 4 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures; Communicate and work in health or community services; Provide community focused health promotion and prevention strategies; Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately; Apply the principles of radiation biology and protection in dental practice; Manage patient recordkeeping system; Assist with preparation of clients for operative procedures; Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures; Work with diverse people; Construct models; Assist with dental radiography; Provide intra-operative equipment and technical support; Assist with administration in dental practice; Implement an oral health promotion program; Produce a prescribed dental radiographic image; Provide work skill instruction; Implement an individualised oral hygiene program; Prepare to expose a prescribed dental radiographic image; Identify risk and apply risk management processes; Handle and care for operating theatre equipment; Coordinate business resources; Inform and support patients and groups about oral health; Apply project human resources management approaches; Construct thermoformed bases and appliances; Take a clinical photograph; Develop workplace policy and procedures; Allocate treatment appointments according to priority; Maintain work health and safety; Assist in oral health care procedures during conscious sedation; Implement an oral hygiene program for older people; Provide or assist with oral hygiene; Provide first aid; Assist in oral health care procedures during general anaesthesia; Implement and monitor infection prevention and control policies and procedures; Construct custom impression trays; Take an impression for study models; Construct registration rims; Recognise and respond to oral health issues; Apply and manage use of basic oral health products; Process reusable medical devices and equipment

Further information:

Entrants must have completed at least 250 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00020G

Related Careers:

Dental Assistant,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Oral Health Centre - Nedlands No info Yes
In April 2016, West Coast Institute and Central Institute of Technology formed North Metropolitan TAFE.

International students apply through TAFE International Western Australia.

Provider CRICOS: 00020G

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