Certificate IV in Dental Assisting

Certificate IV in Dental Assisting

Course Code
:
HLT45015
Department
:
Health & Community CoE
Study Area(s)
:
Health and Nursing, Dental
Campus
:
ON DEMAND
Course Length
:
Full-time(1 year)
Part-time day(2 years)

Start Date(s): February 2019
End Date(s): December 2019
Days and Time: DURATION 1 - 2 years (full-time or part-time traineeship)

Course Overview

This qualification provides the knowledge and skills needed to provide an advanced level of chair-side assistance to a Dentist, Dental Hygienist, Dental Prosthetist, Dental Therapist or Oral Health Therapist, which contributes to the quality of oral health care.

Additional specialised training and skills will be gained by successfully completing one of the elective specialisation.

Completion of the Radiography specialisation will enable the dental assistant to apply to the Department of Health (Victoria) for a licence to take both intra-oral and extra-oral radiographs under request from a licensed Dental Practitioner

Completion of the Oral Health Promotion specialisation will enable the dental assistant to provide a higher level of oral health instruction and guidance to patients, oral health promotion and implement an oral hygiene program

Delivery combines work experience and flexible training to competently and safely assist the dental professional during oral health care procedures.

Course duration is full-time 1 year, part-time 2 years.

Free TAFE

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.  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) or contact us via our online enquiry form.

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Elective

Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services30
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people40
HLTAID003Provide First Aid18
HLTDEN001Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures300
HLTDEN002Assist with dental radiography50
HLTDEN003Assist with administration in dental practice40
HLTDEN004Implement an individualised oral hygiene program330
HLTDEN007Apply the principles of radiation biology and protection in dental practice120
HLTDEN008Prepare to expose a prescribed dental radiographic image90
HLTDEN009Produce a prescribed dental radiographic image130
HLTDEN010Implement an oral hygiene program for older people130
HLTDEN011Implement an oral health promotion program130
HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures25
HLTINF002Process reusable medical devices and equipment30
HLTINF003Implement and monitor infection prevention and control policies and procedures60
HLTOHC004Provide or assist with oral hygiene50
HLTWHS003Maintain Work Health And Safety40

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include, demonstration, written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information.

What will I study?

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.

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

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This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

The fees listed below relate to 2019 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

Table 1

Enrolment type
 
 
 
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
 
Concession
Indicative total tuition fee#
Check your eligibility
Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#
 
Non-Apprentice
$0.00
$0.00
$10693.20
Apprentice/Trainee
$6174.05
$1234.81
$11266.00

Table 2

Average course
material fees*

$733.00

Average course
consumable fees*
$30.00

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* 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.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee. 

2019 Student Services Fee (Table 3)


 Type of cohort:

Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
  • Concession card holders
  • Apprentices
  • Trainees
  • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
  • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
Domestic student services fees for 2019: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None

Exemptions

The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
1273 1273 $0.00 $0.00 $8.40

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2019. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

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What costs and other fees should I expect?

Contact the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule. There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.

Can I apply?

Applicants must be currently employed at a dental practice

Have a valid First Aid Certificate - HLTAID003 Provide first aid

All applicants must be a minimum age of 18 years old

Undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment and meet the minimum ACSF level

Where and how can I study?

You will study off campus at your place of employment.  Trainers will visit you in your workplace during the program.

What employment opportunities will I have?

This course may lead to employment as a Dental Assistant, Dental Hygienist, Dental Therapist, Oral Health Specialist.

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

Dental assistants perform many tasks, assisting practice administration and supporting quality and professionalism in the dental sector.

Specialist skills and knowledge in the area of oral health promotion or dental radiography will be obtained as well as strong foundational skills in maintaining high standards of infection control,  preparing for health care procedures and processing reusable medical devices and equipment.

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (HLT45015). As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

You can further your study with a Diploma of Dental Technology (HLT55115) - not offered at Kangan Institute.

 

How do I apply?

To apply for this course you must fill in a direct application form which can be obtained from the institute by calling the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email enquiries@kangan.edu.au. This course may also have a mid-year intake.

How will I be selected for this course?

Applicants must be currently employed at a dental practice

Have a valid First Aid Certificate - HLTAID003 Provide first aid

All applicants must be a minimum age of 18 years old

Undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment and meet the minimum ACSF level