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Certificate IV in Dental Assisting

National Course Code: HLT45015

TAFE NSW Course Number: HLT45015-01V01

Nepean College, Kingswood Campus

Study Type:
Part Time Evening

Start Date:
23 Jul 2018


36 weeks

Nominal Hours:

Full Fee: $11,060
Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $1,820

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  • Government Subsidised
  • Traineeship

Contact by Training Services NSW

If your course has been funded by Training Services NSW under Smart and Skilled, you may be contacted by a Training Services NSW representative to discuss your experience at Western Sydney Institute.

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.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 250 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

Jurisdictional legislative radiation licensing requirements may apply to candidates who undertake Group A electives for Radiography specialisation. If Radiography units or a Radiology specialisation is not selected,no licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency.

You must be currently working as a Dental Assistant as well as hold a Certificate III in Dental Assisiting to enrol in to this course.

Holders of Dental Assistant certificate for course number HLT35015 will only need to attend one night a week. If you hold a Certificate III in HLT31812 version or older you will be required to attend 2 nights a week.

Your classes will be held in TAFE NSW new state of the art purpose built simulated Dental facility. There is ample parking next to Building U and entry is via Gate 1, 2-10 O’Connell Street, Kingswood.

For enquiries or assistance, Customer Service is open Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm, Building U, Ground Floor, Kingswood Campus or phone 131 870 for information.

To ensure you leave us with the most up to date qualification...

If during or after your enrolment, the course in which you are enrolled is updated in line with national industry standards, the Institute reserves the right to transition you into an alternate course. If this becomes necessary, the Institute will advise you of the change and the arrangements which will be available for you to complete your alternate course.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification

Credit (or recognition) for modules/units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences. Please discuss this with the teaching section when you enrol.


Many TAFE courses have a compulsory work placement component to assist you to apply your learning in a practical environment and you may be required to comply with some (or all) of the following.


Before you commence any clinical placements in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to
• Meet NSW Health’s - Criminal Record Check requirements;
• Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health;
• Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.

For specific information regarding NSW Health’s requirements, and access to the required forms, it is recommended that you visit their FAQs for students at:

2. AGED CARE WORK - Before you undertake any clinical placements in Aged Care Facilities you will be required to undertake a Federal Criminal Record Check. Visit:


Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free) in line with the Office of Children’s Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. Visit:


Generally work placements will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information.

STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES - For more information visit: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/rights-and-responsibilities/index.htm

HLTDEN001 Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures
HLTDEN011 Implement an oral health promotion program
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
HLTDEN009 Produce a prescribed dental radiographic image
HLTDEN002 Assist with dental radiography
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
HLTDEN008 Prepare to expose a prescribed dental radiographic image
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
HLTDEN003 Assist with administration in dental practice
HLTINF002 Process reusable medical devices and equipment
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
HLTDEN007 Apply the principles of radiation biology and protection in dental practice
HLTINF003 Implement and monitor infection prevention and control policies and procedures

The above list includes units being offered at this campus and that are required to complete this qualification. Other colleges may offer different elective options. For some courses the electives will not be listed however they will be discussed during your first class. Please see www.tafensw.edu.au for the full list of elective units available within this course.

Smart and Skilled Student Fees

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 131 870 for further information and advice.

First qualification$1,550
Second qualification$1,820
Non-government subsidised fee$11,060

Trainees: From 2016 if you are starting a traineeship that is on the NSW Skills List, your Smart and Skilled fee for the whole qualification will not be more than $1,000.

For full details on TAFE NSW fees and money matters please visit our Paying for Your Course page.

Start Date: 23 Jul 2018

Part Time Evening: 6 hours per week x 36 Weeks

Classes will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings 6 pm to 9 pm

To enrol in this course, please use the Enrol option.

You are invited to attend a course information session on
25 June 2018, 6 pm to 7 pm at
Nepean College (Kingswood)
Building U, Level 1, Room 3

A Unique Student Identifier is required prior to enrolment. To apply for your USI visit www.usi.gov.au. If you cannot remember your USI or if you have forgotten you have one, please visit the USI Website for assistance in retrieving your USI.

For further assistance, contact the WSI Service Centre on 131 870 to enrol.

18NEP-234 S:23/7/2018 E:3/7/2019

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