Certificate IV in Dental Assisting
Apply what you learn straight away in this practical program.
You'll learn through a mixture of on-the-job experience and off-the-job training:
- The on-the-job component occurs in your workplace, under the training support of a licensed dental operator working at their own clinic or dental practice.
- The off-the-job component includes lectures, online activities, workshops and practical labs.
When you’re on campus you’ll study in state-of-the-art facilities at the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne.
You will also have access to the world-class Royal Melbourne Dental Hospital in Carlton. The onsite state-of-the-art facilities give you access to cutting-edge technology and techniques.
You will study in our fully operational dental simulation clinics which give you hands-on experience with intra-oral and extra-oral radiographs as well as clinical photography.
There are also student computer classrooms and lecture theatres onsite.
You'll study how to:
- implement and monitor infection control policy and procedure
- contribute to OHS processes
- apply principles of radiation biology and protection in dental practice
- prepare to expose prescribed dental radiographic images
- produce a dental radiographic image
- take a clinical photograph
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Program code: C4385
National curriculum code: HLT45015
You’ll develop advanced chair-side assistance to support dental professionals as a dental assistant.
Your success in the Certificate IV in Dental Assisting will lead you toward becoming an integral part of dental health teams in private and public sector dental clinics and agencies.
This program is supported and recognised by industry and recognised nationally.
Graduates will be eligible to be licensed in intra-oral and extra-oral dental radiography from the Victorian Government Department of Health.
- Certificate III in Dental Assisting qualification or equivalent.
Note: Evidence of equivalence (course guide) must be provided.
- Hold a current Level 2 First Aid qualification at the commencement of the program.
Recognition of prior learning with be required in the form of a practical entrance assessment if your qualification was attained from:
- RMIT before the introduction of the Health Training Package (2000)
RPL will include an assessment of your skills in line with the outcomes listed in Certificate III in Dental Assisting competency units.
The tuition fees you will pay for this program will depend on whether you are offered a Victorian Government subsidised place or a full-fee place.
To find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place, follow the steps at ‘How to check if you are eligible’.
The student tuition fees as displayed by the fee finder are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide. Learn more about fees for vocational study.
Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.
In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.
The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2018 is $298.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.
If your application for a fee concession is approved, you will be charged 20% of the standard government subsidised tuition fee for your program. You will also be charged a lower rate on your student services and amenities fee (SSAF).