Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Oral Health Promotion) - HLT45015
In this practical course, you'll be guided by qualified dentists, dental hygienists and dental therapists working at Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV), and will have the opportunity to apply your new skills to real world scenarios and patients right away.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to continue your career as a dental assistant, with the practical and professional knowledge to be able to educate your patients about maintaining optimal dental health between appointments.
As a student of the Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Oral Health Promotion), you'll build hands-on skills at the Royal Melbourne Dental Hospital in Carlton under the supervision of licensed dental professionals. You'll learn through a combination of face-to-face classes, lectures, and practical work placements.
To help build your professional capabilities, you'll study in dental simulation clinics, and work with industry profressionals to offer advice and education to members of the community.
This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide an advanced level of assistance to the dentists, specialists, dental hygienist, dental prosthetist, dental therapist, oral health care therapist and dental hygienists during oral health care procedures to help maintain high standards of infection control, assist with the oral health education of patient in the dental sector.
The training comprises of 974 hours of structured activities and 274 hours of unstructured activities.
Face-to-face classes are held over two consective days each month.
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Program code: C4406
National curriculum code: HLT45015
- have successfully completed the HLT35015 Certificate III in Dental Assisting; and
- be currently employed by a dental practice as a dental assistant, and be supported by the dental practice for the duration of the program.
It is also recommended that you have good communications skills and computer literacy.
Applications will be assessed in the order that they are received. We will continue to make offers until the application closing date, unless places are filled prior.
Successful applicants must hold a current level 2 first aid program (HLTAID003 Provide First Aid) at the commencement of the program.
Students must hold a valid Working With Children Check prior to undertaking the clinical components of this course.
Free TAFE for priority courses
From January 1 2019, the Victorian Government is waiving tuition fees for this program, as well as other priority government-subsidised non-apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs.
Visit Free TAFE for priority courses for further information on what this means and whether it may affect you.
If you have any questions you can contact Study@RMIT.
The tuition fees below will apply if you are not receiving a Free TAFE fee waiver.
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.
- 2020 government subsidised place (with concession): AU$650* per annum
- 2020 government subsidised place: AU$3,250* per annum
- 2020 full-fee place: AU$7,500* per annum
*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$308 maximum fee for 2020.
- Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.
Annual fee adjustment
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.
Eligibility criteria waver
**The Victorian Government is currently waiving two (2) eligibility criteria around prior qualifications. This means that more people who want to study a vocational education program at RMIT, and already have a qualification, will be able to access a government subsidised place in a program. Find out how to check your eligibility.
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).
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 2020 is $308.
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.
In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) in each calendar year.
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) - Student visa holders must have cover for the total duration of their visa.
- Some programs incur additional expenses.
You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.