You'll learn through a mixture of on-the-job experience and off-the-job training. You'll benefit from the opportunity to apply what you've studied straight away, building your professial skills and industry experience as you go.
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. On campus, you’ll study in state-of-the-art facilities at the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne.
As a student, you will have access to cutting-edge technology at the world-class Royal Melbourne Dental Hospital in Carlton. You will study in fully operational dental simulation clinics, which give you hands-on experience with intra-and extra-oral radiographs, as well as clinical photography.
Face-to-face classes are held approximately two consective days each month.
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Program code: C4407
National curriculum code: HLT45015
Graduates will be eligible to be licensed in intra-oral and extra-oral dental radiography from the Victorian Government Department of Health.
- 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
The Victorian Government is currently waiving tuition fees for this program for students who meet eligibility requirements for government subsidised places.
JobTrainer is a joint initiative between the Commonwealth and State Government which provides additional funding for free or low-fee (20% of the listed tuition fee) training courses for young people and job seekers. Eligible applicants will be able to access up to one full qualification and one short course or skill set under the JobTrainer fund.
Visit Free TAFE for priority courses for further information on what this means and whether you may be eligible.
If you have any questions you can contact Study@RMIT.
The tuition fees below will apply if you are not receiving a Free TAFE or JobTrainer 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.
- 2021 government subsidised place (with concession): AU$700.00* per annum
- 2021 government subsidised place: AU$3,500* per annum
- 2021 full-fee place: AU$7,750* 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$313 maximum fee for 2021.
- 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 Exemption criteria
**The Victorian Government is currently waiving three (3) eligibility criteria around prior qualifications. This means that more people who want to study a vocational education program at RMIT, and who have studied previously, will be able to access a government subsidised place in a program. Find out how to check your eligibility
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 2021 is $313.
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.