This qualification provides the knowledge and skills needed to assist a dentist, dental hygienist or dental therapist during all health care procedures, to help maintain high standards of infection control and to assist with practice administration and supporting quality and professionalism in the dental sector.

Students undertake work experience as part of this course to meet competency requirements and ensure they are work ready.

This qualification reflects the role of workers who assist a dentist, dental hygienist, dental prosthetist, dental therapist or oral health therapist during oral health care procedures. Their role includes maintaining high standards of infection control, assisting with practice administration and supporting quality and professionalism in the dental sector.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 300 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

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Occupational titles may include:
  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Receptionist

 

8 core units

2 elective units

50 hours of dental assisting work in a simulated environment

300 hours of dental assisting work in a dental clinic workplace

Core Units
  • CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • HLTDEN015 Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures
  • HLTDEN016 Assist with dental radiography
  • HLTDEN017 Assist with administration in dental practice
  • HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • HLTINF002 Process reusable medical devices and equipment
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
Relevant electives
  • HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
  • HLTSTE003 Sterilise loads

Electives subject to change due to the Industry requirement

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
For International student entry requirements, please refer to the ‘International Students’ tab.
February and (mid year) July intakes each year.
Local Student Fees

Tuition Fee: $2,995.00

Resource Fee: $385.00

Total Course Fee: $3,380.00 – Payment plans available

Resource fees are charges for materials that are considered essential to a course or unit of study and which do not form part of the course fee. The resource fee covers materials purchased by DNA Kingston Training to be consumed or transformed by students in the course of instruction, such as materials, workbooks and course specific uniforms. Additional Items are items that are required to complete the course of study, but are retained by the student. This can include protective clothing, textbooks, and tools. Details of the additional items required for each course can be obtained from the College.

Additional Items are items that are required to complete the course of study, but are retained by the student. This can include protective clothing, textbooks, and tools. Details of the additional items required for each course can be obtained from the College.

For International Student fees, please refer to the International tab on this page.

CRICOS Course Code – coming

English requirements

International students are required to have an IELTS of 5.5 or equivalent.

DNA Kingston Training assists students with packaging English training if required.

International Student Fees

Tuition Fee: $12,500.00

Resource Fee: $1,295.00 includes uniform, safety equipment, modules and excursions

Application Fee: $230.00 (non-refundable)

The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as Student service and resource fee.

Course Duration

52 weeks. *You can add Leadership & Management for 2-year programme to become Dental Practice Manager.

Please contact our office for further information on courses and duration for international students.