DNA Kingston Training offers a Certificate IV in Dental Assisting. Students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to provide an advanced level of chairside assistance to the Dentist or Dental Therapist through real practical hands on training and embedded theory sessions in a full Dental Clinical environment. This will include contributing to the quality of dental care provided through well developed professional communication skills; providing an oral health education program that promotes Dental Health, and the ability to implement and monitor infection control policy and procedures in the Dental Practice.

The course is recommended for people with a caring and patient nature with good communication skills who are seeking a rewarding career in the dental industry.
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, including contributing to the quality of dental care provided through well-developed communication skills; providing an oral health education program that promotes good oral health as part of general health.
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 and to ensure they are work ready.  DNA Kingston Training will be responsible for funded students in attaining work experience hours.
Course outline
Occupational titles may include:
  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Administration
  • Dental Receptionist
  • Practice Manager

8 Units must be completed

Prerequisite : HLT35021 Certificate III in Dental Assisting qualification

No work experience hours

Core Units (2 Units)
  • HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
  • HLTSTE003 Sterilise loads
Elective Units (6 Units)
  • HLTDEN024 Implement an oral hygiene program for older people
  • BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  • BSBMED401 Manage patient recordkeeping system
  • HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
  • HLTDEN025 Implement an oral health promotion program
  • HLTWHS005 Conduct Manual Tasks Safely

Electives subject to change due to the Industry requirement

Prerequisite : HLT35021 Certificate III in Dental Assisting qualification
For International student entry requirements, please refer to the ‘International Students’ tab.
March (Thursday and Friday) intakes each year.
August (Monday and Wednesday) intakes each year

Local Student Fees

Tuition Fee: $1,995.00

Resource Fee: $385.00

Total Course Fee: $2,380.00 – 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.

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

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

CRICOS Course Code – 098123A

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: $11,900.00

Resource Fee: $1,465.00

Application Fee: $300.00 (non-refundable)

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.

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

Course Duration

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

Please contact the college for further information on all our courses for international students, or visit our International page.