Certificate IV in Dental Assisting – HLT45015


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.  Whilst DNA Kingston Training will endeavour to assist all students in finding work placement, it will not be the sole responsibility of the College to attain work placement for students.


Occupational titles may include:

  • Dental Assistant

  • Dental Administration

  • Dental Receptionist

  • Practice Manager

Course Units

Total number of units = 14

Core Units

  • CHCCOM005 Communication and work in health or community services

  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

  • HLTAID003 Provide First Aid

  • HLTDEN001 Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures

  • HLTDEN002 Assist with dental radiography

  • HLTDEN003 Assist with administration in dental practice

  • HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

  • HLTINF002 Process reusable medical devises and equipment

  • HLTINF003 Implement and monitor infection prevention and control policies and procedures

  • HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety

Elective units 

  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace heath and safety

  • HLTDEN004 Implement an individualised oral hygiene program

  • HLTDEN010 Implement an oral hygiene program for older people

  • HLTDEN011 Implement an oral health promotion program


Please note: Electives may very depending on delivery mode, Government funding, Correspondence training and Traineeships. Government funding subject to criteria. Contact our team for further information on options and pricing.



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