HLT45015 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting

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Course description

The Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (HLT45015) is a one year course that qualifies you for work in a modern dental practice. This nationally recognised certification covers all aspects of dental assisting including patient preparation, infection controls and sterilisation, first aid, dental radiography, and practice administration. The course also involves 250 hours of clinical work placement working under a qualified dentist.

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Nationally recognised

Average duration

12 months

Online or Distance


Work placement

Students will need to complete work placement supervised by qualified staff. Students will attain real-world understandings of the expectations and skills required to work in this field to prepare you for the workforce.

Anyone who isn't already working in a job role related to the qualification within the industry will need to do work placement.

Government funding

The Australian government provides funding to help students who are completing the HLT45015 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting. The type of funding you receive depends on the state that you live in.

There are eligibility requirements for each type of funding. Enquire with a course provider to check your eligibility.

Payment options

Interest free payment plan
Most course providers offer flexible payment options for the HLT45015 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting such as weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly interest-free payments for those who do not wish (or are unable) to pay their tuition fees outright. There is usually a discount for those who pay their tuition fees upfront. Enquire with a course provider to find out more.

Benefits of nationally recognised training

Australian Qualifications Framework
Nationally Recognised Training

This is a nationally recognised course delivered by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). RTOs are strictly regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This guarantees you will be studying a quality-assured and nationally recognised qualification.

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This course provider offers the HLT45015 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting:

West Australian Institute of Further Studies
On Campus