Certificate IV in Dental Assisting


  • Course Code HLT45015
  • Duration 52 weeks (47 weeks of study, 5 weeks of holidays)
  • Location Perth Campus
  • Timetable Jan-June: Monday and Tuesday (8.45am - 5.00pm), July-Dec: Thursday and Friday (8.45am - 5.00pm)
  • Self Directed Study 4-6 hours
  • Next Intake Date 27/07/17, 17/08/17, 31/08/17, 14/09/17, 28/09/17, 23/09/17

Course Outline

This course is appropriate for you if want to provide an advanced level of assistance to dental practitioners and other dental professionals. The course will advance the level of your knowledge and skills needed in assisting dentists, dental hygienists or dental therapists during all health care procedures, maintaining high standards of infection control and assisting with practice administration. As a student in this course, you would undertake a minimum of 250 hours of clinical placement, linked with a number of units of competency in the Certificate IV program. You would undertake the practical components of the course by working alongside qualified professionals, fully supervised by WAIFS trainers and designated supervisors at the host employer.

*Please note all WAIFS courses are offered via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

** This course can be assessed via RPL, distance learning and online assessment.

  • Entry Requirements

    Successful completion of Year 11 (or equivalent).

    IELTS score 5.0 (or equivalent).

  • Work-based Placement

    All students of Certificate IV in Dental Assisting undertake 250 hours of clinical placement, linked with a number of units of competency in the Certificate III in Dental Assisting. Students will undertake the practical components of their course in the health sector and work alongside qualified professionals. Students are supervised during these placements by WAIFS trainers and designated supervisors at the host employer.

  • Pathways/Articulation

    Successful completion of this qualification provides you with a pathway into the  Diploma level or other qualifications in Health. You may be able to receive exemptions from some subjects based on this qualification.

    If you want more detailed information about this course, please contact admissions@waifs.wa.edu.au.

  • International Fees

    Tuition Fee: $10,000.00

    Materials Fee: $500.00

    Uniform Fee: $200.00

    A one off $230.00 Enrolment Fee is applicable to process the Application.

    *Course fees may change. This is usually annually on 1 July and typically no more than 4%.

    **Fees quoted are in AUS Dollars.

  • Domestic Fees

    Tuition Fee: $6,500.00

    Materials Fee: $500.00

    Uniform Fee: $200.00

    A one off $230.00 Enrolment Fee is applicable to process the Application.

    *Course fees may change. This is usually annually on 1 July and typically no more than 4%.

    **Fees quoted are in AUS Dollars.

    *** This course is eligible for funding. Please refer to Future Skills WA.