International Course Info

Certificate IV in Dental Assisting

  • National Code: HLT45015
  • CRICOS Code: 092353B

This course provides the knowledge and skills to provide an advanced level of chairside support to the operator. It includes contributing to the quality of dental care through communication skills, providing an oral health education program and implementing infection control procedures.

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.

This qualification allows the dental assistant to select electives to address specific workplace needs in line with jurisdictional Dental Acts and Regulations.

NSW Health Medical requirements for International students to study in a Public Health Hospital are as the following:

    • NSW Federal/National Criminal Record Check - online application
    • Statuary Declaration stating they have had no criminal offences in overseas
    • NSW Health Code of Conduct - signed declaration
    • Working with Children Check - signed declaration
    • NSW Health Forms 2 and 3 - completed and signed
    • Immunisation evidence of below:

    • Hepatitis B - Full vaccination and Serology
    • Adult vaccination of ADTP (Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertusis)
    • Varicella (Chicken Pox)
    • MMR- Measles Mumps and Rubella
    • TB Screening if the student is from a high risk country

International students will be given the above documentation pack on their orientation day with sufficient time for them to submit their results before clinical orientation.

If immunisations have been completed overseas students will need to provide adequate evidence that these immunisations were completed to Australian standards e.g. Vaccination type/batch numbers/dates given, and doctors signature to confirm.

Work Placement Requirements:

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must complete at least 250 hours in oral health and at least 250 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency. Assistance will be given to students to help find appropriate work placement arrangements.

Subject area: Dental Studies

Course code:
Course fee:
1 Year


  • If English is your primary language and you have attended and satisfactorily completed at least three years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed in English in one of the recognised countries, including at least one year between years 7 and 12. (Recognised countries are Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom, USA)
  • OR Achievement of PTE Academic: minimum overall score of 42 and a minimum score of 42 in each of the four communicative skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking)
  • OR Completion of two years of secondary, vocational or tertiary education taught and assessed in English in one of the recognised countries above
  • OR achievement of a minimum pass at 'C" level in each of the four components (reading, writing, listening and speaking)of the Occupational English Test (OET)
  • OR Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English scale of 162
  • Academic IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL (iBT) 46 or TAFE NSW General English Program

    FOR 2020

    Kingswood Total course fee: A$12,410 Enrol: Feb , Jul
    Randwick Total course fee: A$12,410 Enrol: Feb , Jul

    FOR 2021

    Randwick Total course fee: A$12,410 Enrol: Feb , Jul


    To receive the Certificate IV in Dental Assisting students must complete all core units and, if available, a range of additional units.

    Note: Additional units contain compulsory and elective units which may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit.





    Course fees and duration can vary based on the Institute you want to study at, the entry requirements for the course, and the year you will begin study.

    Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from A$300 - $1,000 per course.


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