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Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Radiography Specialisation) HLT45015

  • Awarded by

    Foundation Education (RTO 22557)

  • Qualification

    Certificate IV

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    12 months

  • Start Date

    Anytime – start today!

This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

Last modified: 19 Jul 2017

About this course

Covering dental assisting basics with a focus on radiography, this HLT45015 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Radiography Specialisation) course provides you with the specialist skills you'll need to work in a dental clinic as a radiographer and dental assistant. Foundation Education provide all coursework through their online student portal, allowing you to work through modules at your own pace and fit study around your commitments.

Practical placement

With 250 hours of practical placement at a dental clinic required as part of the course, you will graduate with the skills and experience necessary to take your career further.

  • Prerequisites


    There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

  • Subjects

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    In this dental assisting course, the subjects you may study include:

    • CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
    • BSBCUS401 - Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies
    • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
    • HLTDEN003 - Assist with administration in dental practice
    • HLTWHS003 - Maintain work health and safety
    • HLTDEN001 - Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures
    • HLTINF001 - Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
    • HLTINF003 - Implement and monitor infection prevention and control policies and procedures
    • HLTINF002 - Process reusable medical devices and equipment
    • HLTDEN002 - Assist with dental radiography
    • HLTDEN007 - Apply the principles of radiation biology and protection in dental practice
    • HLTDEN008 - Prepare to expose a prescribed dental radiographic image
    • HLTDEN009 - Produce a prescribed dental radiographic image
    • HLTAID003 - Provide first aid*

    *Must be obtained externally.

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  • Why Foundation Education?

    RTO 22557
    Foundation Education is one of the few Registered Training Organisations (RTO) in Australia who endeavours to deliver flexible online training solutions designed to fit their students’ lifestyles. Since 1999, they’ve been focused on providing excellence in Vocational Education and Training and building partnership networks that drive quality graduates across each industry, alongside their partner RTO, the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT).

    With more than 60 nationally recognised certificate and diploma level courses on offer, the Foundation Education difference means:

    Flexible Online Study
    Foundation Education’s courses are delivered online so you can study whenever and wherever suits you. This also gives you the flexibility to choose your course length – whether that be the full term of your course or as little as six months.

    Dedicated Student Support
    Foundation Education’s industry experienced Technical Advisors, Assessors and Support Officers will support you from enrolment through to graduation.

    Industry Relevant Courses
    Course material is developed in consultation with industry experts to equip you with the job-ready skills and up-to-date knowledge required to support your career goals.

    Studying with Foundation Education, you will be supported by an experienced trainer currently working in the industry. You will receive ongoing and personalised support with your assignments and career goals, and have access to coaching and advice from industry professionals. With state-of-the-art technology, you will have access to your course materials 24/7, meaning you can truly study when and where you want.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Radiography Specialisation) (HLT45015) from Foundation Education.

You will be qualified to apply for positions assisting a dentist, dental hygienist or dental therapist with health care procedures and administrative duties. Your specialisation in dental radiography will make you a valuable employee with sought-after skills.


Foundation Education offers a range of payment options to suit any budget:

  • Upfront payment – All course costs can be paid in full via VISA/MasterCard or bank deposit
  • Payment plan – Pay via a series of regular weekly or fortnightly instalments

Course fees include course delivery and assessment, study materials and dedicated student support services.

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