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Help improve oral health and reduce the risk of chronic disease by participating in practical and industry-focused training in our fully-equipped, state-of-the-art dental clinic. You will learn how to prepare for and assist with oral health procedures and dental radiography, process reusable instruments and equipment and look after patient management and infection control procedures. You will also complete a vocational placement and apply your new skills in the workplace. Course details

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Ana Salgado

Diploma of Dental Technology

Tafe Queensland is the best place to study because it will help me obtain a high level education and work experience. It will make it easy for me when I go on to university, to feel confident and have such a strong grounding and understanding. I love the practical learning at TAFE. The teachers use very good teaching methods and are friendly and supportive. The best thing about living in Australia is that it’s a multicultural country and has so much to offer, especially the natural beauty of the land.

Ana Salgado
Diploma of Dental Technology
TAFE Queensland Brisbane



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Wah Yudi, Diploma of Hospitality

After travelling throughout Australia Wah decided to settle in what he considers Australia’s most liveable city, Brisbane. After pursuing his love of hospitality at TAFE Queensland he plans on returning to Bali to run his own café and share the knowledge he’s learnt with others.

Study Dental Services at TAFE

A career that makes people smile

Help improve oral health and reduce the risk of chronic disease by participating in practical and industry-focused training in our fully-equipped, state-of-the-art dental clinic.

Key dates

Location Workload Delivery Key Date
South Bank, Brisbane Full Time Classroom 29/01/2018
09/07/2018
29/01/2019
08/07/2019
28/01/2020
13/07/2020

Entry requirements

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12
  • Due to workplace Health and Safety, all participants need to have completed a course of Hepatitis B vaccinations before commencement of vocational placement, which occurs in approximately week 14 of the program. A course of injections takes approximately 6 months to complete and if applicants have not had Hep B vaccinations, they must begin the process and have had at least 2 of the 3 required injections prior to going to vocational placement. You will be required to provide a copy of your serology report as evidence of sero-conversion to HepB surface antigen (anti-HBsAg). Please contact your GP to arrange a referral for a blood test

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.  For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection - Welfare Requirements For Student Visa Applicants Under 18.

Location/s

South Bank
Ernest Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101

Resources required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Courses may require different resources, depending on your study location.

Timetable

Timetables may be available online or may be provided to you at your program orientation.

Your timetable may change every semester and you must be able to manage your commitments to ensure attendance at all your classes.

Timetables will be different across TAFE Queensland locations. This is an example of what a course timetable could look like -  

Monday and Tuesday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Wednesday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Or

Wednesday and Thursday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Friday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Placement

Vocational Placement is an essential component of this qualification. Students will undertake 120 placement hours in an Oral Health facility organised by TAFE Queensland, Brisbane. Proof of successful vaccination against Hepatitis B must be provided by the student as part of the vocational placement requirements. The placement will take place towards the end of semester after the successful completion of class room activities and practical assessments. Students will be required to work the times determined by the oral health provider. Students are expected to have in place strategies to manage family and work commitments in order to meet vocational placement hours. The vocational placement may be within any Oral Health facility within the South East Queensland corner.  Students will continue to be assessed against prescribed units of competency undertaken during their vocational placement.  If their assessment results are unsatisfactory they will be deemed not competent against those prescribed units

Units

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 11 Units:
Mandatory Competencies: 9
Elective Competencies: 2

Core and Elective Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services Core
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Core
HLTAID003 Provide first aid Core
HLTDEN001 Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures Core
HLTDEN002 Assist with dental radiography Core
HLTDEN003 Assist with administration in dental practice Core
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures Core
HLTINF002 Process reusable medical devices and equipment Core
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety Core
BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others Elective
BSBWOR204 Use business technology Elective
VPC250 Vocational placement Vocational Placement Scheme

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

The course cost indicated is for students on an international student visa. If you are visiting Australia on a non-student visa, (e.g. partner visa, working holiday, employer sponsor etc.) please contact us directly for the price applicable to you.

Costs

Location Cost Duration
South Bank, Brisbane $8,500 9 Months

Outcome

HLT35015 Certificate III in Dental Assisting 090878M

Job prospects

  • Dental Assistant

Ana Salgado

Diploma of Dental Technology

Tafe Queensland is the best place to study because it will help me obtain a high level education and work experience. It will make it easy for me when I go on to university, to feel confident and have such a strong grounding and understanding. I love the practical learning at TAFE. The teachers use very good teaching methods and are friendly and supportive. The best thing about living in Australia is that it’s a multicultural country and has so much to offer, especially the natural beauty of the land.

Ana Salgado
Diploma of Dental Technology
TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Application Process

Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited. Follow the steps below to apply to study at TAFE Queensland.

Before you apply

  1. Check the evidence required to apply for your visa

    Before you apply to study at TAFE Queensland, you should check what documents and evidence you will need to provide to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) to support your visa application.

    How to check what evidence you will need to provide to obtain a visa:

    • Visit the Student Visa (subclass 500) page on the DIBP website
    • Scroll down to the Document Checklist Tool
    • Select the country listed on your passport
    • Enter 03020E in the Education Provider CRICOS code field
    • Answer the final question: I am one of the following
    • Click the Display Evidence button
    • Read through the Documentary Evidence List to find out what you will need to submit with your visa application

  2. Review Admissions criteria and key dates

    Some courses require you to meet additional entry requirements eg. Submit a portfolio or artwork with your application. Please check individual course requirements via the Course page.

  3. Prepare your certified supporting documents

    If you are an international student applying directly to TAFE Queensland, you will need to include certified copies of the following documents to support your application:

    • Copy of passport
    • Educational certificate and academic records
    • English language test results

  4. Applying as a mature aged student

    Mature age students (at least 21years of age and with work experience/other qualifications) may be admitted into a program without meeting the formal academic requirements.
    The following documentation is required to support your application:

    • Current CV
    • References on company letterhead from current or previous employers

    Where previous study/employment was conducted in English, submit a certified letter from the educational institution/employer confirming the language of instruction/employment was English.
  5. Under 18 students

    International student visa applicants under the age of 18 will only be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

  6. Submit your application

    Submit your application and supporting documents through TAFE Queensland's online application portal or through a TAFE Queensland Registered Agent who can guide you through the enrolment process.

    Receive your Letter of Offer

    Accepting your Letter of Offer

    Note the expiry date for acceptance.

    • Meet all conditions as outlined in your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions of your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read the International Student Refund Policy
    • Read the TAFE Queensland student rules
    • Pay the tuition fees as stated in your Letter of Offer
    • Pay for Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) as stated in your Letter of Offer, or arrange your own OSHC for the duration of your visa.

    Next Step

    Receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE -required for visa lodgement). You will use this document to apply for your student visa.

    Apply for your visa

    To apply for your student visa, visit the DIBP website and click Apply Now. Follow the steps to create your ImmiAccount and apply for your visa.

    Travel to Queensland and attend Orientation

    Once you have received your student visa, you can travel to Queensland ready to attend the TAFE Queensland International Orientation.

Orientation

At the beginning of each semester orientation events are hosted across TAFE Queensland locations.

TAFE Queensland recommends you arrive two weeks prior to your course start date to allow time to organise and settle into your accommodation and prepare for your studies.

International Orientation details are emailed to you prior to commencing your studies or they can be accessed via the Orientation Schedule.

Program specific orientations are also conducted one week prior to the start of study. This is an opportunity for you to meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule. 

Last updated on 14 July 2017

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