HLT45015 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Dental Radiography)

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.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 250 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

Employment pathways: Although it does not guarantee an employment outcome, completion of this qualification could lead to employment in the dental health industry, such as a dental assistant or dental radiographer.

Further study pathways: This qualification may provide a pathway to other studies in dental assisting and radiography

Qualification Status:  Current


Licensing requirements: Jurisdictional legislative radiation licensing requirements apply to candidates as the training product contains the electives for Radiography specialisation.


Pre-requisite Qualification: HLT35015 Certificate III in Dental Assisting

Entry Requirements

No specific entry requirements as per the qualification details or training package. Menzies has in place admission criteria as follows:

  • Minimum age of 18 years and above
  • Completion of HLT35015 Certificate III in Dental Assisting
  • Have physical attributes suitable for the dental industry that encompasses manual handling of equipment and clients (i.e. to assist a patient in transferring themselves to and from a dental chair)

Additionally, the learner is required to:

  • Meet the LLN Assessment at Level 3

Course Duration

Learner’s with more than 12 months work experience

Total program duration is 26 weeks for delivery and assessment this includes a total of 6 weeks of holiday breaks. The  total amount of training provided is  600 hours. Following table provides a breakdown of the actual number of hours for training and assessment:

Face to face training and assessment400
Work place training (work placement)N/A
Private study and research  200

Please note that completion of HLT35015 Certificate III in Dental Assisting is required for entry where the work placement requirement has been completed for the unit HLTDEN001 Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Students may request recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessment. If requested, students will be provided with an RPL document allowing them to provide verifiable details of prior learning. The evidence will be assessed for currency and against requirements of the units of competency, and an amended program strategy will be prepared, taking into account the student’s prior learning. The duration and the costs of an RPL procedure will depend on your level of expertise and the amount of gap training required. Please contact us on
1300 244 002 orinfo@menzies.vic.edu.au to see what RPL options are available for you.

Click here to view Course Flyer for Domestic Students

Click here to view the Course Guide 2018-2019 for Domestic Students.

Modes of Delivery

This qualification is delivered:

  • Face to Face in a classroom
  • Face to face in a simulated workplace environment

Location of Delivery

Melbourne, Victoria

  • Adderley Campus – 113 Adderley Street, West Melbourne

This course will only be delivered and assessed in Victoria and not offered for interstate students.

Domestic Full Fee

 Enrolment FeeMaterial FeeTuition FeeTotalPayment Plan Amount
Fees for learner’s with more than 12 months work experience $150$1,000$6,650$7,800$300
Payment every week

Note: VET Student Loans, government funded subsidy or other financial support arrangements are not available. If students are accessing any government funding entitlement, that may reduce their ability to access such funding in the future (such as arrangements that limit funding to one qualification for a person).

Following are the steps of the Admissions and Enrolment Process for Domestic Students:
Step 1: Prospective learner previews information about course and the Institute.
▪    Information sources include but not limited to online, print, seminar/exhibition & marketing event.
Step 2: Prospective learner makes an enquiry to the Institute.
▪    Prospective learners may make the inquiry using online methods (website, Facebook, email), by phone or walk-in to the Institute.
Step 3: Discuss with Marketing and Admissions Staff about the training product.
Step 4: Complete the  Pre- Training Review (PTR)
▪    Provide all information and documentation as required. The prospective learner is required to complete Pre-Training Review Form
▪    Sit for the pre training interview to determine the suitability to the training product.
▪    Complete the Foundation Skills Assessment
Step 5: Submit Formal Application
▪    Prospective leaner completes the Domestic Student Application Form and sign Privacy Notice and Student Declaration – which is the formal application endorsement.
Step 6: Sign and accept the Letter of Offer and Student Agreement (LOO)
▪    This is the final stage for applicant to understand and agree to all terms and conditions of the LOO.
Step 7: Make Payment
▪    As outlined in the LOO, arrange the initial payment required to confirm enrolment.
Step 8: Receive Confirmation of Enrolment (COE)
▪    Domestic COE – Confirmation of Enrolment received by student. Also information on Orientation Day is included.
Step 9: Attend Orientation Session
▪    Compulsory session to receive all course and student orientation information, student registration, uniform sizing and student ID cards issuance.