Advanced Diploma of Oral Health - Dental Hygiene

TAFE South Australia (TAFE SA) - English Language

This qualification will help progress your career as a dental hygienist by teaching you advanced techniques. You will learn about contemporary dental hygiene practice to develop your skills to work in the private or government sector.

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At a glance

Type of Institution: TAFE Institute/Polytechnic (Govt)
Level: Preparatory/Industry
Campus/Location: Gilles Plains
Institution CRICOS: 00092B


  • Administer pain control for dental treatment
  • Analyse and apply epidemiology in dental and health practice
  • Apply oral medicine and pathology principles to dental hygiene treatment
  • Apply pharmacology principles to dental hygiene management
  • Apply professional tooth whitening agents
  • Apply rubber dam and fissure sealants
  • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • Confirm physical health status
  • Contribute to working with the community to identify health needs
  • Diagnose and manage dental caries and other hard tissue pathologies in the patient
  • plus more.

The English Language Centre at TAFE SA Adelaide City offers intensive courses for students seeking to: improve general English language skills for work and life; develop English language and study skills for TAFE SA or university studies; prepare for an IELTS test.

Why choose TAFE SA English Learning Centre?

  • Small classes and personalised attention
  • Only government-owned English Language Centre in South Australia
  • Intensive teaching with quality resources and facilities
  • Clear pathways to universities in Adelaide
  • Affordable fees
  • Flexible start times and program durations from five to 40 weeks
  • Free conversational English classes
  • Accessible, central CBD location.

TAFE SA provides you with a range of support services, both before and after you arrive in South Australia. Once you have enrolled in your course, we offer information on airport pickups, accommodation and orientation.  

Once you have arrived in Adelaide you will receive a comprehensive orientation by the International office, as well as English Language support and counselling if you need it. 

  • Transport
  • Accommodation
  • Pre-departure and orientation
  • English language support
  • Counselling

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