HLT35015/HLT45015Certificate III in Dental Assisting & Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Oral Health Promotion Specialisation)

Foundation Education
Foundation Education
  • Awarded by

    Foundation Education (RTO 22557)

  • Qualification

    Certificate III + Certificate IV

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    Self-paced; complete within 12 months

  • Start Date

    Anytime – start today!

  • Course Fee

    Price may vary Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Dental Assistant | Dental Hygiene Assistant | Dental Therapy Assistant | Dental Prosthetist Assistant | View all

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: 06 Mar 2018

In a Nutshell

Delivered by Foundation Education, this HLT35015 Certificate III in Dental Assisting & HLT45015 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Oral Health Promotion Specialisation) allows you to gain specialist skills as a dental assistant to help you pursue a wider range of employment options.

The coursework will give you an overview of oral health care provision, allowing you to develop patient-specific programs including those for older people. Combined with 250 hours of practical placement, this dual qualification gives you job-ready skills that will help you start your career with confidence.

Gain practical skills

As part of this course, you will need to organise and complete a minimum of 250 hours of work placement in a dental clinic.

  • What You'll Need to Get In


    Anyone can apply.

  • Subject Breakdown

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

    • CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
    • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
    • BSBWOR301 - Organise personal work priorities and development
    • BSBCUS401 - Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies
    • HLTDEN003 - Assist with administration in dental practice
    • HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
    • 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
    • HLTDEN004 - Implement an individualised oral hygiene program
    • HLTDEN010 - Implement an oral hygiene program for older people
    • HLTDEN011 - Implement an oral health promotion program
    • *HLTAID003 - Provide first aid

    * Please note that unit HLTAID003 – Provide first aid must be completed through an external provider.


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  • Why Foundation Education?

    Foundation Education is one of the few Registered Training Organisations (RTO) in Australia who endeavour to deliver flexible online training solutions designed to fit our students’ lifestyle. Since 1999, we’ve been focused on providing excellence in Vocational Education and Training and building partnership networks that drives the quality of graduates across each industry, with our partner RTO, the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT). With more than 30 nationally recognised certificate and diploma level courses on offer, the Foundation Education difference means:
    Flexible Online Study – Courses that don’t require a practical placement are delivered 100% 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 completing your study in as little as six months.
    Dedicated Student Support – Our industry experienced Subject Advisors, Assessors and Support Officers will support you from enrolment through to graduation. You can use them as often or as little as you like either via email or the telephone.
    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.

    Foundation Education provides a dedicated student support team throughout your studies. Whether it is access to experienced Subject Advisors, Assessors or general Support Officers, we will support you from enrolment right through to graduation. You can use our team as often or as little as you like either via email or the telephone at no extra cost.

Where Will This Course Take You?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate III in Dental Assisting (HLT35015) & Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Oral Health Promotion Specialisation) (HLT45015) from Foundation Education.

With the skills and experience gained from your studies, you'll be qualified to assist a dentist, dental therapist or dental hygienist. The ability to provide patients with advice on their oral hygiene programs can also give you a professional advantage.


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Let's Talk Price

Foundation Education offers affordable payment options to help you start your studies sooner.

Payment Option 1: Pay in weekly instalments

  • $105.58 per week (52 weekly repayments)
  • $100 deposit

Payment Option 2: Pay in full when you enrol and save up to $700 on your course fees

  • $4890 upfront payment

Tuition fees include course delivery and assessment, study materials and dedicated student support services. Please note this course does not qualify for VET FEE Help or other assisted government funding.

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