HLT35021

Certificate III in Dental Assisting

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Foundation Education
  • Awarded by

    Foundation Education

  • Qualification

    Certificate III

  • Study Mode

    Online

  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    12 months

  • Start Date

    Anytime – start today!

  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Dental Assistant | Dental Hygiene Assistant | Dental Therapy Assistant | Dental Sterilisation Nurse | View all

This course meets the 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.

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  • In a Nutshell

    The Certificate III in Dental Assisting prepares you to assist with oral health care procedures, assist in dental radiography and comply with infection control policies and procedures. This nationally recognised dental assisting qualification allows you to build on your existing communication skills and equips you with the skills required to assist with administration processes in dental practices.  

    Once you've obtained Certificate III in Dental Assisting, you will be qualified to work as a Dental Assistant for a variety of dental professionals, including a Dentist, Dental Hygienist or Dental Therapist. As a Dental Assistant, your key focus is to ensure patients are comfortable and experience a high level of care, whether that's at the front of house or whilst undergoing treatment.  

    This course includes both theory and practical components with all theory delivered online, meaning you set the pace of your studies to fit into your schedule.

    Work Placement

    This course also requires a minimum of 350 hours of work placement in a dental clinic and a suitable supervisor able to sign off on the practical demonstration elements.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    Education
    Whilst there are no formal entry requirements mandated by the training package, students' skills and capabilities to undertake this training product will be assessed and advice on suitability will be provided during the pre-enrolment process.

    Minimum Age
    Students under the age of 18 years require the signed consent of a parent or guardian to enrol in this qualification.

    Workplace Requirements

    For mandatory work placement (350 hours, including an initial 50 hours completed in simulation), students must have access to a dental practice and a qualified supervisor i.e. a person who holds Certificate III in Dental Assisting or higher relevant qualification. Students may need to undertake a Working with Children check to meet individual work placement employer requirements.

    We will assist you in organising  work placement location of your choosing.

    Residency Status
    You will need to be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent.

    Computer Requirements

    In order to complete the on-line part of the course you will need regular access to the following:

    Computer:      Laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphone points

    Internet:         High speed internet

    Windows :     Operating system – Windows 8 or above

    Internet Browser: Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11

    MAC :            Operating system - OS X 10.14 Mojave or later

    Software:      PDF Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download)

  • Subject Breakdown

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

    • CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
    • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
    • HLTDEN015 - Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures
    • HLTDEN016 - Assist with dental radiography
    • HLTDEN017 - Assist with administration in dental practice
    • HLTINF001 - Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
    • HLTINF002 - Process reusable medical devices and equipment
    • HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
    • *HLTAID011 - Provide first aid 
    • HLTDET001 - Construct models

    *This course contains a core unit, HLTAID011 Provide first aid, which must be completed through an external RTO. Foundation Education has an agreement in place with Red Cross Australia (RTOID 3605) which allows students to receive training for this unit at a reduced price. Red Cross Australia is a third party training provider who conduct training and assessment services on behalf of Foundation Education. 

  • 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.
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    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 HLT35021 Certificate III in Dental Assisting from Foundation Education.

    This practical course will give you the skills and knowledge to work effectively in a dental practice environment. You will learn how to provide a high standard of assistance to a dentist, dental hygienist or dental therapist during oral health care procedures. 

  • Career Outcomes

    Wondering where a career as a dental assistant could take you? Potential job outcomes may include; Dental Assistant, Dental Nurse.

  • Let's talk price

    Foundation Education offers affordable payment options to help you start your studies sooner. Please contact us for more information.

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