HLT35021, HLT45021

Certificate III in Dental Assisting and Certificate IV in Dental Assisting

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Foundation Education
  • Awarded by

    Foundation Education (RTO: 22557)

  • Qualification

    Certificate III + Certificate IV

  • Study Mode

    Online

  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    Up to 24 months

  • Start Date

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  • 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

    Become a fully qualified professional Dental Assistant, or upskill to move onto the next stage of your dental practice career, with the nationally recognised HLT35021 Certificate III in Dental Assisting and HLT45021 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting from Foundation Education.

    This course is designed to give you all the skills you need to succeed in any assistant role within dental practices, and will teach you crucial skills such as how to assist with administration of a dental practice, how to prepare for and assist with dental procedures, how to assist with dental radiography, how to process reusable medical devices and equipment and how to comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures.

    On completion of the course, you will be fully qualified to work across multiple dental assisting roles in any dental practice in Australia.

    Please note: This is a fee-for-service program.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    Students must complete HLT35021 Certificate III in Dental Assisting before commencing HLT45021 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting.

    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.

    Work Placement 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.

    To complete HLT45021 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting students will need further access to a dental practice with relevant equipment, imaging equipment, patients, and staff to complete practical activities. During these placement activities students must have access to a suitably qualified supervisor i.e. a person who hold a Certificate IV in Dental Assisting or higher relevant qualification.

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

  • Subject Breakdown

    When completing this HLT35021 Certificate III in Dental Assisting and HLT45021 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting, you may study the following subjects:

    • CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
    • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
    • HLTDEN015 - Prepare for and assist with dental procedures
    • HLTDEN016 - Assist with dental radiography
    • HLTDEN017 - Assist with administration in dental practice
    • HLTINF002 - Process reusable medical devices and equipment
    • HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
    • *HLTAID011 - Provide first aid
    • HLTDET001 - Construct models
    • HLTSTE003 - Sterilise loads
    • HLTWHS003 - Maintain work health and safety
    • BSBMED301 - Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
    • HLTINF006 - Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
    • HLTDEN0027 - Take a clinical photograph
    • HLTSTE004 - Manage sterile stock

    *This course contains the 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. Please note that the cost of this external training is not included in any of your course fees. Upon completion, you will need to submit a copy of your first aid certificate in order for us to process a Credit Transfer against this unit on your student record. If you have chosen your own third-party provider, you must submit a certified copy of your certificate. If you have undertaken training with Red Cross Australia, you must forward Foundation Education the email you receive which contains the electronic copy of your certificate.

  • Why Foundation Education?

    Foundation Education provides students with access to quality vocational education and employment opportunities alongside their sister brand, the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT), and a robust network of industry partners all around Australia.

    With courses designed by industry experts, you'll gain the knowledge and experience to graduate with the job-ready skills employers seek. Plus, you can learn at your pace and place with flexible study options.

    Whether you're interested in a career as a Dental Assistant, Teacher Aide, Office Manager, Physiotherapy Assistant, or something else, Foundation Education has a vocational study option to take you where you want to go.

    The Foundation Education difference means:

    - Flexible Online Study: The theoretical component of the courses can be completed online at your own pace.

    - Dedicated Student Support – Foundation Education's industry-experienced Subject Advisors, Assessors and Support Officers will support you from enrolment through to graduation.

    - Industry Relevant Courses: Course material is developed in consultation with industry experts to provide you with comprehensive skills and knowledge required to graduate job-ready.

    - National Recognised Training: Every Certificate and Diploma offered is nationally recognised and accredited, meeting established industry needs and national quality assurance requirements.

    Foundation Education RTO 22557

  • Where will this course take you?

    If you're looking to start a career as a Dental Assistant, or further your education and open up additional opportunities within the dental industry, this HLT35021 Certificate III in Dental Assisting and HLT45021 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting is ideal for you.

    You will learn everything you need to know about administrative side of running a dental practice, how to confidently assist dentists in a range of dental procedures as well as how to assist with dental radiography. On completion of the course, you will be ready to confidently and successfully operate in a range of roles within any dental practice.

  • Career Outcomes

    Wondering where a career in Dentistry could take you? Potential job outcomes may include: Dental Assistant, Dentist, Dental Hygienist.

  • Let's talk price

    Foundation Education offers flexible payment plans beginning from just $84.72* a week!

    Enquire now to find out more about instalment plans or saving on your course fees by paying upfront.

    Please note: This is a fee-for-service program.

    *Payment plan total is $100 deposit + 78 weekly payments. Foundation Education uses the direct debiting services of Debitsuccess on payment plans. Payment plans will incur a $12 establishment fee, charged with the first instalment, plus a 3.63% transaction fee on each transaction. Weekly payment amount provided is already inclusive of the transaction fee.

     

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