Integrated Care & Management Training (ICMT) (RTO 90197)
Payment planUpfront payment
Up to 12 months
Dental Assistant | Dental Hygiene Assistant | Dental Therapy Assistant | Dental Prosthetist Assistant
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.
Studying this online Certificate III in Dental Assisting with Open Colleges provides you with the education and training to develop your skills as a professional dental assistant.
Studying this certificate course, you will develop skills in all aspects of dental assistance, including infection control and OH&S procedures, operation and maintenance of dental instruments, processing and storing of radiographic film and equipment, and cleaning and sterilising of instruments and treatment rooms.
You will also gain knowledge and understanding of first aid requirements and the disposal of surgery waste. In addition, this online dental assisting program will give you the administrative and communication skills required of a modern dental assistant, and a solid understanding of diverse patient care requirements.
Administrative training in how to manage appointments, process payments and maintain accurate client records will complement the more technical aspects of the course.
Applicants must also meet the criteria to be eligible for this program:
In this online dental assisting course, the units of competency you may study include:
HLTWHS001 -Participate in work health and safety
HLTHSS003 - Perform general cleaning tasks in a clinical setting
HLTINF002 - Process reusable medical devices and equipment
HLTINF001 - Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTDEN001 - Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures
HLTDEN002 - Assist with dental radiography
HLTOHC004 - Provide or assist with oral hygiene Communication and administration
CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
HLTDEN003 - Assist with administration in dental practice
HLTAID003 - Provide first aid
As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.
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"Because it’s so flexible, it was easy for me to do it. I’ll be in the middle of an assignment and I can just pause it if my son is asking for lunch. I’ll quickly make him lunch or get a drink and I can just open it back up and go straight back into it to continue. The trainers have been great. They really try to get back to you on time and make sure they give you the best possible answers. They always seem to come back with a quick response."
"It’s given me a different mindset. I used to think you’d go out and do a job, like mechanics, for years and that you’d just get the qualification after years on the job. But with this, you can study for a couple of months and then you can go out into the world fully qualified and ready for the job and just go for it."
"I think the Open Colleges model is particularly good because you’re not tied down to due dates, you just have as much time as you need. You have people to get in touch with if you’re having trouble. I’ve actually had emails back at 10pm at night from my teacher. I’ve been sitting here and I’ve shot one off and they’ve got right back to me within that hour. You don’t get that anywhere."
"I am a farmer and I run a family farm with my husband. I was given the opportunity to study any course I wanted that would help our business, and that may help me earn some money off the land, so I chose to learn bookkeeping. The course is so useful and beneficial for our farm. It’s great to learn how to set journals out so our accountant can do the BAS and income tax, without them being all over the place."
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Certificate III in Dental Assisting from Open Colleges.
This comprehensive, nationally recognised online course in dental assisting will give you the education in patient support and technical expertise required for this in-demand role.
Wondering where a career in dentistry could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Open Colleges offers two flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable:
Payment Option 1: Pay in weekly instalments
Payment Option 2: Pay in full when you enrol and save up to 20% on your course fees
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