Foundation Education (RTO 22557)
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Dental Assistant | Dental Hygiene Assistant | Dental Therapy Assistant | Dental Prosthetist Assistant
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.
The Certificate III in Dental Assisting prepares you to assist with oral health care procedures, comply with infection control policies and procedures, process reusable equipment in health work and participate in work health and safety processes. 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 graduated from a Certificate III in Dental Assisting, you will be qualified to work as a Health Care 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.
This course also requires a minimum of 300 hours of work placement in a dental clinic and a suitable supervisor able to sign off on the practical demonstration elements.
You will need to have completed year 10, or equivalent. Equivalency can be demonstrated by one of the following:
You will need to be at least 16 years old. If you are under 18 your enrolment form will need to be signed by a parent or guardian.
You will need to be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent.
In order to complete the on-line part of the course you will need regular access to the following:
In this dental assisting course, the subjects you will study include:
HLTDEN003 - Assist with administration in dental practice
HLTINF001 - Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTDEN001 - Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures
HLTINF002 - Process reusable medical devices and equipment
BSBWOR301 - Organise personal work priorities and development
BSBCUS301 - Deliver and monitor a service to customers
CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
HLTDEN002 - Assist with dental radiography
HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
*This course contains a core unit, HLTAID003 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.
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.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate III in Dental Assisting (HLT35015) 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.
Wondering where a career in health could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Foundation Education offers affordable payment options to help you start your studies sooner.
Payment Option 1: Pay in weekly instalments
Payment Option 2: Pay in full when you enrol and save up to $600 on your course fees
Tuition fees include course delivery and assessment, study materials and dedicated student support services. Please note this course does not qualify for assisted government funding.
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