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HLT35015 - Certificate III in Dental Assisting

DOMESTIC
STUDY MODES

Mixed Mode

DURATION

1 year full-time - 1 year full-time

AVAILABILITY

Rockhampton

FULL COURSE COST

$4,510 (2019)

SUBSIDISED COURSE COST

$1,452 (2019)

SUBSIDISED CONCESSION COST

$792 (2019)

UNITS/CREDITS

11 units

JOB PROSPECTS

Graduates will be eligible to apply for positions as a dental assistant within a variety of settings. This includes, private general dental practice, private specialist practice including (orthodontics, periodontics, prosthodontics, special needs and paediatric dentistry), as well as public school dental clinics, adult dental clinics, community health centres, prisons, indigenous dental services and residential care facilities.  Certificate IV is a natural progression from Certificate III and both contain many of the same units. Certificate IV also contains a radiography specialisation which is particularly useful to students in this field.

Unlock your potential and start a rewarding career in dentistry as a Dental Assistant. This qualification is suitable for individuals looking to gain the skills and knowledge to confidently assist dental practitioners during a variety of dental procedures. You will support quality and professionalism in the dental sector, and develop a strong understanding of Infection Control and Workplace Health and Safety policies and procedures. In your role, you will assist with administration practice, dental radiography and sterilise dental equipment and devices.

Standard Course Structure

Study Mode: Mixed Mode
Duration:

1 year full-time

Core
HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
HLTINF002Process reusable medical devices and equipment
HLTDEN001Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures
HLTAID003Provide first aid
HLTDEN002Assist with dental radiography
HLTDEN003Assist with administration in dental practice
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
Elective
HLTOHC004Provide or assist with oral hygiene
HLTOHC003Apply and manage use of basic oral health products

Trainees (User Choice)

Study Mode: Mixed Mode
Duration: 1 year full-time
Core
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTINF002Process reusable medical devices and equipment
HLTDEN001Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures
HLTDEN002Assist with dental radiography
HLTAID003Provide first aid
HLTDEN003Assist with administration in dental practice
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services
Elective
HLTOHC004Provide or assist with oral hygiene
HLTOHC003Apply and manage use of basic oral health products

Standard Course Structure

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Entry Requirements

· Sound language, literacy and numeracy skills

· With adherence to Infection Control guidelines and in line with the current edition of The Australian Immunisation Handbook, it is a requirement that all students have surface immunity to Hepatitis B Virus (HBV). Evidence must be provided in the form of a Vaccination Record with reported date of the 3 doses or age appropriate doses and a serology result indicating blood titre level result with an antibody level of 10IU/L or greater. We recommend contacting your GP to arrange a referral for a blood test/screening.

Work placement requirements:

· Vocational placement is an important and vital factor in successfully completing this qualification. You must be working or volunteering in a dental practice in order to satisfy the assessment requirements for the units of competency within this qualification. You are required to complete 300 hours work placement to develop competence in a workplace environment. It is recommended that you put aside up to 12 hours a week for independent learning/study and to prepare for workplace assessment and online assessment.

  1. Students will receive a Result of Assessment within 21 days of completion of each unit/module or within 21 days of the ‘close of study’ date.
  2. Students who successfully complete all required units/modules will receive their qualification and an Academic Statement itemising all units/modules successfully completed.
  3. Following receipt of written advice from the student (or teacher) that the student does not intend to complete the full course, the student will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing all units/modules successfully completed.
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Fee for service$4,510 (2019)
Subsidised full fee$1,452 (2019)
Subsidised concession fee$792 (2019)
Fee for service per unit$410 (2019)
Fee for service (International)N/A
Fee for service per unit (International)N/A
Subsidised full fee per unit$132 (2019)
Subsidised concession fee per unit$72 (2019)
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