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HLT35015 - Certificate III in Dental Assisting

DOMESTIC
STUDY MODES

Employer Based (VET Providers Only), Mixed Mode, RPL/RCC/Credit, Online

DURATION

1 year full-time - 1 year full-time

AVAILABILITY

Rockhampton

FULL COURSE COST

$4,510 (2019), $4,510 (2018)

SUBSIDISED COURSE COST

$1,452 (2019), $1,452 (2018)

SUBSIDISED CONCESSION COST

$792 (2019), $792 (2018)

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 (orthodontics, periodontics, prosthodontics, special needs and paediatric dentistry), as well as public school dental clinics, adult dental clinics, community health centres, prisons, Aboriginal 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 Modes: Employer Based (VET Providers Only), Mixed Mode, RPL/RCC/Credit
Duration:

1 year full-time

Core
HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
HLTDEN001Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures
HLTINF002Process reusable medical devices and equipment
HLTDEN002Assist with dental radiography
HLTAID003Provide first aid
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: Online
Duration: 1 year full-time
Core
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTDEN001Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures
HLTINF002Process reusable medical devices and equipment
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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You must be working in relative industry in order to satisfy the assessment requirements and work hours for the units of competency within this qualification. Students are required to complete 300 hours vocational placement to develop competence in the workplace environment with on-the-job and online assessment and 370 hours / flex / independent learning with assessment preparation and online assessment. This includes: private general dental practice, private specialist practices such as orthodontics, periodontics, prosthodontics and public community Oral health clinics. Candidate must possess sound language, literacy and numeracy skills.
  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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