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HLT35015 - Certificate III in Dental Assisting

If you enjoy helping people smile, then consider a qualification in dental assisting. Oral health is more than brushing and flossing, a Certificate III in Dental Assisting will provide you with a nationally recognised qualification in a dynamic industry.

DOMESTIC
STUDY MODES

RPL/RCC/Credit, Online

DURATION

There are multiple durations. Please refer to Course Structure below.

AVAILABILITY

Online

FULL COURSE COST

$4,785 (2020)

SUBSIDISED CO-CONTRIBUTION FEE

$1,540 (2020)

SUBSIDISED CONCESSION CO-CONTRIBUTION FEE

$847 (2020)

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

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)

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

Online

2020 FebruaryOnline Available
2020 MarchOnline Available
2020 AprilOnline Available
2020 MayOnline Available
2020 JuneOnline Available
2020 JulyOnline Available
2020 AugustOnline Available
2020 SeptemberOnline Available
2020 OctoberOnline Available
2020 NovemberOnline Available
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 300 hours of work placement as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.
This course has no residential schools.

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.

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.
Professional recognition is not applicable to this course.
Fee for service$4,785 (2020)
Subsidised full fee$1,540 (2020)
Subsidised concession fee$847 (2020)
Fee for service per unit$435 (2020)
Subsidised full fee per unit$140 (2020)
Subsidised concession fee per unit$77 (2020)

Please refer to the VET student fees price lists, eligibility criteria applies for subsidised funding. If you are unsure please call us on 13 27 86.

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