Certificate III In Dental Assisting

Dental

Certificate III In Dental Assisting

Course Code
:
HLT35015
Department
:
Health CoE
Study Area(s)
:
JobTrainer, Traineeship, Free TAFE, Dental
Campus
:
ON DEMAND
Course Length
:
Full-time(1 year)
Part-time(2 years)

Start Date(s): We offer rolling enrolments
enrol any time.
End Date(s): Rolling enrolments
Days and Time: TBC

Course Overview

This qualification provides the knowledge and skills needed to assist a Dentist, Dental Hygienist or Dental Therapist during all dental care procedures. Delivery combines work experience and flexible training to competently and safely assist the dental professional during oral health care procedures.   

This qualification is offered as a traineeship to new employees in a general dental practice, as well as existing employees seeking a formal qualification.  Course duration is full-time 1 year, part-time 2 years.   

Our course delivery features a combination of on-campus and remote (online) learning. This flexibility allows our students to continue to study in a safe, guided and supported manner.

Free TAFE and JobTrainer

You may be entitled to free tuition fees for this course if you meet the eligibility criteria for the State Government’s FREE TAFE for Priority Courses initiative. If you are aged 17-24 or looking for work, you may be eligible for 80% discount on the tuition fee through JobTrainer. It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as student services fees or materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself. To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233).

Normally a Skills First student is only entitled to one Free TAFE fee waiver. However, you may be able to enrol even if you have previously used your Free TAFE entitlement in a second Free TAFE course under JobTrainer. You may be able to get an exemption if you don’t meet the upskilling requirement.

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Core

Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services (CHCCOM005)30
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)40
HLTAID003Provide First Aid (HLTAID003)18
HLTDEN001Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures (HLTDEN001)300
HLTDEN002Assist with dental radiography (HLTDEN002)50
HLTDEN003Assist with administration in dental practice (HLTDEN003)40
HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures (HLTINF001)25
HLTINF002Process reusable medical devices and equipment (HLTINF002)30
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety (HLTWHS001)20

Elective

Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
HLTOHC003Apply and manage use of basic oral health products (HLTOHC003)40
HLTOHC004Provide or assist with oral hygiene (HLTOHC004)50

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include, demonstration, written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information.  

What will I study?

Areas of study include: assisting with oral health care procedures and dental radiography; communication and administration in the dental practice; workplace health & safety and infection control.  

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

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Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

To you check your eligibility click here.

Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.

The fees listed below relate to 2022 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2).

Table 1

Enrolment type
 
 
 
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
 
Concession
Indicative total tuition fee#
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Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#
 
Non-Apprentice
$1638.69
$327.74
$5401.63
Apprentice/Trainee
$1638.69
$327.74
$5401.63

Table 2

Average course
material fees*

$581.18

Average course
consumable fees*
$41.00

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply. 

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee and non-tuition fees (table 1) and any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2).

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
638 638 $2.57 $0.51 $8.47

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2022. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

What costs and other fees should I expect?

Contact the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule. There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.  

Can I apply?

Applicants must be currently employed at a dental practice, have a valid First Aid Certificate - HLTAID003 Provide first aid and must be a minimum age of 18 years old. You will also need to undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment and meet the minimum ACSF level.       

Where and how can I study?

As this course is only offered as a Traineeship, you must have employment in the relevant industry before commencing the course.

You will study off campus at your place of employment. Trainers will visit you in your workplace during the traineeship.  

Our course delivery features a combination of on-campus and remote (online) learning. This flexibility allows our students to continue to study in a safe, guided and supported manner.

 

What employment opportunities will I have?

This course may lead to employment as a Dental Assistant, Dental Receptionist or a Dental Laboratory Assistant.

If you are enrolling in this course as a Traineeship, you must have employment in the relevant industry before commencing the course.

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

Dental assistants perform many tasks, includes maintaining high standards of infection control, safety in a dental clinic, assisting with practice administration and supporting quality and professionalism in the dental sector. Other job responsibilities may include maintaining patient records, scheduling appointments, preparing treatment rooms and instruments, assisting with radiography and providing patient care. 

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate III in Dental Assisting HLT35015. As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.  

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

You can further your study with a Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (HLT45015).  

How do I apply?

To apply for this course you must fill in a direct application form which can be obtained from the institute by calling the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email enquiries@kangan.edu.au. 

How will I be selected for this course?

All applicants will be selected by their employer to undertake a Traineeship.