HLT35015 – Certificate III in Dental Assisting – for Domestic Students

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HLT35015 - Certificate III in Dental Assisting

Overview

As a Dental Assistant, your key focus is to ensure patients are comfortable and experience a high level of care, whilst undergoing treatment. Suited to those with strong communication skills, a caring nature and a willingness to learn, a career in dental assisting presents a number of opportunities within the health sector.  ​

This qualification reflects the role of workers who assist a dentist, dental hygienist, dental prosthetist, dental therapist or oral health therapist during oral health care procedures. Their role includes maintaining high standards of infection control, assisting with practice administration and supporting quality and professionalism in the dental sector.

Duration

This qualification is delivered over a period of 633 hours including 250 hours placement. Participants enrolled in this course will have up to 37 weeks (including the end of year holiday and term breaks) to complete the course requirements.

Format

This qualification will be delivered using a combination of classroom-based delivery and other student participation methods. This will include classroom sessions, skills training, assisted self-directed study, assessments and assessment assistance and professional practice experience to build on participant’s knowledge and skills on-the-job.

Location

Level 1/169 Plenty Road, Preston, VIC 3072. Practical placement locations as negotiated by ALACC with individual Providers.

Purpose

This qualification reflects the role of workers who assist a dentist, dental hygienist, dental prosthetist, dental therapist or oral health therapist during oral health care procedures. Their role includes maintaining high standards of infection control, assisting with practice administration and supporting quality and professionalism in the dental sector.

Who May Attend

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who want to take the role of assisting a dentist, dental hygienist, dental prosthetist, dental therapist or oral health therapist during oral health care procedures.

Recognition

Students may be able to shorten the length of their studies through the recognition of the past experience and/or qualifications gained elsewhere. Applications can be made for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer.  These will be assessed according to the college’s policy & procedures to determine if/how much advanced standing will be granted. This qualification holds National Recognition.

Pre-Requisites

RTO entry requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years or over.
  • Have demonstrated their proficiency in English literacy and numeracy skill that meets industry requirements as a part of Certificate III in Dental Assisting Course.
Pathway

After completing a HLT35015 Certificate III in Dental Assisting the student may undertake a qualification of HLT45015 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting. A Bachelor of Oral Health could be proceeded after that.

Assessment

Assessments will be conducted to determine the student learning outcomes and to finalize the achievement of the competency-based learning outcomes. Assessments may include written questions, case studies, projects, practice activities, skills demonstration and on the job role environment / practical placement environment tasks.

Career Pathway

Successful completion of this course may enable you to work as a:

  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Nurse
Course Units

Please ask us about credit transfers.

Core Units

CHCCOM005
Communicate and work in health or community services
30
CHCDIV001
Work with Diverse people
40
HLTAID003
Provide first aid
18
HLTDEN001
Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures
300
HLTDEN002
Assist with dental radiograph
50
HLTDEN003
Assist with administration in dental practice
40
HLTINF001
Comply with Infection Prevention and Control Policies and Procedures.
25
HLTINF002
Process reusable medical devices and equipment
30
HLTWHS001
Participate in workplace health and safety
20

Elective Units 2

HLTOHC004
Provide or assist with oral hygiene
50
HLTOHC001
Recognise and respond to oral health issues
30

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    Course Fees
    Full Fee
    AUD 6,090.00
    Fees: AUD 6,000.00
    Uniform: AUD 40.00
    Materials (Optional): AUD 125.00
    Registration Fee: AUD 50.00

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