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.
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.
Level 1/169 Plenty Road, Preston, VIC 3072. Practical placement locations as negotiated by ALACC with individual Providers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Successful completion of this course may enable you to work as a:
- Dental Assistant
- Dental Nurse
Please ask us about credit transfers.