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Certificate III in Dental Assisting

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Open Day 29 November

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Our courses in dental technology has a strong industry reputation in Victoria and our Chadstone campus facilities include purpose-built labs with individual work stations and industry grade equipment. And our partnership with Charles Sturt University gives you access to the Bachelor of Oral Health, where you'll gain skills to work as a dental hygienist and therapist to work in the front-line of dental and oral care in the community.
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The Certificate III in Dental Assisting will teach you all the necessary skills to assist dentists, dental hygienists, dental prosthetists, dental therapists or oral health therapists during oral health care procedures.

A dental assistant will typically work in a private or public dental practice. Their role includes maintaining high standards of infection control, assisting with practice administration and supporting quality and professionalism in the dental sector.

To maximise your employment opportunities, in this one-year, hands-on course, you will complete specialised training in the recognition and response to oral health issues and providing oral hygiene to patients.

You will be trained in our purpose-built facilities, which have been designed to simulate the workplace environment. This includes receiving and preparing patients, preparing dental materials, processing X-rays, using suction devices and water sprays, performing routine maintenance on equipment, sterilising and preventing cross infection of equipment.

The training is carried out by our highly qualified dental staff.

The course also includes important skills such as communication, first aid, infection control, work, health and safety processes (WHS), and working with diverse people.


The Certificate III in Dental Assisting is ideal if you are currently working in a dental assistant role and looking for a formal qualification, or interested in undertaking a traineeship as a dental assistant.

To maximise your employment opportunities, in this this one-year, hands-on course you will complete specialised training in the recognition and response to oral health issues and providing oral hygiene to patients.

You will learn all the necessary skills needed to assist dentists, dental hygienists, dental prosthetists, dental therapists or oral health therapists during oral health care procedures.

A dental assistant will typically work in a private or public dental practice. Their role includes maintaining high standards of infection control, assisting with practice administration and supporting quality and professionalism in the dental sector.

You will be trained in our purpose-built facilities, which have been designed to simulate the workplace environment. This includes receiving and preparing patients, preparing dental materials, processing X-rays, using suction devices and water sprays, performing routine maintenance on equipment, sterilising and preventing cross infection of equipment. The training is carried out by our highly qualified dental staff.

The course also includes important skills such as communication, first aid, infection control, work, health and safety processes (WHS), and working with diverse people.


The Diploma of Dental Technology is a two-year hands-on course which will give you the skills to work as a dental technician.

To maximise your employment opportunities, you will complete specialised training in the use of computer-aided design (CAD) and learn about computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) processes. You will learn to design, manufacture, modify and repair prostheses and appliances, such as dentures, mouthguards, bridges and crowns.

A dental technician may work in a large dental laboratory or go into private practice. You will be trained in our purpose-built facilities, which have been designed to simulate the workplace environment.

Our teaching staff are all qualified dental technicians or dental prosthetists. Each student has their own workstation where you are able to use highly technical equipment to create dental appliances. Safety is always of paramount importance in the laboratory.

The course also includes important skills such as communication, first aid, infection control, work, health and safety processes (WHS), and business management skills, which are particularly important if you plan to go into private practice.


The Bachelor of Oral Health (Therapy and Hygiene) is a Charles Sturt University (CSU) degree offered at Holmesglen's Chadstone. Students will undertake lectures and pre-clinical training in Years 1 and 2 at Holmesglen, with some clinical training at CSU's campus in Wagga Wagga, NSW. The third year of the course is completed while enrolled at the Wagga Wagga campus of CSU.

This degree will give you the skills to work as an oral health therapist, diagnosing dental decay and gum diseases and working alongside dentists to provide oral health care and preventative dental practices among school children and the broader community.

The course has a strong focus on health science and its application in the development of clinical skills, with an evidence-based approach to learning.

You will undertake community placements and receive comprehensive clinic and simulation exposure.

In addition, the degree has a strong focus on the unique challenges of rural and remote oral health, in particular with vulnerable and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities.

Students will complete clinical placements in year 1 and 2 at the CSU Dental and Oral Health Clinics in Wagga Wagga. During year 3, students complete placement at various sites including CSU clinical sites in Albury and Wagga Wagga as well as other regional NSW Health oral health clinics.

Students studying at Holmesglen and Wagga Wagga will learn in state-of-the-art simulation clinics. Our staff include dual-qualified oral health therapists currently practising in both the public and private health sector, to make sure you are receiving current, industry relevant education.

As a graduate of the course, you will contribute to combating the chronic shortage and increasing demand for oral health professionals Australia-wide, while also significantly impacting the health of our local communities.


Dental Open Days

In the Certificate III in Dental Assisting, you will learn necessary skills needed to assist dentists and other dental professionals or oral health therapists during oral health care procedures. In this session we will cover the typical work environment of a dental assistant, and tour the purpose-built facilities, which have been designed to simulate the workplace environment.

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Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road Chadstone 3148 Australia

Whether you're just starting out in your dental career, or upgrading your qualifications, Holmesglen is in touch with the needs of industry and provides the education and training you need and employers expect. We understand studying is not just about gaining a qualification; it's about graduating with the confidence and skills to start a successful dental career. Visit us on Open Day for a formal presentation on Holmesglen's Dental Technology program, starting at 4.30pm, followed by a tour of our purpose built simulation dental laboratories.

- , Thu, 29 Nov - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road Chadstone 3148 Australia

In partnership with Charles Sturt University (CSU), Holmesglen delivers the Bachelor of Oral Health (Therapy and Hygiene) at our Chadstone campus. This degree is delivered primarily at Holmesglen in years one and two with placements in Wagga Wagga. During third year students relocate to NSW and undertake a variety of placements across different clinical sites. Visit us on Open Days to learn about the Charles Sturt University, Bachelor of Oral Health (Therapy and Hygiene) program. Meet our teaching staff and tour our purpose built simulation clinic and laboratories. Applications can be made through VTAC.

- , Thu, 29 Nov - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road Chadstone 3148 Australia

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