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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.
Next course start date: October 28, 2019
Training is carried out by our highly qualified dental staff. 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 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 course also covers important skills such as communication, first aid, infection control, work, health and safety processes (WHS), and working with diverse people.
This is a Free TAFE course
Students who are eligible for Victorian Government subsidised training may not have to pay course tuition fees when they enrol in a Free TAFE course.
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Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
Communicate and work in health or community services
Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures
Assist with dental radiography
Assist with administration in dental practice
Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
Process reusable medical devices and equipment
Apply and manage use of basic oral health products
Participate in workplace health and safety
Provide or assist with oral hygiene
| Code || Name |
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
|HLTDEN001||Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures|
|HLTDEN002||Assist with dental radiography|
|HLTDEN003||Assist with administration in dental practice|
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures|
|HLTINF002||Process reusable medical devices and equipment|
|HLTOHC003||Apply and manage use of basic oral health products|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety|
|HLTOHC004||Provide or assist with oral hygiene|
You must have entered into traineeship contract which has been registered with the Delta database.
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview.
These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
QUALIFICATION AND RECOGNITION
On completion, you will receive the Certificate III in Dental Assisting.
You can continue your study with the HLT45015 - Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Practice Administration OR Radiography).
How to apply
A training contract must be completed by the employer and trainee within the first two weeks of employment.
A representative from the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network will visit the workplace to complete the training contract with the employer and the trainee.
Visit australianapprenticeships.gov.au for more information.
If you have further questions about your application, please contact the department:
03 9209 5606
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
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Gov. subsidised Traineeship
Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire course.
These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
Find out more about paying your fees and our payment options