Certificate III in Dental Assisting

HLT31812

Course Overview

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Description

This qualification provides the knowledge and skills needed to assist a dentist, dental hygienist or dental therapist during all health care procedures, to help maintain high standards of infection control and to assist with practice administration.

This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeships pathways.

Occupational title for this worker is:

  • Dental assistant
  • Student Outcomes

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    Satisfied with Training

    Percentage of graduates in the Health field who were satisfied with the training (Certificate III).

    Improved Work Status

    Percentage of graduates in the Health field who started/expanded a business or who have a new job, more highly skilled work, a promotion or higher pay (Certificate III).

    Salary

    The middle of the range of salaries earned by graduates in the Health field starting their first ever full-time job after graduating (Certificate III).

    Jobs

    Graduates of the Health field (Certificate III) are most often employed as:

    Community and Personal Service Workers

    44.3%

    Community and Personal Service Workers
    Technicians and Trades Workers

    16.5%

    Technicians and Trades Workers
    Labourers

    11.1%

    Labourers

    Industries

    Graduates of the Health field (Certificate III) are most often employed in:

    Health Care and Social Assistance

    54.9%

    Health Care and Social Assistance
    Retail Trade

    7.4%

    Retail Trade
    Accommodation and Food Services

    6.3%

    Accommodation and Food Services

    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

    Financial Assistance

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    Subsidised Training

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    VET Student Loans

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    Apprenticeships and Traineeships


    Australian Apprenticeships can provide a pathway to a career change for people looking to re-enter the workforce and for people who are currently working. Australian Apprenticeships combine work with training in a national recognised qualification.

    Unfortunately, this qualification is not currently available as an Australian Apprenticeship or Traineeship.


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