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Certificate III in Dental Assisting

HLT35015
Average Course Fee: $4500
Average Duration: 10 Months

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.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 250 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

These are the outcomes of graduates surveyed six months after completing their training for similar courses 'Certificate III in the field of Health'

85.8%

Satisfied with the training
67.8%

Received job-related
benefits from training
Dental Assistant ( ANZSCO code 423211)
Expected job openings
Expected job openings are: average Low Below average Average Above average High
Average
18,400 persons were employed as Dental Assistants in 2015. Job openings over the next 5 years are expected to be between 10,001 and 25,000.
Average weekly full time earnings
Average weekly full time earnings are: low Low Below average Average Above average High
Low
Average weekly full time earnings before tax for Dental Assistants in 2014 are: $846. Average earnings for all occupations are: $1,200
Source: Department of Employment. For full details on Dental Assistants visit Job Outlook
This course may be subsidised in the following state and territories

  1. ACT
  2. NSW
  3. NT
  4. QLD
  5. SA
  6. TAS
  7. VIC

For more information about financial support and subsidies for training, please refer to the Financial assistance page

Total number of units = 11

  • 9 core units
  • 2 elective units, consisting of:
  • up to 2 units from the list of electives below, or
  • up to 2 units from any endorsed Training Package or accredited course – these units must be relevant to the work outcome
  • All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

    Core units

    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

    HLTWHS001

    Participate in workplace health and safety

    Elective units

    HLTDEN004

    Implement an individualised oral hygiene program

    HLTDEN010

    Implement an oral hygiene program for older people

    HLTOHC001

    Recognise and respond to oral health issues

    HLTOHC002

    Inform and support patients and groups about oral health

    HLTOHC003

    Apply and manage use of basic oral health products

    HLTOHC004

    Provide or assist with oral hygiene

    HLTSTE001

    Clean and disinfect reusable medical devices

    HLTSTE005

    Care for reusable medical devices

    BSBFLM303

    Contribute to effective workplace relationships

    BSBWOR203

    Work effectively with others

    BSBWOR204

    Use business technology

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    The following occupations relate to this qualification.

    Dental Assistant
    The following industry sectors relate to this qualification.

    Health and Community Services



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      Financial assistance via VET Student Loans.
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    This training provider is authorised to deliver subsidised courses in the following states and territories
    1. ACT
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    2. NSW
      NSW
    3. NT
      NT
    4. QLD
      QLD
    5. SA
      SA
    6. TAS
      TAS
    7. VIC
      VIC
    8. WA
      WA
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    Distance (training available via correspondence)
    Attendance required (training includes some fixed-time online lectures or fixed time class components)
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    The following facilities are required at the training site:

    Offsite training is avaliable in the following locations:
    Within a radius of deliveryItem.Radius Km from
    Limited to the following cities:
    Limited to the following postcodes:
    Online (training available online or via email submission)
    Distance (training available via correspondence)
    Attendance required (training includes some fixed-time online lectures or fixed time class components)
    Fixed submission dates (assessment pieces have set submission dates)
    Self-paced (training has no set class times of set submission dates)

    This RTO can offer VET Student Loans for certain approved courses. A VET Student Loan is a capped loan from the Australian Government to help you pay your tuition fees. Your initial loan debt amount (loan and loan fee, if applicable), plus indexation, must be paid back once you start earning over a certain amount. The amount for the 2017-2018 income year is $55,874.

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    Student outcomes for similar courses

    These are the outcomes of graduates surveyed six months after completing their training for similar courses 'Certificate III in the field of Health'

    46.9%

    Of people who were not employed before starting their course were employed after completing it.
    44.7 %

    Of those employed after training, were in the same occupation as their course.
    Community and Personal Service Workers
    46.7%
    Community and Personal Service Workers
    Labourers
    14.4%
    Labourers
    Technicians and Trades Workers
    12.2%
    Technicians and Trades Workers
    Median salary of those employed in their first full-time job
    (includes those employed prior to training)

    $44,600

    $42,900


    Destination
    after training
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Certificate III courses
    Employed or in further study after training (%) - 85.3 85.2
    Employment outcomes:
    Employed (%)
    Full-time (%)
    Part-time (%)
     
    -
    -
    -
     
    76.4
    27.9
    48.4
     
    77.3
    46.1
    30.9
    Further study outcomes:
    Enrolled at University (%)
    Enrolled at TAFE (%)
    Enrolled at Other provider (%)
     
    -
    -
    -
     
    6.5
    13.1
    11.5
     
    5
    9.8
    13.8
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 85.8 86.1
    Received job-related benefits from training (%) - 67.8 70.9
    Received personal benefits from training (%) - 92.2 90.2
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 80.3 83.6
    Recommend the training to other (%) - 92.6 90.5

    Employment
    status
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Certificate III courses
    Median salary (Full-time) ($) - 44 600 42 900
    Top Occupations (%):
    Community and Personal Service Workers
    Labourers
    Technicians and Trades Workers
     
     
    46.7
    14.4
    12.2
     
    27.4
    26
    13.1
    Top Industries (%):
    Health Care and Social Assistance
    Construction
    Accommodation and Food Services
     
     
    56.6
    7.9
    7.7
     
    21
    17.1
    8.9

    Employment
    status
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Certificate III courses
    Employed after training (%) - 91.5 89.8
    Median salary (Employed full-time) ($) - 49 100 46 100
    Enrolled in further study (%) - 31 27
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 86.7 85.8
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 83.5 86.8

    Employment
    status
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Certificate III courses
    Employed after training (%) - 46.9 50.3
    Median salary (Employed full-time) ($) - 39 100 40 000
    Enrolled in further study (%) - 32.8 31.7
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 84.1 86.1
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 72.8 76.9

    Please Note:
    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.
    * The estimate has a relative standard error greater than 25% and therefore should be used with caution.
    ** NCVER does not report on estimates based on less than 5 respondents because the estimates are unreliable.
    For more information, please refer to the Statistics Explained page.

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    Health Care and Social Assistance
    56.6
    Health Care and Social Assistance
    Construction
    7.9
    Construction
    Accommodation and Food Services
    7.7
    Accommodation and Food Services
    Health
    Stream Certificate II Certificate III Certificate IV Diploma Advanced Diploma
    Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Work          
    Allied Health Assistance          
    Enrolled Nursing          
    Health & Ancillary Services Assistance          
    Pathology          
    General Business Operations          
    Public Health          
    Alternative Health Assistance          
    Ambulance          
    Technical Support          

    Note: Information provided as a guide only.  Chart developed by the Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aatinfo.com.au). Information in this chart may be reproduced with acknowledgement of its source: "The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au/jpc) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training".