Certificate III in Dental Assisting

HLT35015

Course Overview

Description

Average Course Fee : $4500
Average Course 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.

Student Outcomes

Students who graduate from VET courses are surveyed approximately 6 months after they have completed their training. For more information on the statistics provided in this section, including the different levels (course, field of education, all fields of education) of data available please select the Learn more button below.

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Satisfied with Training

Surveyed graduates of the Health field of education (at Certificate III qualification levels) who were satisfied with the training.

Improved Employment Status

Surveyed graduates of the Health field of education (at Certificate III qualification levels) who have an improved employment status, such as found work, new job, promotion, pay increase or setup/expansion of own business.

Enrolled in Further Study

Surveyed graduates of the Health field of education (at Certificate III qualification levels) who have enrolled in additional training or education.

Median Salary

Median salary for surveyed graduates of the Health field of education (at Certificate III qualification levels) who received their first ever full-time job after completion of training.

Top 3 Occupational Outcomes

Following are the top 3 occupation groups that surveyed graduates of the Health field of education (at Certificate III qualification levels) are employed as:

Community and Personal Service Workers

48.9%

Community and Personal Service Workers
Technicians and Trades Workers

12.5%

Technicians and Trades Workers
Machinery Operators and Drivers

7.9%

Machinery Operators and Drivers

Top 3 Employing Industries

Following are the top 3 industries that surveyed graduates of the Health field of education (at Certificate III qualification levels) are employed in:

Health Care and Social Assistance

56.1%

Health Care and Social Assistance
Accommodation and Food Services

7.9%

Accommodation and Food Services
Retail Trade

6.9%

Retail Trade

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

Financial Assistance

The federal, state and territory governments provide financial incentives and support for vocational education and training students to help them gain the skills required to secure and maintain rewarding and sustainable employment.

There are programs for all kinds of students; apprentices and trainees, new job starters, those re-entering the workforce, retraining for a new job or upgrading their skills for an existing job.


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Subsidised Training

The following highlighted state and territory governments dedicate funds to reduce or, in some cases, fully cover tuition fees for VET students who wish to study this course. Please check with your preferred training provider to see if you are eligible. Select a state or territory for more information.

VET Student Loans

Certain courses are eligible for a VET Student Loan from the Australian Government to assist students with paying tuition fees. The initial debt amount (including the loan fee, if applicable) plus indexation must be paid back once the loan recipient starts earning over a certain amount. The compulsory repayment threshold for the 2017-2018 income year is $55,874.


Career Information

Career development is the ongoing process of managing your life, learning and work. It involves developing the skills and knowledge that enable you to plan and make informed decisions about your education, training and career choices.


Health Career Pathway

Certificate III in Dental Assisting is in the Health Field of Education. For more information about this kind of career, you can explore Health.


Stream

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 (aapathways.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".



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.

This qualification is available as an Australian Apprenticeship or Traineeship in the state and territories coloured in blue on the map.


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Training Stories

The Real Stories Real Achievements series shows the stories of people and organisations who have secured their future through vocational education and training. These inspiring videos demonstrate how investing in a nationally recognised qualification can lead to greater employability, job security, earning potential, and choices for work options and, for many individuals, a better life! For Australian businesses, the videos share evidence of best practice in training and how businesses, both large and small, have increased their 'bottom line' and enjoyed sustainable growth through the provision of nationally recognised training to their employees.



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