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  • Learning MethodOnline + Work Placement
  • IntakesOpen Now
  • LocationsAustralia Wide
  • DurationUp to 12 Months
    350 Hours WP
Nationally Recognised Training

Course Overview

Career Opportunities:

  • Dental Assistant


This course will teach you the knowledge and skills required to assist Dentists and Dental Hygienists as a Dental Assistant.

Topics covered in this course include assisting with dental procedures, assisting with dental radiography, and much more. Please find a full list of courses further below.

Upon completion of this course, you will be issued with a HLT35021 Certificate III in Dental Assisting by Foundation Education (RTO: 22557).

There is a work placement requirement for this course. Students need to gain access to a dental practice and a qualified supervisor i.e. a person who holds Certificate III in Dental Assisting or a higher relevant qualification. The institution can assist you in organising this.

Students may need to undertake a Working with Children check to meet individual work placement employer requirements.

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Job Outcomes

  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Hygienist Assistant
  • Dental Therapy Assistant
  • Dental Receptionist

Prerequisite & Entry Criteria

  • Parent or Guardian approval for students under the age of 18
  • Permanent Australian Resident or equivalent
  • Mandatory work placement
  • Computer: Laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphone points
  • Internet: High-speed internet such as Broadband or ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic (Dial-up access is not recommended)
  • Windows: Operating system – Windows 8 or above
  • Internet Browser: Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
  • MAC: Operating system – OS X 10.14 Mojave or later
  • Software: Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download)


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) may be available.

CHCCOM005 – Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
HLTDEN015 – Prepare for and assist with dental procedures
HLTDEN016 – Assist with dental radiography
HLTDEN017 – Assist with administration in dental practice
HLTINF006 – Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
HLTINF002 – Process reusable medical devices and equipment
HLTWHS001 – Participate in workplace health and safety
HLTAID011* – Provide first aid
HLTDET001 – Construct models

*Please note that HLTAID011 is not provided by Foundation Education. The student will be required to complete the unit outside at a cost not covered by this course. Discounted offers may be available. Please enquire to find out more.


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Fees for this course depend on the payment method and any existing promotions available with Foundation Education.

Always remember to enquire about any:

  • Discounts
  • Payment Plans

which may be available.

Please note: This is a fee-for-service program.

*Payment plan total is $100 deposit + 78 weekly payments. Foundation Education uses the direct debiting services of Debitsuccess on payment plans. Payment plans will incur a $12 establishment fee, charged with the first instalment, plus a 3.63% transaction fee on each transaction. Weekly payment amount provided is already inclusive of the transaction fee.

About the Institution

Foundation Education is a leading Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that offers over 40 Certificate and Diploma-level courses across a wide range of industries, including Childcare and Education, Allied Health, Dental Assisting, and Medical Administration.