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  • Learning MethodOnline + Work Placement
  • IntakesOpen Now
  • LocationsAustralia Wide
  • DurationUp to 12 Months
    300 Hours WP

Course Overview

Accreditation: Nationally Recognised Qualification

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 oral healthcare procedures, assisting with dental radiography, and much more. Please find a full list of courses further below.

At the completion of this course, you will be issued with an HLT35015 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 Prosthetist Assistant

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.

HLTDEN003 – Assist with administration in dental practice
HLTINF001 – Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTDEN001 – Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures
HLTINF002 – Process reusable medical devices and equipment
BSBWOR301 – Organise personal work priorities and development
BSBCUS301 – Deliver and monitor a service to customers
CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
CHCCOM005 – Communicate and work in health or community services
HLTDEN002 – Assist with dental radiography
HLTWHS001 – Participate in workplace health and safety
* HLTAID003 – Provide first aid

*Please note that HLTAID003 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.

About the Institution

Foundation Education (RTO: 22557) is a leader in Australian online education, offering courses from a range of categories. Categories include Dental, Health, Education & Care, and many more. Foundation Education takes pride in delivering flexible education solutions for different people.