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  • Learning MethodOnline + Work Placement
  • IntakesNow Open
  • LocationsAustralia Wide
  • DurationMax 12 Months

Course Overview

This online course is a Nationally Recognised Qualification in Dental Assisting

If you are looking to work as a Dental Assistant, the Certificate III in Dental Assisting by Open Colleges is the perfect course for you.

Topics covered in this Dental Assisting course include: Infection prevention, Chairside assisting, First aid and much more. Please find a full list of subjects for this Certificate III course further below.

At the completion of this course, you will be provided a Certificate III in Dental Assisting by Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd (Provider number: 90197).

Please Note: There is a 300 hour work placement requirement for this course.

Enquire now to kickstart your career as a Dental Assistant.

Job Outcomes

  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Hygienist Assistant
  • Dental Receptionist

Prerequisite & Entry Criteria

  • Year 10 completion
  • 16 years of age
  • Year 10 level of English
  • HLTAID003 to be completed at own cost as it’s not provided by Open Colleges


Work Placement: 300 hours

HLTWHS001 – Participate in workplace health and safety
HLTHSS003 – Perform general cleaning tasks in a clinical setting
HLTINF002 – Process reusable medical devices and equipment
HLTINF001 – Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTDEN001 – Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures
HLTDEN002 – Assist with dental radiography
HLTOHC004 – Provide or assist with oral hygiene
CHCCOM005 – Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
HLTDEN003 – Assist with administration in dental practice
HLTAID003 – Provide first aid – Please note that this subject is not provided by Open Colleges. It will need to be completed at your own cost with a separate provider. 


Enquire now to find out more about this Dental course.

Fees for Certificate III in Dental Assisting depend on the payment method and any existing promotions available with Open Colleges.

Always remember to enquire about any:

Government funding
Payment Plans

which may be available.

About the Institution

Open Colleges (RTO 90796) is an Australian education market leader with over 100 years of experience. Now an online learning market leader, Open Colleges has the tools and techniques to suit each individual.