Certificate III in Dental Assisting

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  • Objectives
    This qualifcation provides the knowledge and skills needed to assist a dentist, dental hygienist or dental therapist during all health care procedures, to help maintain high standards of infection control and to assist with practice administration.
  • Entry requirements
    There are no prerequisite qualifications or experience but a level of literacy and numeracy at VCE level with some science subjects would be an advantage. Other Entry Requirements Candidates must be employed in a dental practice and have access to the Internet to participate in the online delivery
  • Academic title
    Certificate III in Dental Assisting
  • Course description
    Key Study Areas      

    The course covers:

        * Dental administration
        * OHS and infection control
        * Workplace communication
        * Dental anatomy,physiology and pathology
        * Assisting with dental procedures including radiography
        * First aid

    Where     • Workplace Based

    Duration Options

    This course is delivered in conjunction with workplace training over 12 months.

    Selection Process     • No Selection Process Required

    Employment Opportunities    

    Successful completion of the course qualifies the trainee as a dental assistant.

    Further Study Options    

    This certificate is a prerequisite qualification for Certificate IV in Dental Assisting.


    You will not be assessed as part of this course.

    Packaging Rules    

    There are 8 compulsory units in the qualification.

    Typical Course Content     (exact details may be obtained from the teaching centre)
    HLTHIR301A       Communicate and work effectively in health
    HLTFA301B        Apply first aid
    HLTDA306B        Assist with administration in dental practice
    HLTDA304B        Assist with dental radiography
    HLTIN301A         Comply with infection control policies and procedures in health work
    HLTDA303B        Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures
    HLTOHS200A     Participate in OHS processes
    HLTIN302A        Process reusable instruments and equipment in health work

    Recognition of Prior Learning    

    Recognition of your current qualifications and prior learning: BRIT has processes to give you credit for relevant units from your prior study, and to assess your prior learning against units in a course.

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