Comments about Certificate III in Dental Assisting - On Campus - Bendigo - Victoria
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.
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
Certificate III in Dental Assisting
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
This course is delivered in conjunction with workplace training over 12 months.
Selection Process • No Selection Process Required
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.
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.