HLT35021 – Certificate III in Dental Assisting qualification reflects the role of workers who assist dental practitioners during oral health care procedures. The role includes:
Dental assistants are frequently the first point of contact for patients, allowing them to make the practice friendly and give high-quality care. Client service delivery, administrative activities such as reception, appointment scheduling, payment and receipts, and clinical management will all be handled by dental assistants. Dental assistants can also serve as health promotion and clinic management advocates.
|Duration :||52 weeks|
|Amount of Training :||530 hours of theory (Theory, Lecture and Structured Interactive learning), 140 hours of simulation-based training/assessment, and 320 hours of clinical placement|
|AQF Level :||3|
|Course Delivery :||Blended|
|Campuses :||Melbourne, Sydney, Perth|
|Organisation delivering the program :||Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (RTO ID: 21985)|
|Organisation issuing certification :||Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (RTO ID: 21985)|
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This qualification reflects the role of workers who assist dental practitioners during oral health care procedures. The role includes maintaining high standards of infection control, assisting with practice administration and supporting quality and professionalism in the dental sector.
The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 350 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the Units of Competency.
No occupational licencing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
The following units of competency have been selected for the course delivery.
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety|
|HLTINF002||Process reusable medical devices and equipment|
|HLTDEN015||Prepare for and assist with dental procedures|
|HLTDEN016||Assist with dental radiography|
|HLTDEN017||Assist with administration in dental practice.|
|HLTDEN028||Provide effective oral hygiene instruction to patients with an oral health treatment plan|
|HLTDEN030||Assist the dental practitioner during medical emergencies in a dental setting|
Dental assistants work alongside the dental operator, helping provide quality customer-focused oral healthcare for patients via:
The total tuition cost for domestic students for the HLT35021 – Certificate III in Dental Assisting is:
|Victoria||AUD $8,000||No State Funding Available|
|Western Australia||AUD $8,000||No State Funding Available|
|New South Wales||AUD $8,000||No State Funding Available|
*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as Student service and resource fees.
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IHNA has selected blended mode of delivery for this course to support students in the development of the skills and knowledge they are expected of as a dental assistant. The delivery will incorporate online and on-campus theory and simulation-based training and simulation-based assessment. This includes:
All students are expected to complete SIL at their own time as a part of self-directed interactive learning which equates to 10 hours of study per week.
Lectures will be delivered online in an asynchronous mode, for which recording will be available on Canvas. There will be 10 hours of lecture every week.
Tutorials will be conducted online in a synchronous mode. There will be 10 hours of tutorials every week.
Simulation based training (SBT) and simulation-based assessment (SBA) will be conducted on-campus in block.
Students will be provided with dedicated support sessions every week.
All learning and teaching activities including formative and summative assessments will take place on Canvas as this is IHNA’s Learning Management System.
There are no mandatory entry requirements for this qualification; however, following IHNA admission criteria will be applicable:
Additional requirements for professional experience placement:
The delivery will incorporate online and on-campus theory and simulation-based training and simulation-based assessment. This includes:
Students can have their competency from prior learning and work experience recognised in this unit through providing a portfolio of evidence, possibly including third party reports, and participating in an interview process. A practical demonstration may also be involved to determine currency and confirmation of skills. Refer to IHNA’s RPL policy for more information.
If you’re eligible for RPL or CT you may be able to complete the course in a shorter duration with reduction to total course fees. Check your eligibility with us.
Call us on 1800 22 52 83 for any questions regarding your application.
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