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.
|Amount of Training :||990 Hours|
|AQF Level :||3|
|Course Delivery :||Blended|
|Campuses :||Melbourne, Sydney, Perth|
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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.
|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|
Pathways from this course
Graduates may progress to higher level qualifications within and/or across the health and community sector.
Potential pathways are identified below:
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||Check with us for Domestic Scholarships|
|Western Australia||Check with us for Domestic Scholarships|
|New South Wales||Check with us for Domestic Scholarships|
*Over 50 years of age? Speak to our team to avail 50% course fee scholarship.
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(Blended: online real time theory tutorials with on campus skills training in a simulation environment)
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 formal entry requirements for this qualification, however applicants should demonstrate ability to perform task as required by the industry.
*Students are expected to have a laptop and good connectivity to internet for online classes.
The delivery will incorporate online and on-campus theory and simulation-based training and simulation-based assessment. This includes:
With RPL we assess your competency based on formal, non-formal, informal learning or direct work experience based on the required skills of the course.
We use CT where you’ve completed units of study at another TAFE College or Registered Training Organisation that meet the requirements of another course. We grant credit according to the Certification, Issuing, and Recognition of Qualifications and Statements of Attainment. Assessing a CT is free.
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.
L – Portfolio is a collection of work, skills and interests (evidence) in an electronic format that showcases learning and experience over time.When you think about your L-Portfolio and the types of evidence that it contains, it is important to think carefully about its purpose and intended audience.
Your L-Portfolio may contain all or some of the following:
Recognition of Prior Learning application:
Our RPL tool is in the form of an L-Portfolio, and allows students to put on record all their life experiences, interests and skills. Not only will their academic achievement be listed out, but also any life experiences that could potentially be taken into account for extra credit as Recognition of Prior Learning. For instance, an individual who has taken care of his or her bedridden parent has already gained valuable caregiver experience, which could be chalked up against practical expertise and added to their resume.
This L-Portfolio could be sent to employers when applying for work, to universities while applying for extra credits through RPL, or in any other ways to market their expertise.
Showcase/Professional L Portfolios
These L-Portfolios are used as a way to demonstrate (showcase) the highlights of a student’s academic and professional career.
These portfolios are typically created by a student as part of a course as a way to demonstrate learning and the learning process. These portfolios are often shared with other students to elicit peer feedback. Learning portfolios support the idea of formative feedback as an essential part of the learning process.
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