This qualification reflects the role of workers who assist a dentist, dental hygienist, dental prosthetist, dental therapist or oral health therapist during oral health care procedures. Their role includes maintaining high standards of infection control, assisting with practice administration and supporting quality and professionalism in the dental sector.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 250 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
Further study pathways – This qualification will provide you with a pathway to HLT45015 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting or alternative dental higher education qualifications.
Employment pathways – Although it does not guarantee an employment outcome, completion of this qualification could lead to your employment in the dental health industry, such as a dental assistant or dental laboratory assistant.
You are required to undertake a Pre Training Review prior to enrolment to identify competencies you have previously acquired and to ascertain your suitability and appropriateness for this qualification. The Pre Training Review is designed to ensure we can help you participate in and successfully attain your desired learning outcomes.
Mandatory requirements – There are no mandatory requirements for this qualification.
Suitability requirements – This qualification requires a student to meet the following suitability requirements:
Materials, equipment and resources – You will need access to a computer with Internet.
This qualification requires the student to be a trainee or an existing worker.
Trainees who are undertaking this program as part of a training contract with an approved employer for the duration of the traineeship (in accordance with the regulations set out by the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority). Existing workers must be employed by a dental practitioner as a dental assistant.
To successfully complete HLT35015 Certificate III in Dental Assisting you must complete the following units of competency.
|Unit Code||Unit Title||C/E||Stream||PR/CR|
|1||CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services||C||-||-|
|2||CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||C||-||-|
|3||HLTAID003||Provide first aid||C||-||-|
|4||HLTDEN001||Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures||C||-||-|
|5||HLTDEN002||Assist with dental radiography||C||-||-|
|6||HLTDEN003||Assist with administration in dental practice||C||-||-|
|7||HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures||C||-||-|
|8||HLTINF002||Process reusable medical devices and equipment||C||-||-|
|9||HLTOHC003||Apply and manage use of basic oral health products||E||-||-|
|10||HLTOHC004||Provide or assist with oral hygiene||E||-||-|
|11||HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety||C||-||-|
LEGEND C = Core E = Elective PR = Pre-requisite CR = Co-requisite * = unit has pre-requisite/s
STREAM FM = Family Day Care LD = Long Day Care