Certificate III in Dental Assisting

Bendigo TAFE

This qualification is part of the Health Training Package. It provides the knowledge and skills needed to assist a dentist, dental hygienist, dental prosthetist, dental therapist or oral health therapist during all oral health care procedures, to help maintain high standards of infection control and to assist with practice administration to support quality and professionalism in the dental sector.

Course Fee:

Australian: $5,787

Entry Requirements:

No minimum education


11 units: 9 core; 2 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Communicate and work in health or community services; Work with diverse people; Provide first aid; Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures; Assist with dental radiography; Assist with administration in dental practice; plus more. Electives: Implement an individualised oral hygiene program; Recognise and respond to oral health issues; Provide or assist with oral hygiene; plus more.

Further information:

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.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 01218G

Related Careers:

Dental Assistant,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bendigo No info No Online 1 year
Bendigo No info No 1 year
As a technical and further education provider, Bendigo TAFE is governed by a number of regulatory bodies and frameworks and is responsible to the Minister for Education and Training, reporting through Skills Victoria within the Victorian Government Department of Education, Employment and Training.

Through a network of four campuses, Bendigo TAFE deliver over 100 vocational courses to over 9,000 students every year. The course content is designed to deliver practical, hands-on and industry relevant skills that help get students into the workforce faster, upgrade existing skills or prepare students for further study pathways.

Bendigo TAFE is an integral part of the community and is very proud of the education, training and assessment.

Provider CRICOS: 01218G

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