Certificate III in Dental Assisting

Box Hill Institute, TAFE VIC

This qualification is part of the Health Training Package. It reflects the role of workers who assist a dentist, dental hygienist, dental prosthetist, dental therapist or oral health therapist during oral health care procedures; which includes maintaining high standards of infection control, assisting with practice administration and supporting quality and professionalism in the dental sector.

Entry Requirements:

Applicants must be employed in a dental surgery as a dental assistant and have completed at least 250 hours of practical work in dental assisting.

Structure:

11 units: 9 core, 2 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Communicate and work in health or community services; Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures; Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures; Assist with dental radiography; Process reusable medical devices and equipment, plus more. Elective: Apply and manage use of basic oral health products; Contribute to effective workplace relationships; Recognise and respond to oral health issues, plus more.

Further information:

Applicants must possess Australian Core Skills Framework levels of at least 2 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication, and numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. Students who do not possess these skills to the level required will be enrolled in additional subjects to build the required skills.

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For more than 90 years, Box Hill Institute has provided collaborative and creative approaches to education and training.

Box Hill Institute's focus is on delivering employment focused courses and work ready graduates that are equipped with the skills required to succeed.

Box Hill Institute is one the largest providers in Victoria with more than 16,000 enrolments each year. The Institute delivers around 720 courses across 523 qualifications - including many delivered internationally and within industry - covering a range of short courses, certificates, diplomas, associate degrees and degrees, graduate certificates and master programs. Pathway options with partner universities are also available.

Box Hill Institute has three campuses located in Victoria which includes Box Hill, Melbourne City and Lilydale.

All campuses are within a few minutes' walk to shops, cafes, restaurants and public transport. Box Hill Central is the local public transport hub and is serviced by regular trains, trams and buses.

International students are an important part of the vibrant, diverse community. Students from more than 50 countries have studied at Box Hill Institute, side by side with local and other international students. Box Hill Institute was awarded International Vocational Training Provider of the Year 2015, the Award reinforcing the Institute's international education provider standing.

Fee help and payment plans are available for eligible students.

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