Certificate III in Dental Assisting - HLT35015

Dental Assistants Professional Association Inc

Type of institution: Registered Training Organisation
Level: Pre-degree

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.


11 units: 9 core, 2 elective


  • Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures
  • Communicate and work in health or community services
  • Participate in workplace health and safety
  • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • Work with diverse people
  • Work effectively with others
  • Assist with dental radiography
  • Assist with administration in dental practice
  • Implement an individualised oral hygiene program
  • Inform and support patients and groups about oral health
  • Contribute to effective workplace relationships
  • Implement an oral hygiene program for older people
  • Provide or assist with oral hygiene
  • Provide first aid
  • Use business technology
  • Recognise and respond to oral health issues
  • Apply and manage use of basic oral health products
  • Process reusable medical devices and equipment
  • Clean and disinfect reusable medical devices
  • Care for reusable medical devices

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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