Certificate III in Dental Assisting - HLT35021

Kangan Institute, TAFE VIC

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Vocational Education and Training (VET)
CRICOS: 01218G

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.


  • Provide effective oral hygiene instruction to patients with an oral health treatment plan
  • Communicate and work in health or community services
  • Participate in workplace health and safety
  • Sterilise loads
  • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • Work with diverse people
  • Construct models
  • Use business software applications
  • Assist the dental practitioner during medical emergencies in a dental setting
  • Assist with administration in dental practice
  • Construct thermoformed bases and appliances
  • Provide First Aid
  • Work legally and ethically
  • Use medical terminology in health care
  • Assist with dental radiography
  • Process reusable medical devices and equipment
  • Prepare for and assist with dental procedures
  • Transport emergency patients

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Essendon Domestic: $7,458
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Essendon.

You may be entitled to free tuition fees for this course if you meet the eligibility criteria for the State Government’s FREE TAFE for Priority Courses initiative. It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself.

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