Certificate III in Dental Assisting

Menzies Institute of Technology

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.

Course Fee:

Australian: $8,500
International: $11,800

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.


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.

Accepts International Students:


Related Careers:

Dental Assistant,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Melbourne No info Yes Full time 52 weeks
Menzies Institute of Technology is is a Registered Training Organisation and a high quality training institute located in Melbourne CBD. The Institute offers nationally accredited vocational qualifications and competencies with all courses registered and accredited through the Australian Skills Quality Authority. The Institute offer hands-on and practical training for courses in their following schools: School of Dental Health, School of Nursing and School of Automotive Technology.

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Established in 2007, Menzies Institute of Technology is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO Code: 21834) which provides accredited training and related courses to students in Australia. Menzies Institute of Technology offers 10 courses across 4 study fields. Menzies Institute of Technology courses are offered in 1 location. You can view their campus locations by clicking on the campus tab. If you would like to learn more about Menzies Institute of Technology you can use the contact form listed on our page or you can visit the Menzies Institute of Technology website directly at http://www.menzies.vic.edu.au.

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