Certificate III in Dental Assisting - HLT35015


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification reflects the role of workers who assist a dentist, dental hygienist, dental prosthetist, dental therapist or oral health therapist during oral health care procedures. Their role includes maintaining high standards of infection control, assisting with practice administration and supporting quality and professionalism in the dental sector.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.No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


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

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Nepean College, Kingswood Campus No
  • Full-time : 18 weeks
OTEN (Open Training Education Network) No
Randwick College, Main Campus No

Fee comments

Campuses: Nepean College, Kingswood Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:- 1 x Shirt for workplacement $25.00

Campuses: OTEN (Open Training Education Network).

For further information on fees and charges please see https://www.tafensw.edu.au/get-started-at-tafe-nsw/fees-informationPlease ensure you also read and understand the associated fee policies and conditions related to withdrawal from a course, applying for a refund of fees, applying for a deferral to your studies and if you are behind in payment of instalments.

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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