Certificate III in Dental Assisting & Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Oral Health Promotion Specialisation) (HLT35015/HLT45015)

Qualification: Certificate III + Certificate IV
Course Code: HLT35015/HLT45015
Study mode: Online
Payment options: Payment plan
Upfront payment
Duration: Self-paced; complete within 12 months
Start date: Anytime – start today!
Awarded by: Foundation Education (RTO 22557)
This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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About this course

Delivered by Foundation Education, this Certificate III in Dental Assisting (HLT35015) & Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Oral Health Promotion Specialisation) (HLT45015) allows you to gain specialist skills as a dental assistant to help you pursue a wider range of employment options.

The coursework will give you an overview of oral health care provision, allowing you to develop patient-specific programs including those for older people. Combined with 250 hours of practical placement, this dual qualification gives you job-ready skills that will help you start your career with confidence.

Work placement

As part of this course, you will need to organise and complete a minimum of 250 hours of work placement in a dental clinic.

Eligibility

Anyone can apply.

Areas of study

In this dental assisting course, the subjects you may study include:

  • CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
  • BSBWOR301 - Organise personal work priorities and development
  • BSBCUS401 - Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies
  • HLTDEN003 - Assist with administration in dental practice
  • HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
  • HLTWHS003 - Maintain work health and safety
  • HLTDEN001 - Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures
  • HLTINF001 - Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • HLTINF003 - Implement and monitor infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • HLTINF002 - Process reusable medical devices and equipment
  • HLTDEN002 - Assist with dental radiography
  • HLTDEN004 - Implement an individualised oral hygiene program
  • HLTDEN010 - Implement an oral hygiene program for older people
  • HLTDEN011 - Implement an oral health promotion program
  • *HLTAID003 - Provide first aid

* Please note that unit HLTAID003 - Provide first aid must be completed through an external provider.

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate III in Dental Assisting (HLT35015) & Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Oral Health Promotion Specialisation) (HLT45015) from Foundation Education.

With the skills and experience gained from your studies, you'll be able to apply for specialist dental assistant positions to assist a dentist, dental therapist or dental hygienist. The ability to provide patients with advice on their oral hygiene programs can also give you a professional advantage. Potential career outcomes include a:

  • Dental assistant
  • Oral health advisor
  • Dental sterilisation nurse
  • Dental hygienist assistant.

Finance options

Foundation Education offers a range of payment options to suit any budget:

  • Upfront payment - deposit + remaining course fee to be paid within 30 days
  • Payment plan - deposit + remaining course fee to be paid in instalments within 10 months
  • Rapid payment plan - deposit + remaining course fee to be paid in instalments within 4 months

Course fees include course delivery and assessment, study materials and dedicated student support services.

RTO 22557
Foundation Education is one of the few Registered Training Organisations (RTO) in Australia who endeavours to deliver flexible online training solutions designed to fit their students’ lifestyles. Since 1999, they’ve been focused on providing excellence in Vocational Education and Training and building partnership networks that drive quality graduates across each industry, alongside their partner RTO, the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT).

With more than 60 nationally recognised certificate and diploma level courses on offer, the Foundation Education difference means:

Flexible Online Study
Foundation Education’s courses are delivered online so you can study whenever and wherever suits you. This also gives you the flexibility to choose your course length – whether that be the full term of your course or as little as six months.

Dedicated Student Support
Foundation Education’s industry experienced Technical Advisors, Assessors and Support Officers will support you from enrolment through to graduation.

Industry Relevant Courses
Course material is developed in consultation with industry experts to equip you with the job-ready skills and up-to-date knowledge required to support your career goals.
Studying with Foundation Education, you will be supported by an experienced trainer currently working in the industry. You will receive ongoing and personalised support with your assignments and career goals, and have access to coaching and advice from industry professionals. With state-of-the-art technology, you will have access to your course materials 24/7, meaning you can truly study when and where you want.

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