Certificate III in Dental Assisting (HLT31812)

Qualification: Certificate III
Course Code: HLT31812
Study mode: Online
Payment options: Payment plan
Upfront payment
Duration: Self-paced; max 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

Launch a career that's both rewarding and flexible with the online Certificate III in Dental Assisting course, from Foundation Education. This nationally recognised training program will help you develop practical skills to ensure that you graduate competent and job ready.

You'll complete this course with the well-rounded skillset necessary to sink your teeth into any role that involves providing assistance to a dentist, dental therapist or dental hygienist. Learn to apply core concepts including communicating in a health setting, infection control, processing reusable instruments, WHS processes and dental practice administration.

Vocational placement

As a part of this course you will required to complete 120 hours of practical placement at a dental practice.


Anyone can apply.

Areas of study

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

  • HLTIN301C - Comply with infection control policies and procedures
  • HLTIN302C - Process reusable instruments and equipment in health work
  • HLTWHS200A - Participate in WHS processes
  • HLTDA303D - Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures
  • HLTHIR301C - Communicate and work effectively in health
  • HLTDA304D - Assist with dental radiography
  • HLTDA306D - Assist with administration in dental practice
  • HLTFA311A - Apply first aid (Please note that this needs to be completed through an external provider)

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate III in Dental Assisting (HLT31812) from Foundation Education.

This practical course will give you the skills and knowledge to work effectively as a dental assistant in a dental practice environment. You will learn how to provide a high standard of assistance to a dentist, dental hygienist or dental therapist during oral health care procedures.

Finance options

Foundation Education offers students exceptional flexibility when it comes to paying for course fees. Three instalment plans are available:

  • Upfront payment: deposit + remaining course fee to be paid within 30 days
  • Rapid payment plan: deposit + remaining course fee to be paid within 4 months
  • Payment plan: deposit + remaining course fee to be paid within 8 months

Alternatively, you can pay the full course fee upfront via credit card.

RTO 22557
With over 14 years in the industry, Foundation Education endeavours to deliver flexible and personalised training solutions. A student satisfaction rate of over 80% and an industry leading graduation rate of 65%, combined with state-of-the-art technology, expert trainers and ongoing support, make Foundation Education one of Australia’s leading RTOs. Specialising in business services, health services, training and education and fitness and recreation courses, Foundation Education is the perfect choice for anyone looking for quality vocational training.
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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