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Certificate III in Dental Assisting

  • Qualification:

    Certificate III

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    Up to 12 months

  • Start date:


  • Awarded by:

    Integrated Care & Management Training (ICMT) (RTO 90197)

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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.

What you'll learn

About this course

Studying this online Certificate III in Dental Assisting with Open Colleges provides you with the education and training to develop your skills as a professional dental assistant.

Studying this certificate course, you will develop skills in all aspects of dental assistance, including infection control and OH&S procedures, operation and maintenance of dental instruments, processing and storing of radiographic film and equipment, and cleaning and sterilising of instruments and treatment rooms.

You will also gain knowledge and understanding of first aid requirements and the disposal of surgery waste. In addition, this online dental assisting program will give you the administrative and communication skills required of a modern dental assistant, and a solid understanding of diverse patient care requirements.

Administrative training in how to manage appointments, process payments and maintain accurate client records will complement the more technical aspects of the course.


Applicants must also meet the criteria to be eligible for this program:

  • Have a School Certificate or equivalent; OR
  • Hold a relevant qualification; OR
  • Have relevant vocational experience; AND
  • Have a current Senior First Aid Certificate from an accredited course.

Areas of study

In this online dental assisting course, the subjects you'll study include:

  • Work effectively in dental practice
  • Infection control
  • OH&S requirements
  • Process reusable instruments and equipment
  • Chairside assistance
  • Dental radiography
  • Dental administration
  • Basic First Aid
Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. Most courses are delivered online or via blended learning, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.
As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Certificate III in Dental Assisting from Open Colleges.

This comprehensive, nationally recognised online course in dental assisting will give you the education in patient support and technical expertise required for this in-demand role.

Curious about where a career in health could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Hygienist Assistant
  • Dental Therapy Assistant
  • Dental Prosthetist Assistant

Payment options & support

Finance options

Open Colleges offers two flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable:

Pay in weekly instalmentsPay in full
Pay just $84.57 for 48 weeks with a $100 depositPay $3,192 upfront and save 20%


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