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Certificate III in Dental Assisting

  • Qualification:

    Certificate III

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    Self-paced; max 12 months

  • Start date:

    Anytime – start today!

  • Awarded by:

    Foundation Education (RTO 22557)

  • Career Outcomes:

    Dental Assistant | Dental Hygienist Assistant | Dental Therapy Assistant | Dental Prosthetist Assistant | View all

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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

Launch a career that's both rewarding and flexible with the online HLT35015 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 250 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:

  • HLTDEN003 - Assist with administration in dental practice

  • HLTINF001 - Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

  • HLTDEN001 - Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures

  • HLTINF002 - Process reusable medical devices and equipment

  • BSBWOR301 - Organise personal work priorities and development

  • BSBCUS301 - Deliver and monitor a service to customers

  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people

  • CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services

  • HLTDEN002 - Assist with dental radiography

  • HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety

  • *HLTAID003 - Apply first aid

*This course contains a core unit, HLTAID003 Provide first aid, which must be completed through an external RTO. Foundation Education has an agreement in place with Red Cross Australia (RTOID 3605) which allows students to receive training for this unit at a reduced price. Red Cross Australia is a third party training provider who conduct training and assessment services on behalf of Foundation Education.

Foundation Education 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.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate III in Dental Assisting (HLT35015) from Foundation Education.

This practical course will give you the skills and knowledge to work effectively 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.

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

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

  • Upfront payment - All course costs can be paid in full via VISA/MasterCard or bank deposit
  • Payment plan - Pay via a series of regular weekly or fortnightly instalments

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

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