Our Dental Assisting course is competency based and will teach you everything you need to know to become a qualified Dental Assistant. You will have the knowledge and the skills to go straight into a DA role anywhere within the country and commence with confidence on day one.
Course Information – HLT35015 – Certificate III in Dental Assisting
Core and Elective Components – Full Qualification
|Competencies and Training Mode – Structured Training||Core/Elective||Hours|
|Stage 1 Month 1 – 5|
|HLTINF001 Comply with Infection Control||Core/Elective||25|
|HLTINFOO2 Process reusable medical devices||Core/Elective||30|
|HLTWHS001 Participate in Work, Health & Safety||Core/Elective||20|
|CHCCOM005 Communicate, work in Health||Core/Elective||30|
|CHCDIV001 Work with Diverse People||Core/Elective||40|
|Stage 2 Month 5 – 9|
|HLTDEN001 Assist with Oral Health Procedures||Core/Elective||300|
|HLTDEN002 assist with Dental Radiography||Core/Elective||50|
|HLTDEN003 Assist with Dental Administration||Core/Elective||40|
|Stage 3 Month 9 – 12|
|HLTOHC003 Apply & Manage use of Basic oral health products||Core/Elective||40|
|HLTOHC004 Provide or assist with oral hygiene||Core/Elective||50|
|First Aid Month 1 – 9|
|HLTDAID003 Provide First Aid
(Must be completed prior to commencement of Stage 3)
(table above based on 12 month duration)
There are three stages in the program. When you start your program you will receive a training plan which will reflect the actual start and end dates of each stage. This will ensure that you remain on track with your course. The competencies must be taken in the sequence displayed in the above table. Students undertaking the course on a part time basis will receive a training plan which reflects the progress over 24 months. A part time student must be employed for a minimum of 15 hours per week.
Upon enrolment, the student is issued with full colour hard copy learning resources for the theory component. A login and password will be emailed for access to the online electronic resources and assessments.
The participant is required to wear enclosed hard top shoes, long black pants, no jewellery and hair must either be short or tied back from the face. The shirt must have sleeves that do not go beyond the elbow. The dental practice will be responsible for issuing the participant with a gown, mask, protective eyewear and disposable gloves.
Assessment is by online education and demonstrated tasks in the workplace; the workplace assessments will be negotiated in conjunction with the student and the Workplace to take part at the end of each stage. Third party evidence must be submitted in the form of the Evidence Portfolio and Log Book which requires 250 hours to be undertaken in the workplace for the competency HLTDEN001. Learning activities must also be submitted as completed.
General Eligibility Requirements
You will need to have completed year 10 with a pass in Maths and English; however, industry experience in a workplace that requires the use of written documentation and communication may be acceptable.
The applicant should be able to demonstrate a strong understanding of the English language due to the medical terminology within the program.
Strong written and verbal communication skills are a necessity to ensure safety within the Healthcare setting and two core units of competency are dedicated to Communication within this course.
You will need to be at least 16 years old, and if under 18 enrolment forms will need to be signed by a parent or guardian. You will need to be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Equivalent in order be eligible to enrol in this program. In order to complete the on-line part of the course you will need regular access to a computer and the internet.
Fees, Charges and Delivery of Training
Students may now undertake HLT35015 Certificate III in Dental Assisting with the Australian Academy of Dental Assisting (AADA), which allows for subsidised fees under the User Choice program within Queensland. Details and eligibility listed below.
Students who are not eligible for the traineeship may still undertake the course, however, they will have to pay the full fee. Details listed below.
You must already be employed within a Dental Practice, in order to enrol as a trainee with the Australian Academy of Dental Assisting (AADA) Speak to your employer about choosing AADA as your preferred Training Organisation.
Eligible apprentices and trainees that meet the Queensland state funding requirements will be charged a set fee per nominal hour. These fees are calculated at the regulated rate of $1.60 per nominal hour as per the User Choice 2017 -20 Policy.
Concession rates apply for students who hold a current Health Care Card or who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. Information regarding costs will be provided to the employer and trainee at the time of induction.
Subsidised Fee: $1,028.80
Concessional Fee: $411.52
Non-funded students or trainees will be charged a fee for service cost. This will be confirmed prior to the commencement of training.
Full fee (non-subsidised course): $4,500
Refunds are payable for students providing that the notice of withdrawal from the course is received:
If a student has paid for a substantial amount of the course upfront and would like to withdraw entirely from the course, then a refund for all subjects not attempted by the student will be paid in full.
A refund cannot be provided for the withdrawal of units already commenced or completed by the student.
If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of the course upfront, you may contact the Academy to discuss payment plan options.
Our learning resources meet the standard of the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) and are drafted from the endorsed resources of the Health Training Package, which are listed on the following website http://www.training.gov.au that being the National Register, for the National Training System.
Click HERE to download the latest version of the AADA Student Handbook