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    Get skilled and qualified with a Certificate III in Dental Assisting with our hands on course and online modules. Work with real dental professionals on real patients and learn to make a real difference.

What to expect whilst studying Dental Assisting with AADA.

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)
Core/Elective 18

(table above based on 12 month duration)

About AADA

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.

Full Fee
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.

Traineeship Eligibility
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-subsidised course
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

Refund Policy
Refunds are payable for students providing that the notice of withdrawal from the course is received:

  • Prior to course commencement date OR
  • Within 14 days after course commencement date (cooling off period)

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.

Payment Plan
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 that being the National Register, for the National Training System.

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