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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.

Your Questions Answered

What are my career path and progression options after Dental Assisting?

Being a qualified dental assistant can lead to many opportunities within the health industry. Here are some of the career path options:

  • Senior Dental Assistant
  • Specialist Dental Assistant
  • Clinic Co-ordinator
  • Clinic HR
  • Practice Manager
  • Sales Representative
  • Dentistry retail sales industry
  • Trainer
  • Forensics
  • Volunteer to impoverished countries
  • Future education to become a trainer or assessor
  • Therapist
  • Dentist
  • Academic researcher

I want to be a dentist but my grades aren’t good enough. What can I do?

Great news!  Your grades at high school don’t matter when pursuing a career as a dental assistant.  As long as you can read, write and communicate effectively there is no barrier to entering the industry as a dental assistant.

I have done some components of the course, can I get a discount?

No sorry, we have pre-printed resources and online processes that are all bundled together.

Can I use Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) to skip sections?

Yes, recognition for prior learning is available. Please speak to one of our friendly representatives to check eligibility.

How much does it cost?

If you have no previous experience as a dental assistant and are not currently employed by a practice we are pleased to offer your Certificate III for $4500.  This includes your learning resources, placement at a dental practice, your assessor visits and support.

If you are currently employed at a dental practice and have more than two years full time experience we are pleased to offer your Certificate III for $2200.  This includes your learning resources, assessor visits and support.


Are you looking for more job satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment in your job? Dental Assisting is a rewarding and highly sought after role when you study with AADA.

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