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This program is delivered in both traineeship program and non-traineeship modes.
This National Training Package qualification provides the knowledge and skills to perform the responsibilities of a dental assistant and offers pathways to further development in the industry.
Dental assistants work closely with dental operators in all stages of dental treatment and help to ensure that patients receive optimal care. Dental assistance continues to be a vital profession as the need for dental services continues to grow.
RMIT's dental programs are conducted at The Royal Melbourne Dental Hospital in Carlton. The onsite state-of-the-art facilities give you access to cutting edge technology and techniques.
The traineeship program combines on- and off-the-job training.
Trainees: RMIT staff will liaise closely with your workplace supervisors to ensure training meets your learning needs.
Non-trainees: Training is conducted at RMIT in a simulated environment and includes workplace integrated learning at Royal Melbourne Dental Hospital teaching clinic.
*Program content may change as training packages is updated in 2017.
3 days per week for 6 months
1 year part-time. This involves attending 4 one-week blocks over a 10-month period.
Program duration will change as training packages are updated for 2017.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work. These are primarily in English.
You will have access to the Learning Hub and other online and digital resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester may include examinations and tests, essays, reports, oral presentations and interviews, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical demonstrations and assignments.
You are also expected to comply with dress code and WHS procedures for all classes, practical sessions and clinical sessions.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
Non-traineeship students will gain exposure to the industry throughout the program through workplace simulations.
Traineeship students will experience industry exposure through their workplace training and assessment.
Dental assistants are integral members of the dental health team, and they're employed extensively in private and public sector dental clinics.
Generally, you'll work alongside the dental operator, helping provide quality customer-focused oral healthcare for patients via:
- chair-side assistance
- maintaining the clinical environment in a safe and hygienic manner
- supporting infection control practices
- performing dental reception duties
- contributing to the administration of the practice.
Program and course information
Optimise your dental career
Learn to help provide quality customer-focused oral healthcare for patients.