Certificate III in Dental Assisting
- Duration Part-time 1 year
- Location Melbourne city campus
- Next intake
- Duration Not applicable
- Location Not applicable
- Next intake Not applicable
This program is delivered as a traineeship.
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 program combines on- and off-the-job training.
RMIT staff will liaise closely with your workplace supervisors to ensure training meets your learning needs.
The program is delivered through:
- on-the-job training
- face-to-face classroom theory-based courses
- hands-on practical-based workshops
- online learning resources
Trainees will get on-the-job experience in your workplace at either a public or private dental clinic, and off-the-job training at RMIT.
Off-the-job training is delivered through a combination of on- and off-campus study, and is supported by self-paced learning materials.
You will be expected to comply with dress code and workplace health safety procedures for all classes, practical sessions and clinical sessions.
During your studies you will need to complete two workplace assessments conducted at the workplace. You will also be expected to demonstrate competency on the practical component of the program and complete the HLTDEN001 Clinical Logbook.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
You will experience industry exposure through your workplace training and assessment.
Courses within this program will enable you to:
- provide first aid
- assist with administration in dental practice
- assist with dental radiography
- communicate and work in health or community services
- comply with infection prevention
- participate in work health and safety
- assist with oral health procedures
- process reusable medical devices
- work with diverse people
- respond to oral health issues
- provide or assist with oral hygiene
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Program code: C3393
National curriculum code: HLT35015
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
The tuition fees you will pay for this program will depend on whether you are offered a Victorian Government subsidised place or a full-fee place.
To find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place, follow the steps at ‘How to check if you are eligible’.
The student tuition fees as displayed by the fee finder are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide. Learn more about fees for vocational study.
Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.
In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.
The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2018 is $298.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.
If your application for a fee concession is approved, you will be charged 20% of the standard government subsidised tuition fee for your program. You will also be charged a lower rate on your student services and amenities fee (SSAF).