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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.
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.