This qualification reflects the role of workers who assist dental practitioners during oral health care procedures. The role includes maintaining high standards of infection control, assisting with practice administration, and supporting quality and professionalism in the dental sector.
The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards, and industry codes of practice.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 350 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the Units of Competency.
Course Name: Certificate III in Dental Assisting HLT35021
Outcome: Students who successfully complete this course will be issued with a nationally recognised qualification
Australian Academy of Dental Assisting is a specialist in delivering QUALITY training for the dental industry. Founded by the Dental Industry for the Dental Industry, we offer a flexible and professional approach to training with REAL results!
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 Dental Assisting role anywhere within the country and commence with confidence on day one.
Course Information - HLT35021 - Certificate III in Dental Assisting Core and Elective Components - Full Qualification
|Competency Code||Competency Description||Core/Elective||Hours|
|Stage 1 (Month 1 - 5)|
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures||Core||25|
|HLTINF002||Process reusable medical devices and equipment||Core||30|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety||Core||20|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services||Core||30|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||Core||40|
|Stage 2 (Month 6 – 10)|
|HLTDEN015||Prepare for and assist with dental procedures||Core||350|
The 350 hours in a dental practice must include:
|HLTDEN016||Assist with dental radiography||Core||35|
|Stage 3 (Month 11 – 12)|
|HLTAID011||Provide First Aid||Elective||18|
|HLTDEN017||Assist with administration in dental practice||Core||40|
COURSE DURATION: 6-12 months
VOCATIONAL PLACEMENT: 350 hours in a dental practice
NOMINAL HOURS: 628
Nominal (supervised) hours represent the supervised structured learning and assessment activity required to sufficiently address the content of each unit (acknowledging that progress can vary between learners). Nominal (supervised) hours are assigned to learning and assessment activities that are delivered via face-to-face, online and/or structured distance education. Unsupervised hours represent activities that contribute to achieving the course outcomes that are not super- vised by an RTO trainer or assessor. These may include activities such as non-supervised work experience, field placement, private study and/or assignment work.
COURSE OUTCOME: Students successfully completing this course will be issued with a Nationally Recognised Qualification
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This qualification is funded by the Queensland Government for eligible students. Check your eligibility here: http://www.skillsgateway.training.qld.gov.au/Eligibility#citizen_permanent.
Traineeships are funded by the Queensland Government under the User Choice Policy 2020-2022. User Choice provides a public funding contribution towards the cost of training and assessment services for eligible Queensland Apprentices and Trainees. Student contribution fees are set under this policy at $1.60 per nominal hour. These fees will be reviewed annually by the Queensland Government and may be altered at various times throughout your training at their discretion. In circumstances where a student undertakes more than one apprenticeship or traineeship at the same time, the student will only receive the government contribution for the qualification nominated in the first Training Contract registered.
The User Choice Policy provides for funding as detailed below:
Non-concession and school based
10 units x $502.30 = $5023 maximum payable
10 units x $574.00 = $5740 maximum payable.
Figures accurate as at 08/03/2022. The total amount funded for this qualification is excluding the student contribution fee which is set under this policy of $1.60 per nominal hour.
Fee for Service
Students who are not eligible for the traineeship may still undertake the course, however, they will have to pay the full fee.
‘Formalise your Skills’ Special $2,450* (RRP $2750)
Fee for Service Special $3,450* (RRP $4895)
TRAINEESHIPS – HLT35021 Certificate III in Dental Assisting
Traineeships are funded by the Queensland Government under the user choice policy 2020 – 2022. User choice provides public funded contribution towards the cost of training and assessment services for eligible Queensland trainees.
Eligibility for Traineeships:
SCHOOL-BASED TRAINEESHIPS – Fully Subsidised
For school students looking at commencing their Dental Career during year 11 and/or 12
View Refund Policy Details or refer page 7 of AADA Student Handbook.
Once your invoice has been issued, you can arrange payment via direct deposit to our bank account or arrange payment over the phone using your credit card (surcharge will apply)
Australian Academy of Dental Assisting (AADA College) conducts training in a blended delivery method.
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.
AADA college conducts training and assessment via 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 350 hours to be undertaken in the workplace for the competency HLTDEN015 - Prepare for and assist with dental procedures. Learning activities must also be submitted as completed.
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
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 http://www.training.gov.au that being the National Register, for the National Training System.
Completion of 350 hours vocational placement within an accredited dental practice; applicable to all students not completing the qualification under a User Choice Traineeship contract.
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
This nationally recognised qualification reflects the role of workers who assist dental practitioners during oral health care procedures. The role includes maintaining high standards of infection control, assisting with practice administration, and supporting quality and professionalism in the dental sector.
Nationally Recognised Qualification: HLT35021 Certificate III in Dental Assisting
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The following refund policy complies with the requirements of
Australian Academy of Dental Assisting is committed to ensuring that it charges and refunds fees in a fair and equitable manner taking into consideration the needs of each participant and the operations of the RTO.
Australian Academy of Dental Assisting will refund fees in accordance with the following rules.
Participants who intend to cancel their enrolment at any point during the training program must notify AADA in writing via email or letter at the earliest opportunity.
Participants are entitled to a refund of fees in accordance with the following.
Trainees who cancel their training at any point, will be offered a refund of the contribution fees paid for all training and assessment not yet undertaken. Where units of competency have been completed and deemed competent and/or partially completed, no refund of the contribution fees will apply.
Non-Funded Full Fee Participants