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Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of workers who assist a dentist, dental hygienist, dental prosthetist, dental therapist or oral health therapist during oral health care procedures. Their role includes maintaining high standards of infection control, assisting with practice administration and supporting quality and professionalism in the dental sector.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 300 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

Course Name:       Certificate III in Dental Assisting HLT35015

Outcome:              Students who successfully complete this course will be issued with a nationally recognised qualification

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What AADA can help you with

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 DA role anywhere within the country and commence with confidence on day one.

Course Units

Course Information - HLT35015 - 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 – 9)
HLTDEN001 Prepare for and assist with Oral Health Care Procedures Core 300
HLTDEN002 Assist with Dental Radiography Core 50
HLTDEN003 Assist with Administration in dental practice Core 40
HLTDAID003 Provide First Aid Core 18
Stage 3 (Month 10 – 12)
HLTOHC003 Apply and Manage use of Basic oral health products Elective 40
HLTOHC004 Provide or assist with oral hygiene Elective 50
Available Funding


This qualification is funded by the Queensland Government for eligible students. Check your eligibility here:

Apprenticeships are funded by the Queensland Government under the User Choice Policy 2017-2020. 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.

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.


Full Fee (Fee for Service)

The full fee for this qualification is $4,895Autumn Special $3,450 – Saving you $1,445

Formalise your skills (For those with industry experience)

The full fee for this qualification is $2,750Autumn Special $2,450 - Saving you $300

Formalise your Skills Course Details

User Choice

Student Co-Contribution fee

Concession is $0.64 per nominal hour (40% of the non-concessional amount)

Non-concession $1.60 per nominal hour

Click HERE to download the AADA HLT35015 Course Fee Structure

Refund Policy

View Refund Policy Details or refer page 7 of AADA Student Handbook.

Payment method

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)

Course Methods and Duration

Australian Academy of Dental Assisting (AADA College) conducts training in a blended delivery method.

  • 12 months (Full time, School Based ) or 24 months (part time)
  • Online and Hard Copy Resources
  • Workplace delivery
  • Onsite training and assessment conducted at the workplace every 4-6 weeks over 12 months (Full time, School Based ) or 24 months (part time)
  • 300 Vocational Hours /Work placement  must be completed

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 300 hours to be undertaken in the workplace for the competency HLTDEN001. 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 that being the National Register, for the National Training System.

Vocational Placement

Applicable to all students not completing the qualification under a User Choice Traineeship contract.

Vocational Placement Overview

What you need to provide

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


Students who successfully complete all requirements will receive a Nationally Recognised Qualification – Certificate III in Dental Assisting HLT35015

Nationally Recognised Training


How do I Enrol

Click the Enquire Now button below and fill out the enquiry form.

An AADA representative will contact you within 24 business hours to discuss the course and enrolment details.

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Refund Policy

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