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Certificate III in Dental Assisting

National Course Code: HLT35015

TAFE NSW Course Number: HLT35015-01V01

Sink your teeth into a fulfilling career as a dental assistant with the nationally accredited Certificate III in Dental Assisting. Contribute to the success of every area of the dental practice from assisting during dental procedures to cleaning and sterilising equipment, to key administration skills.

**LEARN NEW SKILLS**

Through theory and on the job experience, you will learn:

- How to maintain high standards in infection prevention and control
- How to processes reusable medical devices and equipment
- To prepare for and assist with oral healthcare procedures
- To assist with dental radiography
- Workplace health and safety
- First aid

**DEVELOP YOUR TALENT**

Become a multi-tasking guru and develop the qualities needed to get ahead:

- Collaborative team player
- Service oriented
- Great communicator

**ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS**

Your success in this course will provide you with:

- A First Aid certificate
- A nationally recognised dental assisting qualification

Career opportunities include:

- Dental assistant
- Dental nurse
- Dental assistant and receptionist

**GROW YOUR CAREER**

Go on to specialist skills with the Certificate IV in Dental Assisting:

- Radiography
- Oral Health Promotion
- General Anaesthesia and Conscious Sedation

Or, choose a non-clinical path with the Diploma in Practice Management.

**INDUSTRY DEMAND**

The Community Services and Health industry employs approximately 1.7 million workers across Australia, making it the largest employing industry in the country.

The Dental Assistant workforce is on the skills list expecting to experience moderate job growth of 6.6% and reach a total number of 28,400 by 2023.

The demand for dental services is expected to continue rising into the future with dental assistants playing a key role in keeping dental procedures safe and of high quality.

**NSW Health**

If your work placement is with NSW Health, you need to be aware of their specific work placement requirements.

Before you begin any clinical placements in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to:

- Complete a Criminal Record Check
- Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms as required by NSW Health
- Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases
- Provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card

Visit [NSW Health FAQs for students](https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/careers/student_clearance/pages/default.aspx) to learn more about work placement requirements and to access the required forms.

**BE PREPARED**

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have:

- Fine motor skills
- Great communication skills
- Ability to multi-task
- Great teamwork skills

Related Pathways

Health Services

Study Options & Enrolment

Full Fee: $8,420 | Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $1,750
Course Information Courses available under Smart and Skilled may attract a government fee subsidy. You must meet the individual eligibility criteria to receive subsidised training for a course on the NSW Skills List.
Full Fee: $8,420 | Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $1,750
Course Information Courses available under Smart and Skilled may attract a government fee subsidy. You must meet the individual eligibility criteria to receive subsidised training for a course on the NSW Skills List.

TAFE NSW

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