HLT35021/HLT45021 Certificate III in Dental Assisting + Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Dental Radiography)

The back-to-back nationally recognised HLT35021 Certificate III in Dental Assisting + HLT45021 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Dental Radiography) will equip you with the skills and knowledge to become highly-qualified in oral health as a dental assistant.
Course Provider
Foundation Education
(RTO 22557)
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Blended Online Learning

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Nationally Recognised Australian Qualification

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Upfront payment or flexible weekly payment options that suit your budget and lifestyle.

Please note: This is a fee-for-service program.

Course Overview

Start Date
Start Anytime.
Up to 24 months  * 12 months to complete HLT35021 Certificate III in Dental Assisting, and * 12 months to complete HLT45021 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Dental Radiography)
Blended online learning with a minimum of 350 hours of work placement with an oral health professional sourced by the student. Where required, Foundation Education may assist you in identifying work placement options.
Career Outcomes
  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Sterilisation Nurse
  • Dental Therapy Assistant
  • Dental Hygienist Assistant
  • Dental Receptionist
Course Modules
  1. CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
  2. CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  3. HLTDEN015 Prepare for and assist with dental procedures
  4. HLTDEN016 Assist with dental radiography
  5. HLTDEN017 Assist with administration in dental practice
  6. HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
  7. HLTINF002 Process reusable medical devices and equipment
  8. HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
  9. HLTAID011* Provide first aid
  10. HLTDET001 Construct models
  11. HLTSTE003 Sterilise loads
  12. HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
  13. BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  14. HLTDEN0027 Take a clinical photograph
  15. HLTDEN021 Apply the principles of radiation biology and protection in dental practice
  16. HLTDEN022 Prepare to expose a prescribed dental radiographic image
  17. HLTDEN023 Produce a prescribed dental radiographic image

*This course contains the unit, HLTAID011 Provide First Aid, which must be completed through an external RTO. Foundation Education has an agreement in place with Red Cross Australia (RTOID 3605) which allows students to receive training for this unit at a reduced price. Please note that the cost of this external training is not included in any of your course fees. Upon completion, you will need to submit a copy of your first aid certificate in order for us to process a Credit Transfer against this unit on your student record. If you have chosen your own third-party provider, you must submit a certified copy of your certificate. If you have undertaken training with Red Cross Australia, you must forward Foundation Education the email you receive which contains the electronic copy of your certificate.

Course Fees Include
  • Flexible online study, so you can study the course whenever and wherever suits you.
  • Dedicated student support. Assessors and Technical Advisors will be there for you every step of the way until you graduate.
  • Course material is developed in consultation with health experts to equip you with job-ready skills and up-to-date industry knowledge.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Given that some students may already be able to demonstrate their competence in some units, recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessment process may be available to students to recognise skills and knowledge that may have been gained through formal and informal training and/or learning, work experience and life experience.

Course Entry Requirements

Entry in HLT35021 Certificate III in Dental Assisting has no pre-requisite or mandatory education requirements as specified by the training package. Your skills and capabilities to undertake this training product will be assessed, and advice on suitability will be provided during the pre-enrolment process.

Students must complete HLT35021 Certificate III in Dental Assisting before commencing HLT45021 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Dental Radiography).

Work Placement

This course includes 350 hours of work placement. Where required, Foundation Education may assist you in identifying work placement options.

Working with Children Check:

You may need to undertake a Working with Children Check to meet individual work placement employer requirements.

Special Conditions for This Course

Access to dental health practice, and a qualified supervisor who holds Certificate III in Dental Assisting or a higher equivalent qualification who will be able to supervise the candidate throughout work placement.

To complete HLT45021 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Dental Radiography), students will need further access to a dental practice with relevant equipment, imaging equipment, patients, and staff to complete practical activities. During these placement activities students must have access to a suitably qualified supervisor i.e. a person who holds a Certificate IV in Dental Assisting or higher relevant qualification.

Payment Options

Upfront payment or flexible weekly payment* options that suit your budget and lifestyle. 

*Payment plan total is $100 deposit + 78 weekly payments. Foundation Education uses the direct debiting services of Debitsuccess on payment plans. Payment plans will incur a $12 establishment fee, charged with the first installment, plus a 3.63% transaction fee on each transaction. 

Please note: This is a fee-for-service program.

*The contents are accurate at the time of writing. Get in touch with the course provider for the latest information.

About the Course Provider

Foundation Education

Foundation Education RTO 22557 is a leading Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that offers over 40 Certificate and Diploma-level courses across a wide range of industries including Childcare and Education, Allied Health, Dental Assisting, and Medical Administration. We provide students with access to quality vocational education and employment opportunities alongside our sister brand, the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT), and a robust network of industry partners all around Australia. With courses designed by industry experts, you’ll gain the skills, knowledge and experience to graduate with the job-ready skills employers seek. Plus, you can learn at your pace and place with flexible study options. Whether you’re interested in a career as a Dental Assistant, Teacher Aide, Office Manager, Physiotherapy Assistant, or something else, Foundation Education has a vocational study option to take you where you want to go. Why choose Foundation Education? * Flexible Online Study – The theoretical component of our courses can be completed online at your own pace and place. * Dedicated Student Support – Our industry-experienced Subject Advisors, Assessors and Support Officers will support you from enrolment through to graduation. * Industry Relevant Courses – Course material is developed in consultation with industry experts to provide you with the comprehensive skills and knowledge required to graduate job-ready. * National Recognised Training – Every Certificate and Diploma offered is nationally recognised and accredited, meeting established industry needs and national quality assurance requirements. Foundation Education, RTO 22557, provides digital course offerings in fields like Childcare, Allied Health, and Dental Assisting. Their online programs offer flexible learning, allowing students to study at their pace and place, preparing them for various careers with job-ready skills, supported by industry partnerships.
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