HLT35021 Certificate III in Dental Assisting

Become a Qualified Dental Assistant in Under 18 Months

Study the Nationally Recognised HLT35021 Certificate III in Dental Assisting from the comfort of your own home.

  • Affordable Weekly Payment Plan
  • Study 100% Online

  • Nationally Recognised Qualification

  • Self-Paced Learning

  • Weekly Payment Options

Course Details


HLT35021 Certificate III in Dental Assisting


Up to 12 months


100% Online

Start Date

Start Anytime

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If you have previous experience and skills in education but no formal qualifications you can consider Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and get credit towards this course.

Payment Options

Upfront Payment or an affordable weekly payment plan catered to your budget.

Work Placement

This course also includes 350 hours of work placement, at the choice of the student, with support and assistance provided if needed.

Course Accreditation

Nationally Recognised Australian Qualification


Foundation Education (RTO 22557)


Kick-start Your Career in the Oral Health Industry

Interested to start a flexible and hands-on career in the dental assisting industry? If so, the HLT35021 Certificate III in Dental Assisting is perfect for you.

This nationally recognised training qualification in dental assisting prepares you to assist with oral health care procedures, comply with infection control policies and procedures, process reusable equipment in health work and participate in work health and safety processes.

This one of a kind course also allows you to build on your existing communication skills and equips you with the skills required to assist with administration processes in dental practices. Once you’ve graduated, you will be qualified to work as a Health Care Assistant for a variety of dental professionals, including a Dentist, Dental Hygienist or Dental Therapist.

Affordable Payment Plan Available

Want to study this course, but can’t afford to pay upfront? No problem! The HLT35021 Certificate III in Dental Assisting comes with an affordable weekly payment plan option.

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Foundation Education

Since 1999, Foundation Education has been steadily developing their course offerings and building an expert team of management, administration, support and educational staff with their partner company, the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT).

They are a Registered Training Organisation in Australia who endeavour to deliver flexible online training solutions designed to fit their students’ lifestyles. They provide excellence in Vocational Education and Training and have an established partnership network that drives the quality of graduates across each industry.

  1. CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
  2. CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  3. HLTDEN015 Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures
  4. HLTDEN016 Assist with dental radiography
  5. HLTDEN017 Assist with administration in dental practice
  6. HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  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

*This course contains a core 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. Red Cross Australia is a third-party training provider who conduct training and assessment services on behalf of Foundation Education.

Please note that this course is currently in a transition period (superseded due to Government-mandated updates), with updates due for release in the coming year. Rest assured, completion of this course version before 29 April 2022 will still provide you with a valid and quality outcome. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact a Career Advisor on 1300 616 197.

  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Therapy Assistant
  • Dental Hygienist Assistant
  • Dental Receptionist
  • Dental Sterilisation Nurse

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