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

Get Qualified as a Dental Assistant With Advanced Specialist Training

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.

Start Date
Start Anytime.
Duration
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)
Delivery
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.

Course Overview

Course Modules

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Career Outcomes

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

Course Fees Include

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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.

About The Course

Become a Dental Assistant and Provide Advanced Level of Dental Assistance

Passionate about oral health care? Want to help people achieve the brightest and healthiest smile? 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.

This combined qualification includes 17 core units that will help you understand the skills needed in preparation to take on the responsibilities to support a dental practitioner. These two qualifications will teach you how to communicate and work in health or community services, prepare for and assist with dental procedures, assist with dental radiography, prepare to expose a prescribed dental radiographic image, assist with administration in dental practice, comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures, process reusable medical devices and equipment, interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately, participate in workplace health and safety, apply the principles of radiation biology and protection in dental practice, and so much more!

Upon completion of the course you will be equipped with the knowledge necessary to become a dental assistant. You will be fully prepared to work in a dental workplace with a comprehensive understanding and skill set. This combined qualification qualifies you to become a dental assistant and provide advanced level of dental assistance.

Affordable Payment Plans Available

Want to study this course, but can’t afford to pay upfront? No problem! The HLT35021 Certificate III in Dental Assisting + HLT45021 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Dental Radiography) comes with an upfront payment or an affordable weekly payment plan option.

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