HLT35021 Certificate III + HLT45021 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting

Become Fully-Trained in Dental Assisting within 24 Months

Study the Nationally Recognised HLT35021 Certificate III in Dental Assisting + HLT45021 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting from the comfort of your own home.

  • Affordable Weekly Payment Plan
  • Online + 350 Hours of Practical Work Placement

  • Nationally Recognised Qualification

  • Self-Paced Learning

  • Weekly Payment Options

Course Details


HLT35021 Certificate III in Dental Assisting + HLT45021 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting


Up to 24 months

  • 12 months to complete HLT35021 Certificate III in Dental Assisting
  • 12 months to complete HLT45021 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting

Online + Minimum of 350 hours of practical work placement required, including an initial 50 hours completed in simulation.

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.

Special Conditions for this Course

Access to a 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 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.

Work Placement

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

Payment Options

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

Course Accreditation

Nationally Recognised Australian Qualification


Foundation Education (RTO 22557)


Get Qualified in Your Dream Career in Dental Assisting with this Nationally Recognised Dual Certification

Looking for a solid and fulfilling career in the oral health industry? If you aspire to become a successful dental health assistant, or level up your current skills and knowledge, the dual Certificate III + Certificate IV in Dental Assisting will help you become well-trained for the job within 24 months.

This Nationally Recognised Dual HLT35021 Certificate III in Dental Assisting + HLT45021 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting contains premium course units, plus 350 hours of work placement to provide you the skills, knowledge, and experience necessary to become a competitive dental assistant such as preparing and assisting with dental procedures, assisting with dental radiography, assisting with administration in dental practise, processing reusable medical devices and equipment, constructing models, sterilising loads, maintaining work health and safety, managing sterilize stock, appropriately interpreting and applying medical terminologies, working with diverse people, and much more.

Upon completing this course, you will be equipped with competence and essential skills, knowledge, training, and two nationally-recognised certifications to get qualified as a dental assistant, dental receptionist, or dental therapy assistant in your desired clinic, hospital, or organisation. 

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 + HLT45021 Certificate IV 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 dental 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. HLTDET001 Construct models
  10. HLTSTE003 Sterilise loads
  11. HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
  12. BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  13. HLTDEN0027 Take a clinical photograph
  14. HLTSTE004 Manage sterile stock
  15. HLTAID011* Provide First Aid

*This course contains a core unit, HLTAID003 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.

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

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