Course Description

Get qualified to work as an entry-level Dental Assistant with Open Colleges HLT35015 Certificate III in Dental Assisting.

The course is based around a fictional dental clinic which gives context to everything you learn. As you work your way through the course, you’ll be introduced to the clinic’s employees and clients and immersed in a range of scenarios that regularly arise in real work settings.

Please note that on 29th April 2021, this course was superseded and replaced by HLT35021 - Certificate III in Dental Assisting. You can still enrol, however at the moment, the new course is not yet available. Open Colleges will communicate with you in due course once the new course is available.

What you'll learn

Your studies will train you to maintain and store instruments, equipment materials and medications, as well as how to communicate with dental professionals and patients within a health setting. You will also learn how to help with practice administrative duties like maintaining client records and organising appointments.

Why study this course?

The HLT35015 Certificate III in Dental Assisting offers the best of both worlds: the flexibility of online learning, with a practical 300-hour work placement in a dental surgery of your choosing, so you can practice what you learn.

The HLT35015 Certificate III in Dental Assisting is a great stepping stone into further dental study. 

Open Colleges has partnered with Integrated Care & Management Training to offer the HLT35015 Certificate III in Dental Assisting. What this means is that you not only get a high standard of education, but also a nationally recognised qualification that you can use across Australia.

This course is offered by Open Colleges on behalf of Integrated Care and Management Training.

This course involves work placement that currently needs to be undertaken in Australia. More information available in our FAQs

If you are an existing worker or have experience in the related industry, please inform our enrolment consultants during your enrolment conversation as you may be eligible to enrol as an existing worker and may be able to complete your studies faster.

Potential career outcomes

  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Hygienist Assistant
  • Dental Laboratory Assistant
  • Dental Prosthetist Assistant
  • Dental Receptionist
  • Dental Therapist Assistant
  • Dental Therapist Assistant