Certificate III in Dental Assisting
Course Code: HLT35021 | CRICOS Code: 107913C


Health Services

Delivery Mode

Blended and work placement


52 Weeks

Course Description

COURSE CODE : HLT35021 | CRICOS CODE : 107913Cnrt logo Certificate III in Dental Assisting

This qualification reflects the role of workers who assist dental practitioners during oral health care procedures. The role includes maintaining high standards of infection control, assisting with practice administration and supporting quality and professionalism in the dental sector.

The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 350 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the Units of Competency.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification.


Blended and work placement


Melbourne Campus
Level 5 & 9, 341-345 Queen Street,
Melbourne VIC 3000.

Sydney Campus
Level 1, 54 Parramatta Road,
Forest Lodge NSW 2037

Course Fee/Duration

Course Duration: 52 weeks

Course Fee: AUD $9850 (includes Workshop training , Materials & Administration Fee)

Note: Fees are subject to changes


This course is delivered in a structured classroom environment which includes the Signet purpose-built workshop and computer laboratory.

This program will be delivered over 52 weeks (holiday inclusive, and 2 days (7 hours each) per week Online Learning and 1 day (6 hours- self paced structured e-learning).

The simulation training is for review of the learning activities, practicing communication, work-based skills, management skills and to undertake other assessments e.g. project(s), presentation etc.

You will find the hands-on practical simulation training interesting and beneficial, so that you are able to perform tasks efficiently and effectively in an actual workplace which will build your confidence and competence.

Entry Requirements


  • 18 years or older upon application
  • All applicants are required to have successfully completed an LLN test and demonstrate competence for all indicators to enrol for this qualification

Note: Some assessment tasks are completed using a computer and internet, and it is essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.

Units Of Competency


This qualification requires the successful completion of 10 units of competency: 8 Core units and 2 Elective unit

Core Units – 8
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
HLTDEN015Prepare for and assist with dental procedures
HLTDEN016Assist with dental radiography
HLTDEN017Assist with administration in dental practice
HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTINF002Process reusable medical devices and equipment
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
Elective Unit – 2
HLTDET001Construct models
HLTDET005Construct thermoformed bases and appliances
Qualification Pathways


After successfully completing Certificate III in Dental Assisting, students may apply for the:

Note:: While Signet may not offer all the qualifications indicated within the pathway, we identify relevant progression that may be attained. Check our website for your eligibility for the courses offered at Signet.

Career Pathways


Employment opportunities resulting from the completion of this course may include following job roles:

  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Nurse
  • Dental assistant and receptionist

* Completion of an Signet qualification does not guarantee an employment outcome

Related Qualifications

Certificate III in Health Services Assistance
Certificate III in Pathology Collection
Certificate III in Dental Laboratory Assisting
Certificate III in Dental Assisting
Certificate IV in Dental Assisting
Diploma of Dental Technology
Diploma of Emergency Health Care
Diploma of Nursing

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