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Certificate III in Dental Assisting HLT35015

Overview

This qualification reflects the role of workers who assist a dentist, dental hygienist, dental prosthetist, dental therapist, or oral health therapist during oral health care procedures. Their role includes maintaining high standards of infection control, assisting with practice administration, and supporting quality and professionalism in the dental sector.

Qualification:

Certificate III in Dental Assisting HLT35015

Program No:

C3-HS24

Campus:

CIT Bruce 

Duration:

1 Semester part-time, approx. 10 hours per week at CIT over 2 evenings and 1 full day per week
5-6 hours per week online/self-directed learning

Deliver is blended with face-to-face and online/self-directed learning (reading course materials, assignment work)

Cost Info:

Further information about fees is available at Course fees and assistance

Indicative Cost:

$2,554.00

Likely Job Outcome:

Dental assistant

Application Type:

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Additional Information

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 250 hours of clinical dental assisting work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

Skills Recognition

Entry Requirements

Open Entry

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level program. Please visit Foundation Skills.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Complete 11 subjects

Core: Complete all 9

  • CHCCOM005   Communicate and work in health or community services
    • CIT Code: COMM500
      Cost: Standard $66.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, management and other industry providers. This unit applies to a range of health and community service contexts where workers may communicate face-to-face, in writing or using digital media and work with limited responsibility under direct or indirect supervision.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCDIV001   Work with diverse people
    • CIT Code: CLTS145
      Cost: Standard $88.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. This unit applies to all workers.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTAID003   Provide first aid
    • CIT Code: HESC497
      Cost: Standard $130.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTDEN001   Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures
    • CIT Code: HESC532
      Cost: Standard $1,174.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required for a dental assistant to assist the operator by preparing the dental surgery including preparing necessary equipment, instruments and materials for oral health care procedures, and to assist the operator during the delivery of these procedures. This unit applies to dental assisting work.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTDEN002   Assist with dental radiography
    • CIT Code: HESC533
      Cost: Standard $541.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required for a dental assistant to prepare patients for dental radiography. It also describes the skills and knowledge to process and mount conventional dental radiographs. This unit applies to dental assisting work.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTDEN003   Assist with administration in dental practice
    • CIT Code: HESC534
      Cost: Standard $88.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required for a dental assistant to assist the operator by managing appointments to suit the patient and the organisation, recording and reconciling payments, and maintaining patient records. This unit applies to dental assistants who assist with administration in dental practice.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTINF001   Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
    • CIT Code: HESC513
      Cost: Standard $55.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to follow organisational infection prevention and control procedures, including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks. This unit applies to individuals working in health and direct client care contexts.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTINF002   Process reusable medical devices and equipment
    • CIT Code: HESC537
      Cost: Standard $148.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to clean, sterilise and package reusable medical devices and equipment. This unit applies to workers in office based health practice settings such as general practitioner (GP) surgeries, dental practices and other environments where a limited range of sterilisation equipment may be available. They follow established procedures and work under general supervision.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTWHS001   Participate in workplace health and safety
    • CIT Code: WPHS101
      Cost: Standard $44.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others. The unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, either under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives: Complete 2

  • HLTINF003   Implement and monitor infection prevention and control policies and procedures
    • CIT Code: HESC543
      Cost: Standard $132.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide information about infection prevention and control procedures, integrate those procedures into work practices and monitor workplace performance. This unit applies to individuals working in health or direct client care contexts, who have a coordination, team leading or supervisory responsibility in relation to infection prevention and control.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTWHS003   Maintain work health and safety
    • CIT Code: WPHS102
      Cost: Standard $88.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and work practices as part of a small work team. This unit applies to workers who have a key role in maintaining WHS in an organisation, including duty of care for other workers.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Certificate IV Dental Assisting (Radiography) HLT45015
Certificate IV Dental Assisting (Oral Health Promotion) HLT45015
Statement Attainment training Infection Control and Sterilisation [extract from HLT45015]

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au