Full Qualification: Certificate III in Dental Assisting (HLT35015) -  Complete Expression of Interest

Registered Training Organisation:
The Australian Dental Association (Queensland Branch) 
Union of Employers RTO 30621

Training Suitability:
Suitable for a person wishing to qualify as a dental assistant, learning skills to competently and safely undertake duties in a dental practice.

Skills Outcome: The qualification will provide you with the skills to work as a dental assistant, competently and safely assisting a dentist, dental therapist or dental hygienist during oral health care procedures. You will also gain the skills to assist with infection control and practice administration. 

Enrolment Options and Registration Deadlines:

Duration: 12 months

Entry Recommendations: This qualification is open to:

  • Dental staff employed by ADA Members
  • Employees of State Oral Health Service
  • Employees of University Dental Schools
  • Non-eligible persons may make a written request for enrolment with ADAQ

Course Overview:

The course provides the skills to work as a dental assistant, competently and safely assisting a dentist, dental therapist or dental hygienist during oral health care procedures. You will also gain the skills to assist with practice administration.

To be eligible for the qualification you must successfully complete the following -
9 Units of Competency (including 1 Unit First Aid) PLUS 2 Elective Units.

Units of Competency:

  1. CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  2. CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in Health or Community Health
  3. HLTINF001 Comply with Infection Prevention and Control Policies and Procedures
  4. HLTINF002 Process Reusable Medical Devices and equipment
  5. HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
  6. HLTDEN001 Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures
  7. HLTDEN002 Assist with dental radiography
  8. HLTDEN003 Assist with Administration in Dental Practice
  9. HLTAID003 Provide First Aid

Note: The unit HLTAID003 Provide First Aid, must be completed prior to starting the HLTDEN001 unit.

Elective Units

  1. HLTOHC003 Apply and manage use of basic oral health products 
  2. HLTOHC004 Provide or assist with oral hygiene