Certificate III in Dental Assisting

This qualification provides the knowledge and skills needed to assist a dentist, dental hygienist or dental therapist during all health care procedures, to help maintain high standards of infection control and to assist with practice administration.

This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeships pathways.

Occupational title for this worker is:

Dental assistant


Subjects

PACKAGING RULES

8 units of competency are required for award of this qualification including:

8 core units

Core units

add topic HLTDA303C Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures (Note pre-requs: add topic HLTIN301C , add topic HLTIN302B , add topic HLTOHS200B )

add topic HLTDA304C Assist with dental radiography (Note pre-requs: add topic HLTIN301C , add topic HLTIN302B , add topic HLTOHS200B )

add topic HLTDA306C Assist with administration in dental practice (Note pre-requs: add topic HLTIN301C , add topic HLTIN302B , add topic HLTDA303C , add topic HLTOHS200B )

add topic HLTFA301C Apply first aid

add topic HLTHIR301B Communicate and work effectively in health

add topic HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures

add topic HLTIN302B Process reusable instruments and equipment in health work (Note pre-requ: add topic HLTIN301C )

add topic HLTOHS200B Participate in OHS processes

The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice

All workers undertaking work in health need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Health Training Package.


Subject lists

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Units: HLTDA303C, HLTDA304C, HLTDA306C, HLTFA301C, HLTHIR301B, HLTIN301C, HLTIN302B, HLTOHS200B

Pathways...

    Not Applicable


Entry Requirements

Not Applicable


Licensing Information

Not Applicable


Employability Skills

Refer to the Topic: Introduction to the Employability Skills Qualification Summaries