HLT35015 Certificate III in Dental Assisting

This qualification provides the knowledge and skills needed to assist a Dentist, Dental Hygienist or Dental Therapist during all dental care procedures. Delivery combines work experience and flexible training to competently and safely assist the dental professional during oral health care procedures.

This qualification is offered as a traineeship to new employees in a general dental practice, as well as existing employees seeking a formal qualification. Course duration is full-time 1 year, part-time 2 years.

Study mode

On Campus

Course duration

12 months


21-31 Hall St, Moonee Ponds Victoria 3039


This course can help you get a job as:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Dental Assistant$1,150 weekly pay
Dental Nurse$1,150 weekly pay

This course can help you progress to:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Dental Hygienist$1,440 weekly pay
Dental Prosthetist$1,550 weekly pay

Please note that weekly pay figures are estimates only of what you could possibly earn.

Government funding

The Australian government provides funding to help students who are completing the HLT35015 Certificate III in Dental Assisting. The type of funding you receive depends on the state that you live in.

There are eligibility requirements for each type of funding.

Enquire with Kangan Institute to check your eligibility.

Benefits of nationally recognised training

The HLT35015 Certificate III in Dental Assisting is a nationally recognised course delivered by Kangan Institute, a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). An RTO is strictly regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This guarantees you will be studying a quality-assured and nationally recognised qualification.

Recognition of Prior Learning
RTOs are also able to offer Recognition of Prior Learning for work experience or formal qualifications you may have undertaken to shorten the time you have to study. Ask a course provider for more details during the enrolment process.

Payment options

For more information about this course and payment options please enquire now.

About this provider

Kangan Institute is one of the largest and most trusted education and training providers in Victoria, offering a range of programs including certificates, diplomas, apprenticeships, traineeships, and short courses. We also offer undergraduate degrees in partnership with Federation University. With more than 80 years of educational excellence backed by industry, our qualifications will give you real skills and the confidence to succeed in life.

Operating since 1995
Legal name Bendigo Kangan Institute
RTO code 3077