Combine two dental qualifications for career success, with specialist oral health knowledge.
According to Job Outlook, as published by the Australian Government, there is a relatively high proportion of part-time and casual jobs offered in the sector, and professionals choosing to work full-time are only required to work an average of 35.1 hours a week*.
The Certificate III in Dental Assisting and Certificate IV in Dental Assisting – Oral Health Promotion Specialisation will prepare you to oversee the day-to-day running of a busy dental practice as a qualified Dental Assistant. This dual qualification will teach you to communicate and work in health or community services, assist with administration work in dental practices, prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures, implement and monitor infection prevention and control policies and procedures and process reusable medical devices and equipment.
Through the oral health component of your course, you will gain the skills and knowledge required to implement an individualised oral hygiene program and promote the general well-being of patients through promotion of healthy eating habits and good oral health.
For those who choose to pursue a career working as a Dental Assistant, your daily tasks could include, preparing and assisting with patient procedures providing patient care and contributing to administrative procedures. With two nationally recognised qualifications behind you, you will be qualified to work as a Dental Assistant, Dental Sterilisation Nurse, Dental Hygienist Assistant, Treatment Coordinator or Dental Receptionist. You will also have the additional skills and knowledge to specialise as an Oral Health Advisor, promoting your own patient-specific oral hygiene programs.
To help you gain the employment advantage and gain hands-on skills prior to graduation, this course also includes 250 practical work experience hours in a dental clinic of your choice and an initial 50 hours completed in simulation. We will help you through your work placement application process and will be highly valued by employers.
With Support Officers, Assessors and experienced Technical Advisors to support you every step of the way, this dual qualification will give students industry relevant skillsets to expand your job opportunities with in the health sector.
Computer: Laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphone points
Internet: High-speed internet such as Broadband or ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic (Dial-up access is not recommended)
Windows: Operating system – Windows 8 or above
Internet Browser: Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
MAC: Operating system - OS X 10.14 Mojave or later
Software: Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download)