HLT35015 & HLT45015 Dual Certificate III in Dental Assisting & Certificate IV in Dental Assisting with Oral Health Promotion Specialisation

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.

*Source: Joboutlook.gov.au

Computer Requirements
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)

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Course duration

18 months


This course can help you get a job as:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Dental Hygienist$1,440 weekly pay
Dental Assistant$1,150 weekly pay
Dental Nurse$1,150 weekly pay
Dental Technician$1,150 weekly pay
Oral Health Therapist$1,440 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 & HLT45015 Dual Certificate III in Dental Assisting & Certificate IV in Dental Assisting with Oral Health Promotion Specialisation. 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 Foundation Education to check your eligibility.

Benefits of nationally recognised training

The HLT35015 & HLT45015 Dual Certificate III in Dental Assisting & Certificate IV in Dental Assisting with Oral Health Promotion Specialisation is a nationally recognised course delivered by Foundation Education, 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

You can choose to pay for your qualification through an up-front payment or by setting up an instalment plan, where your course fees are split across regular weekly or fortnightly payments.

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About this provider

We are one of the few Registered Training Organisations in Australia who endeavour to deliver flexible online training solutions designed to fit our students’ lifestyles. We provide excellence in Vocational Education and Training and have an established partnership network that drives the quality of graduates across each industry.

Foundation Education RTO 22557.

Operating since 2012
Legal name Foundation Education Pty Ltd
RTO code 22557