Course Description

Open Colleges has partnered with Integrated Care & Management Training to offer the HLT35015 Certificate III in Dental Assisting. What this means is that you not only get a high standard of education, but also a nationally recognised qualification that you can use across Australia.

The HLT35015 Certificate III in Dental Assisting offers the best of both worlds: the flexibility of online learning, with a practical 300-hour work placement in a dental surgery of your choosing, so you can practice what you learn.

The course is based around a fictional dental clinic which gives context to everything you learn. As you work your way through the course, you’ll be introduced to the clinic’s employees and clients and immersed in a range of scenarios that regularly arise in real work settings.

The HLT35015 Certificate III in Dental Assisting is a great stepping stone into further dental study. 

Your studies will train you to maintain and store instruments, equipment materials and medications, as well as how to communicate with dental professionals and patients within a health setting. You will also learn how to help with practice administrative duties like maintaining client records and organising appointments.

This course is offered by Open Colleges on behalf of Integrated Care and Management Training.

This course involves work placement that currently needs to be undertaken in Australia. More information available in our FAQs

Potential career outcomes

  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Hygienist Assistant
  • Dental Laboratory Assistant
  • Dental Prosthetist Assistant
  • Dental Receptionist
  • Dental Therapist Assistant
  • Dental Therapist Assistant