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Dental Assisting - Certificate III (HLT35015-01V01)
Course brochure: Click here for a PDF copy of the course Print/Download PDF    Click here to e-mail me the course details e-Mail me
Career area: Health Services 
Study area: Dental Studies 
National code: HLT35015  (Nationally Recognised Training)
Locations:
Location  Attendance  Duration  Commencing  Attendance days 
Shellharbour  Part Time Evening  36 Weeks 3-Feb-2020  Mon, Tue, Wed 
Shellharbour  Part Time Day  36 Weeks 3-Feb-2020  Mon, Tue 
Features: Traineeships, School trainees, TVET 
Description: Sink your teeth into a fulfilling career as a dental assistant with the nationally accredited Certificate III in Dental Assisting. Contribute to the success of every area of the dental practice from assisting during dental procedures to cleaning and sterilising equipment, to key administration skills.

**LEARN NEW SKILLS**

Through theory and on the job experience, you will learn:

- How to maintain high standards in infection prevention and control
- How to processes reusable medical devices and equipment
- To prepare for and assist with oral healthcare procedures
- To assist with dental radiography
- Workplace health and safety
- First aid

**DEVELOP YOUR TALENT**

Become a multi-tasking guru and develop the qualities needed to get ahead:

- Collaborative team player
- Service oriented
- Great communicator

**ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS**

Your success in this course will provide you with:

- A First Aid certificate
- A nationally recognised dental assisting qualification

Career opportunities include:

- Dental assistant
- Dental nurse
- Dental assistant and receptionist

**GROW YOUR CAREER**

Go on to specialist skills with the Certificate IV in Dental Assisting:

- Radiography
- Oral Health Promotion
- General Anaesthesia and Conscious Sedation

Or, choose a non-clinical path with the Diploma in Practice Management.

**INDUSTRY DEMAND**

The Community Services and Health industry employs approximately 1.7 million workers across Australia, making it the largest employing industry in the country.

The Dental Assistant workforce is on the skills list expecting to experience moderate job growth of 6.6% and reach a total number of 28,400 by 2023.

The demand for dental services is expected to continue rising into the future with dental assistants playing a key role in keeping dental procedures safe and of high quality. 
Other requirements: **NSW Health**

If your work placement is with NSW Health, you need to be aware of their specific work placement requirements.

Before you begin any clinical placements in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to:

- Complete a Criminal Record Check
- Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms as required by NSW Health
- Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases
- Provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card

Visit [NSW Health FAQs for students](https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/careers/student_clearance/pages/default.aspx) to learn more about work placement requirements and to access the required forms.

**BE PREPARED**

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have:

- Fine motor skills
- Great communication skills
- Ability to multi-task
- Great teamwork skills 
Entry requirements: **TRAINING PACKAGE REQUIREMENTS**

There are no Training Package entry requirements for this qualification.

**TAFE NSW REQUIREMENTS**

To be eligible to enrol in this course, you must:

- Have Level 3 Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) proficiency - Skills Teams will carry out an assessment to identify whether you need support in this area
- Have a moderate level of fitness and flexibility that enables you to perform CPR on the floor
- Hold a current Working with Children Check and be able to provide a copy of your immunisation record - both records will be checked before orientation
- Allocate time for self-study and to complete your assessments and course work
- Participate in 50 hours of practical skills practice, in a simulated dental clinic environment

**WORK PLACEMENT**

Work placement provides you with opportunities to practice responding to situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in a learning or simulated environment. Work placement enhances your learning experience and supports continued learning and assessment in the workplace.

This course has a mandatory 250 hours of work placement. You will need to arrange a suitable dental practice to complete this requirement with.

Work placement begins once you have completed 50 hours practicing your skills in a simulated work environment.

As children and young people may be patients, a valid Working with Children Check (WWCC) is mandatory to begin your work placement. 
Learning pathways: CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING If you already have skills and knowledge that are relevant to your course, you may be able to apply for credit through articulation, credit transfer or recognition of prior learning. To find out more about applying for credit follow this link

https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/get-started-at-tafe-nsw/recognition-of-prior-learning

This web page also provides information on how to use your existing TAFE NSW qualifications to undertake a higher level qualification at TAFE NSW (e.g. Cert II to Cert III, Cert III to Cert IV, Cert IV to Diploma, etc.)

TAFE to University Many TAFE NSW courses offer you the opportunity to gain both vocational and university qualifications. To find out more about the pathways to higher education please follow this link

https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/study-options/tafe-to-university 
Support for students: TAFE NSW has a range of support services available including support for students with disabilities, extensive library and information services, career advice and counselling, children's centres and support for multicultural or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. No matter what your circumstances are, TAFE NSW can assist you in many ways. 
Course availability
Location: Shellharbour
Location brochure: Click here for a PDF copy of the course at Shellharbour Print/Download PDF    Click here to e-mail me the course details e-Mail me
Offering name: Certificate III in Dental Assisting 
Offering code: 20SHB-011 
Attendance mode: Part Time Evening 
Study mode: Course-Mixed Mode 
Duration: 36 Weeks
Scheduled attendance: This course is currently scheduled on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 5.30pm to 9.00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher. 
Hours per week: 19 
Starting from: 3-Feb-2020 
About: **INFORMATION SESSIONS**

An information session will be held on Monday 9 December 2019, 4.00pm to 4.30pm at TAFE NSW Shellharbour Campus in Building B, Level Ground, Room BG.03.

**STUDY COMMITMENT**

This is a Part Time Evening blended course. You will need to attend approximately 11 hours of class, over 3 days a week for 36 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 8 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 12 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including Self-Study, reviewing class work, additional reading, study notes, personal reflections, Student Research / Self Directed Learning / Revision.

**IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?**

This course offering is designed for people who:
Are pursuing a career as a Dental Assistant.

**SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT**
Target group: Pre Employment , Existing Workers 
Applying and enrolling: Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.



Smart and Skilled: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
(TAFE NSW - Provider Code: 90003)

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 131 601 for further information and advice.
Course fees:
Description Amount
First qualification $1,450
Second qualification $1,750
Concession $240
Exemption $0
Course Fee $8,420
Other information: To successfully complete this course, you will need:
Students must have completed at least 50 hours of skills practice in a simulated environment prior to commencing the work placement component of their qualification. They must also complete a Working with Children Check for work within NSW and a National Police Check, along with any other checks and clearances required by their employer such as an immunisation status check.

In general, existing workers will complete their 250 hours of work placement in their current workplace, provided it meets the requirements of the Training Package. Students who are pre-employment will need to secure a suitable work placement to enable them to complete the required 250 hours. 
Comments: Congratulations on enrolling at TAFE NSW!

An important next step is to attend your first day of class on Monday 3 February 2020, from 5.30pm at TAFE NSW Shellharbour, Building B, Room G03. Please bring this receipt to orientation.

You will be provided with a timetable, assessment guides, advice about additional materials you may need to purchase and information on the support services available to you.

Activate your student portal account which allows you to check your results, see fees and payments, and download your timetable.

To activate your account, go to https://my.tafensw.edu.au and login with your username and password, which was created as part of the online enrolment process and/or included on your receipt. Call us on 131 601 if you need it to be reset.

Once logged in, change your password and create 3 secret questions and answers.

Speak with customer service staff on campus to get your TAFECard which gives you special access to printing, copying and other services. 
Contact: For further information contact Customer Service Centre Information on 131 601
Location: Shellharbour
Location brochure: Click here for a PDF copy of the course at Shellharbour Print/Download PDF    Click here to e-mail me the course details e-Mail me
Offering name: Certificate III in Dental Assisting 
Offering code: 20SHB-012 
Attendance mode: Part Time Day 
Study mode: Course-Mixed Mode 
Duration: 36 Weeks
Scheduled attendance: This course is currently scheduled on Monday and Tuesday from 9.30am to 3.00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher. 
Hours per week: 19 
Starting from: 3-Feb-2020 
About: **STUDY COMMITMENT**

This is a part-time day blended course. You will need to attend approximately 11 hours of class, over 2 days a week for 36 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 8 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 12 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including self-study, reviewing class work, additional reading, study notes, personal reflections, student research / self-directed learning / revision.

**IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?**

This course offering is designed for people who:
Are pursuing a career as a Dental Assistant.

**SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT**
Target group: Pre Employment , Existing Workers 
Applying and enrolling: Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.



Smart and Skilled: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
(TAFE NSW - Provider Code: 90003)

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 131 601 for further information and advice.
Course fees:
Description Amount
First qualification $1,450
Second qualification $1,750
Concession $240
Exemption $0
Course Fee $8,420
Other information: To successfully complete this course, you will need:
Students must have completed at least 50 hours of skills practice in a simulated environment prior to commencing the work placement component of their qualification. They must also complete a Working with Children Check for work within NSW and a National Police Check, along with any other checks and clearances required by their employer such as an immunisation status check.

In general, existing workers will complete their 250 hours of work placement in their current workplace, provided it meets the requirements of the Training Package. Students who are pre-employment will need to secure a suitable work placement to enable them to complete the required 250 hours. 
Comments: Congratulations on enrolling at TAFE NSW!

An important next step is to attend your first day of class on Monday 3 February 2020, from 9.30am at TAFE NSW Shellharbour, Building B, Room G03. Please bring this receipt to orientation.

You will be provided with a timetable, assessment guides, advice about additional materials you may need to purchase and information on the support services available to you.

Activate your student portal account which allows you to check your results, see fees and payments, and download your timetable.

To activate your account, go to https://my.tafensw.edu.au and login with your username and password, which was created as part of the online enrolment process and/or included on your receipt. Call us on 131 601 if you need it to be reset.

Once logged in, change your password and create 3 secret questions and answers.

Speak with customer service staff on campus to get your TAFECard which gives you special access to printing, copying and other services. 
Contact: For further information contact Customer Service Centre Information on 131 601