Certificate III in Dental Assisting

The Certificate III in Dental Assisting prepares you to assist with oral health care procedures, assist in dental radiography and comply with infection control policies and procedures. This nationally recognised dental assisting qualification allows you to build on your existing communication skills and equips you with the skills required to assist with administration processes in dental practices.  

Once you’ve obtained Certificate III in Dental Assisting, you will be qualified to work as a Dental Assistant for a variety of dental professionals, including a Dentist, Dental Hygienist or Dental Therapist. As a Dental Assistant, your key focus is to ensure patients are comfortable and experience a high level of care, whether that’s at the front of house or whilst undergoing treatment.  

This course includes both theory and practical components with all theory delivered online, meaning you set the pace of your studies to fit into your schedule.

Work Placement

This course also requires a minimum of 350 hours of work placement in a dental clinic and a suitable supervisor able to sign off on the practical demonstration elements.

Please note: This is a fee-for-service program.

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  • Awarded by

    Foundation Education (RTO: 22557)

  • Qualification

    Certificate III, VET

  • Study mode


  • Payment options

    Payment PlanUpfront payment

  • Duration

    12 months

  • Start date

    Anytime – start today!

  • Course fee

    Price may vary

This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government’s National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that’s recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.