In a nutshell
Studying this online Certificate III in Dental Assisting with Open Colleges provides you with the education and training to develop your skills as a professional dental assistant.
Studying this certificate course, you will develop skills in all aspects of dental assistance, including infection control and OH&S procedures, operation and maintenance of dental instruments, processing and storing of radiographic film and equipment, and cleaning and sterilising of instruments and treatment rooms.
You will also gain knowledge and understanding of first aid requirements and the disposal of surgery waste. In addition, this online dental assisting program will give you the administrative and communication skills required of a modern dental assistant, and a solid understanding of diverse patient care requirements.
Administrative training in how to manage appointments, process payments and maintain accurate client records will complement the more technical aspects of the course.
What you’ll need
Applicants must also meet the criteria to be eligible for this program:
- Have a School Certificate or equivalent; OR
- Hold a relevant qualification; OR
- Have relevant vocational experience; AND
- Have a current Senior First Aid Certificate from an accredited course.
In this online dental assisting course, the units of competency you may study include:
HLTWHS001 -Participate in work health and safety
HLTHSS003 - Perform general cleaning tasks in a clinical setting
HLTINF002 - Process reusable medical devices and equipment
HLTINF001 - Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTDEN001 - Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures
HLTDEN002 - Assist with dental radiography
HLTOHC004 - Provide or assist with oral hygiene Communication and administration
CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
HLTDEN003 - Assist with administration in dental practice
HLTAID003 - Provide first aid
Why Open Colleges?
Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. All courses are delivered by correspondence, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.
As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.