Certificate III in Dental Assisting


  • Formalise your skills in a growing industry with this Certificate III in Dental Assisting (HLT31812)
  • Get hands-on experience through practical assessments
  • Study online with flexible options available for submitting assignments

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Price: $3,945 AUD

At a glance

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OTEN – Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004)
Career Opportunities

Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.





Work placement

150 hours in total

Course length
Self-paced (e.g. 20 hrs a week = finish in 6 months, 10 hrs a week = finish in 1 year). Complete within 1 year.
Study mode


Assignment, work placement & online quizzes
Start date

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OTEN – Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004)
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Payment options

12-month interest free payment plan

Terms & conditions apply

No deposit, and pay no interest for the first 12 months.
Pay over time by making weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments.

or Upfront payment

Course price $3,945


There are no entry requirements for this course. You can enrol no matter what level of education or work experience you have.

What you'll learn

Become trained in:

  • Prepare, maintain, and use dental instruments and materials
  • Perform dental office procedures and abide by legal requirements
  • Sterilisation
  • Infection control
  • OH&S
  • Anatomy and physiology

Work placement

This course includes 150 hours of professional work placement at an approved dental health care practice. You will need to arrange your own work placement.

The industry experience gives you invaluable real-life skills, so you graduate ready to step into a job.

Course structure

8 units

Core units

  1. HLTFA311A - Apply first aid*

  2. HLTDA306C - Assist with administration in dental practice

  3. HLTDA304C - Assist with dental radiography

  4. HLTHIR301B - Communicate & work effectively in health

  5. HLTIN301C - Comply with infection control policies & procedures

  6. HLTWHS200A - Participate in WHS processes

  7. CHLTDA303C - Prepare for & assist with oral health care procedures

  8. HLTIN302B - Process reusable instruments & equipment in health work

First aid requirement:
This course requires you to complete a first aid course. This is not available through OTEN so you will need to organise to complete this training through an agency such as St Johns Ambulance or Australian Red Cross.

Support and delivery

When you study online with OTEN, you can:

  • Study from anywhere, when it suits you best.
  • Graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.
  • Get comprehensive support from teachers via phone and email.
  • Access course materials online.
  • Interact with teachers and fellow students via platforms like virtual classrooms, forums and video calls.

OTEN's online courses can also be referred to as distance education. Some hard-copy course materials and assessments may be accessed or submitted via post.

Payment options

There are 2 ways you can pay for this course:

1. 12-month interest free payment plan

Pay for your course over time by making weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments.

This flexible payment plan requires no deposit, and you pay no interest for the first 12 months.

2. Upfront payment

You can pay for this course upfront via credit card or bank transfer.

To understand more about payment options or find out if you’re eligible for a funding entitlement, contact a SEEK Learning Consultant.

Ready to start?

  • Enrol in a few steps
  • Receive access to the course by email
  • Support is available as you study

Price: $3,945 AUD