HLT35015 Certificate III in Dental Assisting

This qualification reflects the role of workers who assist a dentist, dental hygienist, dental prosthetist, dental therapist or oral health therapist during oral health care procedures. Their role includes maintaining high standards of infection control, assisting with practice administration and supporting quality and professionalism in the dental sector.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 250 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

Employment pathways: Although it does not guarantee an employment outcome, completion of this qualification could lead to employment in the dental health industry, such as a dental assistant or dental laboratory assistant.


Further study pathways: This qualification may provide a pathway to HLT45015 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting.


Qualification Status:  Current


Licensing requirements: No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Modes of Delivery

This qualification is delivered:

  • Face to Face in a classroom
  • Face to face in a simulated workplace environment

Location of Delivery

Melbourne, Victoria

  • Adderley Campus – 113 Adderley Street, West Melbourne

This course will only be delivered and assessed in Victoria and not offered for interstate students.

Course CRICOS Code: 093114J

Entry Requirements

No specific entry requirements as per the qualification details or training package. Menzies has in place admission criteria as follows:

  • Minimum age of 18 years and above
  • Have physical attributes suitable for placement in the dental industry that encompasses manual handling of equipment and clients (i.e. to assist a patient in transferring themselves to and from a dental chair)
  • English Language Requirements- IELTS (Academic) overall score of 5.5 or TOEFL PB 506 or TOEFL IBT 62 or Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) 47 or PTE Academic 46.

Additionally, the learner is required to:

Onshore International Students

  • Meet the LLN Assessment at Level 3.
  • Provide proof of up to date Immunisation.
  • Provide a satisfactory National Police Clearance / Australian Federal Police Clearance Certificate (AFP) / NCC.
  • Provide a Working with Children Check.

Offshore International Students

  • Meet the LLN Assessment at Level 3
  • The health, police clearance and other character checks of the prospective learner will be conducted by the Department of Home Affairs.
  • Once the student is granted the visa and has commenced the training product, the student will be required to provide immunisation, Police Check and Working with Children checks prior to commencing the work placement.

Course Duration

Learner’s with less than 12 months work experience

Total program duration is 52 weeks for delivery and assessment this includes a total of 5 weeks of holiday breaks. The total amount of training provided is 1200 hours. Following table provides a breakdown of the actual number of hours for training and assessment:

Face to face training and assessment800
Work place training (work placement)252
Private study and research  148

Learner’s with more than 12 months work experience

Total program duration is 34 weeks for delivery and assessment this includes a total of  4 weeks of holiday breaks. The total amount of training provided is 880 hours. Following table provides a breakdown of the actual number of hours for training and assessment:

Face to face training and assessment500
Work place training (work placement)252
Private study and research  128

Third Party Training and Assessment

The Institute uses the following Third Party and Work Placement Providers as part of training and assessment:
– St John Ambulance Australia (VIC) Inc (Ph: 1300 360 455, www.stjohnvic.com.au)
– Magical Smiles (Ph: 03 8358 2565, www.magicalsmiles.com.au)
– My Dental Group (Ph: 03 9386 7981, www.mydentalgroup.com.au)
– Sunshine Family Dental Clinic (Ph: 03 9312 0263, www.sunshinefamilydental.com.au)
– SOHO Dental (Ph: 8380 0208, www.sohodental.com.au)
– City Smiles (Ph: 9654 6979, www.citysmiles.com.au)
– United Smiles (Ph: 8682 8658, www.unitedsmiles.com.au)
– Yateeth Dental (Ph: 9939 4859, www.yateethdental.com.au)
– Eltham Dental Clinic (Ph: 9424 1831, www.elthamdentalclinic.com.au)
– Smile Hawthorn (Ph: 9939 8006,www.smilehawthorn.com.au)
– Saisch Dental Care (Ph: 9629 7970, saischdental.com.au)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Students may request recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessment. If requested, students will be provided with an RPL document allowing them to provide verifiable details of prior learning. The evidence will be assessed for currency and against requirements of the units of competency, and an amended program strategy will be prepared, taking into account the student’s prior learning. The duration and the costs of an RPL procedure will depend on your level of expertise and the amount of gap training required. Please contact us on
1300 244 002 orinfo@menzies.vic.edu.au to see what RPL options are available for you.

Click here to view the Course Guide 2018-2019 for International Students.

Click here to view the Course Flyer for International Students.

 Enrolment FeeMaterials FeeTUITION FEE – Payment Plan Options
 Option 1*:
Semester Payment/Bi-monthly Payment
Option 2^:
Quarterly Payment
Fees for learner’s with less than 12 months work experience$150$1,500

$9,500

Total: $11,150
1st: $5,650

2nd: $5,500

$9,900

Total: $11,550
1st: $3,850

2 payments: $3,850

Fees for learner’s with more than 12 months work experience$150$1,500

$6,100

Total: $7,750
1st: $3,875

2nd: $3,875

$6,350

Total: $8,000
1st: $3,000

2 payments: $2,500

  • Semester Payment Breakdown:1 sem tuition fee + all material fee + enrolment fee
  • Quarterly Payment Breakdown:1 quarter tuition fee + all material fee + enrolment fee
  • *OPTION 1 Semester Payment: Both Offshore and Onshore International Students can choose this payment plan.
  • ^OPTION 2 Quarterly Payment: Only Onshore (currently in Australia) International Students can choose this payment plan
  • During the course, if student defaults from Semester Payment Plan or change to Quarterly Payment Plan, the difference tuition fee amount is applied as the penalty.

Following are the steps of the

Admissions and Enrolment Process for International

Students:

Step 1: Prospective

learner previews information about course and the Institute.
▪   

Information sources include but not limited to online, print,

seminar/exhibition & marketing event.

Step 2: Prospective

learner makes an enquiry to the Institute.

▪   

Prospective learners may make the inquiry using online methods

(website, Facebook, email), by phone or walk-in to the

Institute.

Step 3: Discuss with

Marketing and Admissions Staff about the training product.

Step 4: Complete the 

Pre- Training Review (PTR)
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Provide all information and documentation as required. The prospective

learner is required to complete Pre-Training Review Form
▪   

Sit for the pre training interview to determine the suitability to the

training product. Offshore students will participate to the interview

via (video conferencing or teleconferencing)
▪   

Complete the Foundation Skills Assessment

Step 5: Submit Formal

Application
▪   

Prospective leaner completes the International Student Application

Form and sign Privacy Notice and Student Declaration – which is the

formal application endorsement.

Step 6: Sign and accept

the Letter of Offer and Student Agreement (LOO)

▪   

This is the final stage for applicant to understand and agree to all

terms and conditions of the LOO.

Step 7: Make

Payment
▪   

As outlined in the LOO, arrange the initial payment required to

confirm enrolment.

Step 8: Receive

Confirmation of Enrolment (COE)
▪   

International COE – Confirmation of Enrolment received by student

and/or education agent. Also information on Orientation Day is

included.

Step 9: Apply for

Student Visa
▪   

Apply for Student Visa with the COE. For more information please visit

https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/visa-1/500-

Step 10: Book Flights

and Arrange Accommodation
▪   

Book your flights to Melbourne and arrange accommodation for the

duration of your study.
▪   

If airport pickup is required, confirm arrangements with the

Institute.

Step 11: Departure

& Arrival
▪   

Ensure you have packed all necessary belongings. Ensure your airport

pickup and accommodation arrangements are finalised.
▪   

Bring copies of your enrolment, and accommodation arrangements.
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Have a safe trip to Melbourne.

Step 12: Attend

Orientation Session

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Compulsory session to receive all course and student orientation

information, student registration, uniform sizing and student ID cards

issuance.