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.



COURSE DETAIL

 

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)

 

Additionally, the learner is required to:

  • 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.

 

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 assessment 800
Work place training (work placement) 252
Private study and research   148



Learner's with more than 12 months work experience

Total program duration is 36 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 assessment 500
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 or info@menzies.vic.edu.au to see what RPL options are available for you.

 

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

Click here to view the Course Flyer for Domestic Students.

Modes of Delivery

This qualification is delivered:

  • Face to Face in a classroom
  • Face to face in a simulated workplace environment
  • Work placement in a commercial workplace
  • Online

 

Location of Delivery

Melbourne, Victoria

  • Spencer Campus - 355 Spencer Street, West Melbourne

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

Domestic Full Fee

  Enrolment Fee Material Fee Tuition Fee Total Payment Plan Amount
Fees for learner's with less than 12 months work experience $150 $1,500 $7,450 $9,100 $175
Payment every week
Fees for learner's with more than 12 months work experience $150 $1,500 $4,475 $6,125 $175
Payment every week

Note: VET Student Loans, government funded subsidy or other financial support arrangements are not available. If students are accessing any government funding entitlement, that may reduce their ability to access such funding in the future (such as arrangements that limit funding to one qualification for a person).

Following are the steps of the Admissions and Enrolment Process for Domestic 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)

▪    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.

▪    Complete the Foundation Skills Assessment

 
Step 5: Submit Formal Application

▪    Prospective leaner completes the Domestic 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)

▪    Domestic COE - Confirmation of Enrolment received by student. Also information on Orientation Day is included.


Step 9: Attend Orientation Session

▪    Compulsory session to receive all course and student orientation information, student registration, uniform sizing and student ID cards issuance.

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.



COURSE DETAIL

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 assessment 800
Work place training (work placement) 252
Private study and research   148



Learner's with more than 12 months work experience

Total program duration is 36 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 assessment 500
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 or info@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.

Modes of Delivery

This qualification is delivered:

  • Face to Face in a classroom
  • Face to face in a simulated workplace environment
  • Work placement in a commercial workplace

 

Location of Delivery

Melbourne, Victoria

  • Spencer Campus - 355 Spencer Street, West Melbourne

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

  Enrolment Fee Materials Fee

TUITION 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)

▪    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.

▪    Have a safe trip to Melbourne.


Step 12: Attend Orientation Session

▪    Compulsory session to receive all course and student orientation information, student registration, uniform sizing and student ID cards issuance.