Certificate III in Dental Assisting

The Certificate III in Dental Assisting trains you to maintain and store instruments, equipment materials and medications, as well as how to communicate with dental professionals and patients within a health setting. You will also learn how to help with practice administrative duties like maintaining client records and organising appointments.

Upon completion of the course, you will be a qualified Dental Assistant. You may also choose to embark on an advanced career as Dental Radiographer through further studies with the Certificate IV in Dental Radiography.

Alternatively, you may study this course with the Certificate III in Dental Laboratory Assisting to be an all-rounded dental practitioner with the skills of a Dental Assistant and Dental Laboratory Assistant.

COURSE DETAIL

CRICOS Code National Code Study Duration Career Opportunity Entrance Requirement
093114J HLT35015 610 hours
(30 weeks including holidays/term break and 252 hours of compulsory practical work placement)

 

Face to Face Class Days:
2 days per week compulsory attendance

Self study expectation:
4 to 8 hours per week

Dental Assistant/Nurse

 

Dental Radiographer

 

Dental Technician

 

Dental Laboratory Assistant

- Completion up to Year 10 or equivalent

 

– Satisfactory proficiency in Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN)

 

- You will need to be at least 16 years old. If you are under 18 your enrolment form will need to be signed by a parent or guardian. 

Click here to view Course Structure and Units.

Click here to view the Course Guide.

Click here to view the Course Flyer.

ON-CAMPUS & FACE-TO-FACE

 

Active (Hands-on) and Continuous (Full time) learning together will enhance your understanding to a greater extent than when you study online and irregularly in small amounts.

 

  • Get into the workforce FASTER and start earning FASTER.

 

  • In a constant learning frame of mind so less likely to forget information.

 

  • Easier to lose focus on one task when studying part time as you are undertaking multiple activities at the same time.

 

  • Physically engaged and alert of the materials that you are learning.

 

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)

If you have substantial experience in this industry but do not have the time to go through a formal training program and would like to get a Nationally Recognised Certificate, please contact us on
1300 244 002 or info@menzies.vic.edu.au to see what RPL options are available for you.

The duration and the costs of an RPL procedure will depend on your level of expertise and the amount of gap training required.

Domestic Full Fee

Payment Plan Option Enrolment Fee Material Fee Tuition Fee Total Payment Plan Amount
1. Weekly Payment $150 $1,500 $6,600 $8,250 $275 per week
2. Monthly Payment $150 $1,500 $6,600 $8,250 1st: $1,650
6 payments: $1,100
NOTE: Discounts apply for full payments upfront.
Option 1 is a payment schedule with installments every 6 months for the duration of course
Option 2 is a payment schedule with installments every 3 months for the duration of courseOption 3 is a payment schedule with installments every 1 month for the duration of course

Click here to download the complete Course Fee List

Simply complete the Online Application steps following the link and attach all relevant documentation as prompted.

Online Application Form (Domestic)


The Certificate III in Dental Assisting trains you to maintain and store instruments, equipment materials and medications, as well as how to communicate with dental professionals and patients within a health setting. You will also learn how to help with practice administrative duties like maintaining client records and organising appointments.

Upon completion of the course, you will be a qualified Dental Assistant. You may also choose to embark on an advanced career as Dental Radiographer through further studies with the Certificate IV in Dental Radiography.

Alternatively, you may study this course with the Certificate III in Dental Laboratory Assisting to be an all-rounded dental practitioner with the skills of a Dental Assistant and Dental Laboratory Assistant.

COURSE DETAIL

CRICOS Code National Code Study Duration Career Opportunity Entrance Requirement
093114J HLT35015 610 hours
(30 weeks including holidays/term break and 252 hours of compulsory practical work placement)

 

Face to Face Class Days:
2 days per week compulsory attendance

Self study expectation:
4 to 8 hours per week

Dental Assistant

 

Dental Nurse

- Completion of Year 12 or equivalent

 

– English Proficiency certificate (one of following)
1. IELTS (Academic): 5.5
2. PTE (Academic): 42
3. TOEFL iBT: 65
4. TOEIC: 605

Click here to view Course Structure and Units.

Click here to view the Course Guide.

Click here to view the Course Flyer.

Enrolment Fee Materials Fee

TUITION FEE – Payment Plan Options

Option 1*:
Semester Payment/Bi-monthly Payment
Option 2^:
Quarterly Payment

$150

 

$1,500

 

$9,500

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

2nd: $5,500

$8,900

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

2 payments: $3,850

  • 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.

 

Click here to download the Fee List

– Simply complete the Online Application steps following the link and attach all relevant documentation as prompted.

Online Application Form (International)