Certificate III in Dental Assisting (Local Students ONLY)


  • Course Code HLT35015
  • Duration 52 weeks (43 weeks of study, 9 weeks of holidays)
  • Location Perth Campus
  • Timetable Jan-June: Thursday and Friday (8.45am - 5.00pm), July-Dec: Monday and Tuesday (8.45am - 5.00pm)
  • Self Directed Study 4-6 hours
  • Next Intake Date 20/07/17, 27/07/17, 17/08/17, 31/08/17, 14/09/17

Course Outline

This qualification provides the knowledge and skills needed to assist a dentist, dental hygienist or dental therapist during all health care procedures, to help maintain high standards of infection control and to assist with practice administration. Successful completion of this certificate qualifies you for employment as a Dental Assistant.

As part of your Certificate III in Dental Assisting course, you would undertake 250 hours of clinical placement, linked with a number of units of competency in the certificate program. The training will take place in a dental setting, working alongside qualified professionals and being supervised by WAIFS trainers and designated supervisors at the host employer.

*Please note this course is only offered to local students.

  • Entry Requirements

    Successful completion of Year 10 (or equivalent).

    IELTS score of 4.5 (or equivalent).

  • Work-based Placement

    All students of Certificate III in Dental Assisting undertake 250 hours of clinical placement, linked with a number of units of competency in the Certificate III in Dental Assisting. Students will undertake the practical components of their course in the health sector and work alongside qualified professionals. Students are supervised during these placements by WAIFS trainers and designated supervisors at the host employer.

  • Pathways/Articulation

    Successful completion of this qualification provides you with a pathway into HLT45015 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting. You may be able to receive exemptions from some subjects based on this qualification.

    If you want more detailed information about this course, contact admissions@waifs.wa.edu.au.

  • Domestic Fees

    Tuition Fee: $5,750.00

    Materials Fee: $500.00

    Uniform Fee: $200.00

    A one off $230.00 Enrolment Fee is applicable to process the Application.

    *Course fees may change. This is usually annually on 1 July and typically no more than 4%.

    **Fees quoted are in AUS Dollars.

    *** This course is eligible for funding. Please refer to Future Skills WA.