HLT35015 - Certificate III in Dental Assisting (Release 1)

Qualification Description

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.

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

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 11

  • 9 core units
  • 2 elective units, consisting of:
  • up to 2 units from the list of electives below, or
  • up to 2 units from any endorsed Training Package or accredited course – these units must be relevant to the work outcome

All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core units 

CHCCOM005

Communicate and work in health or community services

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

HLTAID003

Provide first aid

HLTDEN001

Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures

HLTDEN002

Assist with dental radiography

HLTDEN003

Assist with administration in dental practice

HLTINF001

Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

HLTINF002

Process reusable medical devices and equipment

HLTWHS001

Participate in workplace health and safety

Elective units 

HLTDEN004

Implement an individualised oral hygiene program

HLTDEN010

Implement an oral hygiene program for older people

HLTOHC001

Recognise and respond to oral health issues

HLTOHC002

Inform and support patients and groups about oral health

HLTOHC003

Apply and manage use of basic oral health products

HLTOHC004

Provide or assist with oral hygiene 

HLTSTE001

Clean and disinfect reusable medical devices

HLTSTE005

Care for reusable medical devices

BSBFLM303

Contribute to effective workplace relationships

BSBWOR203

Work effectively with others

BSBWOR204

Use business technology

Qualification Mapping Information

No equivalent qualification.


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HLT45015 - Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Release 1)


Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide an advanced level of assistance to a dentist, dental hygienist, dental prosthetist, dental therapist or oral health therapist, which contributes to the quality of oral health care.

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.

Jurisdictional legislative radiation licensing requirements may apply to candidates who undertake Group A electives for Radiography specialisation. If Radiography units or a Radiology specialisation is not selected,no licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 14

  • 10 core units
  • 4 elective units, consisting of:
  • at least 3 units must be from those units listed under Groups A, B, C, D or E
  • up to1 unit from any endorsed Training Package or accredited course – these units must be relevant to the work outcome

Any combination of electives that meets the rules above can be selected for the award of the Certificate IV in Dental Assisting. Where appropriate, electives may be packaged to provide a qualification with a specialisation.

Packaging for each specialisation: 

  • All Group A electives must be selected for award of the Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Radiography)
  • All Group B electives must be selected for award of the Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Oral Health Promotion)
  • All Group C electives must be selected for award of the Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (General Anaesthesia and Conscious Sedation)
  • All Group D electives must be selected for award of the Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Technical Records)
  • All Group E electives must be selected for award of the Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Dental Practice Administration Work)

All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core units 

CHCCOM005

Communicate and work in health or community services

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

HLTAID003

Provide first aid

HLTDEN001

Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures

HLTDEN002

Assist with dental radiography

HLTDEN003

Assist with administration in dental practice

HLTINF001

Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

HLTINF002

Process reusable medical devices and equipment

HLTINF003

Implement and monitor infection prevention and control policies and procedures

HLTWHS003

Maintain work health and safety

Elective units 

Group A electives – RADIOGRAPHY specialisation 

HLTDEN007

Apply the principles of radiation biology and protection in dental practice

HLTDEN008

Prepare to expose a prescribed dental radiographic image

HLTDEN009

Produce a prescribed dental radiographic image

Group B electives – ORAL HEALTH PROMOTION specialisation 

HLTDEN004

Implement an individualised oral hygiene program

HLTDEN010

Implement an oral hygiene program for older people

HLTDEN011

Implement an oral health promotion program

Group C electives – GENERAL ANAESTHESIA AND CONSCIOUS SEDATION specialisation 

HLTDEN005

Assist in oral health care procedures during general anaesthesia

HLTDEN006

Assist in oral health care procedures during conscious sedation

Group D electives – TECHNICAL RECORDS specialisation 

HLTDEN012

Take an impression for study models

HLTDEN014

Take a clinical photograph

HLTDET001

Construct models

HLTDET002

Construct custom impression trays

Group E electives – DENTAL PRACTICE ADMINISTRATION WORK specialisation 

HLTDEN013

Allocate treatment appointments according to priority

BSBADM409

Coordinate business resources

BSBMED401

Manage patient recordkeeping system

Other electives 

CHCEDU001

Provide community focused health promotion and prevention strategies

HLTDET003

Construct registration rims

HLTDET005

Construct thermoformed bases and appliances

HLTOHC001

Recognise and respond to oral health issues

HLTOHC002

Inform and support patients and groups about oral health

HLTOHC003

Apply and manage use of basic oral health products

HLTOHC004

Provide or assist with oral hygiene

HLTTHE001

Handle and care for operating theatre equipment

HLTTHE002

Assist with preparation of clients for operative procedures

HLTTHE003

Provide intra-operative equipment and technical support

BSBMED301

Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

BSBRSK401

Identify risk and apply risk management processes

BSBPMG413

Apply project human resources management approaches

TAEDEL301A

Provide work skill instruction

TLIP5037A

Develop workplace policy and procedures


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