Health and Aged Care

HLT35015 Certificate III in Dental Assisting

HLT35015 Certificate III in Dental Assisting is for people who are currently employed in the dental industry.

Career Opportunities

  • Dental Assistant

Location, dates and times

Participants can commence at any time. Upon enrolment an individual training plan will be negotiated to best suit the needs of the learner.

Applications are invited for the Royal Flying Doctor Service – John Flynn Dental Assistant Scholarship
Applications open on Monday, 1st July 2019 and close on Wednesday, 26th July 2019.

Learning Options

This course is delivered in the workplace except for two (2) days first aid classroom delivery on campus. Tutorials and workshops are also offered to assist with learning.

You will be provided with printed learning materials and access to dental assistant online learning resources.

Assessment Process

Assessments are designed to help you demonstrate your skills and knowledge. They allow us to confirm you can perform to the standard required in the workplace, to meet all of the requirements of the course.

Examples of assessments for this course may include;

  • Written assignments
  • Questions
  • Online quizzes
  • Case studies
  • Observations on the job
  • Portfolio of evidence

Recognition of Prior Learning

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience. This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster.

For further details please refer to our Recognition of Prior Learning page.

Fees and Payments

For further fee and payment information visit our Fees and Payment page.

Concession fees are available for this qualification.

Essential Requirements

There are no essential requirements for this qualification.


HLT35015 – Certificate III in Dental Assisting is for people who are currently employed in the dental industry.

Student Support

TasTAFE’s enrolment and orientation process provides information about our resources, services and support. Further details relating to Student Support Services are available at our Student Support Services page.


HLT35015 – Certificate III in Dental Assisting.

Qualification Requirements

To achieve a HLT35015 Certificate III in Dental Assisting, 11 units must be completed, 9 core and 2 electives.

Electives are selected based on industry and/or employer consultation.


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