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

John Flynn Dental Assistant Scholarship

Applications are now open for the John Flynn Dental Assistant Scholarship. The Scholarship was established in 2006 for dental assistants who are studying Certificate III at TasTAFE to further their workplace skills by providing an experience of living in remote Australia and working there with the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS).

The scholarship is delivered by RFDS Tasmania and supported by TasTAFE. It is dedicated to the memory of Reverend John Flynn who recognised the desperate need to provide skilled medical care to remote areas of Australia. The Scholarship comprises two weeks of flying and clinical experience as an assistant to the RFDS South Eastern Dentist operating from the RFDS Dubbo Base in NSW and provides the recipient with insight into dentistry practice in the outback.

For further details see the information flyer or download the application form. Applications close 26 July 2019.

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.

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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