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 and is only available via a traineeship.

Delivery is on the job except for two (2) days first aid classroom delivery on campus. Tutorials are also offered to assist with learning.

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.

Dates and Times

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


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There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Qualification Requirements

Successful completion of 9 core units

Choice of electives:

  • HLTOHC004  Provide or assist with oral hygiene
  • BSBFLM303  Contribute to effective workplace relationships
  • BSBWOR203  Work effectively with others


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