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John Flynn Dental Assistant Scholarship

Are you a dental assistant studying Certificate III at TasTAFE? Applications for the John Flynn Dental Assistant Scholarship are open now!

The scholarship was established by Royal Flying Doctor Service Tasmania in 2006 and gives recipients the opportunity to further their workplace skills by providing an experience of living in remote Australia and working there with the Royal Flying Doctors Service (RFDS).

Tasmanian candidates may apply for the scholarship within 18 months of commencing Certificate III in Dental Assisting training, or within their first year of full-time training if a school-based trainee.

For more information, read this article: John Flynn Dental Assistant Scholarship

Applications close on Friday, 29 July 2022.

Certificate III in Dental Assisting


  • Clarence

Attendance options

  • Part-time

Study type

  • Apprentices/Trainees

Tuition Fees

Please note: The course overview is intended as a guide only. Not all courses are available at all locations or through all study types and attendance options. Please check Locations, Dates and Times below or enquire for further information.

Work towards gaining a qualification in dental assisting for the work you already do.

This Certificate III-level course in Dental Assisting is designed specifically for people who are currently employed in the dental industry as a Dental Assistant and are responsible for assisting a dentist, dental hygienist, dental prosthetist, dental therapist or oral health therapist during oral health care procedures.

This course will enable you to get formally recognised for your skills and knowledge in preparing for and assisting with oral health care procedures and dental radiography, infection prevention and control policies and procedures, and assisting with general practice administration.

To achieve this qualification, you must have completed at least 250 hours of work within your current Dental Assistant role.

On successful completion of this course, you may be interested in further developing your dental assistant skills and consider undertaking the HLT45015 – Certificate IV in Dental Assisting qualification at TasTAFE.

Interested in starting this course?

Contact us today to express your interest or make an enquiry.

Call 1300 655 307 Submit an enquiry

Career opportunities

  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Laboratory Assistant

Career opportunities

  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Laboratory Assistant

We’re here to help…

At TasTAFE, we understand that everyone's journey is different and sometimes you might need some extra support to achieve your study or career goals.

Whether you are at the very start of your training, returning to study after a long break, or looking to upskill in a specific area, we're here to help you to be successful in your chosen field of study, apprenticeship or traineeship.

Our student support services are available for all students, and aim to provide the support you need to make your learning experience just that little bit easier.

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