C3299 - Certificate III in Dental Assisting

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Plan: C3299 - Certificate III in Dental Assisting
Campus: City Campus

Overview

Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Certificate III in Dental Assisting
Qualification national code: HLT31812
Nominal hours: 308
Career: TAFE
Duration: 1 Year part time
Location: Building 154, level 3 (Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne, 720 Swanston St, Carlton)
Owning school: Vocational Engineering, Health and Sciences (174T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/vocational-engineering-health-and-sciences/
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

This National Training Package qualification provides you with the underpinning knowledge and practical skills required to safely and effectively perform the entry level roles and responsibilities of a Dental Assistant. The program combines off the job training in the workplace. Educators from RMIT University liaise closely with workplace supervisors to facilitate training that meets your individual learning needs.

The program is delivered through:

  • on the job training
  • face to face classroom theory based subjects
  • hands on practical based workshops        
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Articulation and pathways

This program is the national pre-requisite program for C4320 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting. On successful completion of the Certificate III in Dental Assisting graduates can apply for entry to the Certificate IV in Dental Assisting program.

You may be eligible for credit into other RMIT University programs for successfully completing this program upon application to other RMIT University programs. Please check with admissions officer of your program of choice.

 

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Entrance requirements

Your first step is to get a job in the industry. From there you can commence a traineeship.

You will need to be employed and registered as a trainee dental assistant under a training agreement with an appropriate dental industry employer in either a public or a private dental practise. In addition, it is recommended (in accordance with stated industry criteria) that students entering the traineeship should be able to demonstrate literacy and numeracy skills equivalent to  the achievement of VCE English units 1 & 2; apply numeracy skills equivalent  to successfully completion of VCE mathematics (units 1 & 2);and ability to perform basic functions on a computer including accessing applications and inputing, retrieving and printing data.

Applicants without this background may be directed to bridging or supplementary programs that already exist in RMIT to acquire the necessary competencies in English, mathematics and/or communication skills.

 

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External accreditation and industry links

The Certificate III in Dental Assisting is a nationally endorsed an recognised training program qualification that is supported and underpinned by a National Health Training Package, HLT31812.

RMIT University and the School of Vocational Health and Sciences, through its program advisory committees consults with industry directly around all aspects of the program. RMIT has been at the forefront of Dental Assisting training and education for over 10 years and has built up an extensive network of industry links.   

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library.

 


Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT: www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit.

 


Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

You can find more information at: www.rmit.edu.au/students

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