C3393 - Certificate III in Dental Assisting

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Plan: C3393 - Certificate III in Dental Assisting
Campus: City Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure
Program transition plan

Approach to learning and assessment

The program combines on the job training in your workplace, and face to face learning at the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne in Carlton. The educators from RMIT University liaise closely with your workplace supervisors to facilitate training that meets your individual learning needs.

The program is delivered through:

  • on-the-job training
  • online learning of theory-based courses
  • hands-on practical-based workshops
  • online learning resources

During your studies you will need to complete two workplace assessments conducted at the workplace. You will also be expected to demonstrate competency on the practical component of the program and complete a Clinical Logbook.

Information relating to Covid

Please note that this program’s courses (whether core, option, or university elective courses) may have mandatory in-person attendance or assessment to pass the course.

If you are choosing to enrol in a course which has mandatory in-person attendance or assessment, you will need to comply with RMIT vaccination requirements which are applicable during the duration of the course. This RMIT requirement includes being vaccinated against COVID-19 or holding a valid medical exemption. 

Please read this RMIT Enrolment Procedure as it has important information regarding COVID vaccination and your study at RMIT: https://policies.rmit.edu.au/document/view.php?id=209.

Please read the Student website for additional requirements of in-person attendance: https://www.rmit.edu.au/covid/coming-to-campus

 

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Work integrated learning

This program is a traineeships program and cannot be undertaken unless you are employed and registered as a trainee dental assistant under a training agreement with an appropriate dental industry employer in either a public or private dental practise. This program provides work related projects in the learning activities and assessment.

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Program Structure

This qualification requires the completion of 11 units - 9 core units and 2 elective units.
 

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C3393 Courses

C3393 Core Units - Select ALL Nine (9) Courses

Course Title

Nominal Hours

Course Code

Campus

Communicate and work in health or community services (CHCCOM005) 30 EMPL7091C City Campus
Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001) 40 EMPL7092C City Campus
Provide first aid (HLTAID003) 18 OHTH5899C City Campus
Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures (HLTDEN001) 300 DENT5843C City Campus
Assist with dental radiography (HLTDEN002) 50 DENT5844C City Campus
Assist with administration in dental practice (HLTDEN003) 40 OFFC5318C City Campus
Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures (HLTINF001) 25 OHTH5930C City Campus
Process reusable medical devices and equipment (HLTINF002) 30 NURS5366C City Campus
Participate in workplace health and safety (HLTWHS001) 20 OHTH5908C City Campus
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C3393 Elective Units - Select Two (2) Courses

Course Title

Nominal Hours

Course Code

Campus

Recognise and respond to oral health issues (HLTOHC001) 30 DENT5845C City Campus
Provide or assist with oral hygiene (HLTOHC004) 50 DENT5846C City Campus
 

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Program transition plan

To ensure training packages are responsive to industry priorities for new and updated skills, they are monitored and reviewed during their endorsement period. Sometimes the outcome of a review is that a qualification is superseded by a new version of the qualification, or a new qualification altogether. The school will endeavour to the best of their abilities to ensure that students are not disadvantaged in this process. 

The program is currently in transition. Applications will still be accepted into the current program and where required students will be transitioned into the updated program in semester 1 2022. 

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