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Qualification details

HLT35021 - Certificate III in Dental Assisting (Release 2)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes HLT35015 - Certificate III in Dental AssistingSupersedes and is not equivalent to HLT35015 Certificate III in Dental Assisting. This version was released in HLT Health Training Package Release 6.0 and meets the requirements of the 2015 Standards for Training Packages. Updated to reflect current industry practices and terminology. 29/Apr/2021

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 02/Jul/2021
(View details for release 1) 30/Apr/2021


Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssentialSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Essential column
HLTDEN028 - Provide effective oral hygiene instruction to patients with an oral health treatment planProvide effective oral hygiene instruction to patients with an oral health treatment planElective
CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community servicesCommunicate and work in health or community servicesCore
HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safetyParticipate in workplace health and safetyCore
HLTSTE003 - Sterilise loadsSterilise loadsElective
HLTINF001 - Comply with infection prevention and control policies and proceduresComply with infection prevention and control policies and proceduresCore
CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse peopleWork with diverse peopleCore
HLTDET001 - Construct modelsConstruct modelsElective
BSBTEC201 - Use business software applicationsUse business software applicationsElective
HLTDEN030 - Assist the dental practitioner during medical emergencies in a dental settingAssist the dental practitioner during medical emergencies in a dental settingElective
HLTDEN017 - Assist with administration in dental practiceAssist with administration in dental practiceCore
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 423211 Dental Assistant 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0607 Dental Studies 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Health 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Dental Assistant 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 423211 Dental Assistant 15/Jun/2021 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0607 Dental Studies 15/Jun/2021 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 30/Apr/2021 
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Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 2

Minor corrections to formatting to improve readability. Equivalent outcomes

Release 1

HLT35021 Certificate III in Dental Assisting supersedes and is not equivalent to HLT35015 Certificate III in Dental Assisting.

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of workers who assist dental practitioners during oral health care procedures. The role includes maintaining high standards of infection control, assisting with practice administration and supporting quality and professionalism in the dental sector.

The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 350 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the Units of Competency.

No occupational licencing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

10 units must be completed:

  • 8 core units
  • 2 elective units from the electives listed below.

All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core units

Unit code 

Unit title 

CHCCOM005

Communicate and work in health or community services

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

HLTDEN015

Prepare for and assist with dental procedures

HLTDEN016

Assist with dental radiography

HLTDEN017

Assist with administration in dental practice

HLTINF001

Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

HLTINF002

Process reusable medical devices and equipment

HLTWHS001

Participate in workplace health and safety

Elective units

Unit code 

Unit title 

BSBTEC201

Use business software applications

CHCLEG001

Work legally and ethically

HLTAID011

Provide First Aid

HLTCCD003

Use medical terminology in health care

HLTDEN028

Provide effective oral hygiene instruction to patients with an oral health treatment plan

HLTDEN030

Assist the dental practitioner during medical emergencies in a dental setting

HLTDET001

Construct models

HLTDET005

Construct thermoformed bases and appliances

HLTOUT006

Transport emergency patients

HLTSTE003

Sterilise loads

Qualification Mapping Information

Release 1. HLT35021 Certificate III in Dental Assisting supersedes and is not equivalent to HLT35015 Certificate III in Dental Assisting.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=ced1390f-48d9-4ab0-bd50-b015e5485705