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HLT35115 Certificate III in Dental Laboratory Assisting

National ID: HLT35115 State ID: AYY4
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Does a career in the Dental Technology Industry make you smile?

When you complete the Certificate III in Dental Laboratory Assisting you will be ready to start a career in the busy dental technology world, as a laboratory assistant helping dentists and dental technicians to construct, repair and adjust dental appliances.

You will gain the career enhancing knowledge and skills to work as a member of the dental laboratory team. The skills that you develop in this course you can transfer into the HLT55115 Diploma of Dental Technology as an apprentice in a dental laboratory.

The Certificate III in Dental Laboratory Assisting includes supervised work skills in a simulated dental laboratory at the state of the art Oral Health Centre of WA. You will get to train in the same facility as dental students, oral health professionals and dental assistants.

Half-price

This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills program, from 1 January 2021 through to 31 December 2025 you'll only pay half the tuition fees (plus resource fee) capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession.

^ You will pay half price for the tuition fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as Resource fees that are specific to your course. For full details see our Half price courses page.

  • Construct models, custom impression trays, bite registration rims and thermoformed appliances, such as bleaching (whitening) trays, retainers and sports mouthguards, as well as articulating and transfering records.
  • Work with diverse people and communicate and work in health
  • First aid
  • Work health and safety and infection prevention and control policies and procedures

This course, and the career it represents, consists predominantly of manufacturing dental restorations and appliances. It does not involve direct patient contact. It is suitable for people who have a good ability to follow instructions and enjoy working with their hands. It is a particularly rewarding career for people who enjoy making things.

The ideal candidate would have the following attributes:

  • Have a desire for unsurpassed quality, consistency and great attention to detail
  • Hand-eye coordination - the ability to see and work with intricate (small) details and materials
  • Manual dexterity - the ability to use your hands in a skillful, coordinated way to grasp and manipulate objects and demonstrate small, small precise movements
  • Able to relate easily to a broad range of people
  • Able to work autonomously and in a team environment
  • Well organised with strong time management skills
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II

Prior to enrolment you will need to undertake assessments to ensure that you have the appropriate level of hand eye coordination and manual dexterity and verbal and written skills required for the role.

You'll need to complete:

  • Manual dexterity assessment
    You'll be required to undertake a timed skills exercise where you will have to demonstrate your ability to manipulate simple material to a specific size and shape.
  • Questioning exercise
    You'll be required to complete a verbal and/or written questions relating to your chosen field of study and career pathway.

Details of the manual dexterity and questioning sessions will be sent to you once you apply online.

Important vaccination information 

The Oral Health Centre of Western Australia (OHCWA) is a Tier 3 Health Care Facility, and as such, all staff and students are required to complete the following vaccination schedule for COVID-19:

  • 1st vaccination by 1 December 2021
  • Fully vaccinated by 1 January 2022.

More information is available at Directions for healthcare and health support workers and you will need to be able to demonstrate that you have been vaccinated.
 
Please note You cannot attend your course on the OHCWA site unless you are fully vaccinated.

Please note there are additional costs to pay when enrolling in this course:

  • You may be required to complete a health check
  • You'll need immunisations and/or to provide evidence of vaccinations - Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, COVID-19 and Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTP) record of vaccination (cost will vary depending on your doctor and what vaccinations are needed).
    Serology to confirm immunisation should be provided within the first three weeks of your course.
  • Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) if required
  • Working With Children Check (WWCC) 
  • National Police Clearance - through Australia Post, best to apply for this first 
  • Uniform – Polo shirt, pants and apron.  Details of these will be given at orientation.

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations. 

Study options and next steps

Click on your preferred option below to get started with your application.

Semester 1, 2022

Details
Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 1, 2022
Where Nedlands (Oral Health Centre)
How On Campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $542.70 $430.00 $972.70
Concession $160.80 $430.00 $590.80

Half price fees

The Lower fees, local skills (half price) discount and fee caps have already been applied to the Tuition fees displayed above.  Please note that fee caps only apply to the calendar year, so multi-semester courses across more than one calendar year may have a higher fee. See the Half price courses page for more details.

Lower fees, local skills are available to residents of Western Australia, and temporary residents holding certain visa types.  They are not available for people living outside of Western Australia, or international students.  Full eligibility details are available on our Half price courses page.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.
T  1300 300 822

  

*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2021 (fees are subject to change in 2022). Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification.  If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T 1300 300 822

Semester 2, 2021

Details
Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 2, 2021
Where Nedlands (Oral Health Centre)
How On Campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $542.70 $430.00 $972.70
Concession $160.80 $430.00 $590.80

Half price fees

The Lower fees, local skills (half price) discount and fee caps have already been applied to the Tuition fees displayed above.  Please note that fee caps only apply to the calendar year, so multi-semester courses across more than one calendar year may have a higher fee. See the Half price courses page for more details.

Lower fees, local skills are available to residents of Western Australia, and temporary residents holding certain visa types.  They are not available for people living outside of Western Australia, or international students.  Full eligibility details are available on our Half price courses page.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.
T  1300 300 822

  

*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2021 (fees are subject to change in 2022). Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification.  If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T 1300 300 822

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