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HLT35115 Certificate III in Dental Laboratory Assisting

National ID: HLT35115 | State ID: AYY4

Does a career in the Dental Technology Industry make you smile?

The Certificate III in Dental Laboratory Assisting will prepare you to start a new career working in a dental laboratory. Dental laboratory assistants work alongside dental technicians to 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.

This is a stand alone qualification that teaches you all the skills you need to start working. This course is also the ideal pathway to gain an apprenticeship and complete HLT55118 Diploma of Dental Technology. Many local employers prefer to sign an apprentice that has completed HLT35115 Certificate III in Dental Laboratory Assisting.

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.

Gain these skills
  • 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
Is this course right for me?

This course, and the career it represents, consists predominately 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
  • Good hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity
  • 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



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After I completed the course I was offered a permanent position. Michelle Gidgup

Half price in 2021

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This course is part of the Lower fees, local skills initiative where you'll only pay half the course fees from January until December 2021 capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more

Only course fees are half price. You may be required to pay other fees that apply to your course.

Entrance Requirements

Important information

Job opportunities

Further study

How to apply

Fees

Entrance Requirements
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
Important information

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

  • You may be required to complete a health check
  • You may need immunisations and/or to provide evidence of vaccinations - Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella 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.
Job opportunities

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

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Further study

North Metropolitan TAFE offers you a range of further study opportunities, see below for a list of related courses.

How to apply

On campus (full-time)

To apply to study on campus (full-time) through TAFE Admissions please go to tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au

Other study types

For all other study types such as on campus (part-time), skill sets, online, employer-based study and apprenticeships or traineeships visit our Apply and Enrol page.

International students

International students should contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au

Fees

lfls-logo-100x40.pngThis qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees from 1 January to 31 December 2021. The “annual fees cap” means that full-fee paying students will only pay a maximum of $1,200 (plus resource fee) and concession-fee paying students or those aged 15-24 years will only pay up to $400 (plus resource fee).

 

These fees are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis.
- Fees might differ between courses delivered at different campuses due to the elective units included in the course study plan or adapting courses to meet local industry needs.
- Fees may also differ for each individual student depending on the units of study selected, prior qualifications and recognition of prior learning.
- Fees are payable at enrolment each semester for the units enrolled for that period. Some year-long courses might have a bigger fee load in the first semester. 
- Proof of concession must be presented to access concession rates if eligible.
- For secondary school aged persons (in 2020, students born on or after 1 July 2002 who are at least 15 years old) undertaking training that is not part of a VET Delivered to Secondary Schools program, the maximum course fee chargeable in 2020 is $420 plus the resource fees and discretionary fees. 
- Prices quoted include resource fees, but do not include material fees such as the cost of books, uniforms and students personal equipment.
- The course fee cap applicable to Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas only applies during the current calendar year, so fees might differ for students enrolling in semester 2.
- VET Student Loans Eligible Courses and Caps may be subject to changes implemented by the Australian Government 
- Concessions and Secondary School Age cap do not apply to commercial courses, or Foundation Programs (ESL, General Education, etc.)
- Course information and fees are subject to change without notice

Delivery location, important dates and study options

During your course of study, NMTAFE may use a variety of learning practices to ensure you get the best outcome for your learning journey.
This may include online learning, face-to-face classroom, laboratory/workshop delivery, work placement or a combination of these, depending on which is most appropriate.

Semester 1, 2021

Nedlands (Oral Health Centre) - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 6 month/s
When Semester 1, 2021
Where Nedlands (Oral Health Centre)
How On campus
Apply now
Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.

Semester 2, 2020

Nedlands (Oral Health Centre) - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester/s
When Semester 2, 2020
Where Nedlands (Oral Health Centre)
How On campus
Apply now
Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.

Course enquiry

Please note This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply, please refer to the 'How to apply' tab above.

Page last updated November 23, 2020