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Learn all the theory and practical elements of being a dental assistant and achieve a nationally recognised qualification.

Combine work-based training as a workplace trainee in a dental practice and learn the theoretical elements with formal training from Chisholm.

Students must be employed in a dental practice and a training contract between the employer and the trainee is required prior to enrolment. Traineeships are a great way to be paid for work, learn and earn a qualification.

This qualification provides the knowledge and skills needed to assist a dentist, dental hygienist or dental therapist during all health care procedures. You will learn how to help maintain high standards of infection control and to assist with practice administration.

Chisholm offers flexible training options for students.

Delivery can be provided completely in your own workplace via distance learning or on campus with evening classes offered remotely and at our Frankston campus.

Chisholm offer this option throughout Melbourne and some regional areas within Victoria. Please contact the department to find out more!


Workplace only (via distance learning)
One evening per week plus two Saturdays for five months delivered with a combination of blended learning via zoom and at face-to-face classes at our Frankston campus.

Trainee timetable is flexible and students can be enrolled at any time. Please contact the department for further information

Please note: The information on the page is for trainees only. We do offer this course for non-trainees. View the non-trainee version of this course.

Course code
On campus
Frankston, Workplace
Not available Online
Not available for International students
Full Time, 9 months.
Start dates