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Learn the theory and practical elements of being a dental assistant

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.

No industry experience: Attend three days per week at Frankston campus. You are required to source 250 hours of work placement at a dental practice in order to complete this qualification.

With industry experience: Attend one day per week at Frankston campus. The necessary placement hours will be completed in your current workplace.

Traineeship: Delivery can be provided in your own workplace. Chisholm offer this option throughout Melbourne and some regional areas within Victoria. Please contact the department to find out more!

Full time: Three days per week

This course is covered by the Free TAFE initiative

Free TAFE for Priority Courses is a Victorian Government program that covers your tuition fees to study in this course, if you’re eligible, from 1 January 2019. Note that you will still need to pay other fees such as student services or materials fees.

Find out about your eligibility.

Course code
On campus
Frankston, In your workplace
Not available Online
Not available for International students
Full Time, 9 months.
Start dates
Weeks commencing Frankston: 28 Jan and 15 Jul. Workplace: ongoing throughout the year.