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 two 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!

Monday and Wednesday 8.30am - 3.30pm (February intake no industry experience) 5 months duration.
Friday 8.30am - 3.30pm (February intake for trainees and dental assistants with industry experience) 9 months duration.

Course code
On campus
Frankston, In your workplace
Not available Online
Not available for International students
Part Time, 9 months.
2018 start dates
Weeks commencing Frankston: 5 Feb and 16 Jul. Workplace: ongoing throughout the year.