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How do I become a dental assistant in Victoria?

How do I become a dental assistant in Victoria?

There is no formal training required to commence entry-level work as a Dental Assistant. However, vocational training is recommended to increase job prospects. You can complete either a Certificate III in Dental Assisting HLT35015 or Certificate IV in Dental Assisting HLT45015 at an accredited TAFE institution.

How much does a dental assistant make in Australia?

The average dental assistant salary in Australia is $59,640 per year or $30.58 per hour. Entry-level positions start at $58,471 per year, while most experienced workers make up to $68,901 per year.

What are 4 essential skills of a dental assistant?

Here are some of the skills you need to be successful as a dental assistant:

  • 1.) Administrative skills.
  • 2.) Communication skills.
  • 3.) Critical thinking.
  • 4.) Ability to follow instructions.
  • 5.) Good judgment.
  • 6.) Strong customer service skills.
  • 7.) Strong organizational skills.
  • 8.) Basic knowledge of dental medicine.

How can I become a dental assistant in Australia?

In Australia there are no requirements for dental assistants to have a qualification or be certified in order to work in this profession. Many are simply “trained on the job” and hold no qualifications. Dental Assistants are NOT required to REGISTER or be ACCREDITED by any overseeing body.

Can you be a dental assistant without a degree?

Some states require Dental Assistants to complete an accredited program and pass an exam. Others do not require a formal education, though many employers will only hire trained applicants. Dental Hygienists, on the other hand, typically need to earn an associate degree in dental hygiene.

What are 10 duties of a dental assistant?

Duties of a Dental Assistant

  • Assisting with dental procedures such as fillings, crowns, and extractions.
  • Taking & pouring dental impressions (molds of the mouth)
  • Preparing patients for surgery.
  • Operating equipment and monitors.
  • Talking with patients.
  • Performing administrative tasks.
  • Preparing examination areas.

What is the average age of a dental assistant?

The median age of Dental assistants is 37.7, and Male employees are generally 2.7 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

Why TAFE NSW for dental assistants?

Evolving demands broaden the range of skills needed by todays dental assistants. TAFE NSW partners with industry leaders to develop this course and ensure graduates are equipped to meet the changing requirements of the role. Dental Assistants play a key role in the delivery of oral and dental health services in the community.

What can I do with a Certificate III in dental assisting?

The Certificate III in Dental Assisting will teach you all the necessary skills to assist dentists, dental hygienists, dental prosthetists, dental therapists or oral health therapists during oral health care procedures. Career opportunities, include:

What are the areas of study at TAFE?

Areas of study include: assisting with oral health care procedures and dental radiography; communication and administration in the dental practice; workplace health & safety and infection control. For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form. Click here to find out more about our Online Service Standards.

What is a dental assistant qualification?

This qualification provides the knowledge and skills needed to provide an advanced level of chair-side assistance to a Dentist, Dental Hygienist, Dental Prosthetist, Dental Therapist or Oral Health Therapist, which contributes to the quality of oral health care.