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What will I learn?

This qualification provides the knowledge and skills needed to assist a dentist, dental hygienist or dental therapist during all health care procedures, to help maintain high standards of infection control and to assist with practice administration. Successful completion of this certificate qualifies you for employment as a Dental Assistant.

As part of your Certificate III in Dental Assisting course, you would undertake 250 hours of clinical placement, linked with a number of units of competency in the certificate program. The training will take place in a dental setting, working alongside qualified professionals and being supervised by WAIFS trainers and designated supervisors at the host employer.


Successful completion of this qualification provides you with a pathway into HLT45015 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting. You may be able to receive exemptions from some subjects based on this qualification.



Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (42 weeks)

Tuition fees
Tuition Fee: AUD $8,250 for the entire course; Materials fee: AUD $500
Start date

28 July 2022, 11 August 2022, 25 August 2022, 1 September 2022, 8 September 2022, 22 September 2022, 6 October 2022, 10 October 2022, 27 October 2022, 1 December 2022


West Australian Institute of Further Studies

Level 1, 160 Central Arcade,

811 Hay Street,


Western Australia,

6000, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Successful completion of Year 10 (or equivalent)

IELTS score of 4.5 (or equivalent)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.