Certificate III in Dental Laboratory Assisting

Duration Up to 6 months Full Time
National CodeHLT35115
TAFE SA CodeTP00997
Example Career ProfileDental Workers/ Dental AssistantsDental Workers/ Dental Assistants
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The course provides the skills and knowledge for the role of a dental laboratory assistant responsible for pouring impressions, producing custom-made trays, manufacturing occlusal registration rims, transferring oral records, articulating models for a range of prostheses and constructing mouthguards.


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Course Admission Requirements

    If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by CSPA score
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    Employment Outcomes

    This qualification was developed to provide employment opportunities for dental laboratory workers, as well as a potential career pathway for graduates to the Diploma of Dental Technology.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate III in Dental Laboratory Assisting (HLT35115)
    Skills covered include communication, working with diverse people, first aid, impression trays, registration rims, records, bases and appliances, infection prevention and control and workplace safety. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 10 core units and 1 elective unit.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.


     Fee Range (approx)
    Total TAFE SA course cost$2,755
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