1 year 6 months
This course may be fee free, or available at a reduced cost.
An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol in this course. Your plan will outline the recommended study timetable and detail your units and assessments.
Assessments give you the opportunity to demonstrate what you have learnt and to identify the knowledge or skills that may need further development.
Knowledge assessments: multiple choice questions, true and false questions and short answer questions
Skill assessment: projects, case studies
Practical skills assessments: demonstrations under observation both in simulation and in the workplace
Submission of a logbook
Work placement provides you with opportunities to respond to situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in a learning or simulated environment. Work placement strengthens your training and supports continued learning and assessment in the workplace.
During your course you will undertake a mandatory 350 hours of work placement with a suitable industry employer.
To ensure you have the practical skills and confidence to undertake this work placement, up to 50 hours of skills practice in a simulated environment can be counted towards work hours work placement.
Depending on your mode of study, TAFE NSW will arrange your work placement for you or support you to find one.
To complete this course, the following materials are required:
To make sure this delivery option is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Dental Assisting qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 10 Units of competency, including 8 core and 2 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
Learn through a combination of classroom based, online and/or workplace activity. For example, you may participate in scheduled classroom activity, have an element of self-directed learning with online content, and/or receive supervised training while on the job, doing work experience, or on placement.
Classroom activity will be scheduled, but online learning can provide more flexibility. Teacher support will be provided for all study. Access to a computer with an internet connection is required.
TAFE Digital is part of TAFE NSW, the largest online education provider in Australia. We combine the best of all previous TAFE NSW online platforms (OTEN, TAFEnow and TAFE Online) to offer you over 250 current and industry relevant courses across the range of modern industries.
No parking on grounds is available. Parking is available at local parking stations.
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TAFE NSW campuses work closely with the community and industry to ensure you have access to the industry standard technologies, equipment and facilities.
As an enrolled student with TAFE Digital you can access a range of support services to help you make the most out of your time as a student.
The careers counsellors at TAFE Digital can help you, whether you're currently enrolled or planning on enrolling in a course with your career direction, educational and vocational pathways or if you are experiencing difficulties that may affect your studies.
TAFE Digital offers great support to:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
students with a permanent or temporary disability
people studying with TAFE Digital who are from multicultural backgrounds
students who are experiencing difficulties with learning and Study Skills.
We also provide information to students regarding their rights and responsibilities and educational options for students living overseas.
There is also our Technical Help page to assist you with some common student technical issues.
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