Training for the team

dental assistant training

This article is sponsored content brought to you by the Dental Assistants Professional Association.

The Dental Assistants Professional Association (DAPA) has provided the dental industry with professional training for over 65 years and have been a Government Registered Training Organisation since 2004.

Why choose DAPA for your training?

The Dental Assistants Professional Association has a practically applied approach to provide education and training in an informative and supportive way. We have a skilled training team with extensive dental industry experience to support students through CPD and accredited training programs.

As the peak industry association for dental assisting, DAPA sets industry standards through consultation with both dental sectors and allied health support. Our extensive experience in the dental industry ensures we are able to deliver up to date and relevant courses, that can be applied directly into the working dental practice.

Tailored Learning Programs

Nationally Accredited Training: 

RTO 90424

HLT35021 Certificate III in Dental Assisting

HLT45021 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting ** coming soon

  • Nationally recognised Vocational Qualification
  • Individualised Learning Plans to suit the students learning style and needs.
  • 1:1 mentor available for every student throughout the course
  • Provides post nominal “CDA” – Certified Dental Assistant
  • Federal funding incentives may be available for employers and students.

More information can be found here –

  • NSW Fee free Initiative training may be available to eligible students

More information can be found here –

*This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

dental assistant training

Continuing Professional Development

In-surgery training – Infection Control AS/NZS 4815 and AS/NZS 4817

Our qualified team travel to your practice to deliver an onsite practical session tailored to your team and workplace.

DAPA has an affiliation with the:

  • Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC)
  • Sterilisation Research and Advisory Council of Australia (NSW) Inc (SRACA)
  • and Standards Australia

Ensuring up to date and accurate training in your own dental practice.

  • CPD certificates of attendance provided stating clinical hours

Network Meetings & Online Workshops 

  • Exciting networking and industry consultation events held quarterly
  • Expand knowledge, and stay up-to-date with the latest products and trends in the dental industry
  • Opportunities to connect with industry experts, product specialists, and dental enthusiasts.

Tailored Learning Programs

Have a topic you would like to delve into? Speak to us about creating a learning program for your dental team.

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