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Dental Assistant, Level 1 Trainee (Indigenous)

A Dental Assistant Traineeship is the ideal way to kick start your career in the dental profession

Full-time ongoing position

Located in Footscray


About yourself:

  • Identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person
  • Have a genuine interest in and respect for the unique personality, history and values of our clients
  • Have a strong interest in public oral health and general health
  • Possess a compassionate, caring and supportive nature

As our Dental Assistant (DA) Trainee (Indigenous) you will be working with members of the oral health workforce and other cohealth staff to contribute to high quality, efficient and effective clinical care.

By undertaking and completing an accredited course with an approved partner or Registered Training Organisation (RTO) you will gain the required dental knowledge. During the training you will develop skills to be able to provide dental assistance whilst maintaining optimal infection control standards


Your Key Responsibilities will include;

  • Undertaking the Certificate III in Dental Assisting through RMIT;
  • Working with our Dental Assistant workforce and other members of the Oral Health team to develop skills Providing clinical chair-side assistance, including charting of dental examinations.

To be successful for this role you will; 

  • Identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person;
  • Have the commitment to undertake a Certificate III in Dental Assisting or equivalent, commencing within 3 months of employment;
  • Willingness to listen and help clients with special needs and those from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds;
  • Be flexible  and have good organisational skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment; and
  • A current working with Children Check and Current Drivers Licence.

Who is cohealth?

For more information about cohealth and the services provided, please visit our website: www.cohealth.org.au


This position will be paid under the Victorian Public Health Sector (Health Professionals, Health And Allied Services, Managers & Administrative Officers) Enterprise Agreement 2011-2015

Dental Assistant Level 1 – Trainee


To be considered for the role, you must address the Key Selection Criteria (with clear headings) within your cover letter. The Key Selection Criteria can be found in the attached Position Description.


Applications close on 20th October 2017.


People accepting employment with cohealth are unable to access our services.


Section 28 of Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic) allows for employment to be limited to persons with a particular attribute where the employer provides services which are a special measure or for special needs (as discussed in sections 12 and 88) and where the services can be provided most effectively by people with that attribute.

Submit your application and be part of a great organisation making a huge difference in the community!

Closing Date 18/10/2017
Reference Number 15182
Position Title Dental Assistant Trainee
Employment Type Ongoing Full Time
Organisation Co Health
Contact Person Kelly Campione
Contact Details 9448 6023
Alternate Contact Person Yolanda Kemper
Alternate Contact Number 9448 6206
Position Description
Dental Assistant PD Level 1 Indigenous Trainee.pdf Open
Location Footscray