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Dental Assistant Fixed-term an...

A fixed-term employment register is not a vacancy and inclusion on a register does not guarantee any offer of employment will be made.

The Dental Assistant Employment Register is established to provide the Tasmanian Health Service with a pool of experienced and skilled people who are able to work at short notice. Interested persons are able to submit their application to be considered for Dental Assistant duties on a fixed-term basis.

This Register will remain open to applicants until 30 June 2018 and will be reviewed on a regular basis.

Please note that the Register will not preclude other Dental Assistant positions being advertised if warranted. Current vacancies are available on the job.tas.gov.au website.


The Dental Assistant is responsible for maintaining clinical standards in dental assisting by:

  • Providing a range of support including clinical chairside assistance, administrative and clerical activities, and sterilisation and infection control practices.
  • Providing training and assistance to less experienced staff undertaking a traineeship.

Essential Requirements

  • Certificate III in Dental Assisting or equivalent qualification

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this position is to satisfy a pre-employment check before taking up the appointment, promotion or transfer.

The following checks are to be conducted:

1) Conviction check in the following areas: a) Crimes of violence; b) Sex related offences; c) Serious drug offences; and d) Crimes involving dishonesty.

2) Identification check.

3) Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

Please note: For some roles you may be required to undertake a Working with Children Registration.

Desirable Requirements

  • Current driver`s licence
  • Current First Aid Certificate Level 1

How to apply

You are asked to address the selection criteria within the relevant Statement of Duties. Please click the blue Apply Now button to submit your application.

Hard copy applications will not be accepted.

For further information please download the Applicant Guide.

Generic Dental Assistant HSO 5 (February 2016) HAHSA.pdf

Generic Dental Assistant HSO 5 (February 2016) HAHSA BUTI.doc

Applicant Guide.pdf

Applicant Guide.docx

More information


Vanessa Whiteman or Kristy Haycroft on (03) 6777 1092 or via email at Vanessa.whiteman@ths.tas.gov.au or kristy.haycroft@ths.tas.gov.au

North West:

Merril Redpath on (03) 6478 6069 or via email at merril.redpath@ths.tas.gov.au

or Brooke Murfet on (03) 6478 6115 or via email at brooke.murfet@ths.tas.gov.au


Renee Moody or Tracey Laws on (03) 6166 5485 or via email at renee.moody@ths.tas.gov.au or tracey.laws@ths.tas.gov.au

Date Posted
Tasmania, TAS
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