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Dental Assistant
• Full Time   Work with highly qualified people and latest technology in this exciting role
              that could take you just about anywhere in Australia.

              Job Details
              Other Ranks (Non Technical), Qualified
              Dental Assistants are employed in surgical and administrative duties. They are usually the first point of
              contact with patients and are therefore, required to have a high degree of communication skills, tact
              and diplomacy. Dental Assistants must be meticulous in maintaining a high standard of personal and
              oral hygiene.

              Dental surgery duties include chairside assistance to the Dental Officer or Dental Specialist, preparing
              and cleaning surgery, preparation of patient for treatment, clean, sterilise and storage of instruments,
              preparation and mixing of dental materials and processing of x-rays.

              Administrative tasks include preparation, processing and filing of correspondence, reports, invoices,
              returns, scheduling appointments; maintaining, receiving and dispatching dental clinical records, and
              procuring and accounting for dental equipment and stores.

              Work conditions - Dental Assistants normally work in environmentally controlled health facilities. Dental
              Assistants may be required to work in a deployed field dental unit.

              Dental Assistants are exposed to infectious and hazardous substances and hazardous equipment on a
              daily basis, however provided proper attention is paid to safety precautions, there is a low risk of injury.

              Other Ranks (Non Technical)
              General Entry (Non-Technical Trainee) is the term used to describe the large number of non-technical
              jobs available to people entering the Air Force as airmen (non-officer entry) and for which training is
              provided. Each trade in the Air Force is referred to as a mustering; for example, the Cook trade is a

              General Entry (Non-Technical Trainee) airmen graduate from recruit training with the rank of
              aircraftman/aircraftwoman and generally progress to leading aircraftman/leading aircraftwoman after
              12 months productive service following completion of initial employment training and successful
              completion of workplace competencies. Further promotion to corporal, sergeant, flight sergeant and
              warrant officer is based on performance, time in rank, vacancies and the successful completion of
              promotion courses.

              Corporals are referred to as Non-Commissioned Officers, or NCOs, while sergeants and flight sergeants
              are called Senior Non-Commissioned Officers (SNCOs). Warrant Officer is the most senior airman rank.
              A corporal will normally have some responsibility for the supervision of junior staff and this
progressively increases on promotion to sergeant and flight sergeant. A warrant officer normally has a
substantial personnel management role.

The Air Force has a system whereby serving airmen may, in certain circumstances, be appointed as
officers. The prerequisites vary depending on your mustering, the preferred officer specialisation, your
rank, performance history and a number of other factors.

Direct Entry is available to applicants who have the necessary trade qualifications prior to enlistment.

Applicants applying for Direct Entry must provide original documents relating to their education and
competencies, trade qualifications, evidence of clinical currency and a current resume to their Careers
Counsellor. These documents will then be forwarded to the Air Force Recruiting Liaison Officer for
review by the relevant Category Sponsor to determine eligibility for qualified enlistment.

This determination will affect the length of employment training required (if applicable) and will also
impact on the conditions of service offered.

Pay & Allowances
Other Ranks (Non Technical)
Salary while undertaking Military (Recruit) Training: $1,178 per fortnight ($30,709 per year).*

Salary while undertaking Initial Employment Training: $1,346 per fortnight ($35,096 per year).*

While under training, you will also receive $326 per fortnight ($8,512 per year) pro rata Trainee

Uniform Allowance at a rate of $16 per fortnight ($419 per year)* is paid to assist members to maintain
an approved scale of uniforms in good order and condition.

Salary (excluding allowances) on completion of Initial Employment Training: $1,578 per fortnight
($41,136 per year).*

In addition to your base salary, Service Allowance at the rate of $435 per fortnight ($11,355 per year)
is paid once you have completed Recruit and Employment training to compensate for the unique
requirements that service life may impose on you or your family.

Each General Entry job in the Australian Defence Force is classified into a pay grade. This particular job
is classified as a Pay Grade 2 occupation.

Salary will continue to increase based on rank and the number of years of service completed in that
rank. Pay Grade may also increase following the acquisition of additional skills and completion of
advanced courses.

Refer to the Salary Scales for further details.

* Note: These figures do not include compulsory deductions for taxation; meals, accommodation and
utilities (as applicable); and superannuation.

On initial entry as a fully qualified tradesperson you are enlisted as an Aircraftman / Aircraftwoman
Recruit (ACR/ACWR) and remain as such until graduation from 1RTU.

However, in recognition of your trade qualifications you will be paid the salary of an Aircraftman /
Aircraftwoman (AC/ACW) on Pay Grade 2 at the rate of $1,578 per fortnight ($41,136 per year) upon

In addition to your salary, you will also receive Service Allowance of $11,355 per year ($435 per
fortnight) except while undertaking Military (Initial) or Employment training. This allowance
compensates a member for the unique requirements that service life may impose on an individual and
his or her family.

To assist you in maintaining your uniforms in good order and condition, you will also receive a Uniform
Allowance of $16 per fortnight ($419 per year).

Your salary will continue to increase based on your rank and the number of years of service completed
in that rank. Your Pay Grade may increase following the acquisition of additional skills and completion
of further training. 

Refer to the Salary Scales for further details.

* Note: These figures do not include compulsory deductions for taxation; meals, accommodation and
utilities (as applicable); or superannuation.

General Requirements

Age Requirement
Must be aged between 17 and 56 years inclusive on day of entry.

Applicants will not normally be allowed to enter the ADF until they achieve a minimum of 17 years of
age, however they may be able to initiate the application process from 16 years and six months of age,
depending upon the capacity of their local recruiting centre.

Citizenship Requirement
Only Australian citizens are permitted to serve in the ADF.

If you are a Permanent Resident of Australia, the ADF may consider a temporary waiver of the
citizenship requirement if the position for which you are applying cannot be filled by an applicant who
meets all the citizenship requirements, and then only in exceptional circumstances. You will be required
to obtain Australian citizenship as early as possible following enlistment or appointment.

More information on citizenship requirements and the citizenship waiver process is available from the
Recruitment Centre and your local Defence Force Recruiting Centre.

Security Requirement
The Department of Defence requires ADF entrants to attain a security clearance appropriate to their
avenue of entry.

A process of background checks, collection of relevant information and, as required, interviews enables
the Regional Security Office to make an informed assessment of an applicant's suitability for a security

Current policy requires applicants for this particular avenue of entry to have lived in Australia for the
preceding 5 years, or have a checkable background for this period.

Aptitude Requirement
The application process to join the Australian Defence Force requires you to complete a series of
aptitude tests including verbal, spatial and numerical ability and a general maths test. Some jobs may
also need additional testing at a later date.

Psychology support staff will explain what is involved with each test.

The aptitude tests provide information about your suitability for the Defence Force and for particular
jobs. Defence Force Recruiting can then help you identify jobs that match your abilities.

Further information on the aptitude testing requirements can be found here.

Gender Restriction
Employment available for males and females.

Education Requirements
Other Ranks (Non Technical)
It is essential that the applicant has completed Year 10 with passes in English and Mathematics.

It is desirable that the applicant has achieved a pass in Science at Year 10 level,


If you do not satisfy the education requirements for this trade or do not possess evidence of your
educational attainment there is an alternative pathway available to you.

You may be eligible to sit an Alternative Education Equivalency (AEE) Assessment to ascertain your
ability at the required educational level for this trade. Recruiting staff can provide further information.

The applicant must hold a Dental Assistants Education Council of Australia (DAECA) Certificate Level III
or a recognised equivalent qualification and successfully complete a skills assessment at the closest
RAAF Dental Health facility prior to enlistment.

Applicants applying for qualified entry must provide original documents of their education, trade
certificates, evidence of clinical currency (statement from employer), units of competency results and a
current resume to their Careers Counsellor. These documents will then be forwarded to the Recruiting
Liaison Officer (RLO-1) at Directorate of Personnel Capability Management -Air Force for review by the
Air Force job sponsor to establish eligibility for qualified enlistment.

Medical & Fitness Requirements
Qualified, Other Ranks (Non Technical)
To be enlisted or appointed, you must be medically and physically fit for entry to your chosen
occupation. This is partially assessed from the completion of an extensive questionnaire covering your
medical history, followed by a physical examination.

You will also be required to successfully pass a physical fitness test before enlistment.

For further details on medical and physical fitness standards refer to Physical Fitness Standards for
Entry into the ADF and Medical Process for Entry into the ADF.

Period of Service
Other Ranks (Non Technical), Qualified
You will be enlisted for an Initial Minimum Period of Service (IMPS) of three years. Subsequent periods
of service may be offered subject to the requirements of the ADF and your suitability for further
service. You may request discharge at any time provided you do not have an outstanding Initial
Minimum Period of Service obligation and provide a minimum of three months notice.

Military Training
Other Ranks (Non Technical), Qualified
Duration: 10 weeks and four days

Location: RAAF Base Wagga (NSW)

No 1 Recruit Training Unit (1RTU) conducts initial recruit training for Airmen and Airwomen. The 10
week and four day recruit course is an intensive period of learning and adjustment to a military
lifestyle. The aims of the course are to: provide an orderly transition from civilian to Air Force life; equip
the recruit with the basic knowledge, skills and physical fitness to perform future roles in the Air Force;
and instil in the recruit the motivation to become a dedicated and productive Air Force member.

For more details on recruit training, refer to the Joining instructions. These instructions will provide
you and your family with enough information to arrange your personal affairs before enlistment in the
Air Force, and give you an idea of what you will be doing on the recruit course.

Further details on recruit training are also available on the 1RTU website.

Upon graduation, most Airmen and Airwomen undertake specialist employment training before moving
on to full employment in their chosen mustering in the Air Force.

During Military (Initial Recruit) Training and (Initial) Employment Training, members may be required to
pay a contribution towards meals, accommodation and utilities.

Employment Training
Other Ranks (Non Technical)
Dental Assistant Course - 12 Weeks

Trainees from the Air Force, Navy and Army undergo a 12 week Tri-Service Dental Assistant Course at
HMAS CERBERUS VIC. The course provides instruction in biological sciences, operation procedures,
laboratory procedures, occupational health and dental administration. The course also provides
training in basic computer skills. Trainees can then complete a DAECA log book and attain civil

On completion of Recruit Training, Qualified Entry (QE) Dental Assistants are required to complete a QE
Dental Assistant course at HMAS CERBERUS to ensure they are able to perform the specific duties of a
military Dental Assistant. The duration of the QE DENTASST course is four weeks. However, duration
for each attendee depends on previous clinical skills.

Following the QE Dental Assistant course you will undertake on job training in Air Force dental
operations and procedures for a minimum of six months. During this period you will complete practical
and theory skill assessment in Military specific tasks.

Further Training
                    Other Ranks (Non Technical), Qualified
                    DENTASSTs may nominate to undergo training leading to remuster to Dental Hygienist (DENTHYG).

                    Employment Location
                    Other Ranks (Non Technical), Qualified
                    You may be posted to any Air Force Base within Australia, with some opportunity for overseas

                    Civil Accreditation
                    Other Ranks (Non Technical)
                    On completion of the compulsory trade training, graduants are granted a 'Statement of Attainment'.

                    On completion of the associated course competency log Dental Assistants are eligible to apply for civil
                    registration from the Dental Assistant Education Council of Australia and attain a Certificate III in Dental

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