HLT45015 – Certificate IV in Dental Assisting – for Domestic Students

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HLT45015 - Certificate IV in Dental Assisting

Overview

As a Dental Assistant, your key focus is to ensure patients are comfortable and experience a high level of care, whilst undergoing treatment. Suited to those with strong communication skills, a caring nature and a willingness to learn, a career in dental assisting presents a number of opportunities within the health sector. ​

This qualification reflects the role of workers who assist a dentist, dental hygienist, dental prosthetist, dental therapist or oral health therapist during oral health care procedures. Their role includes maintaining high standards of infection control, assisting with practice administration and supporting quality and professionalism in the dental sector.

Duration

This qualification is delivered over a period of 1033 hours including 320 hours placement. Participants enrolled in this course will have up to 15 months to complete the course requirements.

Format

This qualification will be delivered using a combination of classroom-based delivery and other student participation methods. This will include classroom sessions, skills training, assisted self-directed study, assessments and assessment assistance and professional practice experience to build on participant’s knowledge and skills on-the-job.

Location

Level 1/169 Plenty Road, Preston, VIC 3072 and clinical Job role locations as negotiated.

Purpose

This qualification reflects the role of workers who assist a dentist, dental hygienist, dental prosthetist, dental therapist or oral health therapist during oral health care procedures. Their role includes maintaining high standards of infection control, assisting with practice administration and supporting quality and professionalism in the dental sector.

Who May Attend

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who want to take the role of assisting a dentist, dental hygienist, dental prosthetist, dental therapist or oral health therapist during oral health care procedures.

Pre-Requisites

The minimum age for eligible applicants is 18 years. Applicants must have successfully completed the equivalent of Year 11 according to the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Proficiency in English is required to meet Industry standards.
Although LLN test is not an entry requirement, students may be asked to undertake the same so that appropriate academic support can be ensured throughout the course of study.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Students may be able to shorten the length of their studies through the recognition of the past experience and/or qualifications gained elsewhere. Applications can be made for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer. These will be assessed according to the college’s policy & procedures to determine if/how much advanced standing will be granted. This qualification holds National Recognition.

Assessment

Assessments will be conducted to determine the student learning outcomes and to finalize the achievement of the competency-based learning outcomes. Assessments may include written questions, case studies, projects, practice activities, skills demonstration and on the job role environment / practical placement environment tasks.

Career Pathway

Successful completion of this course may enable you to work as a:

  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Nurse
Course Units

Please ask us about credit transfers.

Core Units

CHCCOM005
Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001
Work with Diverse people
HLTAID003
Provide first aid
HLTDEN001
Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures
HLTDEN002
Assist with dental radiograph
HLTDEN003
Assist with administration in dental practice
HLTINF001
Comply with Infection Prevention and Control Policies and Procedures.
HLTINF002
Process reusable medical devices and equipment
HLTINF003
Implement and monitor infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTWHS003
Maintain work health and safety

Elective Units 4

HLTDEN007
Apply the principles of radiation biology and protection in dental practice
HLTDEN008
Prepare to expose a prescribed dental radiographic image
HLTDEN009
Produce a prescribed dental radiographic image
BSBMED301
Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

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    Course Fees
    Full Fee
    AUD 8,000.00
    Fees: AUD 7,915.00
    Uniform: AUD 35.00
    Registration Fee: AUD 50.00

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