Health Care

HLT45015 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Traineeship Only)

Qualification Description

Dental Assistant Courses allow you to secure a Certificate iv in Dental Assisting. This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide an advanced level of assistance to a dentist, dental hygienist, dental prosthetist, dental therapist or oral health therapist, which contributes to the quality of oral health care.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 250 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

Jurisdictional legislative radiation licensing requirements may apply to candidates who undertake Group A electives for Radiography specialisation. If Radiography units or a Radiology specialisation is not selected, no licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Pathways

Further study pathways – This qualification will provide you with a pathway to HLT55115 Diploma of Dental Technology or alternative dental higher education qualifications.

Employment pathways – Although it does not guarantee an employment outcome, completion of this qualification could lead to your employment in the allied health industry in the following occupational titles:

 

Entry Requirements

You are required to undertake a Pre Training Review prior to enrolment to identify competencies you have previously acquired and to ascertain your suitability and appropriateness for this qualification. The Pre Training Review is designed to ensure we can help you participate in and successfully attain your desired learning outcomes.

Mandatory requirements – There are no mandatory requirements for this qualification.

Suitability requirements – There are no suitability requirements for this qualification.

Materials, equipment and resources – You will need access to a computer with Internet.

Workplace Experience

This program requires you to enter into a training contract with an approved employer for the duration of the traineeship, in accordance with the regulations set out by the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority.

Qualification Structure

To successfully complete HLT45015 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting you must complete the following units of competency. You must select either the Oral Health Promotion or Radiography stream.

Oral Health Promotion

Unit CodeUnit TitleC/EStreamPR/CR
1CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community servicesC--
2CHCDIV001Work with diverse peopleC--
3HLTAID003Provide first aidC--
4HLTDEN001Prepare for and assist with oral health care proceduresC--
5HLTDEN002Assist with dental radiographyC--
6HLTDEN003Assist with administration in dental practiceC--
7HLTDEN004Implement an individualised oral hygiene programE--
8HLTDEN010Implement an oral hygiene program for older peopleE--
9HLTDEN011Implement an oral health promotion programE--
10HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and proceduresC--
11HLTINF002Process reusable medical devices and equipmentC--
12HLTINF003Implement and monitor infection prevention and control policies and proceduresC--
13HLTOHC003Apply and manage use of basic oral health productsE--
14HLTWHS003Maintain work health and safetyC--

Radiography

Unit CodeUnit TitleC/EStreamPR/CR
1CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community servicesC--
2CHCDIV001Work with diverse peopleC--
3HLTAID003Provide first aidC--
4HLTDEN001Prepare for and assist with oral health care proceduresC--
5HLTDEN002Assist with dental radiographyC--
6HLTDEN003Assist with administration in dental practiceC--
7HLTDEN007Apply the principles of radiation biology and protection in dental practiceE--
8HLTDEN008Prepare to expose a prescribed dental radiographic imageE--
9HLTDEN009Produce a prescribed dental radiographic imageE--
10HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and proceduresC--
11HLTINF002Process reusable medical devices and equipmentC--
12HLTINF003Implement and monitor infection prevention and control policies and proceduresC--
13HLTOHC003Apply and manage use of basic oral health productsE--
14HLTWHS003Maintain work health and safetyC--

LEGEND C = Core E = Elective PR = Pre-requisite CR = Co-requisite * = unit has pre-requisite/s
STREAM FM = Family Day Care LD = Long Day Care


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