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Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Radiography)

  • National Course Code: HLT45015
  • TAFE NSW code: HLT45015-02V01-19OTE-020

Location – TAFE Digital

Study Type

Online

Course Start Date

Anytime

Hours Per Week

14

Duration

18 Months

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

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.

This qualification reflects the requirements for the specialisation Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Radiography).

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.

ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY
If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification
You must be able to complete a workplace logbook.
WORK PLACEMENTS

Many TAFE courses have a compulsory work placement component to assist you to apply your learning in a practical environment and you may be required to comply with some (or all) of the following.

1. NSW HEALTH

Before you commence any clinical placements in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to
• Meet NSW Health’s - Criminal Record Check requirements;
• Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health;
• Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.

For specific information regarding NSW Health’s requirements, and access to the required forms, it is recommended that you visit their FAQs for students at:
http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/careers/student_clearance/pages/default.aspx

2. AGED CARE WORK - Before you undertake any clinical placements in Aged Care Facilities you will be required to undertake a Federal Criminal Record Check. Visit:
http://www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/police-checks/national-police-checks.aspx

3. COMMUNITY AND CHILDREN’S SERVICES

Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free) in line with the Office of Children’s Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. Visit:
http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check

4. STUDENT READINESS FOR WORK PLACEMENT

Generally work placements will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information.

STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES - For more information visit: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/rights-and-responsibilities/index.htm
You are required to attend a compulsory 2-3 day training session in Sydney to complete this course. You are also required to complete a logbook in your work place. There are 250 hours of work placement required to complete this course.

This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide an advanced level of assistance to a dentist, dental hygienist, dental therapist, or oral health therapist, which contributes to the quality of oral health care. This qualification reflects the requirements for the specialisation Certificate IV in Dental Assisting Radiography. Jurisdictional legislative radiography licencing requirements apply to the candidates who undertake the radiography electives. These may differ from State to State. To achieve this qualification the canditate must have completed at least 250 hours of work as a dental assistant, as detailed in the assessment requirements of the units of competency. You will be required to complete course study sessions, attend a 2 day practical training sesion and a practical workplace logbook.
An individual training plan will be provided to you upon enrolment in this course. This plan will outline the recommended study timetable and detail your units and assessment due dates on your course commencement date.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience your fee may decrease from the maximum shown.
Payment by instalment may also be available. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

This training is subsidised by the NSW government under Smart and Skilled. The student fee you will need to pay, will be determined according to your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, you may also be eligible for a concession fee, fee exemption or fee free scholarship. Payment by instalments is available.

You may continue with an enrolment into this course if you are not eligible for subsidised training, however the full training fee will be applicable. There are conditions to enrolment if you are a Temporary Visa Holder. To discuss your visa status and eligibility to enrol please phone 131 601. For further information on fees and charges please see https://www.tafensw.edu.au/get-started-at-tafe-nsw/fees-information

Please ensure you also read and understand the associated fee policies and conditions related to withdrawal from a course, applying for a refund of fees, applying for a deferral to your studies and if you are behind in payment of instalments.

To apply for this course please click on the Apply Now button. You may also apply over the phone by calling TAFE Digital on 131 601.
Complete the registration process, answer all questions and contact the dental section to discuss your eligibilty for these electives.
Core Units
Number Title
HLTDEN001 Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures
HLTDEN002 Assist with dental radiography
HLTDEN003 Assist with administration in dental practice
HLTINF002 Process reusable medical devices and equipment
HLTINF003 Implement and monitor infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
Elective Units
Number Title
BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes
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
HLTDEN014 Take a clinical photograph
HLTDEN013 Allocate treatment appointments according to priority

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

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Course Location

TAFE DIGITAL
Phone 131 601

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