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Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Radiography)

  • National Course Code: HLT45015
  • TAFE NSW code: HLT45015-02V01-20OUR-394

Location – Ourimbah

Study Type

Blended

Course Start Date

03 Feb 2020

Hours Per Week

18.5

Duration

36 Weeks

  • 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.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

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 Healths - 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 Healths 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

  1. 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

  2. COMMUNITY AND CHILDRENS 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 Childrens Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. Visit: http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check

  1. 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

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you:

  • Have completed Certificate III in Dental Assisting
  • Are working a s a Dental Assistant

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • A current First Aid Certificate which requires a one day workshop plus online delivery and self-assessment outside your normal class attendance hours. To complete First Aid you must be able to demonstrate "two minutes of uninterrupted CPR on a resuscitation manikin placed on the floor" and be able to assess for danger and visually and verbally assess the patient.
  • You will be required to be employed as a dental assistant and to complete 300 hours of work placement.

It's all happening at TAFE NSW InfoFest. Register for an information session to broaden your skills set to get ahead. Can't find an Information Session for you? Enquire Online or call 131601.

INFORMATION SESSIONS To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date: Wednesday, 11 December 2019 Time: 4.30pm Location: Ourimbah Campus, Building TH, Ground Floor, Preview Restaurant Or Date: Wednesday, 22 January 2020 Time: 4.30pm Location: Ourimbah Campus, Building TH, Ground Floor, Preview Restaurant

STUDY COMMITMENT This is a flexible course. This course will be delivered across 2 campuses - Newcastle Campus and Ourimbah Campus. A detailed program of study will be given to you during your first class which will be held at Newcastle.

You will need to attend approximately 7 face to face workshops on a Monday over 36 weeks with every other Monday will be an online session via skype. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 17.5 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 29.7 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including unstructured hours represented as employment as a dental assistant.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • Are currently working as dental assistants

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries

This course is currently scheduled on Monday, from 9.00am to 2.00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:

  • Clinical coat: $60.00
  • Modern Dental Assisting, by D. Bird and D. Robertson, 12th Edition: $120.00

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RECOGNITION

Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details

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Core Units
Number Title
HLTDEN003 Assist with administration in dental practice
HLTDEN002 Assist with dental radiography
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTINF003 Implement and monitor infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
HLTDEN001 Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures
HLTINF002 Process reusable medical devices and equipment
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
Elective Units
Number Title
HLTDEN007 Apply the principles of radiation biology and protection in dental practice
HLTOHC002 Inform and support patients and groups about oral health
HLTDEN008 Prepare to expose a prescribed dental radiographic image
HLTDEN009 Produce a prescribed dental radiographic image

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

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Course Location

Ourimbah
Brush Road, Ourimbah
Phone 131 601

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