Course Start Date
22 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer
The nationally recognised Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Radiography) provides you with the knowledge, skills and practical experience you need to work across the industry. With TAFE NSW, you'll learn an advanced level of assistance from specialist teachers to excel in a range of roles.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:
- Assist with dental radiography
- Comply with infection control
- Process reusable medical devices
- Maintain work, health and safety protocols
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:
- Good communication and people skills
- A desire to help people
- A keen interest in technical details
- Problem solving skills
- Dental assisting skills and experience
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course provides you with:
- A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate IV level
- An EPA licence if radiography units or a radiology specialisation are studied
- Advanced skills and knowledge to open career opportunities in the dental industry
- Dental radiography assistant
- Dental assistant
GROW YOUR CAREER
Take your career further with the:
- Diploma of Dental Technology
- Diploma of Practice Management
- Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics
This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.
To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.
|Wednesday, 23 June 2021||5:00pm to 9:00pm||Sydney Dental Hospital, 2 Chalmers Street, Surry Hills, Level 6, Room 46|
This is a part time evening, blended course. You will need to attend approximately 4 hours of class, over 1 evening a week, for 36 weeks.
As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 15 hours of other study per week. You may also be required to complete approximately 5.3 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours including work experience, private study, research, online learning.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
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.
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.
Wish to work as a dental assistant. Graduates of this qualification may continue studying the Certificate IV in Dental Assisting.
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)
- Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
- Accessibility and Disability Support Services
- Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home
The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.
This course is currently scheduled on Wednesday from 5.00pm to 9.00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.
This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.
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?
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
Learn about TAFE NSW Fees
Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding
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
|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 radiography|
|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|
|BSBMED301||Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately|
|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|
Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.
Randwick, Main Campus
Corner of Darley Road & King Street, Randwick
Phone 131 601
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