HLT45015 – Certificate IV in Dental Assisting – 0101257

HLT45015 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting
COURSE CODE : HLT45015 | CRICOS CODE : 0101257

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The HLT45015 – Certificate IV in Dental Assisting 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 based training/professional experience placement (PEP).

COURSE DETAILS

After successfully completing HLT45015 – Certificate IV in Dental Assisting, students may apply for:

  • HLT55118 Diploma of Dental Technology

This course is delivered in a structured classroom environment which includes the ACFE purpose built laboratory and computer laboratory. Students will also attend work placement.

The program will be delivered over 52 weeks (holiday inclusive, and 2 full days (8 hours each) and 1 half day (4 hours) per week face-to-face training), including 20 contact hours per week of theory and simulation training, self-paced structured e-learning, and at least 250 hours of work based training/professional experience placement (PEP).

Besides the above structured learning, students are advised that they will be required to do appropriately 10 hours per week of unstructured learning

The simulation training is for review of the learning activities, practicing communication, work based skills, management skills and to undertake other assessments e.g.: group presentation/individual presentation etc.

You will find the hands-on practical simulation training interesting and beneficial, so that you can perform tasks efficiently and effectively in an actual workplace which will build your confidence and competence.

 
28/01/2021 19/04/2021
12/07/2021 04/10/2021
 
Victoria – 341 Queen Street Melbourne VIC 3000
New South Wales – 37 George St Parramatta NSW 2150
The dental assistant provides an advanced (stream-based) level of assistance to a dentist, dental hygienist, dental therapist or health therapist, dental prosthetist, which contributes to the quality of oral health care.
  • 18 years or older upon application
  • All applicants are required to have successfully completed an LLN test and demonstrate competence for all indicators to enrol for this qualification
For international students, ACFE accepts following proof of a level of English proficiency:
  • IELTS Overall 5.5 band (no band below 5.0)
  • TOEFL iBT (Internet-based) 69-79 with no band less than 14
  • TOEFL Paper 523 (with a min. TWE 3.5)
  • TOEFL CBT (Combuted-based) 193 (with a min.TWE 3.5)
  • PTE Academic 46 with no communicative skill score less than 40
Note: Some assessment tasks are completed using a computer and internet, and it is essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.  
  • International Students: $15,000 (includes meterials & Administration Fee)
  • Fees are subjected to changes
Multiple payment options are available to students
  • Upfront payment
  • Instalment payment plan

Relates to the learning achieved outside the formal education and training system. It is an assessment process that assesses the individual’s non-formal and informal learning. This may include any combination of formal or informal training and education, work experience or general life experience to determine the extent to which that individual has achieved the required learning outcomes, competency outcomes, or standards for entry to, and/or partial or total completion of, a qualification.

To receive RPL, we assess your previous work, education and life experiences against recognised qualifications.

Applications for RPL must be made prior to the commencement of the course – please speak with the Student Support Officer if you wish to apply. There is a fee for consideration of RPL applications.

If you have previously completed a unit with the same unit code or unit title as in your new course, you may be eligible for a credit transfer and you may not have to repeat that unit. You will need to complete a credit transfer application form, and provide a certified copy of the transcript of statement of attainment. Applications for credit transfer must be made prior to the commencement of the course.
The following assessment methods (not limited to) may be used to assess the students:
  • Written and oral questions
  • Presentations
  • Projects/Reports
  • Case Study/Scenarios
  • Third party reports
  • Observation in a simulated work environment
  • Observation after in actual work environment via third party reports and observation checklists
These will give you maximum opportunity to develop your knowledge in individual support and specialise in ageing or aged care.

What you learn at ACFE has direct links to the real world. You’ll have the chance to put theory into practice in at least 250 hours of practical work placement that we arrange for you.

You’ll learn from Trainers and Assessors who have valuable industry contacts and the latest industry-standard skills and knowledge. Learning with us means you’ll get the hands-on learning to be job-ready and confidence prior to the commencement of your practical work placement.

Practical Placement, or “on-the-job” training, is an important part of the HLT45015 – Certificate IV in Dental Assisting. It gives you the opportunity to apply, in a real-life setting, the theoretical knowledge gained in the classroom and the practical knowledge gained in the simulated lab.

It also allows you to develop these skills and practical knowledge under the supervision of experienced practitioners.

Students are required to obtain a current police check before the commencement of placement. Some placement providers may require students to hold a current Working with Children Check or immunisation before commencement of placement.

This qualification requires the successful completion of 14 units of competency: 10 Core units and 4 Electives

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

Core Units – 10
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
Electives – 4
Elective units for both specialisations
HLTDET003 Construct registration rims
Applicant may either choose to study Group A electives to be specialised in Radiography, or Group B electives to be specialised in Oral Health Promotion.
Group A electives – RADIOGRAPHY specialisation
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
Group B electives – ORAL HEALTH PROMOTION specialisation
HLTDEN004 Implement an individualised oral hygiene program
HLTDEN010 Implement an oral hygiene program for older people
HLTDEN011 Implement an oral health promotion program
 

Intakes

2021
January, April, July, October

Course Fees

$15,000 AUD (includes materials + Administration Fee)

Mode of Delivery

Face to Face,
250 hours of work based placement

Duration

52 weeks

Dental Lab