HLT45015 – Certificate IV in Dental Assisting – 0101257
COURSE CODE : HLT45015 | CRICOS CODE : 0101257
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).
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.
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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|
- Written and oral questions
- 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
- International Students: $14,500 (includes materials & Administration Fee)
- Fees are subjected to changes
- 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
- 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
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.
After successfully completing HLT45015 – Certificate IV in Dental Assisting, students may apply for:
- HLT55118 Diploma of Dental Technology
- Upfront payment
- Instalment payment plan
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.