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Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Radiography) HLT45015

Overview

This program gives you the knowledge and skills necessary to provide an advanced level of chairside assistance to the operator, including contributing to the quality of dental care provided through well developed communication skills. This program provides the skills and knowledge needed to interpret a request from a dental operator to safely take and develop radiographic images of a diagnostic quality to be used within a Dental Practice setting.

This program will be offered from 2017

Qualification: Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Radiography) HLT45015
Program No: C4-HS24
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: 1 semester part-time (approx. 6 hours per week).
Likely Job Outcome: Senior dental assistant.
Application Type: Public
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Additional Information

The Certificate IV in Dental Assisting is recognised throughout Australia.

Dental Radiography specialisation - maximum of 6 students per intake. Jurisdictional legislative radiation licensing requirements may apply to candidates who undertake electives for Radiography specialisation.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

You must:
- have a Certificate III in Dental Assisting
AND
- be currently employed in a dental surgery and have written support from your employer endorsing that the full range of skills and equipment required to complete the qualification are available to you.

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Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level program. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Complete all 14 subjects

  • CHCCOM005  Communicate and work in health or community services
    • CIT Code: COMM500
      Cost: $60.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, management and other industry providers. This unit applies to a range of health and community service contexts where workers may communicate face-to-face, in writing or using digital media and work with limited responsibility under direct or indirect supervision.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCDIV001  Work with diverse people
    • CIT Code: CLTS145
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. This unit applies to all workers.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTDEN001  Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures
    • CIT Code: HESC532
      Cost: $1100.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required for a dental assistant to assist the operator by preparing the dental surgery including preparing necessary equipment, instruments and materials for oral health care procedures, and to assist the operator during the delivery of these procedures. This unit applies to dental assisting work.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTDEN002  Assist with dental radiography
    • CIT Code: HESC533
      Cost: $600.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required for a dental assistant to prepare patients for dental radiography. It also describes the skills and knowledge to process and mount conventional dental radiographs. This unit applies to dental assisting work.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTDEN003  Assist with administration in dental practice
    • CIT Code: HESC534
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required for a dental assistant to assist the operator by managing appointments to suit the patient and the organisation, recording and reconciling payments, and maintaining patient records. This unit applies to dental assistants who assist with administration in dental practice.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTINF001  Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
    • CIT Code: HESC513
      Cost: $50.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to follow organisational infection prevention and control procedures, including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks. This unit applies to individuals working in health and direct client care contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTINF002  Process reusable medical devices and equipment
    • CIT Code: HESC537
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to clean, sterilise and package reusable medical devices and equipment. This unit applies to workers in office based health practice settings such as general practitioner (GP) surgeries, dental practices and other environments where a limited range of sterilisation equipment may be available. They follow established procedures and work under general supervision.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTINF003  Implement and monitor infection prevention and control policies and procedures
    • CIT Code: HESC543
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide information about infection prevention and control procedures, integrate those procedures into work practices and monitor workplace performance. This unit applies to individuals working in health or direct client care contexts, who have a coordination, team leading or supervisory responsibility in relation to infection prevention and control.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTWHS003  Maintain work health and safety
    • CIT Code: WPHS102
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and work practices as part of a small work team. This unit applies to workers who have a key role in maintaining WHS in an organisation, including duty of care for other workers.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTDEN007  Apply the principles of radiation biology and protection in dental practice
    • CIT Code: HESC545
      Cost: $740.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to minimise the risk of radiation to the patient, the operator and others during the exposure of a prescribed dental radiographic image. It also describes the quality assurance measures necessary to ensure all radiographs are of consistent diagnostic standard. This unit applies to dental assisting work.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTDEN008  Prepare to expose a prescribed dental radiographic image
    • CIT Code: HESC546
      Cost: $180.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to interpret a prescribed request for a dental radiographic image. It also includes the preparation of the patient for dental radiography and the selection of equipment requirements. This unit applies to dental assisting work.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTDEN009  Produce a prescribed dental radiographic image
    • CIT Code: HESC547
      Cost: $760.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to operate dental radiographic equipment and position the patient correctly to produce an intraoral and extraoral diagnostic radiographic image. Where work relates to extraoral radiography this includes orthopantomogram and may include lateral cephalograms (for orthodontic radiographic work-ups) and excludes cone beam radiography.
      This unit applies to dental assisting work.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTOHC003  Apply and manage use of basic oral health products
    • CIT Code: HESC536
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply and manage use of basic oral health products and provide assistance to patients in the use of those products as identified in an individualised oral health care plan. This unit applies to workers whose work roles specifically include the application of identified oral health products in line with product guidelines and in compliance with all regulations related to the supply and use of regulated products (excluding fluoride varnish).
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTAID003  Provide first aid
    • CIT Code: HESC497
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

      Prerequisites: Nil
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Related Courses

Certificate III Dental Assisting HLT35015

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au