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Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Oral Health Promotion) HLT45015

Overview

This program provides you with the opportunity to 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. The program will also provide you the knowledge and skills to provide basic oral health information to patients as directed by the dentist and develop skills and knowledge to provide oral health promotion presentations to various community groups.

You will also have opportunities to practice these skills under the supervision of the dentist in the workplace.

Qualification: Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Oral Health Promotion) HLT45015
Program No: C4-HS26
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: 2 semesters part-time, approx. 6 hours per week at CIT over 2 evenings.
3-4 hours per week online/self- directed learning.
8 full day workshops spread throughout the year.
Cost Info:

Enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. In addition, a Service and Amenities fee of $40 will be payable each semester. Further information is available at Course fees and assistance

Indicative Cost: $3,760
Likely Job Outcome: Dental assistant.
Application Type: Register Your Interest
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Additional Information

This program has a mandatory placement of at least 250 hours in the workplace. It is highly desirable that you are employed in a dental practice, CIT can arrange a placement for you if you are not employed in a dental practice.

A skills recognition process may apply if you already have a relevant lower level qualification.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

It is highly desirable that you are employed in a dental practice to complete this qualification however, placements can be arranged if required.

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

  • 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. 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 Foundation Skills 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 14 subjects (10 Core and 4 Electives)

Core - Complete all 10

  • 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
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid
    • CIT Code: HESC497
      Cost: $110.00
      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
  • 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

Electives - Complete 4

  • HLTDEN004 Implement an individualised oral hygiene program
    • CIT Code: HESC544
      Cost: $760.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to implement an individualised oral hygiene program and promote oral health.
      This unit applies to dental assistants and to other health care workers who are actively involved in promoting the general well-being of patients through promotion of healthy eating habits and good oral health.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTDEN010 Implement an oral hygiene program for older people
    • CIT Code: HESC548
      Cost: $360.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to promote oral health for older people.
      This unit applies to dental assistants and to other health care workers who are actively involved in promoting the general well-being of older patients through the promotion of healthy eating habits and good oral health.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTDEN011 Implement an oral health promotion program
    • CIT Code: HESC549
      Cost: $260.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide an oral health promotion program.
      This unit applies to dental assistants and to other health care workers who are actively involved in promoting general well-being through the promotion of healthy eating habits and good oral health.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
    • CIT Code: WPHS101
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others.
      The unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, either under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Certificate IV Dental Assisting (Radiography) HLT45015

More Information

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