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Qualification Description

This nationally recognised qualification builds on your existing skills and knowledge and teaches you how to take dental x-rays and produce specific images according to the instructions of the Dentist. This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide an advanced level of assistance to dental practitioners which contributes to the quality of oral health care.

The course covers: principles of radiation biology and how they apply to dentistry, exposing radiographic images, sterilising tools and equipment, on-the-job safety, using correct medical terminology, assisting with advanced dental procedures requiring anaesthesia and conscious sedation, business administration skills.

Dental radiography work must only be performed by a person with a radiation user license granted by the relevant State/Territory regulatory authority under legislation.

Entry requirements apply. Please refer to the Course Eligibility below.

Course Name:       Certificate IV in Dental Assisting HLT45021

Outcome:              Students who successfully complete this course will be issued with a nationally recognised qualification

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What AADA can help you with

This nationally recognised qualification builds on your existing skills and knowledge and teaches you how to take dental x-rays and produce specific images according to the instructions of the Dentist.

This course covers: principles of radiation biology and how they apply to dentistry, exposing radiographic images, sterilising tools and equipment, on-the-job safety and taking impressions for models.

COURSE INFORMATION AND DELIVERY.

  • Rolling intakes
  • No campus attendance
  • Self-paced learning on our interactive online assessment and tutorial platform
  • Practical assessments conducted in a real dental practice by fully qualified, industry current trainers and assessors
  • Mentoring, tutoring, and support provided by passionate trainers (by phone, email, virtual and in workplace)
  • 8 units of competency (see course overview)
Course Duration

This qualification will take 12 - 24 months to complete.

Course Units

Course Information -

HLT45021 CERTIFICATE IV in DENTAL ASSISTING Core and Elective Components - Full Qualification

CORE UNITS

HLTSTE003

Sterilise Loads

HLTWHS003

Maintain work health and safety

ELECTIVE UNITS

HLTDEN021

Apply the principles of radiation biology and protection in dental practice

HLTDEN022

Prepare to expose a prescribed dental radiographic image

HLTDEN023

Produce a prescribed dental radiographic image

  • Within the Radiography units you must complete all theory components and obtain a student use licence for radiographic intra-oral and extra-oral equipment.

 

  • No practical components can be attempted prior to obtaining this licence.

 

  • During the practical assessments you are required to complete a total of 30 images, 20 intra-oral and 10 extra-oral. Access to both types of radiographic machines is required. All practical demonstrations must be supervised by a licenced Dentist.

HLTDEN026

Take an impression for study models

HLTDEN027

Take a clinical photography

HLTSTE004

Manage sterile stock

 

 

Course Delivery & Methods

Australian Academy of Dental Assisting (AADA College) conducts training in a blended delivery method.

  • Rolling intakes
  • No campus attendance
  • Self-paced learning
  • Access our interactive online assessment and tutorial platform
  • Practical assessments conducted in a real dental practice by fully qualified, industry current trainers and assessors
  • Mentoring, tutoring, and support provided by passionate trainers (by phone, email, virtual and in workplace)
  • 8 units of competency (see course overview)

AADA college conducts training and assessment via online education and demonstrated tasks in the workplace; the workplace observations and assessments will be negotiated in conjunction with the student and the workplace at agreed intervals. Third party evidence must be submitted in the form of the Evidence Portfolio and Workplace Log Book and Learning activities must also be submitted as completed.

Upon enrolment, the student is issued with a login and password will be emailed for access to the online electronic resources and assessments.

If paper resources are required please email admin@aada.edu.au

Our learning resources meet the standard of the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) and are drafted  from the endorsed resources of the Health Training Package, which are listed on the following website http://www.training.gov.au that being the National Register, for the National Training System.

 

When training and assessment occurs for the three radiography units the following delivery sequence will occur.

HLTDEN021

HLTDEN022

HLTDEN023

  • Theory training and assessment to be completed for all three units.
  • The student will apply for a student licence with Queensland Health (or applicable governing body)
  • Practical Assessments to be conducted over time after the student licence is issued including completion of a log book.
Course Eligibility

Enrolling students should currently be employed in a dental practice with or have access to both intra-oral and extra-oral dental radiography equipment under the guidance and supervision of a licensed dental practitioner.

Students must have previously completed any of the following certificate III qualifications:

  • HLT35021 Certificate III in Dental Assisting
  • HLT35015 Certificate III in Dental Assisting
  • HLT31812 Certificate III in Dental Assisting
Available Funding

Traineeships

This qualification is not funded under User Choice and cannot be completed as a traineeship.

Fee for Service

Enroling students should currently be employed in a dental practice with or have access to both intra-oral and extra-oral dental radiography equipment under the guidance and supervision of a licensed dental practitioner.

Please see course costs below. Payment Plans available.

Costs

HLT45021 – CERTIFICATE IV in DENTAL ASSISTING              Special $2950* (RRP $3450)

**PLEASE NOTE** Each State or Territory charge a Fee to issue a Radiation Use Licence. This Cost is payable by the STUDENT and is not covered in the price listed above.

Refund Policy

View Refund Policy Details or refer page 7 of AADA Student Handbook.

Payment method

Once your invoice has been issued, you can arrange payment via direct deposit to our bank account or arrange payment over the phone using your credit card (surcharge will apply)

*Payment plans available

Vocational Placement

Enrolling students should be employed in a practice with or have access to both intra-oral and extra-oral dental radiography equipment under the guidance and supervision of a licensed dental practitioner.

In addition to assessments and completion of workplace logbooks students completing the radiography electives will be required to complete a log of images taken in the workplace using both intra-oral and extra-oral apparatus.

Outcome

Students who successfully complete all requirements will receive a Nationally Recognised Qualification – HLT45021 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Dental Radiography)

Nationally Recognised Training

 

Licencing Requirements

The units in the Dental Radiography skill set are relating to a licence to use radiation. This information relates to licensing requirements in Queensland. If you are working in another state, please go to their licensing body for information or submit an enquiry.

 

Application for Student User Licence - An application must be submitted at the students cost to obtain a licence to be a student user. The approval letter must be provided to AADA College before your Practical Log Book and Assessments are released for you to commence. AADA College will provide a letter of support to you for your application.

 

Once you have been deemed competent in HLTDEN021, HLTDEN022 and HLTDEN023, you MUST continue to be supervised when taking x-rays in a Dental Practice until you have completed the full qualification and obtain a full user licence.

 

Applying for a full User Licence When you have completed your full qualification in HLT45021 - Certificate IV in Dental Assisting and received your certificate, you can apply for a full User Licence.

 

PLEASE NOTE: All fees associated with an application for user licence are to be paid by the Student. AADA College accepts no liability for the cost of applying for a user licence. Further information on licensing can be located at the following State Governing Bodies.

State Radiation Authority QLD https://www.health.qld.gov.au/system-governance/licences/radiation-licensing

NT https://nt.gov.au/industry/licences/radiation-licences-for-medical-and-dental-practitioners/dental-practitioners

NSW http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/radiation/index.htm

VIC http://www.health.vic.gov.au/radiation

ACT http://www.health.act.gov.au/public-information/businesses/radiation-safety

SA https://www.epa.sa.gov.au/environmental_info/radiation

TAS http://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/publichealth/radiation

WA A Radiation Use Licence is not required. Dental ancillary personnel who have satisfactorily completed an approved course of training are permitted to operate intraoral, OPG or lateral cephalometric x-ray equipment under the direction and supervision of a registered dentist. http://www.radiologicalcouncil.wa.gov.au

How do I Enrol

Click the Enquire Now button below and fill out the online form.

An AADA representative will contact you within 24 business hours to discuss the course and enrolment details.

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Refund Policy

The following refund policy complies with the requirements of

Australian Academy of Dental Assisting is committed to ensuring that it charges and refunds fees in a fair and equitable manner taking into consideration the needs of each participant and the operations of the RTO.

Australian Academy of Dental Assisting will refund fees in accordance with the following rules.

Participants who intend to cancel their enrolment at any point during the training program must notify AADA in writing via email or letter at the earliest opportunity.

Participants are entitled to a refund of fees in accordance with the following.

 

Traineeships

Trainees who cancel their training at any point, will be offered a refund of the contribution fees paid for all training and assessment not yet undertaken. Where units of competency have been completed and deemed competent and/or partially completed, no refund of the contribution fees will apply.

 

Non-Funded Full Fee Participants