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    Get skilled and qualified with a Certificate III in Dental Assisting with our hands on course and online modules. Work with real dental professionals on real patients and learn to make a real difference.

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.

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.

COURSE INFORMATION AND DELIVERY.

  • 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)
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 this unit you must produce and critique 30 diagnostic standard dental radiographic de-identified images in a workplace environment
  •       At least 20 of the images must be intraoral radiographic de-identified images taken on a minimum of ten different people, demonstrating skills in periapical (PA) and Bitewings (BW)

  •       The remaining ten images must be extraoral radiographic de-identified imaged take on a minim of ten different people

HLTAID011

Provide First Aid

HLTDEN027

Take a clinical photography

HLTOHC009

Apply and use basic oral health products

 

 

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 full colour hard copy learning resources for the theory component. A login and password will be emailed for access to the online electronic resources and assessments

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.

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)

 

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 – Certificate IV in Dental Assisting HLT45021

Nationally Recognised Training

 

How do I Enrol

Click the Enquire Now button below and fill out the enquiry 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