HLT45015 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Radiography Specialisation)

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Course description

The Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Radiography Specialisation) provides the knowledge and skills necessary to provide an advanced level of chair-side assistance to the Dentist, including contributing to the quality of dental care. Students will learn how to minimise the risk of radiation to the patient, the operator and others during the exposure of a prescribed dental radiographic image as well as produce a prescribed dental radiographic image.

Nationally recognised

Average duration

12 months

Online or Distance

On-campus

Suitable For

This course is ideal for people who have the following knowledge, skills or abilities:

Critical Thinking

Evaluating the benefits and costs of different solutions for a problem.

Customer and Personal Service

Such as understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

Medicine and Dentistry

Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities.

Psychology

You have a passion for the study of all aspects of behavior and mental processes.

Outcomes

This course can help you get a job as:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Dental Technician$1,250 weekly pay
Radiographer$1,340 weekly pay
Dental Assistant$1,116 weekly pay
Medical Imaging Assistant$1,050 weekly pay

Subjects

You will be required to complete a number of units of competencey for this qualifiation. Example units have been provided below but may vary for each provider.

CHCCOM005
Communicate and work in health or community services

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.

HLTAID003
Provide first aid

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.

HLTDEN001
Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures

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.

HLTDEN002
Assist with dental radiography

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.

TLIX4028
Apply knowledge of logistics

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to analyse and apply knowledge of logistics in accordance with relevant organisational policy and procedures. It includes accessing and interpreting relevant logistics information and applying this information in the workplace.

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Payment options

Interest free payment plan
Most course providers offer flexible payment options for the HLT45015 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Radiography Specialisation) such as weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly interest-free payments for those who do not wish (or are unable) to pay their tuition fees outright. There is usually a discount for those who pay their tuition fees upfront. Enquire with a course provider to find out more.

Benefits of nationally recognised training

Australian Qualifications Framework
Nationally Recognised Training


This is a nationally recognised course delivered by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). RTOs are strictly regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This guarantees you will be studying a quality-assured and nationally recognised qualification.

Recognition of Prior Learning
RTOs are also able to offer Recognition of Prior Learning for work experience or formal qualifications you may have undertaken to shorten the time you have to study. Ask a course provider for more details during the enrolment process.

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