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Certificate IV

Dental Assisting
Oral Health Education and Anaesthetic
and Sedation
Skills List: ✓
This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
(TAFE NSW – Open Training and Education Network, Provider Code: 90004)
TAFE NSW Course Number: HLT43012-02V01
National Course Code: HLT43012
Training Package: HLT07 Health

Course description
This qualification provides 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; providing an oral health education program that
promotes good oral health as part of general good health; as well as implementing and
monitoring infection control policy and procedures.
This qualification allows the dental assistant to select electives to address specific workplace
needs in line with jurisdictional Dental Acts and Regulations.
This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeship pathways.
ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY
If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete
the unit you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and
perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you
from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to
achieve the unit of competency.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS
WORK PLACEMENTS
Many TAFE courses have a compulsory work placement component to assist you to apply
your learning in a practical environment and you may be required to comply with some (or all) of
the following.
1. HEALTH - NSW MINISTRY OF HEALTH - If you are over 18 you will be required to undertake
a National Criminal Record Check. Visit:
http://www.police.nsw.gov.au/about_us/structure/specialist_operations/forensic_

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.tafensw.au . HLTWHS200A) HLTDA304D Assist with dental radiography (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C. in all core units from the HLT31812 Certificate III in Dental Assisting (as listed below): Š Š Š Š Š Š HLTDA303D Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C. Screening and Vaccination against I We highly recommend you complete a personalised career and study profile to confirm this course is right for you. If during or after your enrolment. an expression of interest. studies. If this becomes necessary. To ensure you leave us with the most up to date qualification.services/ criminal records section Š You will be required to sign the NSW Health Student Undertaking where you agree to notify NSW Health if your status changes after the date of issue of your National Police Certificate or during the completion of your course. HLTIN302C. evidence that you are already employed as an apprentice. http://oten. Š You will be required to undertake Occupational Assessment. you will find the Career Voyage link below. HLTWHS200A) HLTFA311A Apply first aid * HLTHIR301C Communicate and work effectively in health * HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures * HLTIN302C Process reusable instruments and equipment in health work (Note pre-requ: HLTIN301C) HLTWHS200A Participate in WHS processes Are there any additional local entry requirements? A number of courses may require prospective students to provide additional information such as documentation.tafensw.The new school leaving age. Credit (or recognition) for modules/units may be granted based on previous learning. Are you under 17 years of age? Before enrolling please read the NSW Department of Education and Communities . For more information on Credit for this course please refer to 'If you have the skills. work and/or life experiences..edu. HLTIN302C.edu. HLTDA303D. What are the entry requirements? (including Recognition of Prior Learning) To gain entry into HLT43007 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting a candidate must demonstrate competence through a recognised training program or recognition process. the Institute reserves the right to transition you into an alternate course. the course in which you are enrolled is updated in line with national industry standards. the Institute will advise you of the change and the arrangements which will be available for you to complete your alternate course. get credit for a unit or this course' on the OTEN website. HLTWHS200A) HLTDA306D Assist with administration in dental practice (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C. or preferred prior study (or equivalent). Access to Government Subsidised Training in TAFE NSW has changed please refer to the policy. HLTIN302C.au/cbdcgd 1300 362 346 or (02) 9715 8333 oten.

edu. . STUDENT READINESS FOR WORK PLACEMENT .Generally work placements will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties.You will be required to read and sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form.au/ and type 'clinical placement' in search area. COMMUNITY AND CHILDREN'S SERVICES .nsw.gov. STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES .nsw. Visit: http://www.For more information visit: 1300 362 346 or (02) 9715 8333 oten. Your teacher can provide further information.nsw.au/Working-with-children/working-withchildren-check 4. 2.Please note: Some industries have their own legislative or licensing requirements. AGED CARE WORK .gov.health.NSW MINISTRY OF HEALTH . Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card. Visit: http://www.gov. Other requirements WORK PLACEMENTS Many TAFE courses have a compulsory work placement component to assist you to apply your learning in a practical environment and you may be required to comply with some (or all) of the following.au/about_us/structure/specialist_operations/forensic_ services/ criminal records section Š You will be required to sign the NSW Health Student Undertaking where you agree to notify NSW Health if your status changes after the date of issue of your National Police Certificate or during the completion of your course.kidsguardian. Visit: http://www.police.If you are over 18 you will be required to undertake a National Criminal Record Check.As per NSW Health requirements for the National Criminal Record Check 3. TAFE NSW recognition does not apply to these.Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free) in line with the Office of Children's Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. Š You will be required to undertake Occupational Assessment.au . 1. HEALTH .tafensw.

tafensw.au/courses/rights-and-responsibilities/index.htm# . training. First qualification Second qualification Concession Non-government subsidised fee $1540 $1800 $240 $4160 Due to a policy change on 1 July 2013 enrolling students must have a NSW residential address or be employed within NSW to be eligible to access government subsidised training places in TAFE NSW.https://www.au/uni How much is the course? Smart and Skilled Student Fees The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee.The new school leaving age.tafensw. selected Foundation Skills courses at Certificate I and II levels.tafensw. Choosing to study at TAFE before going on to uni can see you graduating and entering a competitive workforce sooner — and not with one. At TAFE NSW . your options have been affected by a recent change in NSW law. all apprenticeships and selected traineeships.edu.tafensw. Pathway to university or higher education Thinking of studying next year? Not sure if you should go to TAFE or uni? Let us help you decide. From January 2010 you must complete Year 10 and then continue in either full-time education.au/enrolling/how-to-enrol/351/ What kind of work could I do? Dental assistant.au/enrolling/fees-andfinancial-assistance/fees-and-charges/.au . For full details of this new policy see oten.edu. nationally recognised qualifications! For more information visit oten.edu. paid employment or a combination of these options until you’re at least 17 years of age. http://oten. It covers all qualification levels Certificate II to Advanced Diploma.edu. For more information and how this may affect the fees you pay please visit 1300 362 346 or (02) 9715 8333 oten. but two. More information about options for school students under 17 is available from the NSW Department of Education and Communities .edu.tafensw. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 131 870 for further information and advice. These changes are part of the Smart and Skilled reform of the NSW vocational education and training system and affect all new and continuing students.U8X86PmSzAk Under 17 and wanting to leave school? If you are under 17 and want to leave school.Western Sydney Institute we offer you the flexibility to fast-forward your career with Pathways. Important changes to TAFE NSW fees for 2015 From 1 January 2015 the NSW Government will be introducing changes to how students access government subsidised training in NSW.

all students participating in Nationally Recognised Training in Australia will need to have a Unique Student Identifier.edu. One of the main benefits of the USI is that you will have easy access to your training records and results throughout your life. Once you have registered please contact the Dental Teaching section at oten. Adult Basic Education and Open Learning Centre Support Services. Multicultural. Disability.careervoyage. Need help deciding? Our free online career and study planning tool can help.au or call (02) 9715 8334. or USI. Your local Customer 1300 362 346 or (02) 9715 8333 oten. When applying for a job or enrolling in further study.smartandskilled. certificate or diploma course.edu. To get started click the link below: http://www. If you would like to discuss your results in person.com. A USI gives you access to your online USI account and will contain all of your nationally recognised training records and results from 1 January 2015 onwards.tafensw. We have the following expert support services available which you may access by calling (02) 9715 8446 or 1300 655 993 to make an appointment: Counselling and Career Development.au/enrolling/fees-and-financial-assistance/ How do I enrol? To register your intention to enrol in this course please use one of the enrolment options below. We recognise that for some students additional support services are fundamental to ensure success.tafensw. please contact our Counselling and Career Development Unit by calling 1300 655 993 or 02 9715 8446.au. skill set.dental@tafensw.nsw. You will receive a personalised career and study profile based on your responses. Aboriginal. Outreach.au/oten Unique Student Identifier (USI) From 1 January 2015.edu. For full details on TAFE NSW fees please visit our page.tafensw. you will often need to provide your training records and results. Apply now (click below) oten.au .au/mbdcgd I would like to talk to someone before I enrol Please contact OTEN Customer Service 1300 362 346 We are committed to enhancing all students' prospects to reach their potential and achieve a positive future.gov. You will be required to provide evidence that you are currently employed as a dental assistant.gov.au. How to get a USI It is free and easy for you to create your own USI online at usi. This includes students completing an apprenticeship. Your results will be available in your USI account in 2016. http://oten.edu.

Service office can also provide further information and assistance.tafensw.edu.au . Current as at 2/10/2015 1300 362 346 or (02) 9715 8333 oten. If you already have your USI you can enrol with TAFE WSI.