HLT35021, HLT45021

Certificate III in Dental Assisting and Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Dental Radiography)

Certificate III in Dental Assisting and Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Dental Radiography)

Gain specialised skills that will give you a professional advantage as a dental assistant with the online HLT35021 Certificate III in Dental Assisting and HLT45021 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Dental Radiography) course from Foundation Education.

You will learn how to provide a high level of patient service, maintain impeccable standards of infection control and assist a dental professional with oral health care procedures. You will also learn how to produce dental radiographic images, a key specialisation in the dental services sector.

The coursework is delivered online by Foundation Education, allowing you to move through the units at your own pace and schedule your study time around your personal and work commitments.

As a practical component of this course you will need to complete 350 hours of work placement, with the first 50 hours completed in simulation.

Please note: This is a fee-for-service program.

HLT35021, HLT45021 Foundation Education Career FAQs

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  • Qualification:
    Certificate III, Certificate IV
  • Study mode:
    Online
  • Payment options:
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    Up to 24 months
  • Start date:
    Anytime - start today!
  • Awarded by:
    Foundation Education (RTO: 22557)
  • Location:
    Online
  • Career Outcomes:
    Dental Assistant | Dental Hygiene Assistant | Dental Therapy Assistant | Dental Sterilisation Nurse | Dental Radiographer | View All

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Course Rundown

Gain specialised skills that will give you a professional advantage as a dental assistant with the online HLT35021 Certificate III in Dental Assisting and HLT45021 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Dental Radiography) course from Foundation Education.

You will learn how to provide a high level of patient service, maintain impeccable standards of infection control and assist a dental professional with oral health care procedures. You will also learn how to produce dental radiographic images, a key specialisation in the dental services sector.

The coursework is delivered online by Foundation Education, allowing you to move through the units at your own pace and schedule your study time around your personal and work commitments.

As a practical component of this course you will need to complete 350 hours of work placement, with the first 50 hours completed in simulation.

Please note: This is a fee-for-service program.

Eligibility

Students must complete HLT35021 Certificate III in Dental Assisting before commencing HLT45021 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Dental Radiography).

Education
Whilst there are no formal entry requirements mandated by the training package, students’ skills and capabilities to undertake this training product will be assessed and advice on suitability will be provided during the pre-enrolment process.

Minimum Age
Students under the age of 18 years require the signed consent of a parent or guardian to enrol in this qualification.

Work Placement Requirements
For mandatory work placement (350 hours, including an initial 50 hours completed in simulation), students must have access to a dental practice and a qualified supervisor i.e. a person who holds Certificate III in Dental Assisting or higher relevant qualification. Students may need to undertake a Working with Children check to meet individual work placement employer requirements.

To complete HLT45021 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Dental Radiography) students will need further access to a dental practice with relevant equipment, imaging equipment, patients, and staff to complete practical activities. During these placement activities students must have access to a suitably qualified supervisor i.e. a person who hold a Certificate IV in Dental Assisting or higher relevant qualification.

Residency Status
You will need to be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent.

 

In this dental assisting course, the subjects you may study include:

  • CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
  • HLTDEN015 - Prepare for and assist with dental procedures
  • HLTDEN016 - Assist with dental radiography
  • HLTDEN017 - Assist with administration in dental practice
  • HLTINF002 - Process reusable medical devices and equipment
  • HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
  • *HLTAID011 - Provide first aid
  • HLTDET001 - Construct models
  • HLSTE003 - Sterilise loads
  • HLTWHS003 - Maintain work health and safety
  • BSBMED301 - Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  • HLTINF006 - Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
  • HLTDEN0027 - Take a clinical photograph
  • HLTDEN007 - Apply the principles of radiation biology and protection in dental practice
  • HLTDEN008 - Prepare to expose a prescribed dental radiographic image
  • HLTDEN009 - Produce a prescribed dental radiographic image

*This course contains the unit, HLTAID011 Provide First Aid, which must be completed through an external RTO. Foundation Education has an agreement in place with Red Cross Australia (RTOID 3605) which allows students to receive training for this unit at a reduced price. Please note that the cost of this external training is not included in any of your course fees. Upon completion, you will need to submit a copy of your first aid certificate in order for us to process a Credit Transfer against this unit on your student record. If you have chosen your own third-party provider, you must submit a certified copy of your certificate. If you have undertaken training with Red Cross Australia, you must forward Foundation Education the email you receive which contains the electronic copy of your certificate.

Foundation Education provides students with access to quality vocational education and employment opportunities alongside their sister brand, the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT), and a robust network of industry partners all around Australia.  

With courses designed by industry experts, you'll gain the knowledge and experience to graduate with the job-ready skills employers seek. Plus, you can learn at your pace and place with flexible study options. 

Whether you're interested in a career as a Dental Assistant, Teacher Aide, Office Manager, Physiotherapy Assistant, or something else, Foundation Education has a vocational study option to take you where you want to go. 

The Foundation Education difference means:

  • Flexible Online Study – The theoretical component of the courses can be completed online at your own pace.
  • Industry Relevant Courses – Course material is developed in consultation with industry experts to provide you with comprehensive skills and knowledge required to graduate job-ready.
  • National Recognised Training - Every Certificate and Diploma offered is nationally recognised and accredited, meeting established industry needs and national quality assurance requirements.

 

Foundation Education RTO 22557

Dedicated Student Support – Foundation Education's industry-experienced Subject Advisors, Assessors and Support Officers will support you from enrolment through to graduation.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited HLT35021 Certificate III in Dental Assisting and HLT45021 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Dental Radiography) from Foundation Education.

This qualification will give you the skills to pursue a career in dental assisting with specialist skills in radiography. Dental assisting is a highly flexible profession, allowing you the opportunity to work part-time or casual hours. 

 

Curious about where a career in dentistry could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Foundation Education offers flexible payment plans beginning from just $84.72* a week!

Enquire now to find out more about instalment plans or saving on your course fees by paying upfront.

Please note: This is a fee-for-service program.

*Payment plan total is $100 deposit + 78 weekly payments. Foundation Education uses the direct debiting services of Debitsuccess on payment plans. Payment plans will incur a $12 establishment fee, charged with the first instalment, plus a 3.63% transaction fee on each transaction. Weekly payment amount provided is already inclusive of the transaction fee.

 

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