HLT45021

Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Dental Radiography)

Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Dental Radiography)

The HLT45021 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Dental Radiography), will provide you with the essential skills and knowledge you need to become a Dental Radiographer and assist Dentists undertaking dental procedures. You will learn specialist radiation biology and protection skills to take clinical photographs and prepare and produce a prescribed dental radiographic image, as well as being able to interpret and apply medical terminology. You will graduate with job ready skills that will allow you to work in a range of sectors, including dental, oral surgery, orthodontics and community health clinics.

Dental Assistants are imperative to all aspects of a dental practice, as they ensure that high standards of quality patient care are met. If you’re looking for flexible working hours, Dental Assisting is a great option, as many practices offer casual and part-time work.

Work Placement

There are no mandatory workplace hours to complete this qualification. However, students must have access to a dental practice, equipment for sterilisation, imaging equipment and a qualified supervisor i.e. a person who holds Certificate IV in Dental Assisting or a higher relevant qualification to complete their course.

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

HLT45021 Foundation Education Career FAQs

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

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The HLT45021 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Dental Radiography), will provide you with the essential skills and knowledge you need to become a Dental Radiographer and assist Dentists undertaking dental procedures. You will learn specialist radiation biology and protection skills to take clinical photographs and prepare and produce a prescribed dental radiographic image, as well as being able to interpret and apply medical terminology. You will graduate with job ready skills that will allow you to work in a range of sectors, including dental, oral surgery, orthodontics and community health clinics.

Dental Assistants are imperative to all aspects of a dental practice, as they ensure that high standards of quality patient care are met. If you’re looking for flexible working hours, Dental Assisting is a great option, as many practices offer casual and part-time work.

Work Placement

There are no mandatory workplace hours to complete this qualification. However, students must have access to a dental practice, equipment for sterilisation, imaging equipment and a qualified supervisor i.e. a person who holds Certificate IV in Dental Assisting or a higher relevant qualification to complete their course.

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

Eligibility

Education
Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who have achieved:

• HLT31812 Certificate III in Dental Assisting or

• HLT35015 Certificate III in Dental Assisting or

• HLT35021 Certificate III in Dental Assisting or equivalent.

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
There are no mandatory workplace hours to complete this qualification. However, Students must have access to a dental practice, equipment for sterilisation, imaging equipment and a qualified supervisor i.e. a person who holds Certificate IV in Dental Assisting or a higher relevant qualification to complete their course

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

Computer Requirements

In order to complete the on-line part of the course you will need regular access to the following:

Computer:      Laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphone points

Internet:        High speed internet such as Broadband or ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic

Windows :     Operating system – Windows 8 or above

Internet Browser:   Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11

MAC :            Operating system - OS X 10.14 Mojave or later

Software:       PDF Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download)

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

  • HLTSTE003 - Sterilise loads
  • HLTWHS003 - Maintain work health and safety
  • BSBMED301 - Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  • HLTDEN0027 - Take a clinical photograph
  • 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
  • HLTDET001 - Construct models

Foundation Education provides students with access to quality vocational education 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, students gain the knowledge and experience to graduate with job-ready skills that employers seek. Plus, students can learn at their own pace and place through flexible online study.

Offering a wide range of Certificate and Diploma-level courses across Early Childhood Education and Care, Education Support, Allied Health, Dental Assisting, Health Services and more, Foundation Education has a vocational study option to take you where you want to go.

The Foundation Education difference means:

  • Flexible Online Study: Students can complete the theoretical component of courses online at their own pace.
  • Industry Relevant Courses: Course material is developed in consultation with industry experts to provide students with the comprehensive skills and knowledge required to graduate job-ready.
  • Dedicated Student Support: Our industry experienced Technical Advisors, Assessors and Support Officers can support students from enrolment through to graduation.
  • National Recognised Training: Every Certificate and Diploma offered is nationally recognised and accredited, meeting established industry needs and national quality assurance requirements.

Foundation Education is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO Number – 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 HLT45021 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Dental Radiography) from Foundation Education.

You will be qualified to apply for position of Dental Radiographer, or assisting a dentist, dental hygienist or dental therapist with health care procedures and administrative duties. Your specialisation in dental radiography will make you a valuable employee with sought-after skills.

This nationally recognised qualification provides the knowledge, skills and experience required to provide an advanced level of assistance to dental practitioners in a clinical environment. With specialisation in dental radiography, you’ll also finish this course with the ability to apply for a radiation licence (applicable to your state), increasing your employability in the industry.

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 $60.85* 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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