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HLT45015 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Radiography Specialisation)

Foundation Education
  • Awarded by
    Foundation Education (RTO 22557)
  • Qualification
    Certificate IV
  • Study Mode
    Online
  • Payment Option
    Payment planUpfront payment
  • Duration
    12 months
  • Start Date
    Anytime – start today!
  • Location
    Online
  • Career Outcomes
    Dental Assistant | Dental Hygiene Assistant | Dental Therapy Assistant | View all

overviewCourse Overview

The Certificate IV in Dental Assisting – Radiography Specialisation, will provide you with the essential skills and knowledge you need to assist Dentists undertaking radiography procedures. You will learn specialist radiation biology and protection skills to prepare and produce a prescribed dental radiographic image. In addition to this, you’ll be able to maintain high standards of infection control and effectively assist with practice administration. 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

This course also requires a minimum of 300 hours of work placement in a dental clinic and a suitable supervisor able to sign off on the practical demonstration elements.

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This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government’s National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that’s recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

What you'll learnWhat You'll Learn

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

  • CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
  • BSBCUS401 - Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies
  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
  • HLTDEN003 - Assist with administration in dental practice
  • HLTWHS003 - Maintain work health and safety
  • HLTDEN001 - Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures
  • HLTINF001 - Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • HLTINF003 - Implement and monitor infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • HLTINF002 - Process reusable medical devices and equipment
  • HLTDEN002 - Assist with dental radiography
  • 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
  • *HLTAID003 - Provide first aid

*This course contains a core unit, HLTAID003 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. Red Cross Australia is a third party training provider who conduct training and assessment services on behalf of Foundation Education. 

Why study withWhy Study With Foundation Education

For 20 years Foundation Education has been boosting the skills of their students and getting them workplace ready. With nationally recognised certificates in Early Childhood Education and Care, Health Administration, Allied Health, Dental Care and more, you can trust Foundation Education to provide you with the premier education you’re seeking.

When you study with Foundation Education you’ll be getting the up-to-date knowledge and support you need to conquer your career goals. Their Certificate III and IV courses will provide you with the perfect entry point into your field or a gateway into University.

Study online and enjoy a flexible learning experience tailored to suit your schedule. Simply log on and learn at your own pace and convenience.

Get expert support and guidance along every step of your Foundation Education study journey.

Their dedicated support services include an Orientation to help familiarise you with the new e-learning platform; Specialist and Technical Advisors who are on hand to answer any questions around your course content and assessments; Student Support Officers to assist you with all general enquiries, and a team of Assessors to evaluate assignments and provide feedback.

Plus throughout your studies you will have access to group and individual coaching sessions, activity monitoring to help you stay on track with your assignments and a range of career preparation tools.

Where will it lead meWhere Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Radiography Specialisation) (HLT45015) from Foundation Education.

You will be qualified to apply for positions 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.

  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Hygiene Assistant
  • Dental Therapy Assistant
  • Oral Health Advisor
  • Dental Radiographer

How much will it costHow Much Will It Cost?

Foundation Education offers affordable payment options to help you start your studies sooner.

Payment Option 1: Pay in weekly instalments

  • $69.04 per week (52 weekly repayments)
  • $100 deposit

Payment Option 2: Pay in full when you enrol and save up to $700 on your course fees

  • $3090 upfront payment

Tuition fees include course delivery and assessment, study materials and dedicated student support services. Please note this course does not qualify for VET FEE Help or other assisted government funding.

Pre-requisitesWhat You'll Need To Get In

Education
You will need to have completed year 12, or equivalent. Equivalency can be demonstrated by one of the following:

  • A qualification at Certificate II level or higher OR
  • 2 years of industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.

Minimum Age
You will need to be at least 16 years old. If you are under 18 your enrolment form will need to be signed by a parent or guardian.

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 or cable (Dial-up access will be significantly slower and is not recommended)
  • Windows : Operating system – Windows XP or Vista 7 or above. Internet Browser – Internet Explorer 7 or higher or the latest version of Google Chrome
  • MAC :  Operating system: OS X 10.4 or later.  Internet Browser – latest version of Google Chrome
  • Software: Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download)