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 Apprenticeships pathways.


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Unit Descriptor:

This unit is concerned with infection control responsibilities of employees with supervisory accountability to implement and monitor infection control policy and procedures in a specific work unit or team within an organisation

Application of the Unit:

This unit does not apply to a role with organisation-wide responsibilities for infection control policy and procedure development, implementation or monitoring

Application of this unit should be contextualised to reflect any specific workplace infection risks, hazards and associated infection control practices


Pre-Requisites:

This unit must be assessed after successful achievement of pre-requisite:

  • HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures


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Unit Descriptor:

This unit covers the skills required to exercise effective communication skills with clients and colleagues to support the delivery of client care services within the health industry

Application of the Unit:

This unit applies to work in a range of health settings where direct client contact is involved

Application of this unit should be contextualised to reflect any specific workplace communication requirements, issues and practices

Pre-Requisites:

Not Applicable

 

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Unit Descriptor:

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to operate dental radiographic equipment and position the client and radiographic film in order to produce a diagnostic image

All procedures are carried out in accordance with work health and safety (WHS) policies and procedures, current infection control guidelines, Australian and New Zealand Standards for maintaining infection control and the policies and procedures of the dental practice or organisation

All tasks are carried out in accordance with state or territory legislative requirements

Application of the Unit:

This unit applies to dental assisting work


Pre-Requisites:

This unit must be assessed after successful achievement of pre-requisites:

  • HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures
  • HLTIN302C Process reusable instruments and equipment in health work
  • HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes


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Unit Descriptor:

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to interpret a prescribed request for a dental radiographic image. It also includes the preparation of the client for dental radiography and the selection of equipment requirements

All procedures are carried out in accordance with work health and safety (WHS) policies and procedures, current infection control guidelines, Australian and New Zealand Standards for maintaining infection control and the policies and procedures of the dental practice or organisation

All tasks are carried out in accordance with state or territory legislative requirements

Application of the Unit:

This unit applies to dental assisting work

Pre-Requisites:

This unit must be assessed after successful achievement of pre-requisites:

  • HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures
  • HLTIN302C Process reusable instruments and equipment in health work
  • HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes

 

Further Information:

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Unit Descriptor:

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to minimise the risk of radiation to the client, the operator and others during the exposure of a prescribed dental radiographic image. It also describes the quality assurance measures necessary to ensure all radiographs are of consistent diagnostic standard

All procedures are carried out in accordance with work health and safety (WHS) policies and procedures, current infection control guidelines, Australian and New Zealand Standards for maintaining infection control and the policies and procedures of the dental practice or organisation

All tasks are carried out in accordance with State/Territory legislative requirements

Application of the Unit:

This unit applies to dental assistants who assist at the chairside

Pre-Requisites:

This unit must be assessed after successful achievement of pre-requisites:

  • HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures
  • HLTIN302C Process reusable instruments and equipment in health work
  • HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes

 

Further Information:

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Unit Descriptor:

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to implement an individualised oral hygiene program and promote good oral health as part of general good health

This unit acknowledges that dental diseases are the most prevalent chronic diseases worldwide and that oral health is essential to quality of life

All procedures are carried out in accordance with work health and safety (WHS) policies and procedures, current infection control guidelines, Australian and New Zealand Standards, State/Territory legislative requirements and organisation policy

Application of the Unit:

This unit applies to dental assistants who assist at the chairside and to others involved in promoting healthy eating habits and oral hygiene practices for the community

Pre-Requisites:

This unit must be assessed after successful achievement of pre-requisites:

  • HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures
  • HLTIN302C Process reusable instruments and equipment in health work
  • HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes

 

Further Information:

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