Description:

This qualification provides the knowledge and \rskills needed to assist a dentist, dental hygienist or dental therapist \rduring all health care procedures, to help maintain high standards of \rinfection control and to assist with practice administration.

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This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeships pathways.

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Occupational title for this worker is:

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  • Dental assistant

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Pathways Information

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Not Applicable


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Licensing/Regulatory Information

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Not Applicable

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Entry Requirements

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Not Applicable

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Packaging Rules

8 units of competency are required\r for award of this qualification including:

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  • 8 core units

Core Units

HLTDA303DPrepare for and assist with oral health care\rprocedures

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(Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C,\rHLTIN302C, HLTWHS200A)

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HLTDA304DAssist with dental radiography

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(Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C,\rHLTIN302C, HLTWHS200A)

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HLTDA306DAssist with administration in dental practice\r(Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C, HLTIN302C, HLTDA303D, HLTWHS200A)

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HLTFA311AApply first aid

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HLTHIR301CCommunicate and work effectively in health

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HLTIN301CComply with infection control policies and\rprocedures

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HLTIN302CProcess reusable instruments and equipment\rin health work

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(Note pre-requ: HLTIN301C)

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HLTWHS200AParticipate in WHS processes

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The\rimportance of culturally aware and respectful practice

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All workers undertaking work in\rhealth need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or\rTorres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers\rfrom culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be\rprovided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment\rof this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of\rcompetency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Health Training\rPackage.


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