Recognition of Prior Learning
RPL for superseded units of competency
If you wish to enrol in the HLT45021 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting, you must have completed one of the following Certificate III in Dental Assisting qualifications:
HLT35021 Certificate III in Dental Assisting
- HLT35015 Certificate III in Dental Assisting
- HLT31812 Certificate III in Dental Assisting
However, if you completed an earlier Certificate III in Dental Assisting you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning for some units to assist you in gaining the HLT35021 Certificate III in Dental Assisting. Superseded qualifications for which this may be applicable include:
- HLT31807 Certificate III in Dental Assisting
- HLT31802 Certificate III in Dental Assisting
If you have completed either the HLT31807 or HLT31802 qualifications and wish to enrol as an RPL student in the HLT35021 Certificate III in Dental Assisting qualification complete the Certificate III enrolment form and select the RPL option. As part of your application, you will be asked to provide a copy of your certificate. In providing your certificate you will be consenting to have your certification authorised either via ADAQ accessing your USI transcript directly or by ADAQ contacting the RTO you completed your qualification with directly.
RPL will be assessed on the Currency, Authenticity, Sufficiency and Validity of evidence provided to demonstrate the students’ knowledge and skills. Students who gain RPL for units of competencies will still be required to complete some assessments and proof of currency to be eligible to complete the applicable units.