This qualification will give you the skills to provide an advanced level of assistance to a dentist, dental hygienist, dental prosthetist, dental therapist or oral health therapist, which contributes to the quality of oral health care. Certificate IV is a natural progression from Certificate III, with both courses containing many of the same core units. Specialisation in Radiography will give you the skills and knowledge to apply for a radiation licence applicable to your state.
It is a requirement of the Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (with radiography electives) that all enrolled students attend a four-day workshop at the ADAQ Training facility in Bowen Hills, Brisbane.
Applicants for this qualification must:
ADAQ Training course material is delivered online via the Canvas Learning Management platform. To successfully complete the course, it is required that students have access to a reliable internet connection and a PC or Laptop with up-to-date software including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Edge (Windows 10 version), Google Chrome or Firefox. Students will also need access to a mobile phone or recording device to complete video assessments.
Students can access Canvas from any browser on an Android/iOS device. However, mobile browsers are not supported, and features may not function as expected compared to viewing Canvas in a fully supported desktop browser.
Canvas has two native mobile applications available for students (free to download) on both phones and tablets. Depending on the device, not all Canvas features may be available on the app at this time.
Students must successfully complete the two core units and six (6) elective units, comprised of three radiography electives and three additional electives from the elective list below.
Core Units of Competency
Elective Units - Dental Radiography
PLUS Students must select three (3) additional electives from the following list
**The unit HLTAID011 Provide First Aid is not provided as part of the course content and will need to be completed with an external provider prior to course completion. Evidence of completion must be provided. The cost of HLTAID011 is not included in the course fees.
Each unit of study includes both theory and practical components which are conducted throughout the course and may include a variety of assessment methods including; written assessments, video assessments, quizzes, observation during onsite practice visits, workplace logbooks, work samples, third-party feedback, and recognition of prior learning.
Students completing the radiography electives will be required to complete a log of images taken in the workplace using both intra-oral and extra-oral apparatus.
If you have previously completed any of the core/elective units as part of another qualification you may be eligible for Credit Transfer (CT) or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Please contact ADAQ Training on (07) 3252 9866 to discuss your options prior to enrolling.
Credit Transfer (CT) allows for students who have previously completed a unit of competency completed with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) to have that unit recognised by all other RTO’s.
An example of credit transfer is if you have previously completed a unit offered in the HLT45021 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting with the exact unit code and course name as the unit you are enrolling, that unit will be recognised by ADAQ Training, and you will not be required to complete the unit again.
To gain Credit Transfer, we recommend that you contact ADAQ Training prior to enrolling to confirm that you are eligible for the credit transfer for the unit that you are applying. Once this has been confirmed you would enrol in the HLT45021 in Dental Assisting as normal. When selecting the electives on the enrolment form you would include the unit that you are applying for Credit Transfer, then upload your evidence of prior completion of that unit in the area provided. In providing your certification of prior completion of the unit 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.
Recognition of Prior Learning
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:
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:
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.
If you have completed either the HLT31807 or HLT31802 and wish to enrol as an RPL student in the HLT35021 Certificate III in Dental Assisting qualification complete the HLT35021 Certificate III in Dental Assisting 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.
If you have any questions regarding your eligibility for Credit Transfer or Recognition for Prior Learning, please contact our ADAQ Trainers via email at [email protected] or call us on 07 3252 9866 to discuss further.
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Online, on-site practice visit, and workshop attendance
HLT45021 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting
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