Certificate III in Dental Assisting

 
Qualification:
Certificate III   NRT
Course no:
HLT35015-01V01
National code:
HLT35015
Start date:
Mon 17 Jul 2017
 –   Randwick
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  • Dental Assisting course details

    Course description and aims

    This qualification reflects the role of workers who assist a dentist, dental hygienist, dental prosthetist, dental therapist or oral health therapist during oral health care procedures. Their role includes maintaining high standards of infection control, assisting with practice administration and supporting quality and professionalism in the dental sector.

    To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 250 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

    No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

    ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY
    If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency.

    Other Requirements

    WORK PLACEMENTS

    Many TAFE courses have a compulsory work placement component to assist you to apply your learning in a practical environment and you may be required to comply with some (or all) of the following.

    1. NSW HEALTH

    Before you commence any clinical placements in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to
    • Meet NSW Health’s - Criminal Record Check requirements;
    • Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health;
    • Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.

    For specific information regarding NSW HealthÂ’s requirements, and access to the required forms, it is recommended that you visit their FAQs for students at:
    http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/careers/student_clearance/pages/default.aspx

    2. AGED CARE WORK - Before you undertake any clinical placements in Aged Care Facilities you will be required to undertake a Federal Criminal Record Check. Visit: http://www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/police-checks/national-police-checks.aspx

    3. COMMUNITY AND CHILDRENÂ’S SERVICES

    Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free) in line with the Office of ChildrenÂ’s Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. Visit: http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check

    4. STUDENT READINESS FOR WORK PLACEMENT Generally work placements will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information.

    STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES - For more information visit: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/rights-and-responsibilities/index.htm

    Course outcomes and careers

    Articulation

    CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING
    If you already have skills and knowledge that are relevant to your course, you may be able to apply for credit through articulation, credit transfer or recognition of prior learning. To find out more about applying for credit follow this link

    https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/get-started-at-tafe-nsw/recognition-of-prior-learning

    This web page also provides information on how to use your existing TAFE NSW qualifications to undertake a higher level qualification at TAFE NSW (e.g. Cert II to Cert III, Cert III to Cert IV, Cert IV to Diploma, etc.)

    TAFE to University Many TAFE NSW courses offer you the opportunity to gain both vocational and university qualifications. To find out more about the pathways to higher education please follow this link

    https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/study-options/tafe-to-university

    Entry requirements

    There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

    Enrol at any location

    Randwick
    Full Time
    Part Time Day
    Course start:
    Mon 17 Jul 2017
    Course duration:
    18 Weeks
    Financial Assistance:
    Smart & Skilled
    Attendance:
    20 Hours per week
    Course Fee:
    $6800
    Smart and Skilled First Qual:
    $1450
    Smart and Skilled Second Qual:
    $1750
    Code:
    HLT35015-01V01-17RDW-032
    View details
    About offering:

    INFORMATION SESSION

    Attend the following information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

    Tuesday 13 June 2017 6pm at Sydney Dental Hospital, 2 Chalmers Street, Surry Hills, Level 6, Lecture Theatre Room. If you are unable to attend this evening, please ring 9293 3408 to speak with your teacher.

    Indicative timetable:

    You will need to attend approximately 20 hours of class over 3 days per week. An indication of how your weekly timetable may look is: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 10:00am to 5:00pm.

    How to enrol or apply:

    To apply for this course you must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled

    GET YOUR UNIQUE STUDENT IDENTIFIER (USI)

    Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit http://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi to request a USI. Remember to add Sydney TAFE to your account via the Manage Permissions page (code: 90003, name: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute).

    Find out more about applying and enrolling: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/applying-and-enrolling

    Fee information:

    SMART AND SKILLED FEES

    This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to Sydney TAFE and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

    The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

    For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled.

    PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE

    Instalment payment options are available for this course. For more information, see http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges

    Find out more about financial assistance http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance

    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

    Two (2) Textbooks will be required to successfully complete this course: Essentials of Dental Assisting 6th Edition (aprox. $75) and textbook: Dental Instruments: A pocket guide, 5th Edition (aprox. $49)

    RECOGNITION

    Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

    Find out more about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition

    Subjects

    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    HLTDEN003Assist with administration in dental practice40
    HLTDEN002Assist with dental radiography50
    CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services30
    HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures25
    HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety20
    HLTDEN001Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures300
    HLTINF002Process reusable medical devices and equipment30
    HLTAID003Provide first aid18
    BSBWOR204Use business technology20
    BSBWOR203Work effectively with others15
    CHCDIV001Work with diverse people40
    Course start:
    Mon 17 Jul 2017
    Course duration:
    36 Weeks
    Financial Assistance:
    Smart & Skilled
    Attendance:
    6 Hours per week
    Smart and Skilled First Qual:
    $1450
    Course Fee:
    $6800
    Smart and Skilled Second Qual:
    $1750
    Code:
    HLT35015-01V01-17RDW-232
    View details
    About offering:

    INFORMATION SESSION

    Attend the following information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

    Tuesday 13 June 2017 from 6:00pm at Sydney Dental Hospital, 2 Chalmers Street, Surry Hills, Level 6, Lecture Theatre Room. If you are unable to attend this evening, please ring 9293 3408 to speak with a teacher.

    Indicative timetable:

    You will need to attend approximately 6 hours of class over 1 day per week. An indication of how your weekly timetable may look is: Monday or Wednesday, 10:00am to 5:00pm

    How to enrol or apply:

    To apply for this course you must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled

    GET YOUR UNIQUE STUDENT IDENTIFIER (USI)

    Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit http://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi to request a USI. Remember to add Sydney TAFE to your account via the Manage Permissions page (code: 90003, name: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute).

    Find out more about applying and enrolling: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/applying-and-enrolling

    Fee information:

    SMART AND SKILLED FEES

    This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to Sydney TAFE and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

    The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

    For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled.

    PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE

    Instalment payment options are available for this course. For more information, see http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges

    Find out more about financial assistance http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance

    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

    Two (2) Textbooks will be required to successfully complete this course: Essentials of Dental Assisting 6th Edition (aprox. $75) and textbook: Dental Instruments: A pocket guide, 5th Edition (aprox. $49)

    RECOGNITION

    Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

    Find out more about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition

    Subjects

    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    HLTDEN003Assist with administration in dental practice40
    HLTDEN002Assist with dental radiography50
    CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services30
    HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures25
    HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety20
    HLTDEN001Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures300
    HLTINF002Process reusable medical devices and equipment30
    HLTAID003Provide first aid18
    BSBWOR204Use business technology20
    BSBWOR203Work effectively with others15
    CHCDIV001Work with diverse people40

     

     

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