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HLTSS00072 - Dental Radiography Skill Set (Release 2)


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2 (this release) 02/Jul/2021
(View details for release 1) 30/Apr/2021

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Release 2

Minor corrections to formatting to improve readability. Equivalent outcomes.

Release 1

HLTSS00072 Dental Radiography Skill Set. New skill set.


This skill set provides a set of skills for assisting with dental radiography work.

Pathways Information

Achievement of these units provides credit towards HLT45021 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this Skill Set at the time of publication. Dental radiography work must only be performed by a person with a radiation user licence granted by the relevant State/Territory regulatory authority under legislation.

Skill Set Requirements

Unit code 

Unit title 


Apply the principles of radiation biology and protection in dental practice


Prepare to expose a prescribed dental radiographic image


Produce a prescribed dental radiographic image

Target Group

This skill set is targeted at individuals who have completed a Certificate III in Dental Assisting or a Certificate IV in Dental Assisting or equivalent and are currently working in the dental industry in dental work roles and are seeking to broaden their skills to include assisting with dental radiography work. 

Suggested words for Statement of Attainment

These units of competency from the HLT Health Training Package provide a set of skills to assist with dental radiography work.