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Qualification details

HLT35015 - Certificate III in Dental Assisting (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes HLT31812 - Certificate III in Dental AssistingThis version was released in HLT Health Training Package release 3.0 and meets the requirements of the 2012 Standards for Training Packages. Change in packaging rules. Minimum work requirments 250 hours. 07/Dec/2015
Is superseded by HLT35021 - Certificate III in Dental AssistingThis version was released in HLT Health Training Package Release 6.0 and meets the requirements of the 2015 Standards for Training Packages. Updated to reflect current industry practices and terminology. 29/Apr/2021

Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 08/Dec/2015


Units of competency

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HLTDEN001 - Prepare for and assist with oral health care proceduresPrepare for and assist with oral health care proceduresSupersededCore
CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community servicesCommunicate and work in health or community servicesCurrentCore
HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safetyParticipate in workplace health and safetyCurrentCore
HLTINF001 - Comply with infection prevention and control policies and proceduresComply with infection prevention and control policies and proceduresCurrentCore
CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse peopleWork with diverse peopleCurrentCore
BSBWOR203 - Work effectively with othersWork effectively with othersSupersededElective
HLTDEN002 - Assist with dental radiographyAssist with dental radiographySupersededCore
HLTDEN003 - Assist with administration in dental practiceAssist with administration in dental practiceSupersededCore
HLTDEN004 - Implement an individualised oral hygiene programImplement an individualised oral hygiene programSupersededElective
HLTOHC002 - Inform and support patients and groups about oral healthInform and support patients and groups about oral healthSupersededElective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 423211 Dental Assistant 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0607 Dental Studies 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Health and Community Services 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Dental Assistant 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 423211 Dental Assistant 29/Apr/2016 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0607 Dental Studies 29/Apr/2016 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 08/Dec/2015 
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Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version was released in HLT Health Training Package release 3.0 and meets the requirements of the 2012 Standards for Training Packages.

Supersedes HLT31812 Certificate III in Dental Assisting. Change in packaging rules. Minimum work requirement of 250 hours.

Qualification Description

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.

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 11

  • 9 core units
  • 2 elective units, consisting of:
  • up to 2 units from the list of electives below, or
  • up to 2 units from any endorsed Training Package or accredited course – these units must be relevant to the work outcome

All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core units 

CHCCOM005

Communicate and work in health or community services

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

HLTAID003

Provide first aid

HLTDEN001

Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures

HLTDEN002

Assist with dental radiography

HLTDEN003

Assist with administration in dental practice

HLTINF001

Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

HLTINF002

Process reusable medical devices and equipment

HLTWHS001

Participate in workplace health and safety

Elective units 

HLTDEN004

Implement an individualised oral hygiene program

HLTDEN010

Implement an oral hygiene program for older people

HLTOHC001

Recognise and respond to oral health issues

HLTOHC002

Inform and support patients and groups about oral health

HLTOHC003

Apply and manage use of basic oral health products

HLTOHC004

Provide or assist with oral hygiene 

HLTSTE001

Clean and disinfect reusable medical devices

HLTSTE005

Care for reusable medical devices

BSBFLM303

Contribute to effective workplace relationships

BSBWOR203

Work effectively with others

BSBWOR204

Use business technology

Qualification Mapping Information

No equivalent qualification.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=ced1390f-48d9-4ab0-bd50-b015e5485705