Certificate III in Dental Assisting (Dental Nursing), Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Dental Nursing), Intra-Oral Radiography, Infection Control Refresher Courses

 
Certificate III in Dental Assisting, Certificate IV in Dental Assisting, Intra-Oral Radiography, Infection Control - Dental Nursing Australia
 
General Information: 1300 855 503
 





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Dental Assisting courses
funded by the
Department of Training and
Workforce Development


 




 
















 

Empower Your Dreams - Make Them Happen. Dental Nursing Australia
DNA Kingston Training - Finalist WA International Training Provider of the Year 2014

Courses                             HLT31812 Certificate III in Dental Assisting
                                           HLT43012 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting

 
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Introduction

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Dental Assisting career

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Flexible delivery mode

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Training colleges

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Team of support staff

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Duration of courses

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Recognition of prior learning

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Entrance requirements

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Employment prospects

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Excursions

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Fees and charges

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Certificate III in Dental Assisting core units

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Certificate IV in Dental Assisting core units

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Financial assistance

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Special resources & support services

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Further information

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With a growing population, Community Health Services including Dentistry is an expanding area for the future.

The Dental Profession is providing exceptional employment opportunities
both in Australia and
Overseas.



 

•  If you enjoy working with    people
•  Desire to enter a highly    respected profession
•  Enjoy sound employment    prospects
•  An opportunity to further    your career
•  Have an interest in the    health care sector


 

Dental Assisting is your
ideal career path.



Certificate III and Certificate IV in Dental Assisting - Dental Nursing Australia

Dental Nursing Australia

Dental Assisting training - Dental Nursing Australia

Certificate III and Certificate IV in Dental Assisting - Dental Nursing Australia

Dental Assisting Training Colleges Perth, Bunbury, Mandurah, Geraldton - Dental Nursing Australia

Certificate III and Certificate IV in Dental Assisting - Dental Nursing Australia




Other Courses:

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Certificate III in Dental Assisting
Certificate IV in Dental Assisting



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Intra-Oral Radiography

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Infection Control

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Theatre Techniques

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Introduction
The nationally accredited Dental Assisting Certificate IV has been developed in association with the Australian Dental Association, Dental Assistants Education Council of Australia and Dental Professionals from all States, to meet the requirements of National Dental Standards. This is part of the National Health Training Package (HLT12) introduced in 2012. It provides a high level of competence in technical skills, patient care, infection control and knowledge to meet current and future needs of the Dental Profession. Graduates will be prepared for immediate employment in Private and Government Dental Institutions.



DNA Kingston Training is a Registered Training Organisation established in 1999. Who are accredited under the new Australian Quality Training Framework and funded by the Western Australian Department of Education and Training.
DNA Kingston Training has endorsed quality training and practices and as such has proudly won the State Training Excellence Award by the Department of Education and Training "Small Training Provider of the Year 2002" and finalist 2003, 2004 commendation, 2005 and 2007.
DNA Kingston Training is fully supported and recognised by the Australian Dental Association (W.A. Branch), Southwest Dental Convocation, the Regional Dental Education Group Inc. and Dental Health Services.


Dental Assisting (Dental Nursing) Career

The Certificate IV in Dental Assisting provides your with advanced skills to assist and manage a clinical dental environment in Private Dental Practice, Government Dental Clinics or a Specialist Dental Practice.
Ensuring you attain the most elite and highly paid positions in the dental profession. 

This qualification will also provide access to employment and a career Australia wide and overseas. Assist entry to further education at university or post graduate training. Certainly a wonderful journey ahead.Top of the page

Flexible Delivery Mode (Balance of Full-Time and Part-Time)
The Certificate IV in Dental Assisting Programme has been developed into a unique flexible delivery mode (Balance between Full-time and Part-time), to meet the needs of modern women and men working while attaining a qualification and students who have young family commitments, while still ensuring you complete your training successfully in 12 months.
This provides you with opportunity to attend class contact one to three days a week.


Advantage to this unique design of delivery:
•  Study in your own time at your own pace
•  Balance your life style around your new career
•  Attend additional classes when you need them
•  Excellent self learning material available
•  Access to high experienced lecturers - current in Industry
•  Additional work experience arranged by experience in Specialist Fields of Dentistry
•  Excursions
•  Guest Lectures
•  Additional clinical practice arranged at DNA
•  Total support in all aspects of your learning, personal issues and career ahead.Top of the page

Family Support
Dental Nursing Australia holds strong policy and values with Family. Should you have sick children, personal issues, family commitments, we will customise and provide support with the training programme, so this does not impede on your progression through your course and attain a qualification.


Training Colleges

Training is available in Belmont, Bunbury, Mandurah and Geraldton.
Full-time, Part-time and by Correspondence all over W.A. & Australia (with Flexible delivery provided).Top of the page

Belmont

•  The Training College is located at 37 Hargreaves Street in Belmont.

•  Work experience is part of the programme which is arranged by DNA and will be in both the Private and Government sectors of the Dental Profession.

Mandurah
•  Training College is located in the new Endeavour Centre, top floor, Unit 7/2D Peel Street,, Mandurah. It contains full modern training facilities, air-conditioned, additional dental clinical training equipment and Computer Technology.
•  Work experience is part of the programme which is arranged by DNA and will be in both the Private and Government sectors of the Dental Profession.

Bunbury
•  Training College has been established centrally in Unit 1, 76 Spencer Street, Bunbury. They are modern, air-conditioned  centres containing Lecture theatre, two fully equipped Dental Clinics and Computer Technology.

•  Work experience is part of the programme which is arranged by DNA Kingston Training and will be in both the Private and  Government sectors of the Dental Profession.



Geraldton
•  Training College located short distance form the city at Wooree, towards the airport at the Progressive Training Centre. Fully air-conditioned with additional dental equipment and computer area.Top of the page


Comprehensive team of supportive staff

Staff support outline will include:
•  Fully Qualified Lecturers - Full-time and Part-time
•  Literacy and Numeracy Expert
•  Co-ordinator / Student Adviser
•  Assessors / Training Guidance Officers (work experience training)
•  Guest Lecturers - Involving 12 dedicated Dental Surgeons and Dental Specialists
•  Employment Officer
•  Technical Advisers - Local Dental Surgeons
•  Teaching Aids for personal (one to one) assistance with difficult technical areas.Top of the page


Commencement of courses

Early February (Start of the school year). Terms follow the school year programme.
Mid year intakes available in Perth College.

Entrance Requirements
Demonstration of the ability to cope with a course of study at a
certificate level corresponding to AQF level III or IV. The Certificate III in Dental Assisting is a pre requisite to the Certificate IV Assisting.
Demonstration will be based on life experiences, work experience, personal achievements, Community work (Involvement), Volunteer work, Experience dealing with the public, Management and Leadership roles and evidence of any recent school or post school academic record.
•  Sound numeracy and literacy skills in the English language
•  Clear articulate communication skills
•  Abide and practice the Federal Health Dept Policies on "GoodHealth Practices”
•  Satisfactory Dental Health
•  Orientation/Interview

Duration of courses

•  Full-time Program/Flexible Delivery
Early February (Start of the school year). Terms follow the school year programme. Mid year intakes late July. 48 weeks with 6 weeks school term breaks.
With work experience in Private and Government Clinics (school holidays off / school hours).
•  Part-time Program/Flexible Delivery
Early February (Start of the school year). Terms follow the school year programme. Mid year intakes late July. 48 weeks with 6 weeks school term breaks.
1 (one) day a week work experience in a Private or Government Dental Clinic (school holidays off / school hours).
•  Correspondence Program
Flexible commencement throughout the year.
12 MONTHS - 18 MONTHS Self-paced learning (prior experience in the Dental Profession may reduce the length of this programme). Customised program with your own portfolio manager.Top of the page


Recognition of prior learning and recognition of current competencies

Recognition of Prior Learning and Recognition of Current Competencies provides Students with the opportunity to be recognised for skills and knowledge they may have attained already in the work place or through courses or general life skills. Once evidence has been provided and documented you can then be fast tracked through certain modules and be rewarded with credit for these modules.
The courses are then be customised to the Students requirements to 'fill the gaps' in training. Completing a full qualification in Dental Assisting, Dental Reception, Dental Practice Management, Dental Radiography what ever the course may be.

All enrolled Students will have the opportunity to apply for RPL & RCC. This is a process that recognises your past experience, skills and knowledge you may have attained through out your working like or schooling and may reduce the course duration. This enables you to achieve competencies for the modules in the programme without the formal training process and assessment.Top of the page

Learner profile


•  Year 10, 11, 12 school leavers
•  Mature Age (18 years and over)
•  Male or Female


Student selection and enrolment procedures

•  Applicants return application form to DNA, which was posted with course information.
•  Applications are assessed against entrance criteria.
•  Letters sent to all applicants regarding outcome of application.
•  Successful applicants informed of interview time and further information.
•  Applicants are interviewed and informed of outcome in writing.
•  Successful applicants are sent enrolment forms to be completed and returned with enrolment fee and provided with additional information regarding client services, general course information and orientation day.


Dental Assistant responsibilities

•  Care of patients
•  Communication with patients
•  Infection control - use of autoclave, sterilising instruments
•  Mixing materials
•  Assisting the Dentist or Dental Therapist
•  Passing instruments and materials
•  Taking radiographs
•  Processing radiographs
•  Preparation of surgery for each procedure
•  Reception duties, computer management
•  Oral hygiene education and instruction for patients
•  Post operative instructions for patients
•  Dental practice organisation and management Top of the page

Employment prospects
Excellent employment prospects. With the current population growth in Western Australia, it has been surveyed and documented that the Health Services including Dentistry are expected to be in great demand in the next 10 years, providing an expansion in the Dental Profession and a need for highly trained support staff. Dental Nursing Australia current Graduates statistics have averaged 99% employment within the first 3 months of graduating.


Excursions
Numerous excursions are part of the programme: Bus trips to Perth Dental Health Services, Princess Margaret Hospital, Oral Health Centre of W.A., Dental Supply Companies, Dental Laboratories and Universities.
Visits will also include, Edith Cowan University and Laboratories, Pathology centres, Radiography Centres and Specialist Dental Practices.
Guest lecturers- Dental Surgeons and Specialists are also invited to present lectures in their particular fields.
A large element of hands on training in our clinical area as well as work- experience is organised one day a week in Private and Government Dental Clinics. (Regional areas Students may need to work in surrounding towns and districts)Top of the page

Certificate III and Certificate IV in Dental Assisting Fees & Charges
Local Dental Assistants: For pricing please call (08) 9479 4870


Payment plans available.
Certificate III only:For pricing please call (08) 9479 4870


Payment plans available.

Regional Dental Assistants: For pricing please call (08) 9479 4870


Payment plans available.


Correspondence Training Fee
Traineeships in Cert III and IV in Dental Assisting available (You need to be employed by a Dental Clinic first to attain this training)
For pricing please call (08) 9479 4870


Payment plans available.

For more information if you're an international student, please view   International Students.


Other charges

Application Fee: No charge
For pricing please call (08) 9479 4870




Payment Plans available to all students.Top of the page


Refunds policy
Full refund of tuition fee to students will only be provided who lodge a formal withdrawal form prior to or within 4 weeks of the commencement of the programme or on the completion of 25% of the first module/unit of competency (which ever happens sooner) and 50% of the resource fee.
Full refund of tuition fee will be provided should course be cancelled or maximum number of places have been reached.

Certificate III in Dental Assisting
Core Units
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HLTDA303D Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures
    (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C, HLTIN302C, HLTWHS200A)
•  HLTDA304D Assist with dental radiography
    (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C, HLTIN302C, HLTWHS200A)
•  HLTDA306D Assist with administration in dental practice (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C, HLTIN302C,
 
   HLTDA303D, HLTWHS200A)
•  HLTFA311A Apply first aid
•  HLTHIR301C Communicate and work effectively in health
•  HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures
•  HLTIN302C Process reusable instruments and equipment in health work
    (Note pre-requ: HLTIN301C)
•  HLTWHS200A Participate in WHS processes

Nominal Hours: 740

Ability to demonstrate all compulsory units from the Certificate III in Dental Assisting (as above) is a pre-requisite for entry to the Certificate IV Dental Assisting, which progresses to Certificate IV. Top of the page

Certificate IV

in Dental Assisting

Core Units
•  HLTAMBFC301D Communicate with clients and colleagues to support health care
•  HLTIN403C Implement and monitor infection control policy and procedures
    (Note pre-requ: HLTIN301C)
•  HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes

Relevant electives
Four (4) elective units must be selected in line with the specified Packaging Rules.
Group A electives identify specific units required for work in dental radiography.
Groups B, C, D and E specify electives recommended for work in the following areas:
•  Oral health promotion
•  General anaesthesia and conscious sedation
•  Extended duties
•  Practice administration
Electives for this qualification may be selected from these groups as well as from the electives listed below them and from other Training Packages, in line with the specified Packaging Rules.


Group A electives – required for dental radiography
The following three (3) units of competency are required for work in dental radiography:
•  HLTDA410D Apply the principles of radiation biology and protection in dental practice
    (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C, HLTIN302C, HLTWHS300A)
•  HLTDA411D Prepare to expose a prescribed dental radiographic image
    (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C, HLTIN302C, HLTWHS300A)
•  HLTDA412D Produce a dental radiographic image
    (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C, HLTIN302C, HLTWHS300A)
Where Group A electives required for dental radiography work are achieved, this is to be clearly articulated on the transcript (certification) as:
"This qualification includes Group A electives for Dental radiography work"

Group B electives – recommended for work in oral health promotion
The following electives are recommended for work in oral health promotion:
•  HLTDA407D Implement an individualised oral hygiene program
    (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C, HLTIN302C, HLTWHS300A)
•  HLT43012 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting
Date this document was generated: 9 May 2012
Approved Page 5 of 6 © Commonwealth of Australia, 2012 Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council
•  HLTDA413B Implement an oral hygiene program for older people
    (Note pre-requs: HLTAMBFC301D, HLTDA407D)
•  HLTDA414B Implement an oral health promotion program





Group C electives – recommended for work in general anaesthesia and conscious sedation

The following electives are recommended for work in assisting with general anaesthesia and sedation:
•  HLTDA408D Assist in oral health care procedures during general anaesthesia
    (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C, HLTIN302C, HLTWHS300A)
•  HLTDA409D Assist in oral health care procedures during conscious sedation






Nominal Hours: 510




Total Nominal Hours Certificate IV Dental Assisting: 1250
Full-time / Flexible Delivery - 12 months Part-time / Flexible Delivery - 18 months
Correspondence 12 - 24 months

Traineeships
Traineeships are available for local students. Please contact us on 1300 855 503 for more information.

Financial assistance
You may be eligible for financial assistance while attending Dental Nursing Australia courses. Eligibility depends on several factors: family income, age, employment situation, and course of study.
There are several financial assistance programmes operating in Australia.
•  Austudy
•  Abstudy
•  Youth Allowance
•  CentreLink
•  Employment Agencies
•  Centrecare
•  Job Futures
•  Mission Australia

Special resources & support services
•  On-line learning
•  On-line assessments
•  WEB site information
•  Computer technology and software
•  Data projectors
•  Power point presentations, CD Library
•  Video Library
•  General Library
•  Confidential Numeracy and Literacy enhancement
•  Confidential Clinical Dentistry enhancement
•  One on one tutorials on request
•  Confidential Student Counselling

Dental Nursing Australia maintains a commitment to family values and needs. Family under our policies will be considered priority. The training will be flexible to allow you the time to deal with family issues. We will endeavour to assist you in your training should family issues or commitments interfere with your study programme. Training programmes will be customised to ensure you are not disadvantaged due to these personal restraints.Top of the page



Following the registered training organisation

(Australian Quality Training Framework Standards)



Client Services and Quality Training Standards Implemented. Following the Registered Training Organisation (Australian Quality Training Framework Standards).
Systems for quality training and assessment. Systems are in place to plan for and provide quality training and assessment across all of our operations.
Access and Equity policies to ensure that Vocational Education and Training is responsive to the diverse needs of all clients, therefore providing equitable training so that clients can achieve their desired outcomes.
Flexible Learning approach to Vocational Education which allows for the adoption of a range of learning strategies in a variety of learning environments to cater for differences in learning styles, interests and needs.
Delivery and Assessment Strategies policies includes qualification or that part of are only delivered within the Registered Training Organisation Scope of registration, meet the requirements of the endorsed components of associated training packages and the outcomes as specified in accredited courses.

Mutual Recognition policies enable the acceptance by other RTO to recognise National Qualification under the Australian Qualification Framework enabling individuals to receive national recognition of their achievements.
Recognition of Prior Learning policies offers recognition of competencies (through work experience, life experiences, past training) currently held, regardless, how, when or where the learning occurred.
Risk Management polices provide a systematic application of management policies, procedures and practices to the tasks of identifying, analysing, evaluating, treating and monitoring risk to ensure a safe, secure, quality learning environment.
Compliance with Commonwealth, State/Territory Legislation and Regulation requirements. We ensure compliance with Commonwealth, State/Territory Legislation and regulatory requirements relevant to our operations and are integrated into our policies and procedures and are also maintained.
Financial management procedures and policies are effective, appropriate and are implemented.
Administration and records management procedure policies are in place and utilised effectively.
Competence of Staff policies ensure all staff involved in training and assessment or client services are competent and have the appropriate qualification and experience for the functions they perform.
Learning and assessment strategies identify, negotiate, plans and implements appropriate learning and assessment strategies to meet the needs of each of its clients.
Issuing of Qualifications and Statements of Attainment meet the requirements of the AQF implementation handbook and the endorsed training packages and accredited courses within the scope of our registration.
Language, numeracy and literacy support is provided during application process and throughout the training programme.
Grievance, Complaints and Appeals policies and processes have been developed for students to access clearly and be equitable, reasonable and fair.
Client services include comfortable training facilities, informed supportive caring staff, information and support in career paths, employment, literacy and numeracy, women's issues, aboriginal services, disability services, emotional and counselling services.Top of the page



 

Further Information

We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our friendly, family orientated college, achieving outstanding academic results for our Graduates.

We have one of the highest retention rates and successful completion rates for international Students in Australia.

We are very proud of our high percentage of students, recommended to attend our college by past family and friends who are now graduates of our colleges.


We wish you much success with your endeavours.



Susan Lawton
Director




 
 
Success Training Company Pty Ltd T/A Dental Nursing Australia



Head Office & Belmont College
37 Hargreaves Street, Belmont 6104
Western Australia
Phone International: +61 8 9479 4865
Phone Local Australia: (08) 9479 4870, (08) 9479 4867
Fax: (08) 9479 4880

Mandurah College
Endeavour Centre
Unit 7, 2D Peel Street, Mandurah, WA 6210
Phone: (08) 9583 5423
Fax: (08) 9583 5423
Wednesday and Friday, not school holidays:
Phone: 1300 855 503 s

Bunbury College
Unit 1, 76 Spencer Street, Bunbury, Western Australia
Postal Address: PO Box 6014, South Bunbury WA 6230
Phone International: +61 8 9479 4865 
Fax: (08) 9479 4880

Geraldton College
Progressive Training Centre
8 Grosvenor Close, Woorree, WA 6530
Phone: 1300 855 503
Fax: (08) 9964 9492


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Please note that all training offered at Dental Nursing Australiais in relation to dental auxiliary
qualifications and not enrolled or registered nursing qualifications.


 
 
 
 

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