This skill set has been endorsed by industry as appropriate for people who hold a qualification at Certificate III level or higher or who have commensurate industry skills as evaluated through recognition of prior learning processes.
It provides a set of skills for providing clients accessing aged care services with information about basic oral hygiene and care through the provision of educational and motivational information including the demonstration of oral hygiene practices and techniques where appropriate and assisting in the implementation of associated oral health care practices.
Application of this skill set is intended to support clients to maintain an appropriate level of oral health care as identified by a relevant oral health practitioner and to identify potential oral health issues for referral to an appropriate oral health practitioner.
The CHC08 Oral health care skill set - to work with aged care clients consists of:
CHCAC318B Work effectively with older people
CHCAC319A Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCOHC303B Use basic oral health screening tools
CHCOHC402A Support clients and groups to learn practical aspects of oral health care
CHCOHC406B Provide or assist with oral hygiene care
These units may provide credit towards a number of community sector or health qualifications at Certificate IV level or above.