This skill set has been endorsed by industry as appropriate for people who hold a qualification at Certificate III level or higher in an area involving provision of direct client support or who have commensurate industry skills as evaluated through recognition of prior learning processes.
It provides a set of skills for providing clients with information about basic oral hygiene and care 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 oral health issues for referral to an appropriate oral health practitioner.
The Oral health care skill set - personal client support (community services) consists of:
CHCOHC402A Support clients and groups to learn practical aspects of oral health care
CHCOHC406B Provide or assist with oral hygiene care
CHCICS301B Provide support to meet personal care needs
CHCWHS312A Follow safety procedures for direct care work
These units may provide credit towards a number of community sector or health qualifications at Certificate IV level or above.