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 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait people 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.
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 professional and to identify potential oral health issues for referral to an appropriate oral health professional.
The Oral health care skill set - to work with Aboriginal and_or Torres Strait Islander people consists of:
CHCOHC402A Support clients and groups to learn practical aspects of oral health care
CHCOHC303B Use basic oral health screening tools
CHCOHC404A Recognise and respond to signs and symptoms that may indicate oral health issues
HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
These units may provide credit towards a number of community sector or health qualifications at Certificate IV level or above.