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Bachelor of Oral Health - CB29


Equip yourself with valuable skills and enhance your employability within the oral health industry by studying the Bachelor of Oral Health.

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RANK CUT OFF

OP:5 SR:93 ATAR:93

RANK THRESHOLD

OP:11 SR:77 ATAR:76.5

UNITS/CREDITS

20/144

DURATION

3 years full-time, 4 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

PRE-REQUISITES

Queensland: English (4, SA), and one of either Biology (4, SA), Chemistry (4, SA), or Physics (4, SA)

RECOMMENDED STUDY

English, Science, Mathematics or equivalent

CRICOS

094012G

Completing the Bachelor of Oral Health at CQUniversity enables you to apply to the Dental Board of Australia for registration as an Oral Health Therapist.


Designed to equip you with a broad skill set, the course ensures you graduate work ready.


You will develop skills to effectively perform preventive and operative dentistry for patients and provide specialist dental practices.


In addition, your education and training will provide you with underpinning industry knowledge so you can educate and promote oral health in small group and community settings.


The course has a strong focus on work integrated learning in pre-clinical and clinical settings such as our purpose-fit oral health laboratory and dental clinic at CQUniversity Rockhampton. This allows you to gain valuable practical experience whilst also increasing your employability.


Oral health can be a diverse and rewarding career. During your studies, you will benefit from learning alongside students in other health courses in facilities such as CQUniversity's Allied Health Clinic.


To apply for general registration as a dental practitioner, please visit the Dental Board of Australia website.

Core Units 20 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units None


COURSE STRUCTURE

You are required to complete 20 core units.

UNIT INFORMATION
For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION
If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

Unit NameCodeDescription
Community Engaged LearningHLTH12031Students will be required to volunteer for up to 25 hours in a community-based agency.
Introduction to Oral Health TherapyORAL11001Work-based learning takes place in a variety of settings. This includes general dental practices, specialist dental practices, school dental clinics, oral health clinics on campus and residential care facilities.
Oral Pathology and DiagnosisORAL11003Work-based learning takes place in a variety of settings. This includes general dental practices, specialist dental practices, school dental clinics, oral health clinics on campus and residential care facilities.
Oral Health Clinical Practice 1ORAL12003Work-based learning takes place in a variety of settings. This includes general dental practices, specialist dental practices, school dental clinics, oral health clinics on campus and residential care facilities.
Oral Health Clinical Practice 2ORAL12006Work-based learning takes place in a variety of settings. This includes general dental practices, specialist dental practices, school dental clinics, oral health clinics on campus and residential care facilities.
Oral Health Clinical Placement 1ORAL13001Work-based learning takes place in a variety of settings. This includes general dental practices, specialist dental practices, school dental clinics, oral health clinics on campus and residential care facilities. These clinical placements may be in Central Queensland or in other health districts in Queensland.
Oral Health Clinical Placement 2ORAL13002Work-based learning takes place in a variety of settings. This includes general dental practices, specialist dental practices, school dental clinics, oral health clinics on campus and residential care facilities. These clinical placements may be in Central Queensland or in other health districts in Queensland.

You are required to undertake a minimum of 1000 hours of clinical placement. The Bachelor of Oral Health course involves extensive training in a clinical environment, initially using simulator technologies before progressing to full-time clinical placements in an oral health environment. Students should be prepared in their final year of study to spend four (4) days per week in full-time clinical placements as part of the course requirements.

Compulsory Residential SchoolStudents studying specified units via Mixed Mode will be required to attend compulsory residential schools for the specified units.


Term dates for 2019

Term 1: 11 March to 7 June
Term 2: 15 July to 11 October
Term 3: 11 November to 14 February 2020

A rank threshold is the minimum competitive rank that applications will be considered for entry to this course. The rank cut-off score is the competitive entry score that was needed to gain entry to this course in Term 1 2019. There is an unadjusted score before any bonus is applied and an adjusted score if bonus points were applied. Entry to courses is competitive and the cut-off score will vary from year to year and is provided as a historical guide of past performance.

Rank Threshold OP 11 | SR 77 | ATAR 76.5
Rank Cut-Off - unadjusted OP 5 | SR 93 | ATAR 93
Rank Cut-Off - adjusted OP 5 | SR 93 | ATAR 93

Prerequisites - Domestic Students

English (4, SA) and one of either Biology (4, SA); Chemistry (4, SA) or Physics (4, SA).

English Requirements:

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.

Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion within the last 5 years of:

· a secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or

· bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores as below.

· An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 7.0 overall with a minimum 7.0 for Reading and Writing and 7.0 for Speaking and Listening, or

· An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

Each student will be assessed individually.

Security Requirements

No information available at this time.

Health Requirements

No information available at this time.

Assumed Knowledge

English, Science, Mathematics or equivalent.

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Oral Health you will be eligible to apply for registration to work in general and specialist dental practices within Australia as an Oral Health Therapist. You will be able to perform preventive and operative dentistry for patients across the lifespan. You will also be equipped to educate and promote oral health in small group and community settings.

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Oral Health, you will be able to apply to the Dental Board of Australia for registration as an Oral Health Therapist, Dental Therapist and Dental Hygienist. The course is accredited by the Australian Dental Council in accordance with s48 of the National Law.

The Bachelor of Oral Health course at CQUniversity is accredited by the Australian Dental Council (ADC) and approved without conditions by the Dental Board of Australia (DBofA) until 31 December 2020. The course is accredited by the Australian Dental Council in accordance with s48 of the National Law.
Fee Category Commonwealth Supported Place
What is a Commonwealth Supported Place? A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Government so that you are only required to pay a Student Contribution amount rather than tuition fees.
Am I eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place?

You are eligible to be Commonwealth supported if you are:

  • an Australian citizen who will undertake in Australia at least one unit of study that contributes to the requirements of your course; or
  • a New Zealand citizen who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study; or
  • the holder of a permanent visa, including a permanent humanitarian visa, who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study.

If you are not eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place you will be required to pay tuition fees. Find out more about tuition fees or fees for international students.

Fee Type Student Contribution
What is a Student contribution? As a Commonwealth supported student, you will contribute towards the cost of your education by paying a Student Contribution. The Student Contribution is calculated for each term of enrolment based on the individual units you have enrolled in, not the course you are studying.
What is my Student Contribution?

Your Student Contribution fee is charged per unit of study and is dependent on the Student Contribution Band for each unit. Student Contribution Bands are categorised by study disciplines and help provide an estimate of course fees.


The units within this course fall across a combination of Band 2 and 3.


Student Contribution amounts for each band provide an estimate of the cost of your course. Your course may consist of units from more than one band so your fees could vary from the indicated amount as units are spread across a number of bands.


You can view fees specific to the course, and units, you are interested in studying by using our Cost Per Unit table.

HECS-HELP and payment options

HECS-HELP is the loan scheme provided the Australian Government to help eligible Commonwealth supported students pay their student contributions through a loan.


To be eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, in addition to being enrolled in a Commonwealth Supported Place, you must be:

  • an Australian citizen who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of your course of study, or
  • a New Zealand Special Category Visa holder who meets the long-term residency requirements and who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit(s) of study, or
  • a permanent humanitarian visa holder (visit www.homeaffairs.gov.au for the list of humanitarian visa subclasses) who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit(s) of study.

Eligible students can use a HECS-HELP loan to pay for all or some of their Student Contribution amount. If you elect to use a HECS-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your Student Contribution amount and repay your HECS-HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold (the 2018-2019 income year threshold is $51,957 or above).


If you are not eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, or you are required to pay your Student Contribution upfront, you will need to pay your fees no later than the census date for the term in which you are studying.

Other Fees You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.
Other study costs You may have other study costs such as travel expenses related to residential schools or work placements if they are a requirement of your course. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying. Incidental fees are applicable for clinical placement forfeiture and clinical placement supplementation if this occurs.

At CQUniversity, we believe University should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships and awards programs.
Our scholarships could help you pay for some or all of your course fees, or even contribute towards your living and study expenses.


If you apply via a Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC) listed under 'How to Apply', please use the relevant TAC code listed above to complete your application.

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