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CB29 - Bachelor of Oral Health


At a glance

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

Applications for the Bachelor of Oral Health for March 2019 are now closed. You can register your interest for the next available intake in March 2020.

Study modes On-Campus
Rank OP: 11 SR: 76 ATAR: 75.05
Units/credits 20/144
Pre-requisites QTAC: English (4, SA) and one of either Biology (4,SA), Chemistry (4,SA) or Physics (4,SA)
Availability Rockhampton North
Duration 3 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Recommended study English, Maths and Science
Intake dates March, July
QTAC Code ROK: 858701
CRICOS 094012G

* OP/SR/ATAR details provided on this page are from main round offers for Term 1 2018. They represent the minimum competitive rank that applications were considered for entry to a course. Entry to a course is competitive and a cut off score lower than the minimum competitive rank may have been needed to gain entry to a particular course. Entry ranks vary from year to year so are provided as a historical guide of past performance.

  • Some units within this course are only available to study by online study.
  • This course has specific English language requirements. Please visit or contact us for more information.
  • Only the first year of the course is available by online study. The second and third years must be completed on-campus at CQUniversity Rockhampton.
  • Please note Term 2 intake is available for study by online study for current CQUniversity students who have completed the Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS) or Tertiary Entry Program (TEP).

Career opportunities

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.

Professional recognition

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.



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.

Why Study at CQUniversity

Our Health courses and units have been developed to meet the ever-increasing needs of our communities both in Australia and internationally.

Broad range of options
Whether you are currently working in the industry seeking to advance your skills, or looking to kick start a new career in health, our broad and ever-growing range of health courses and units give you the choice to be what you want to be. Choose from the key areas of allied health, medical and exercise sciences, community and health services, and transport and safety sciences.

Study your way
A number of our health courses and units provide allow you to choose between on-campus or online study, while some provide a mix of on-campus and online delivery methods. CQUniversity is an established provider of online study and is able to offer a number courses and units in this mode that have not traditionally been available, such as nursing, medical science, exercise and sport sciences, accident forensics, paramedic science and more.

Up-to-date and industry relevant
Our courses and units are constantly being reviewed and updated in consultation with industry, accrediting bodies and other stakeholders to ensure they are relevant and up-to-date. In fact, our offerings are a response to industry demand for people with specialised industry expertise.

Work integrated learning
CQUniversity's health courses and units feature work integrated learning, or learning on the job. For some courses this may be referred to as clinical placement.

You may be required to complete unit undertakings in real-life workplaces, allowing you to put learning directly into practice. This hands-on, project-based learning is one reason CQUniversity graduates are in such high demand by employers.

Purpose-built facilities
Quality facilities ensure learning is delivered in context, taught in a similar setting to real-world situations including exceptional simulation environments. New facilities including state-of-the-art technology for fitness and body function testing offer exercise and sport sciences students sophisticated training. Nursing students have access to fully equipped labs replicating a real hospital ward, while medical imaging and medical sonography are taught from new purpose-built multi-million dollar labs. The new CQUniversity Health Clinic at CQUniversity Rockhampton also provides clinical learning experiences to students.

Structure and assessment

Program Structure

You are required to complete 20 core units.

Course information

For example units you could study as part of the Bachelor of Oral Health course please click here.

If you have any questions regarding this course, call 13 27 86.

Work integrated Learning

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.

Residential Schools

Students studying via online study will be required to attend compulsory residential schools for some units.  Click here to view Residential Schools for all units.

Credit transfer information

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

Entry requirements

OP: 11 , SR: 76 , ATAR: 75.05

OP = Overall Position (QLD school leavers), SR = Selection Rank (mature age students), ATAR = Australian Tertiary Admission Rank


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

Course Requirements

To successfully complete your studies, you may be required to demonstrate that you can meet course requirements associated with your course. For more information on these course requirements please view the ‘Course Requirements’ section found under the ‘What do I need to start?’ page under the ‘Getting Started’ tab of the Student Handbook . Additional information on student placements and work integrated learning can also be found in the Student Handbook, on the ‘Course Features’ page under ‘Getting Started’.

Student Profile

Information on the Student Profile for this course by campus as well as the OP/ATAR profile for recent school leavers is available at our future students page.

English Requirements

International Students

If you have English as your second language (international or domestic students born outside of Australia, Canada, NZ, UK, Ireland, South Africa or USA), you need to meet different English language proficiency requirements depending on the level of study and/or course you wish to undertake. Click here for more details.

Domestic Students

If you are not born in Australia,Canada,New Zealand,United Kingdom,Ireland, or United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University. Information on English Language Proficiency requirements is available here.

Fees and scholarships


Degree-level students should check their Offer Letter to confirm the type of place they have been offered as this determines which fees apply to their enrolment. Students offered

  • Commonwealth supported places are liable to pay Student Contributions;
  • domestic full-fee places are liable to pay Tuition Fees;
  • international full-fee places are liable to pay International Tuition Fees.

In addition to these fees, degree-level students pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee. NOTE: Some students who are exempt from paying Student Contributions and Tuition Fees, e.g. Research Higher Degree candidates, will be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee.

Fees are calculated upon enrolment, and recalculated after any enrolment change made prior to census date. Fees are also recalculated after administrative changes or updates are made to a student record, e.g. changes to citizenship status or Fee Liability Category.

Once calculated, fees can be viewed by logging into MyCentre, which also allows students to view and print Fee Notices on demand. The due date for payment is detailed on the Fee Notice.

PLEASE NOTE that paper Fee Notices are not issued by CQUniversity – students must access their Fee Notices in MyCentre.

For current degree-level fee schedules and information about HELP schemes, please select from the following:


Please see our Scholarships site for scholarships that you may be interested in.

How to Apply


You've made an excellent choice. Now that you've decided to train or study at CQUniversity, the next step is to apply, and we're here to assist you every step of the way.

You can lodge your application to study at CQUniversity via one of the following Tertiary Admission Centres:

  • Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC)
  • South Australia Tertiary Admission Centre (SATAC)
  • Universities Admission Centre (UAC)
  • Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC)
  • Western Australia (Apply WA).

Use the table below to find your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre depending on where you live, and where/how you wish to study:

Should you require assistance please contact our Student Advice team.

Undergraduate Apply through QTAC Apply through UAC Apply through SATAC Apply through VTAC Apply through Apply WA Apply through your state tertiary admissions centre, if the program is not listed, apply through QTAC

For more information on applying for Bachelor of Oral Health, please click here.

For further information

If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 13 27 86.

You can also register your interest to stay up-to-date with course developments, application timelines and events happening in your area.

Register your interest

Key dates

16 JAN
Online Chat Session
07 FEB
Online Chat Session