Bachelor of Oral Health Science

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

Learn how to provide essential oral healthcare with La Trobe's accredited Bachelor of Oral Health Science. Studying in an inter- and intradisciplinary setting, you'll develop your professional practice at Australia's largest rural health school. Develop your understanding of oral health promotion, and the prevention and treatment of oral diseases. Get hands-on experience in clinical placements across regional Victoria and treat patients under the supervision of experienced clinicians. Your scope of practice includes dental therapy treatments to patients of all ages. Note: You'll need to complete your Level 1 First Aid/CPR certification, get your required vaccinations, and provide a current police check and Working with Children Check before starting this degree. You'll learn: Preventive oral health Develop your knowledge of preventive, periodontal and restorative procedures.


To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Oral Health Science, students must complete 360 credit points as follows: 360 core credit points


  • First Year Subjects: Academic Integrity Module
  • Dental Science A
  • Dental Science B
  • Preclinical Oral Health Practice
  • Research and Evidence in Practice
  • Rural Community Engagement
  • Scientific and Clinical Knowledge A
  • Scientific and Clinical Knowledge B
  • Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy for Higher Education

Standard entry requirements

  • Recent secondary education - VTAC prerequisite: Year 12 English prerequisite (25) - Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.
  • Non Year 12 - Vocational Education & Training: VET prerequisites - Course specific requirements - Subject proficiency: Demonstrated proficiency equivalent to stated Year 12 prerequisites.
  • Non Year 12 - Higher Education study: HE prerequisites - Course specific requirements - Subject proficiency: Demonstrated proficiency equivalent to stated Year 12 prerequisites.
  • International: IELTS - 7.0 < 7.0 - 7.0 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 7.0.
  • Note: This course may be subject to alternative or extra entry requirements depending on your life circumstances and/or work experience. For the complete entry requirements, please search for your course on the La Trobe website:


The Bachelor of Oral Health Science is accredited by the Australian Dental Council.Graduates of the Bachelor of Oral Health Science may be eligible to apply for registration with the Dental Board of Australia. Professional registration may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Bendigo International: $129,000
  • ATAR: 60.15
  • Full-time : 3 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Bendigo.

Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning. Fees correct Friday, Sep 30 2022

Further information

Students must also undergo a review of immunisation status before commencing clinical placements, as this is a prerequisite for placements at some venues. Please note that students may be required to relocate to various clinical facilities as part of their clinical placement. Students can study this course through La Trobe's Regional Reward. This course has limited opportunities for entry with advanced standing. Applicants may apply for entry including previous tertiary study, but offers may not include advanced standing for all previous subjects.

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