University of Newcastle

Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

This full-time program is based at Ourimbah campus of the University and is aimed at developing and integrating scientific knowledge and clinical skills required by graduates to work as oral health therapists. Students will provide preventive and simple restorative treatment to individuals, mindful of the dynamic between oral health and general health, the team approach to care and community needs.


240 units plus approximately 500 hours of supervised practice in a variety of settings both locally and nationally. Clinical placements in various locations will be mandatory.


  • Oral health therapy
  • health promotion
  • human bioscience and anatomy
  • periodontology

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Recommended studies: Biology and Chemistry
  • Meet NSW Ministry of Health placement verification requirements


Our degree is accredited by the Australian Dental Council. Graduates will be eligible to apply for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Study pathways

Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) is available to students who achieve the required grade point average in the Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Ourimbah International: $127,208
  • ATAR: 91
  • Full-time : 3 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Ourimbah.

Fees are indicative and subject to variation. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection. Other costs may include clinical placement uniforms, cost of travel to/from clinical placements and out of area accommodation if required.

Further information

All courses are compulsory. This degree requires students to participate in clinical placements in NSW Health facilities. Students will be subject to policies and procedures laid down for NSW Health workers by the NSW Ministry of Health, including polices around criminal record checking. These requirements may include a WorkCover Approved First Aid Certificate, a National Police Certificate, a Prohibited Employment Declaration, NSW Health Code of Conduct Agreement as well as fulfilling any required immunisations in order to obtain a NSW Health Certificate of Compliance. Students are expected to comply with these requirements prior to undertaking clinical placements.

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