Training

Keep yourself up to date

Are your qualifications in order?

To be a practicing dental hygienist or oral health therapist you must have the latest qualifications or you are in danger of breaking the law. We have compiled a directory of training courses to help you keep yours in order.

Find a training course near you

Before you find a course it’s worth checking that you qualify to work as a dental practitioner in Australia;

  • • You need to apply for and be registered with the Dental Board of Australia.
  • • You may also need to apply for a visa issued by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (Australian Immigration Department).
  • • Applicants and registered practitioners may need to apply for an international criminal history check from an approved supplier.

For further information we recommend you to visit the Dental Board of Australia website

Training is available in the following locations.

University of Newcastle

Qualification: Bachelor of Oral Health
Length of Course: 3 years full time
Year of Establishment: 2005
Contact email: [email protected]
Address: PO Box 5012, Gwandalan NSW 2259
Website: www.newcastle.edu.au

Charles Sturt University

Qualification: Bachelor of Oral Health
Length of Course: 3 years full time
Year of Establishment: 2009
Address: Leeds Parade, Orange NSW 2800
Website: www.csu.edu.au

The University of Sydney

Qualification: Bachelor of Oral Health
Length of Course: 3 years full time
Year of Establishment: 2005
Address: Westmead Centre for Oral Health, Westmead; Sydney Dental Hospital, Surrey Hills; Camperdown, Sydney.
Website: sydney.edu.au/courses/bachelor-of-oral-health

University of Queensland (no new intakes)

Qualification: Bachelor of Applied Health Science (Oral Health)
Length of Course: 3 years full time
Year of Establishment: 1998-last intake 2014
Contact email: program no longer taking any intake
Address: Dental School, 200 Turbot Street, Brisbane QLD 4000
Website: www.uq.edu.au

Central Queensland University Rockhampton

Qualification: Bachelor of Oral Health
Length of Course: 3 years full time
Year of Establishment: 2012
Address: Building 5, Bruce Highway, Rockhampton QLD 4702
Website: www.cqu.edu.au

TAFE South Australia

Qualification: Advanced Diploma of Oral Health (Dental Hygiene)
Length of Course: 2 years full time
Year of Establishment: 1975
Contact: ph: 1800 882 661
Address: Centre for Dental Studies, Gilles Plains Campus, 33 Blacks Road, Gilles Plains SA 5086
Website: www.tafe.sa.edu.au

University of Adelaide

Qualification: Bachelor of Oral Health (Dental Hygiene)
Length of Course: 3 years full time
Year of Establishment: 2001
Address: Dental School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Frome Road, Adelaide SA 5000
Website: www.dentistry.adelaide.edu.au

University of Melbourne

Qualification: Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy
Length of Course: 3 years full time
Year of Establishment: 1996
Address: School of Dental Science, 711 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Website: www.dent.unimelb.edu.au

La Trobe University

Qualification: Bachelor of Oral Health Science
Length of Course: 3 years full time
Year of Establishment: 2006
Contact email:[email protected]
Address: Bendigo, Victoria 3086
Website: www.latrobe.edu.au/health

RMIT University

Qualification: Advanced Diploma of Oral Health (Dental Hygiene)
Length of Course: 2 years full time
Year of Establishment: 2012
Address: 330 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Website: http://www.rmit.edu.au/study-with-us/health-and-medical-sciences/dental-studies/

Curtin University of Technology

Qualification: Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy
Length of Course: 2 years full time
Year of Establishment: 1995
Address: School of Biomedical Sciences, Department of Dental Hygiene & Therapy, GPO Box U1987, Perth WA 6845
Website: www.curtin.edu.au

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