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Oral Health Therapy, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #230 (QS) ,
The Oral Health Therapy course from Curtin University starts with a study of preventive dentistry and oral health therapy techniques, together with relevant health, research and communication units that form part of your interprofessional first year.


In your second and third years, you will further develop your knowledge and your studies will combine theory, practical sessions and clinical practice. Clinical practice starts in your second year and continues throughout your third year.

Oral Health Therapy students undertake over 750 hours of clinical training during the course.

Places in this program are limited. Selection is based on a combination of academic performance and interview. Interviews can be completed by distance if required and are normally held in December and early January.

If you're applying as a current Western Australian or interstate school leaver, you are required to have a predicted ATAR form submitted as part of your application.

Why study the Oral Health Therapy course from Curtin University

  • This course is the only one of its kind in Western Australia
  • You can study in dedicated facilities in the Oral Health Centre of Western Australia
  • You can gain experience in a variety of settings such as the Department of Dental Hygiene and Therapy's clinic, Oral Health Centre of Western Australia, community clinics, private dental practices and the Dental Health Services' clinic.
  • The course was ranked 10th nationally in the reputable 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THEWUR) by Subject. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    600 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations for Professional Health Practice 
  • Foundations of Oral Health Therapy 
  • Foundations of Biomedical Science 
  • Human Structure and Function 
  • Indigenous Cultures and Health Behaviours 
  • Principles and Techniques of Oral Health Therapy 
  • Principles in Preventive Dentistry 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

CRICOS code: 074565F

  • An Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 70 or equivalent
  • English Language proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37600 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Commonwealth supported: $10,110


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