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Oral Health, BHSc

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  • 36 months
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The Oral Health programme of Auckland University of Technology allows students to register as a dental hygienist and a dental therapist with the Dental Council of New Zealand. Graduates provide oral health services to people of all ages within the dental hygiene scope and to young people 0-18 years of age in the dental therapy scope.

You gain experience in our oral health simulation laboratory, and clinical experience at AUT’s on-campus oral health clinic and Auckland Regional Dental Service (ARDS) clinics. You also work on oral health promotion projects in communities around Auckland and gain valuable workplace experience in the field of oral health.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: National deadlines:
    • First semester: 2 December
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Lifespan Development and Communication
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Knowledge, Enquiry and Communication
  • Health and Environment
  • Introduction to Oral Health Practice
  • Oral Health Promotion

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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General Requirements

  • Require NCEA level 3 certificate which consists of 80 credits, including at least 60 credits at level 3 or higher. Can include up to 20 credits at level 2.
  • Must be capable of meeting Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCA Act) requirements and Vulnerable Children’s Act (VCA Act) including police clearance
  • IELTS (Academic) 7.0 overall with all bands 6.5 or higher

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26457 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26457 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    4312 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4312 USD 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.
  • Domestic: 6,712 - 10,362 NZD per year
  • International: 41,715 NZD per year


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