Bachelor of Dental Hygiene
Griffith University - Gold Coast

Course outline

The key advantage of dental hygiene education at Griffith University is the opportunity for hands-on skills training in specialty clinics in the disciplines Periodontology, Implantology and Orthodontics. This degree prepares you for a career as a dental hygienist working as a dental practitioner with a focus on patient education and the prevention of dental diseases. It is designed for students looking for a clinical qualification covering a range of activities including oral health assessment, diagnosis, treatment, management and education for the prevention of oral diseases in patients of all ages. You will study and work alongside dentists, dental technologists, dental prosthetists and dental specialists in real life dental settings, in Griffith’s modern dental clinic and in our training facilities in the state-of-the-art Griffith Health Centre. As a graduate, you will recognise dental diseases or abnormalities of the teeth, mouth and associated structures that require management and patient-centred oral health care. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Dental Hygiene at GU.

Note

If you are undertaking or considering alternate tertiary studies in order to apply to this program for the following intake, to maximise your rank you may need to complete a minimum of 1 year of full-time equivalent of study. For further information visit upgrading via university studies.

Fee notes

This an indicative only amount for first year fees. For further information refer to http://www.griffith.edu.au/students/enrolment-timetables-fees/paying-your-fees.

Other requirements

Important offer advice: Should you receive an offer into this program you will be required to enrol into classes* within a short timeframe. This information will be included in your Starting@Griffith email and expressed in the number of days from the day of issue of your email and is in line with the offer response date in your QTAC offer email. Please note that the number of days can vary depending on when the offer was made. This requirement applies irrespective of whether you accepted conditionally or unconditionally. If you do not enrol* into at least one class for your program by 5pm on the response day your offer will lapse. Lapsed offers are not automatically reinstated and reinstatement is subject to available places.

*Enrolling into classes means that you are advising when you are attending class/es. Enrolment must be submitted.

Students must meet all professional practice requirements. For more information, visit Fit for Professional Practice on the Griffith University website.

Admissions Criteria

For minimum age requirements please visit Institution minimum age requirements

Prerequisites

English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); Applicants must meet the minimum age requirements for admission, see the QTAC website for details.

Fixed closing date

New applications lodged after 9 December 2022 may not be assessed in time for the January offer round. Applications for this program close 30 December 2022, so applicants may add this program to their preferences until this date, however no guarantee is given that applications will be assessed in time for the January offer round. After 30 December 2022, no new applicants can apply, but existing applicants can reorder this preference. Late offers after the January offer round will only be made if places remain in the program.

Additional entry requirements

Griffith Guaranteed Admission Schemes do not apply to this program.

Assumed knowledge

One of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C).

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
99.30
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.

Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors

99.25

96.75

90.80

ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors

99.95

99.95

98.55

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.

Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank

Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor

International students

All students

Number of students

9

0

0

15

0

0

0

24

Percentage of all students

37.5%

0.0%

0.0%

62.5%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

100%

Notes

Career opportunities

As a graduate of this degree, you will be qualified to work as a registered dental hygienist with opportunities in general dental practice, specialist dental practice and community dental clinics.

Course Code
233761
Start Date
Offer rounds
Fee
CSP/$11000 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time
Course Duration

3 years Full time

Location
Gold Coast