Bachelor of Dental Technology
Griffith University - Gold Coast

Course outline

This degree is ideal for students who like to work behind the scenes creating and manufacturing dentures, crowns, bridges and orthodontic appliances. It suits students who enjoy working with their hands, with an attention to detail, who prefer not to work directly with a patient. This is the only internationally benchmarked dental technology degree in Australia. In the first year, you’ll learn foundational skills in health science, be introduced to prosthetics and develop skills in the dental laboratory. Second year applies knowledge of dental materials to dental laboratory practice. Laboratory experience is continued through all years with an emphasis on work-integrated learning in your third year. You will learn and work alongside dentistry students in our state-of-the-art dental clinics and pre-clinical laboratories. You will also expand your hands-on experience working with registered and experienced dental technicians in our commercial laboratory and through professional practice placements. You’ll work with industry-standard equipment including computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) in both subtractive (milling) and additive (3D printing) manufacturing CAD/CAM facilities. An exciting learning experience awaits with this first internationally-benchmarked dental technology degree in Australia. Graduates may be eligible to apply for the Bachelor of Dental Prosthetics – Graduate entry only program. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Dental Technology at GU.

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.

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
90.00
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

98.30

93.45

83.10

ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors

99.95

98.15

91.10

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

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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

<5*

0

0

<5*

0

0

<5*

8

Percentage of all students

<5*

0.0%

0.0%

<5*

0.0%

0.0%

<5*

100%

Notes

* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5

Career opportunities

As a dental technologist (or dental technician as they are often referred to) you will find employment with dental technicians, dentists, dental prosthetists, prosthodontists, orthodontists, periodontists, and oral surgeons in the public or private health sectors. Working to referring dental practitioners and specialists prescriptions. You will be able to design and construct appliances according to international standards that meet individual patients needs. You will work with a wide range of materials and techniques such as: gold, porcelain, plastic and lost wax technique and CAD-CAM (Computer Aided Design/Manufacturing). You may see patients to record the colour, shape and characteristics of existing teeth. With this qualification, you can apply your scientific knowledge, artistic skills and compassionate nature across three distinct specialist areas – prosthodontic, conservative and orthodontic – or you may eventually choose self-employment.

Course Code
233832
Start Date
Offer rounds
Fee
CSP/$11500 (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