Bachelor of Dental Health Science
Griffith University - Gold Coast

Course outline

Study with Australia’s No.2 ranked University for Dentistry and Oral Health, tied position in the 2023 Shanghai Ranking Global Ranking of Academic Subjects. The Bachelor of Dental Health Science is a high-demand program delivered on the Gold Coast in the $150 million purpose-built Griffith Health Centre, providing world-class facilities including a 117-chair dental clinic, commercial dental and clinical skills laboratories. You’ll learn through extensive practical training from the first year of your studies. You’ll study and work alongside registered dentists and dental specialists in our modern clinic and in specialised pre-clinical simulation laboratories. On completing this degree, you’ll be eligible to enrol in the Master of Dentistry to complete your training. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Dental Health Science at GU.


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 the Griffith University website.

Fee notes

This an indicative only amount for first year fees. For further information refer to

Other requirements

To gain entry to this degree, you will be required to sit the University Clinical Aptitude Test for Australia and New Zealand (UCAT ANZ). Applicants will be invited to an interview based on their UCAT ANZ Total Score. Visit 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. This program requires students to undertake clinical placements. Prior to professional placement, students must meet all professional practice requirements. For more information, visit the Griffith University website.

Admissions Criteria

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Applicants must meet the minimum age requirements for admission, see the QTAC website for details.; Interview

Fixed closing date

QTAC applications for this program close 30 September 2024. After this date, no new applicants can apply, but existing applicants can reorder this preference.

Additional entry requirements

Applicants for this program must sit the University Clinical Aptitude Test ANZ (UCAT ANZ). Registrations for the UCAT ANZ open in March 2024 and are due 17 May 2024. Applicants will be invited to a Griffith University Dental Admissions Process Interview (GUDAP) on the basis of their UCAT ANZ Total Score. The GUDAP interview will require students to attend a multi scenario interview on 21 or 22 November 2024. Applicants who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander should visit the Griffith University website for information regarding the First Peoples Health Pathway. Griffith Guaranteed Admission Schemes do not apply to this program.

Assumed knowledge

This program has assumed knowledge. Refer to QTAC’s Course Search.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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

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, 2024

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


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Career opportunities

As a graduate of this degree and our Master of Dentistry, you’ll be qualified to work as a registered dentist, with opportunities in private practice, hospitals, community dental clinics and the armed services. Further study and research can lead to a career in academic teaching and research or specialty practice.

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025

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

Gold Coast