Graduate Certificate in Dental Therapy (Advanced Clinical Practice)

The experience


Learn online and face-to-face

Subjects in this course offer a mix of in-person theoretical and clinical teaching and digital resources.

You’ll have access to high-quality online education tools, accessible any time – all you need is a computer and an internet connection.

Your virtual classroom is academically robust and designed to prepare you for competition in your field. You will expand your skills and knowledge via innovative technologies, like webinars, podcasts and moderated discussion forums.

Your clinical learning experiences will offer important opportunities to synthesize and apply your theoretical knowledge to the care of patients with the support of practising clinical academics and specialists.  This hands-on experience stands our course apart and helps to develop your competence and confidence to practise with a new range of patients.

Why study online?

The online learning environment has been carefully devised by expert academics, alongside learning designers and technology specialists, to facilitate an interactive and flexible student experience.

At the University of Melbourne, you will have access to the best minds and a dynamic peer group extending your professional networks while you study. Throughout the course you will be able to engage closely with fellow online students and share your knowledge with each other.

Gain access to the highest levels of support

From your initial expression of interest right through to graduation, you’ll receive all the technical support you need.

Don’t be surprised if you learn our staff and student support team members by name – they are dedicated, personal and friendly and they understand that every student experience is unique. If a challenge arises, they’ll do everything in their power to assist you so that you can continue to have an excellent learning experience.

Our online student support consultants can assist with:

  • Enrolment and subject assistance
  • Administrative logistics and fee options
  • Technical support
  • Online learning skills and workload management
  • Special circumstances.

Who you will learn from

The University of Melbourne is renowned for global leadership in teaching and training, health research, policy and practice. The academic team in this course is led by Professor Julie Satur.


Liz Cobbledick

This course has given me the knowledge, skills and competence to provide more continuity of oral health care to clients. I really enjoy working in a large multi-disciplinary team and completing the course has given me the skills and knowledge to continue to provide clinical leadership and support for my peers. With the funding limitations of the public sector in mind, I can now provide more comprehensive oral health care people who need it the most.

Liz Cobbledick is Acting Senior Oral Health Therapist at Cohealth. Liz completed the Graduate Certificate in Dental Therapy (Advanced Clinical Practice) in 2018.