Bachelor of Oral Health
- CRICOS Code: 053176D
- VTAC Code: 3800538801
- International VTAC Code: 3800538803
How to apply
- VTAC timely applications close 30 September 2020
- Final day of Semester 2 30 October 2020
- VCE results and ATARs available from 7AM 30 December 2020
- VTAC Change of Preference closes 12PM 4 January 2021
- VTAC January offer round released 2PM 14 January 2021
- VTAC February offer round 1 released 2PM 1 February 2021
Applying for Semester 1 intake (February)
All domestic students apply for this course through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC).
If you are a domestic student studying your final year of secondary school outside Australia, you still apply through VTAC and you must submit your final results, as soon as they are available, to VTAC. You can submit your application to VTAC before you get your final results.
If you are applying to commence in second-year or later, you still need to apply through VTAC.
This is a vocational entry-to-practice qualification. Applicants over qualified for the Bachelor of Oral Health may not receive an offer for the program.
The Bachelor of Oral Health has a quota of 36 places available per year based on the availability of dental chairs at the Royal Dental Hospital Melbourne and the Melbourne Dental Clinic. Offers will only remain open as long as there are places still left in the course.
In the event acceptances exceed the number of places available in the Bachelor of Oral Health:
- International applicants will be admitted based on the date of their acceptance
- Domestic students will be admitted based on the date of enrolment
Special entry scheme Access Melbourne
Access Melbourne is the University of Melbourne's special entry and access scheme for domestic students.
It can help you gain a place in a degree even if your ATAR is below the selection rank normally needed for an offer, however you still need to meet course prerequisites.
You can apply using one or more of these categories:
- Disadvantaged financial background
- From a rural or isolated area
- Under-represented school
- Difficult circumstances
- Disability or medical condition
- Non-English speaking background
- Recognition as an Indigenous Australian
- Mature-age consideration (Non-School leaver entry pathway)
Wondering if you are eligible for any of these categories? Each category has its own criteria, so before applying, check to see if you are eligible.
Applications for Access Melbourne and Access Scholarships are made when you apply through VTAC using the Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) application form on the VTAC website.
Your offer and enrolment
For Semester 1 entry, VTAC will notify you if you have received an offer for your course in January. You will also receive an official offer email from the University of Melbourne explaining how to accept your offer and what you need to do to enrol.
Special requirements for this degree
The Bachelor of Oral Health has some special requirements relating to clinical placement compliance, these must be met by both international and domestic students around the time of enrolment.
Police Record Check
Clinical placements are part of the undergraduate courses and are undertaken at the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne, other metropolitan hospitals and metropolitan and rural community clinics. Hospitals and clinical agencies require Police Record Checks for all students, staff and volunteers who will come into contact with children, elderly and vulnerable people. All commencing students in the Bachelor of Oral Health, both local and international, are required to obtain a police record check prior to enrolment.
Working with Children Check
All commencing students in the Bachelor of Oral Health, both local and international, are required to obtain a Working with Children Check on or shortly after enrolment. Working with Children checks are valid for 5 Years.
All commencing students in the Bachelor of Oral Health, both local and international, must comply with the faculty's Infectious Disease policy.
First Aid requirement
All commencing students in the Bachelor of Oral Health, both local and international, must obtain an appropriate First Aid Certificate within the first 4 weeks of Semester 1. Acceptable First Aid certification is:
|Australian Red Cross|
Course: Provide first aid
Course Code: HLTAID003
|St John Ambulance (VIC)|
Course: Provide first aid
Course Code: HLTAID003
Before you apply
- Check the entry requirements to make sure you’re eligible
- Apply through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC)
- See if you are eligible for Access Melbourne and submit an application via the Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) on the VTAC website
- Check if you are eligible for any scholarships and if any specific applications are needed
- Visit the VTAC website in January to view your offer for Semester 1 entry. If you have been successful you will also get an official email from the University
- Accept your offer to the University of Melbourne and complete your enrolment