Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Conscious Sedation and Pain Control)

The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.

The Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Conscious Sedation and Pain Control) offers study in the practice of sedation, differential diagnosis of collapse, and advanced life support. The diploma will upgrade your skills and clinical techniques as a general dental practitioner.

Working within Dentistry one must possess a number of attributes in order to be successful in Dentistry. We have attached a list of inherent requirements that students should meet before considering Dentistry as a career.

Course outline

Unit of Study information on faculty page

Study plan

The Graduate Diplomain Clincal Dentistry (Concious Sedation and Pain Control) is a two year part-time course. Student will enrol and complete all units of study outlined for each semester.

Further course information

Graduate opportunities

This course prepares candidates for work in a specialist practice in pain management.


Admission requirements

A successful applicant for admission to the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Conscious Sedation and Pain Control) will hold a Bachelor of Dentistry or Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Sydney or equivalent institution; or an equivalent qualification that is recognised by the Australian Dental Board and with a curriculum acceptable to the faculty; or have completed the shorter embedded course in the relevant stream with sufficient merit. In addition to these requirements, admission to this course requires at least two years’ general dental practice, unless exempted by the faculty; completion of the primary Fellowship Examination of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons or its equivalent; and any examination and/or an interview as prescribed by the faculty. Local applicants are also required to be registered with the Australian Dental Board for practice at the time of application or immediately upon admission for international applicants. All applicants must submit three referees’ reports and a letter of intent outlining reasons for applying for this diploma course.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University and assessed by the Faculty. On-time applications for the March Semester close on the last working day of March the year before commencement.

Fee disclaimer

Domestic students

Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

This 2015, tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student represents the fee that is payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2014 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.

Annual review for postgraduate domestic tuition fee

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information in this prospectus, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.

The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents

Please note that if you are classified by the University as a Research Training Scheme student in accordance with the Other Grants Guidelines (Research) 2010, you will be exempt from the payment of any SCA or tuition fees for courses undertaken as part of a Research Masters degree and Research Doctoral degree. More information about your eligibility for this Scheme is available here.