Admissions

Please read the information on this website carefully before making an application to the Bachelor of Oral Health.

Overview
Admission criteria
Assumed knowledge
Admission pathways
How to apply
Multiple Mini Interview (MMI)
Offers and enrolments
Mandatory requirements for all students
Fees and scholarships
Timeline

Overview

The Bachelor of Oral Health (BOH) undergraduate degree course is a five days a week, full-time, three-year professional program that provides the knowledge and clinical education to prepare graduates for registration as oral health therapists.

The program equips students with the knowledge and skills required to provide dental hygiene and dental therapy services, and experience to deliver oral health education and promotion, for patients in NSW, as well as throughout Australia and New Zealand. The program combines a firm scientific basis with extensive skills and professional development to produce graduates who are equipped to provide a wide range of treatments for patients of all ages and diverse population groups.

Admission criteria

Applicants must fulfill the following criteria to be eligible for admission:

1.   ATAR (or equivalent) or tertiary study records:

 

 

-       School leavers: a secondary education qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents)

        o    Domestic applicants must have an ATAR or equivalent of 83 and above to be considered.

        o    International applicants must have an ATAR or equivalent of 80 and above to be considered.

-       Non-school leavers with approved higher education study:

        o   Record of a completed diploma or advanced diploma accredited under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)

        o   Results from enrolment in a bachelor's degree or higher-level course at a university in Australia (or New Zealand).  Applicants need to have been enrolled for at least the minimum period of one full-time year (or part-time equivalent) – the equivalent of 48 credit points at the University of Sydney.

        o   Non-school leavers without ATAR or previous tertiary study: Applicants without an ATAR or previous tertiary qualifications and who are over the age of 21 may be eligible to apply through the Mature Age entry scheme

 

2.   Satisfactory performance in the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI):

-       Eligible domestic applicants are required to participate in the MMIs on main campus.

-       Eligible international applicants will be invited to take part in the MMIs via Skype.

-       Applicants will be required to book the MMI via the How to apply section of this website and a non-refundable fee of $100 will be required at the time of booking. This online booking portal will open for all applicants to register on 1 August 2018.

3.    English language requirement:

-       Where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English.

Note: Applicants applying through an admission pathway should refer to the “Admission pathways” section for further information.

Assumed knowledge

While there are no prerequisites for the BOH, applicants are expected to know or have studied subjects in Biology and/or Chemistry before commencement of the course.

Admission pathways

ATAR is not the only way to enter the University of Sydney. We'll take into account additional factors that allow us to learn more about you than just your Year 12 results. We offer a number of pathways that are open to both school leavers and mature-age students.

Type of pathways

1. Mature-age Entry Scheme

The Mature-age Entry Scheme is an avenue for entry into the University of Sydney for people of at least 21 years of age who would not normally qualify for admission.

2. Early Offer Year 12 Scheme (E12 Scheme)

The E12 scheme applies to domestic NSW students currently undertaking the Higher School Certificate (HSC) or International Baccalaureate (IB) who are from a financially disadvantaged background and/or are attending a government-identified 'low socioeconomic' high school.

The current E12 ATAR (or equivalent IB score) requirement for the BOH is 78.

Please note:

  • E12 is for domestic NSW students only; international and interstate students are not eligible to apply.
  • E12 cannot be combined with any other University of Sydney admission pathway.

3. Cadigal Program

To be considered under the Cadigal Program, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants must submit an application to the Universities Admission Centre (UAC) along with a separate Cadigal Program application directly to the University.

The Cadigal program is both an admission pathway and a support program. It can help you gain entry to a course if you miss the ATAR, and also provides ongoing academic and personal support once you’re enrolled and studying. This is offered through the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme.

4. Transfer

To transfer from your existing course at the University of Sydney, please check your transfer options with your faculty or school. Your application may be eligible for direct submission through the Sydney Student portal rather than through the UAC. Please see https://sydney.edu.au/students/change-course.html for more information.

How to apply

How to apply

Multiple Mini Interview (MMI)

The MMI is a series of short interviews of approximately 5 minutes each, where applicants move between interview stations and are required to discuss scenarios and/or issues with one or more interviewers. On the day of your interview, you must register in person 30 minutes prior to your scheduled interview time. Your interview will last 35 minutes. However, you should allow at least one hour in addition to this time in case there is a delay, or there is a need to clarify a matter.

Domestic applicants - Standard applicants

Domestic applicants, including internal transfer applicants, are required to register for the MMI at https://sydney.onestopsecure.com/onestopweb/VWW/tran?UDS_ACTION=DEFAULT&UDS_ACTION_DATA=1419. (Note: The registration system will be open from 1 August to 9 November 2018.) Applicants will be required to register online during the registration period and pay a non-refundable Interview Booking and Administration fee of $100 (incl. GST). Online payment via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) will be required at the time of booking to secure the interview booking.

MMIs (face-to-face only) will be held on Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 December 2018 in the Education Building on Main Campus. Applicants will receive by email a confirmation of interview specifying the details of their MMI (e.g. interview date and venue) after registration, and are required to confirm their attendance by email. They will then be notified of a specific time of their MMI on 12 November 2018. Please be advised that the interview time and date are not negotiable.

Note: Invitations will be sent by email to the email address provided when registering for the MMI. Please ensure you provide your own email address and check all mail boxes including the junk mail box regularly for any correspondence from the University. It is the responsibility of applicants to check their accounts and the University will not be held responsible for any unread email communication or for any resulting delays or disadvantage.

If an applicant fails to pay the Interview Booking and Administration fee or to attend the interview at their scheduled time, their application for admission to the BOH for 2019 entry will be deemed to have lapsed, and will not be considered further.

Domestic applicants - E12 and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

The Interview Booking and Administration Fee will be waived for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants and for E12 applicants. Such applicants are not required to register for the MMI, however please ensure you provide your own phone number and current email address on your UAC application, and regularly check all mail boxes including the junk mail box for any correspondence from the University. It is the responsibility of applicants to check their accounts and the University will not be held responsible for any unread email communication or for any resulting delays or disadvantage.

MMIs (face-to-face only) will be held on Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 December 2018 in the Education Building on Main Campus. Eligible applicants will receive by email an invitation to interview specifying the details of their MMI (e.g. interview date and venue), and are required to confirm their attendance by email. They will then be notified of a specific time of their MMI on 12 November 2018. Please be advised that the interview time and date are not negotiable.

If an E12 and/or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicant fails to attend the interview at their scheduled time, their application for admission to the BOH for 2019 entry will be deemed to have lapsed, and will not be considered further.

International applicants

International applicants are required to register for the MMI at https://sydney.onestopsecure.com/onestopweb/VWW/tran?UDS_ACTION=DEFAULT&UDS_ACTION_DATA=1419. (Note: The registration system will be open from 1 August to 7 September 2018.) Applicants will be required to register online during the registration period and pay a non-refundable Interview Booking and Administration fee of $100 (incl. GST). Online payment via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) will be required at the time of booking to secure the interview booking.

MMIs (face-to-face only) will be held on Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 December 2018 in the Education Building on Main Campus. Applicants will receive by email a confirmation of interview specifying the details of their MMI (e.g. interview date and venue) after registration, and are required to confirm their attendance by email. They will then be notified of a specific time of their MMI on 12 November. Please be advised that the interview time and date are not negotiable. However, international applicants may choose to attend an MMI via Skype on 27 September 2018.

Note: Invitations will be sent by email to the email address provided when registering for the MMI. Please ensure you provide your own email address and check all mail boxes including the junk mail box regularly for any correspondence from the University. It is the responsibility of applicants to check their accounts and the University will not be held responsible for any unread email communication or for any resulting delays or disadvantage.

If an applicant fails to pay the Interview Booking and Administration fee or to attend the interview at their scheduled time, their application for admission to the BOH for 2019 entry will be deemed to have lapsed, and will not be considered further.

Offers and enrolments

There are only approximately 50 student places available each year in the BOH. The admission process is very competitive, with the aim being to select applicants who have the ability to succeed in the course. Successful applicants who apply through the UAC will receive their offers from the UAC; successful international applicants who apply directly to the University will receive their offers from the University Admissions Office.

Students are encouraged to either accept or decline their place as soon as possible. This will help to ensure that all our places are filled for next year and that no one who merits a place in the BOH misses out. Due to the intensity of this course, orientation is held and classes commence on 11 February 2019 and as such, enrolments are earlier than most other undergraduate courses. Please refer to the Timeline section for details.

You will be invited to enrol for your course online and be notified of your compulsory orientation sessions closer to the time.

Please note: Do not plan any holidays from the beginning of February 2019 as all students are required to attend classes and must meet strict attendance requirements to commence and progress in this course.

Mandatory requirements for all students

Please visit the website at http://sydney.edu.au/dentistry/study/important-information.php for important information, including inherent requirements, ancillary costs, NSW Health requirements, and impermissible conduct.

Fees and scholarships

Please refer to the website at https://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans.html and remember this information is subject to change.

Timeline

NOTE:

  1. All dates below are subject to change
  2. Times and dates listed are Sydney, Australia time
  3. Last updated 31 July 2018
MONTH EVENT
April 2018
20 April: International applications open.
August 2018

1 August: UAC applications open for domestic applicants. Apply via UAC: https://www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants

1 August: E12 Scheme applications open. Please apply through E12

1 AugustInternal Transfer applications open in the Sydney Student Portal: https://sydneystudent.sydney.edu.au

1 August: MMI registrations open for international applicants: https://sydney.onestopsecure.com/onestopweb/VWW/tran?UDS_ACTION=DEFAULT&UDS_ACTION_DATA=1419

1 August: MMI registrations open for domestic applicants:
https://sydney.onestopsecure.com/onestopweb/VWW/tran?UDS_ACTION=DEFAULT&UDS_ACTION_DATA=1419

25  August: University of Sydney Open Day: https://openday.sydney.edu.au/

September 2018
5 September: International applications close at midnight.

7 September: International MMI registration closes at midnight.

27 September: MMI via Skype for international applicants.

28 September:  E12 Scheme applications close.
October 2018
Early-mid October: International offers made.

18 October: HSC exams commence.
November 2018

Early November (TBC): E12 Scheme conditional offers made.

9 November: For domestic applicants, MMI registration closes at midnight. Applicants must ensure that they have submitted their application for the BOH via the UAC. If an applicant has not applied, the MMI will be cancelled at the cost of the applicant.

12 November: Applicants who have registered for an MMI will be notified of their interview date/time.

16 November: Close of adding the BOH to your preferences on your UAC application. Direct and internal transfer applications close for the BOH.

December 2018
3-4 December: MMI for all eligible domestic applicants including E12. All applicants must register for the MMI. The interview date and time are not negotiable.

14 December: ATAR scores released on the UAC website. Applicants can change preferences till midnight on this date.

16 December: University of Sydney Information Day (Camperdown Campus)

Late December: Official first round offers for the BOH will be released on the UAC website.
January 2019 Early-mid January: If required, second round offers for the BOH will be released.
February 2019

Early February: Online enrolment for new and continuing students.

11 February: BOH classes commence. (Note: All students are required to attend the compulsory orientation sessions from 11 February.)

Note:

The Sydney Dental School regularly reviews the admissions criteria and application processes for its courses, including the Bachelor of Oral Health (BOH). It reserves the right to change these criteria and processes without notice. Information on this website provides advice about the currently applicable criteria and processes, and may not be correct for future application periods.