Check this section regularly for updates on changes to the Australian Dental Council's processes.

 Announcement - 29 March 2017

February 2017 Written Examination Results

Results for the February 2017 Written Examination - General Dentistry are now available via the Candidate Portal.
Results for the February 2017 Written Examination - Dental Hygiene/Therapy will be emailed to candidates within the next seven (7) days.

 

 Media Release - 28 February 2017

The ADC responds to the Independent Review of Accreditation Systems within the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (NRAS) for health professions discussion paper.

For the full media release click on icon below

  Media Release - 19 January 2017

Revised version of the Written Examination Handbook Dental Hygiene/Dental Therapy is now available.

 

  Medial Release - 5 January 2017

Applying for a Practical Examination in 2017

Candidates wishing to apply for a place in an upcoming Practical Examination are advised to visit the Examinations tab on the ADC website, in particular the Practical Examination, Applying for the Practical Examination and Examination Dates pages.

All applications must be submitted by post during the application period ONLY (3 February 2017 to 3 March 2017). Applications will not be accepted outside these dates.

At the close of the application period, places will be allocated using a priority system. Priority will be given to: 
   - eligible candidates who submitted an email to the ADC in March 2016 advising that they had been unable
     to book a seat in 2016
   - eligible candidates holding limited registration
   - eligible candidates attempting the Practical Examination for the first time
   - eligible candidates whose Written Examination is close to expiring.

All other applicants will go into the general application pool.

Applications received from candidates with three (3) or more unsuccessful attempts will be placed in a draw and candidates randomly selected for a limited number of reserved places.

 

  Medial Release - 4 January 2017

November 2016 Practical Examination Results are now available via the ADC Candidate Portal.

Access the Candidate Portal via Quick Links at the bottom of this page.

 

   Media Release - 17 November 2016

 February 2017 Written Examination - Candidate Visas and PearsonVUE Booking Period

Candidates who have applied, or intend to apply, for the ADC Written Examination to be held 27-28 February 2017 and need a visa for travel to their chosen venue should note that the PearsonVUE examination booking period will open on Friday 6 January and close on 30 January 2017.

Candidates who
  - require a letter confirming their examination venue in order to apply for a visa AND
  - are concerned that they may be unable to meet visa application timeframes given the above dates,

should contact the ADC via email at written@adc.org.au by Wednesday 23 November 2016.
 

Media Release - 13 October 2016

September 2016 Written Examination Results are now available via the ADC Candidate Portal located in the Examination section of the ADC website.

 

 Media Release - 26 September 2016

An update for dental hygienists and dental therapists

The DBA has advised the ADC of an interim bridging mechanism for those ADC candidates who are currently unable to access a DBA approved program to extend scope in orthodontics and/or local anaesthesia.

This advice applies to dental hygiene/dental therapy candidates who currently meet all ADC criteria and assessment standards other than the required level of training in orthodontics and local anaesthesia. These candidates are informed that:

  • your knowledge and skills in orthodontics and local anaesthesia will be tested as part of the ADC Written Examination
  • you are invited to sit the ADC Written Examination noting the above point

On successful completion of the ADC assessment process and subsequent registration with the DBA you are expected to practise in accordance with the DBA’s registration standard and guidelines on scope of practice, in particular:

  • you may only practise within a structured professional relationship with a dentist
  • you must only perform dental treatment for which you have been educated and trained and in which you are competent.

You must complete a program to extend scope in orthodontics and/or local anaesthesia after obtaining registration should you wish to practise in these areas.

Please note, this an interim measure only.

Media Release - 14 September 2016

2017 session and venue allocations for candidates who submitted completed applications during 1 August 2016 to 2 September 2016 application period are now availalbe on the Candidate Portal. Places have been allocated according to the published priority system. Please note sessions and/or venues cannot be changed.

Places are still available in both the June 2017 and November 2017 practical examination sessions. The second application period for 2017 practical examination places is 3 February 2017 to 3 March 2017. Please visit the Examination webpages for more details.

Media Release - 12 September 2016

The Candidate Portal is currently under maintenance and will be unavailable to public access. It will reopen 9am (Eastern Standard Time) Wednesday 14 September 2016. 

Media Release - 9 August 2016

Results of the July 2016 General Dentistry Practical Examination are now available through the Candidate Portal. Results for Dental Hygene and Dental Therapy candidates will be emailed today.

Medial Release - 22 July 2016

Information is now available on 2017 Written and Practical Examinations and can be found in the Examinations section of the ADC website.

Media Release - 03 June 2016

Practical Examination places for 2017 and 2018

The ADC would like to thank candidates for their feedback and patience over the past few months. In response to the increased demand for Practical Examination places the ADC is introducing changes. Please read the following information carefully.

2017 Practical Examination places

Number of places

The ADC will run three examination sessions in 2017 (in April, June and November). Each session will be held at five venues with approximately 270 seats available at each session. This means that there will be over 800 seats available for 2017.

Applications

Applications for 2017 seats can be submitted by eligible candidates during the August 2016 application period and the January 2017 application period (please keep checking the Practical Examination and Examination Dates webpage for more detailed announcements).

Applications must be submitted by hard copy only. The Candidate Portal will not be used for booking seats in 2017.

Priority system

At the close of each booking period all applications will be assessed using a priority system. Priority will be given to:

  • eligible candidates who submitted an email to the ADC in March 2016 advising that they had been unable to book a seat in 2016
  • eligible candidates holding limited registration
  • eligible candidates attempting the Practical Examination for the first time
  • eligible candidates whose Written Examination is close to expiring.

All other applicants will go into the general application pool. Applications received from candidates with three or more unsuccessful attempts will be put into a draw and candidates randomly selected for a limited number of reserved places.

Highest priority applicants will be offered a seat in April 2017, lower priority applicants will be offered a seat in June or November 2017.

Written Examination

First priority candidates (those who submitted an email to the ADC in March 2016 advising that they had been unable to book a seat in 2016) who are allocated a place in 2017, but whose Written Examination is due to expire, will be offered a Currency Examination rather than being required to retake the Written Examination. This two-hour multiple choice paper will be held on the Friday of the Practical Examination. There will be no charge to candidates to sit this paper. Candidates must pass both the Currency Examination and the Practical Examination to be awarded a Pass grade for the Practical Examination.

2018 Practical Examination places

In 2018 the ADC will radically change the delivery of Practical Examination places. Practical Examination sessions will be run continuously throughout the year with over 1400 places planned for 2018. Please keep checking What’s New for further details.

Media Release - 20 May 2016

Revised versions of the Practical Examination Handbooks for dentists and for dental hygienists / dental therapists are now available.

 

Media Release - 14 April 2016

Results of the March 2016 General Dentistry Written Examination are now available through the Candidate Portal.

 

Media Release - 30 March 2016

The ADC would like to thank all the candidates who have contacted us to advise that they were unable to secure a seat for the 2016 Practical Examinations. All emails have been recorded and will be reviewed in the coming weeks. Please check What's New  towards the end of May 2016 for further information regarding 2017 seat allocation.

 

Media Release - 23 March 2016

Were you unsuccessful in booking a Practical Examination place in 2016?

Despite an increase in the number of seats available and an early release of seats the ADC is aware that some candidates have been unsuccessful in securing a Practical Examination seat in 2016.

The ADC appreciates that being unable to secure a seat is a stressful experience for candidates and will endavour to secure seats for affected candidates in early 2017.

 

Media Release - 15 March 2016

The ADC has been working hard to provide more opportunities for candidates to sit the Practical Examination.

In summary:

The ADC will open bookings for the November 2016 Practical Examination on Tuesday 22 March 2016 for eligible candidates who were unable to obtain a seat in the July 2016 Practical Examination. There will be approximately 170 seats available. Please visit the Examinations pages on the website for more detailed information about applying for this examination. 

For 2016 and 2017 a limited number of places will be reserved for each Practical Examination session (two per examination venue) for candidates who have previously had three or more unsuccessful attempts at the Practical Examination. Candidates who have previously had three or more unsuccessful Practical Examination attempts cannot apply via the Candidate Portal and must submit a Practical Examination Application form. For each examination session, all applications received from candidates with three or more unseccessful attempts will be put into a draw and candidates randomly selected for the reserved places. This will help ensure that seats are available for candidates attempting the Practical Examination for the first, second or thrid time. Please visit the Examinations pages on the website for more detailed information about applying for an examination if you have had three or more unsuccessful attempts at the Practical Examination.

The ADC will run three examination sessions in 2017 (in April, June and November), each with more seats available, for candidates who become eligible to sit the Practical Examination in 2016 and for candidates who sit the Practical Examination in 2016 and are unsuccessful. There will be over 750 seats available for booking. A major change to our booking system will mean that all 2017 seats will be open for booking in late 2016 and candidates will able to select seats at any session in 2017. This will make it easier for candidates to obtain a provisional booking.

Further details about the 2017 Practical Examinations will be made later in the year. Please keep checking What's New for updates.

 

Media Release - 17 February 2016

Dear Candidates

On the morning of 16 February 2016 the ADC Candidate Portal opened for online bookings for the July 2016 ADC Practical Examination.  There were 163 seats available for booking and all seats were booked within a few minutes. Many of you have phoned or emailed us to let us know how disappointed you were to be unable to book a seat.  The ADC appreciates that obtaining a seat in a Practical Examination is very important to you and  would like to assure you that we are currently reviewing both the availability of seats and booking process for future examinations. We will keep you informed of progress. Please keep checking What’s New for further updates.

 

Media Release - 22 January 2016 

On 19 December 2015, the Australian Government imposed prohibitions on the carriage of air cargo that has originated from, or transited through, Syria, Egypt, Bangladesh, Yemen and Somalia. More detailed information regarding the prohibitions can be found at   https://infrastructure.gov.au/security/air-cargo/prohibition-intl.aspx .

In the first instance, candidates from these countries who are required to submit documentation to the ADC should endeavour to arrange for their documentation to be routed via an intermediary country. Candidates experiencing continuing difficulties sending documentation should contact the ADC.

 

Media Release - 23 December 2015

The Australian Dental Council's office will be closed from midday 24 December 2015 to 3 January 2016. It will re-open for business on 4 January 2016.

November 2015 Practical Examination results will be released during the week commencing 4 January 2016.

 

Public Consultation Release - 17 November 2015

Professional Competencies of the Newly Qualified Dental Hygienist, Dental Therapist and Oral Health Therapist are released for public comment. For further details click here.

 

Media Release - 9 November 2015

The Communication Task scenarios for the November 2015 Practical Examination have been updated and are available on the website.

 

Media Release - 8 October 2015

September 2015 Written Examination Results

Results of the September 2015 Written Examination for dentist will be available via the Candidate Portal from midday Thursday 8 October 2015. Candidates will need their ADC reference number to log-in.

Results of the September 2015 Written Examination for dental hygienists will be emailed to candidates on Monday 10 October 2015.

 

Media Release - 22 July 2015

Practical Examination
Results of the June 2015 Practical Examination for dentist are now available on the online Candidate Portal.

Candidates can access their results profile by clicking on Pass or Fail at the results page.

Candidates who have passed the examination will recieve their ADC assessment letter via email over the coming days. ADC certificate for successful candidates is available via the online portal.

Unsuccessful candidates who wish to apply for the next Practical Examination in November 2015 should submit a completed Practical Examination Application form (available on the website) no later than close of business 21 August 2015. OET or IELTS results must be valid at 23 October 2015 to be eligible to apply for this examination. For this examination only, allocation of available places will be made according to a priority selection process between 24th and 28th August 2015; candidates will be notified via email as soon as possible following allocation.

 

Media Release - 2 July 2015

Skilled Occupation List

The ADC is aware of the decision by government to remove dentists and dental specialists from the Skilled Occupation List as of 1 July 2015. If you have a query regarding immigration you should contact the Department of Immigration and Boarder Protection in the first instance.

 

Media Release - 19 June 2015


New Booking Process Update


Candidates who made a provisional booking on 16th June 2015 and have already posted their applications need not send another application form. The ADC will hold these forms and process them between 6th July and 21 August 2015. 

Allocation of places will take place between 24th and 28th August 2015 and candidates wil be notified via email as soon as possible following allocation.

Candidates applying between 6th July and 21st August will be allocated a place in a practical examination from November 2015 through to November 2016. Expiry of any written examination results will be taken into consideration. 

Candidates should not make any travel arrangements until confirmation of a place in the examination has been given by the ADC. A provisional booking for a practical examination does not imply confirmation of acceptance into an examination. 

The ADC apologises for any inconvenience caused to candidates at this time. Please check the website regularly for further updates as there may be delays in responding to email and telephone enquiries.

 

Media Release - 18 June 2015

 

November 2015 Dentistry Practical Examination Booking: new procedure effective immediately

 

Following the opening of the booking period for the November 2015 Practical Examination technical issues with the Candidate Portal server meant that the Portal was unavailable for several hours. Many candidates were unable to access the Portal before all available places were booked. In the interest of fairness to all candidates the ADC has cancelled all the provisional bookings made through the Candidate Portal. Affected candidates will be notified by email. Applications for this Examination will now be made by submitting an application form.

 

Candidates should be aware that there are limited places available for the November 2015 Practical Examination. Additional venues are planned for the June 2016 and November 2016 Practical Examinations to increase the number of places available.

 

Opening and Closing Dates

 

Practical Examination forms submitted to the ADC will be assessed between 6 July 2015 and 21 August.

 

Seat Allocation

 

After the closing date of 21 August 2015 all complete applications will be reviewed using a priority system and the highest priority candidates will be offered a place in the November 2015 Practical Examination. Once the November 2015 examination is full candidates will be offered a place in the June 2016 examination, and if necessary the November 2016 examination, based on priority.

 

Priority will be given to candidates sitting the Practical Examination for the first time.

 

English Language

 

To be eligible to sit the November 2015 Practical Examination your English test results must be valid at 23rd October 2015.

 

If you are offered a place at a later examination you will be advised of the requirements for validity of your English test results.

 

 

Media Release - 1 June 2015

The ADC is currently reviewing its administrative processes for the ADC written examination. The review is expected to take two to three months. Once the review is completed an application opening and closing dates for the March 2016 Written Examination will be published on the ADC website.

  

Media Release - 20 May 2015

Revised Practical Examination Handbooks and Clinical Communication Task Scenarios are now available.

 

Media Release - 21 January 2015

   ADC Practical Examinations 2015

A new version of the Practical Examination Handbook Dentistry is now available. This version includes additional Assessment Criteria

 

Media Release - 19 December 2014

  ADC signs MOU with TEQSA

The ADC has recently signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) which will allow both bodies to work more closely together in the accreditation process. The MOU will facilitate the sharing of information on accreditation processes and decisions with the agreement of the program provider.

ADC is the first accrediting council or professional accrediting body to sign such a MOU with TEQSA. The picture below shows the ADC immediate past-President Dr John Boucher formally signing the MOU with TEQSA’s Acting Chief Commissioner Professor Nicholas Saunders.

 

 

Media Release - 21 October 2014

ADC Practical Examination 26-28 June 2015

The ADC will hold Practical Examinations on 26-28 June 2015. The examinations will be held at Westmead Centre for Oral Health (Sydney), James Cook University (Cairns), Griffith University (Gold Coast) and the Oral Health Centre of Western Australia (Perth). The opening date for bookings for these examinations will be Tuesday 11 November 2014.

The closing date for applications for these examinations will be Friday 22 May 2015.

 

 

Media Release - 20 October 2014

Following a wide ranging consultation process with the profession, Attributes and Competency statements have been developed for the newly qualified dental prosthetist. A copy of the Attributes and Competencies can be found here.

 

Media Release - 29 September 2014

ADC Practical Examination 6-8 February 2015

The ADC will hold additional Practical Examinations on 6-8 February 2015. The examinations will be held at Westmead Centre for Oral Health (Sydney), Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne and the Oral Health Centre of Western Australia (Perth). The opening date for bookings for these examinations will be Tuesday 21 October 2014.

The closing date for applications for these examinations will be Friday 9 January 2015.

 

Media Release - 8 September 2014

Consultation on ADC/DC(NZ) draft Program Accreditation Standards

Following an initial review period and consultation with a wide range of stakeholders ADC/DC(NZ)’s draft Program Accreditation Standards have been prepared. 

The ADC consultation process on the draft standards has commenced first and will last until 8 November 2014.  The DC(NZ) will be running its own consultation process.  Following the completion of both consultation processes it is anticipated that a final version of the revised standards will be prepared and passed to the Dental Board of Australia for approval (in Australia only) and to the Dental Council of New Zealand (New Zealand only).  It is expected that the new standards will be fully implemented by the start of 2016.

A copy of the consultation paper, containing the draft standards and a number of questions, is available here.

 

Media Release - 2 September 2014

Practical Examination Handbook

The Practical Examination Handbook has been updated for the November Practical Examination, and can be found in the Publications section of the ADC website.

 

Media Release - 19 August 2014

Skills Assessments

The current policy from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection states that if a skills assessment is mandatory as part of a visa application, that assessment will only be valid for a period of three years from the date of issue. More information can be found at http://www.immi.gov.au/news/pages/new-validity-requirement-skills-assessments.aspx

If your skills assessment was conducted more than three years ago, you will need to contact the ADC to have your skills assessment letter reissued. Please note that an administration fee will apply.

 

Media Release - 8 July 2014

June 2014 Practical Examination Results

Results for the June 2014 Practical Examination will be released via the online Candidate Portal on Friday 18 July 2014.

 

November 2014 Practical Examination Venues

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the clinical facility at James Cook University (Cairns) will be unavailable for the November Practical Examination. The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne will be included as a venue for this practical examination on this occasion.

 

Transitional Written Examination – Public Sector Dental Workforce Scheme Candidates

All PSDWS candidates will be required to sit the Transitional Written Examination as part of the ADC Practical Examination.

 

Media Release - 30 June 2014

Release of the Professional Attributes and Competencies of the Newly Qualified Dental Prosthetist for public comment

Attributes and competencies statements have been developed in consultation with the profession to describe the professional attributes and competencies of newly qualified dental practitioners.

An initial draft has been developed and the ADC is now releasing the draft for public comment.

Click here to view the draft released for comment and how to provide your feedback.

The ADC asks that any comments be provided no later than close of business Monday 28 July 2014.

 

Media Release - 18 June 2014

Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy Written Examination.

The ADC will hold a Written Examination for Dental Therapists and Dental Hygienists on 18 September 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. Candidates who are eligible to apply for the Written Examination should complete the Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy Written Examination Application Form and submit it with payment to the ADC by the closing date of 1 August 2014. Further information on the examination can be found in the Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy Written Examination Handbook.

 

Media Release - 30 May 2014

November 2014  Practical Examination

Bookings for the November 2014 Practical Examination will open on 16 June 2014. Select a venue using the ADC Candidate Portal then submit a hard-copy Practical Examination Application form

 

Media Release - 13 May 2014 

Due to recent difficulties in the administration of the Islamabad examination venue, Islamabad has been withdrawn from the ADC’s written examination list of testing venues for the September 2014 Written Examination.

Candidates who have already applied for the September 2014 written examination and have chosen Islamabad as their preferred venue will default to their second venue preference as stated on their application forms.

We regret any inconvenience this may cause our candidates but the security of our examination process is a high priority for the ADC.

 

Media Release - 12 May 2014

Due to a recent change in ADC assessment and examination process, there is no longer an expiry on a successful Initial Assessment of Professional Qualifications (documents) in Dentistry, Dental Hygiene or Dental Therapy.

 

  Media Release - 7 March 2014

Transitional Written Examination

In the transition period to the new examination format, candidates who have completed the former Preliminary Written Examination will be required to sit a two hour Transitional Written Examination as part of the Practical Examination process.

Aspects of clinical judgement that were previously examined in the Clinical (Practical) Examination in written papers, viva voce exams and clinical assessment are now assessed in the new Written Examination. Candidates who have completed the former Preliminary Written Examination will have this component of assessment undertaken in the Transitional Written Examination.

This will be held on the Friday immediately prior to the weekend practical examination. Candidates must pass the Transitional Written Examination in order to pass the Practical Examination.

The Transitional Written Examination will be an 80 question multiple choice question examination. There will be a combination of scenario-based questions, and stand-alone single best answer multiple choice questions. The paper will have an emphasis on clinical judgement, but there will also be questions on clinical knowledge. There are a series of sample exam questions in the Written Examination handbook, which can be found on the ADC website.

The exam will cover all aspects of dental practice, including (but not limited to) tooth conservation and cariology, endodontics, fixed and removable prosthodontics, implantology, anaesthesia and resuscitation, infection control, medicine and surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, oral medicine and pathology, pharmacology and therapeutics, orthodontics, paediatric dentistry, periodontics, preventive dentistry, dental public health and radiology.

Clinical Communication Task

One of the assessment tasks in the ADC Practical Examination is the Clinical Communication Task. Candidates will be required to undertake a clinical discussion with a simulation patient (an examiner acting as a patient). Candidates will be given a clinical scenario to read prior to their allocated Communication session. The clinical scenario will provide information about the case, and may include history, examination, clinical photographs and/or radiographs. Candidates will then have 10 minutes to discuss a particular aspect of the case with the simulated patient. For example, candidates may be asked to explain a diagnosis or treatment option for a patient. The assessment rubric for this task has been included in an updated version of the Practical Examination handbook, which can be downloaded from the ADC website.

 

  Media Release - 29 January 2014

English Language Requirements 

The Australian Dental Council does not require candidates to meet the English language requirements in order to apply for or sit the Written Examination. Please note however that the examination will only be held in English. Candidates must still meet the English language requirements for the Practical Examination.

 

Media Release - 16 January 2014

Review of the Australian Dental Council/Dental Council (New Zealand) Accreditation Standards

Have your say on educational standards for the profession!

The ADC has commenced the process of reviewing the Accreditation Standards for dental programs.

To find out how to have your say, click here for further information.

 

Media Release - 6 January 2014

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Australian Dental Council's new booking procedures for 2014 Practical Examinations will not be available until 7 January 2014.

 

Media Release - 23 December 2013

2014 Practical Examination Update

New booking procedure:

1. Venue selection is done by candidates using the ADC Candidate Portal, which is now going through final testing and will be available to candidates on Monday 6 January 2014.

2. Candidates can only submit a hard-copy Practical Examination Application form once they have selected an examination venue.

NOTE: Do not send an application form before selecting a venue online (when it becomes available). More details on the online venue booking system will be on the ADC website shortly.

 

Media Release - 5 December 2013

2014 Practical Examination Update

New booking procedure:

1. Venue selection in done by candidates using an online portal, which is expected to go live by mid December 2013 (please keep checking the ADC website for updates).

2. Candidates can only submit a hard-copy Practical Examination Application form once they have selected an examination venue.

NOTE: Do not send an application form before selecting a venue online (when it becomes available). More details on the online venue booking system will be on the ADC website shortly.

 

Media Release - 4 December 2013

  Committee Membership

Expression of Interest 

The Australian Dental Council (ADC) undertakes the accreditation of dental programs and assesses internationally trained dental practitioners seeking registration in Australia. It is supported in its work by two standing committees.

Expressions of interest are sought from suitably qualified and experienced dental practitioners to participate as committee members of either of the ADC standing committees.

The two standing committees are:

a)      Assessment Committee

The Assessment Committee  is a standing Committee of the ADC that makes recommendations and advises the ADC Governing Board (the Board) on matters regarding the assessment and examination of overseas trained dental practitioners.

Members of the committee will:

1.  develop and implement valid, reliable and defensible assessment/examination processes to determine the knowledge level and competency of those dental practitioners who are international graduates (dentists, dental hygienists, dental therapists, oral health therapists, prosthetists, specialists);

2.  monitor, review and evaluate examination procedures and outcomes for quality improvement purposes; and

3.  undertake any other task referred to it by the Board.

Assessment Committee Charter  

Key Selection Criteria - Assessment Committee- Criteria for appointment of members

Assessment Committee Summary of Skills and Experience Form  

 

b)      Joint Australian Dental Council/Dental Council (New Zealand) Accreditation Committee (the Accreditation Committee)

The Accreditation Committee is a standing committee of the ADC and the Dental Council New Zealand (DC(NZ)) that makes recommendations to the Governing Board and the DC(NZ) on matters regarding:

1.  Accreditation submissions in relation to new and existing programs

2.  The development of Accreditation Standards and Guidelines

3.  Application of the Accreditation Standards to dental programs and providers

4.  Monitoring of accredited programs via reports and other processes.

The committee meets several times a year.

Accreditation Committee Charter

Key Selection Criteria - Joint Australian Dental Council/Dental Council (New Zealand) Accreditation Committee- Criteria for appointment of members

Accreditation Committee Summary of Skills and Experience Form

 

Submitting an Expression of Interest

Suitably qualified persons wishing to submit an expression of interest must address the selection criteria available from the below link. Applicants must also complete the Summary of Skills and Experience Form (available below) and provide an explanation of their scoring where appropriate.

Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM (Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time) 20 December 2013.

Applications should be submitted in Microsoft Word 2007 or later format and should include a current Curriculum Vitae (CV), including current references.

Applications can be submitted electronically to: lyn.leblanc@adc.org.au

OR

Via post:

Attn: Lyn LeBlanc
Australian Dental Council
PO Box 13278
Law Courts  Victoria   8010

Selection Process

Applications will be reviewed by an ADC Nominations Panel following the closure of applications. Applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their application.

 

Media Releases – 14 October 2013

2014 Practical Examination Application Process - 10 October 2013

The ADC Practical Examination process changes for 2014 do not affect candidates who have already been allocated a Series B examination to be held in 2014. This information is for candidates who have completed their Initial Assessment and Written (Prelim) examinations, and are eligible to undertake the Practical Examination.

From June 2014 there will be two examination sessions per year, June and November. There will be four examination venues available from which to choose:

    James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland

    Griffith University, Gold Coast, Queensland

    Westmead Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales

    Oral Health Centre of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia

New Booking Procedure:

 1. Venue selection is done by candidates using an online portal, which is expected to go live by late 
     November 2013 (please keep checking the ADC website for updates).

 2. Candidates can only submit a hard-copy Practical Examination Application form once they have 
     selected an examination venue.

NOTE: Do not send an application form before  selecting a venue online. 

More details on the online venue booking system will be available on the ADC website shortly.

 

Media Releases – 1 October 2013

2014 Written Examination - Cairo venue not available

Due to the political uncertainty, the Cairo venue has been withdrawn from the ADC’s written examination list of testing venues for the year 2014.

Candidates who have already applied for the March 2014 written examination and have chosen Cairo as their preferred venue will default to their second venue preference as stated on their application forms.

We recognize that this may create some inconvenience for our candidates, however, the safety of candidates is the first priority for the ADC.

New Process for Examinations in 2014

The Australian Dental Council (ADC) is currently working to improve its examination process. As a result of this review and the ADC’s own investigations into how other jurisdictions around the world undertakes their examinations, a revised assessment process will be introduced in 2014.

IELTS / OET are required for applications for both written and practical examinations, you are not required to submit a valid IELTS / OET for initial assessment of professional qualifications in General Dentistry.

March 2014 Written knowledge and judgement examinations

The ADC is now accepting applications from eligible candidates for the March 2014 written knowledge and judgement examination (previously known as the preliminary examination). The closing date for applications for the March 2014 written knowledge and judgement examination is 15 November 2013. A new application form is now available for candidates to complete and submit to the ADC.

Please note the written knowledge and judgement examination handbook (previously known as the preliminary examination handbook) is now available on our website, please refer to our Publication section.

The new written knowledge and judgment examination will consist of four 2-hour papers each of 80 items (320 questions in total) over two days. Papers will include a combination of single best answer and scenario based multi choice questions. There will not be any short answer questions as part of the new process. New questions will be continually introduced as part of this process.

June 2014 Clinical practical examinations

The ADC clinical practical examination process changes for 2014 do not affect candidates who have already been allocated a Series B examination to be held in 2014 these examinations will be conducted using the current process.

The new format and delivery of the 2014 practical examination has been streamlined and will be completed in two days.

Those candidates who sat the previously known preliminary examination which is still current prior to March 2014 will be required to complete a one day transitional  written examination immediately prior to attempting the new practical examination (3 days total).

From June 2014 there will be two examination sessions per year, June and November, there will be four examination venues available to choose from on a first come first served basis, there will not be a priority for ANY practical clinical candidates going forward.

More information will be posted to the ADC website shortly. 

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