How do I apply for the Practical Examination in 2018?


The ADC will hold the first Practical Examination for 2018 on 23-25 March 2018.

This examination will be held at the following venues:

- Griffith University – Gold Coast Campus
- Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne
- Westmead Centre for Oral Health – Sydney
- James Cook University – Cairns
- Oral Health Centre of Western Australia - Perth

You are eligible to apply for this examination if:

- You had applied for, but were not offered, a place in 2017 due to limited places.
- You passed the Written Examination in February 2017.

If eligible, you should apply by submitting a Practical Examination application form during the published application period.

If you are not eligible to apply for thsi examination, please keep checking our website for more information regarding Practical Examination delivery for the rest of 2018.


Dental Hygienists/Dental Therapists

The Dental Hygiene/Dental Therapy Practical Examinations are conducted alongside the Dentist Practical Examinations. Four (4) seats are available at one venue during each examination session.

Eligible candidates may apply for the Practical Examination at any time throughout the year by submitting an Application for Practical Examination Dental Hygiene/Dental Therapy form. Please see the Practical Examination page for more information about eligiblity and the Examination Dates page for venues.

As places are limited, complete applications will be allocated seats on a first come-first served basis. A complete application is one in which all the information requested is correctly supplied and payment provided.


All Candidates

Please note that examination sessions cannot be changed. Inability to attend a booked examination will be considered a withdrawal. Please note that withdrawing from an examination incurs a financial penalty.


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