2018 practical examination availability and booking procedures

2018 practical examination availability and booking procedures

8 February 2018
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The Australian Dental Council is pleased to announce construction of our new examination centre is underway and is expected to be fully functional by July 2018.

In the coming months, the ADC will contact candidates, with a valid written examination, who are eligible to sit the practical exam in 2018 and invite them to apply for a seat. We expect to contact eligible candidates during April and May 2018 for practical examinations taking place from 9 July 2018.

Once the new centre is open, there will be approximately 900 practical examination seats available between July and December 2018. To ensure fair and transparent allocation of examination places, we will stagger application periods based on eligible candidates’ written examination expiry dates.

For candidates ineligible for a practical examination place in 2018, we will release further information regarding the 2019 examination dates and application periods on our website later this year.

If your email address has changed, please notify the ADC via the Notification of change of contact details form. Candidates are encouraged to monitor their inbox and spam folders to ensure they are kept up to date about any changes to the assessment process.

In preparation for the opening of the new examination centre, we are revising the practical examination format in line with best practice. As part of this process, we are developing a new Practical Examination Handbook. This handbook is a tool designed to assist candidates undertaking the practical examination. An interim handbook will be available on our website in March 2018, with the final version available later this year.

The practical examination fee remains unchanged.

The ADC is committed to communicating with candidates regarding access to examination seats as well as important information relating to any changes to the examination procedures. The ADC will notify all eligible candidates of any changes via email. We also encourage all candidates to visit our website adc.org.au for more information.

The ADC would like to thank all candidates for their patience and understanding while we work to deliver our new practical examination process.

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