Dental practitioner assessments questions
If you plan to use a courier to deliver your application, please contact the ADC via the contact us page for further advice.
Our Certification of documents guidelines provide further details on the correct certification of passport sized photographs. You can download a copy of the guidelines here.
As per the guidelines, photographs must be certified on the back and include the following:
- the statement "True photo of: [insert your full name]"
- the full name of the authorised officer
- the title of the authorised officer
- an identification or registration number (if applicable)
- the signature of the authorisation officer
- the date of certification
- contact details of the authorised officer (phone number or email address).
If the authorised officer is unable to provide the required information on one photograph, they may provide the required information across a single sheet of multiple photographs.
It is important to note that incomplete or incorrect certifications will not be accepted and may result in delays or refusal of an application.
It is your responsibility to notify the ADC of any changes to your contact information.
If you have changed your contact details, notify us as soon as possible using the Notification of change of contact details form. You can download the form here.
The ADC will not accept responsibility for the non-receipt of correctly addressed emails, correspondence or other communications.
For applicants living in India, Africa or the Middle East, please allow four to six weeks for mail travel to and from Australia.
In December 2018, the Dental Board of Australia (DBA) announced its intention to close the Public Sector Dental Workforce Scheme (PSDWS) on 1 January 2020. For more information on the closure of the scheme, please visit the DBA website dentalboard.gov.au
If you are employed under the PSDWS you should submit an Application for initial assessment of overseas qualified dental practitioner and provide a letter from your Australian public sector employer, confirming you are currently employed in the PSDWS. You can download the application form here.
You must also provide evidence of limited registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) clearly showing your registration status.
In December 2018, the Dental Board of Australia (DBA) announced its intention to close the Public Sector Dental Workforce Scheme (PSDWS) on 1 January 2020. For more information regarding the closure of the scheme, please visit the DBA website dentalboard.gov.au
For information on employment in the under the PSDWS please contact the state government health department in the state you wish to work.