Assessors – The Australian Dental Council

Assessors

Overview

Assessors are members of an Accreditation Team. They help evaluate programs undergoing the accreditation process.

Assessors are dental practitioners with extensive experience as a clinician, academic, or a combination of each. Accreditation teams for programs leading to general registration include a community assessor.

Accreditation teams

We maintain a register of suitably experienced and skilled assessors. We draw from this register to create the accreditation team for each visit. Each assessor is required to apply in accordance with the Policy on assessor criteria and appointment of Site Evaluation Teams.

Training

All assessors are required to complete assessor training. This ensures accredited programs are reviewed in a consistent manner.

Training is completed in two stages.

Stage one: outlines the role of accreditation and walks through how to assess a program.

Stage two: focuses on the accreditation visit and how it is conducted.

Stage one slides are provided with the education provider’s submission at the start of the accreditation process. The accreditation team and the ADC secretariat complete stage two training the day before the accreditation visit.

The Accreditation manual for assessors provides further detail as to the roles and responsibilities of assessors.

The manual is a guide for assessors during the accreditation process. Assessors are asked to familiarise themselves with the content to ensure a consistent approach to accreditation.