The accreditation standards: reviewing the Standards
7 November 2019
As the accreditation authority for the dental professions in Australia, the Australian Dental Council is responsible for accrediting education and training programs which enable graduates to apply for registration as a dental practitioner in Australia.
Accreditation is an important process. It works to protect the public by ensuring only suitably trained and qualified health practitioners can register as a dental practitioner with the Dental Board of Australia.
Central to the accreditation process are the Australian Dental Council/Dental Council (New Zealand) accreditation standards for dental practitioner programs (the Standards). You can read more about the Standards and how they work here.
This year the Australian Dental Council and the Dental Council (New Zealand) are reviewing the Standards. Regular planned reviews of the Standards are important. They ensure the Standards are in-line with contemporary benchmarks and expectations, while focusing on public safety.
To help with this process, a working party, made up of industry experts, has been established to provide advice to the Australian Dental Council and Dental Council (New Zealand) on any proposed changes to the Standards.
Learn more about the accreditation standards review and the working party in the video below.