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Dental Career Advancement Program (DCAP) – Australian Dental Council (ADC) Intensive Program

  • Delivery Mode: Online

  • Course Duration: 8 Weeks
    3 days – 3 hours and weekly 1-day personal support interaction

  • Online: AUD $1,000
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About the Course

As an overseas dentist who has scheduled an Australian Dental Council examination and is eager to prepare intensively in the final days of the exam, this course is ideal for you!

The Australian Dental Council devised an examination procedure for dentists whose qualifications do not meet the requirements for registration in Australia as a result of the growing demand for qualified dentists in Australia (ADC).

Australian dentists who are AHPRA-registered and have passed the ADC exam developed this course. To help dentists who had their training outside of Australia gain registration and begin exam preparation within the next ten weeks, they created this course.

With the help of a lecturer, students in this exam preparatory course can hone their reasoning skills and clinical judgment in accordance with Australian dental practice.

Your existing knowledge, abilities, and experiences can easily be integrated with the current standards of practice in the Australian healthcare system as a student. With an emphasis on critical thinking, this course will teach you how to become a qualified Australian dentist who is competent, informed, confident, and critical thinking.

Join the course to achieve your dreams

Details about the Course

Course details

In order to prepare for the ADC written examination (Part-1) – the Dental Career Advancement Program . The Scenario-based Question (SBQ) exam, which is part of the ADC dentist assessment process to evaluate overseas trained dentists’ knowledge, judgement, clinical skills, and professional competencies, is part of the Intensive exam preparation course, which helps ADC candidates who have already booked a date for the exam to enhance their professional knowledge and prepare for the SBQ exam.

This non-awarded ADC exam preparation workshop will give International Dentists the opportunity to learn about the evaluation and examination procedures that have been accepted for registration in Australia.

Using their existing dental knowledge and skills, as well as life experiences, students will be able to demonstrate their understanding of the Australian dental system by completing an examination in this course.

In addition, the course intends to help students with reading, interpreting, and understanding ADC examination questions.. In order to answer the most difficult analytical questions on the ADC written examination, students are taught to be ADC-savvy and to execute ADC strategies through a full understanding of Therapeutic Guidelines and Odell Case situations for clinical Dentistry.

The course is designed to foster critical thinking, concept testing, and the generation and expansion of dental knowledge in order to produce qualified, self-assured, and safe Australian dentists.

Course Structure

The course is offered to those candidates looking to appear for the exam immediately. The course has been specifically designed and curated to be aligned as per the disciplines and subdisciplines that the candidates will be tested on the day of examination.

To be eligible to apply for IHM’s ADC written examination preparation course you must:

  • Hold a minimum qualification(s) i.e, a bachelors degree in Dentistry

The minimum required qualifications vary between professions.

Dentists: must hold at least a four-year, full-time university dental degree, or diploma at an acknowledged university.

To be eligible to apply for a written examination you must have successfully completed the initial assessment process.

After successfully completing the IHM’s ADC written examination preparation course, you will be well prepared to ace the Australian Dental Council’s (ADC) Written examination. The curriculum will offer you all you need to know about the Australian healthcare system and current standards of practice.

After passing the written examination, you may continue your study for the ADC practical examination by enrolling in IHM’s complete ADC practical examination preparation course at our Melbourne campus. For students who have passed the ADC written examination, we offer a four-week comprehensive ADC practical examination preparation course and an online communication OSCE preparation course.

Don’t worry, we’ll be there to help you through the process of obtaining your Australian dental practitioner registration and beyond.

Australian Dental Council (ADC) Registration Process for Overseas Registered Dentists

The ADC process consists of 3 stages:

1: Initial Assessment

The different steps included in this process are document assessment of educational documents, work experience, registration history, and a good standing to determine eligibility to appear for the written examination.

Timeframe Approximately 8 weeks (not inclusive of the time taken to submit any additional document)
Cost AUD $610

To be eligible to apply for initial assessment applicants must:

  • hold a minimum qualification(s) at the required level that is comparable in duration and content to the nationally agreed minimal education standard for the relevant Australian dental profession, and
  • have held registration or license in either in their home country, or country of training, with no withdrawal of registration.

The minimum required qualifications vary between professions.

  • Dentists: must hold at least a four-year, full-time university dental degree, or diploma at an acknowledged university.

2: Written Examination

The Australian Dental Council (ADC) written examination is a computer based designed to evaluate the knowledge of science and dentistry practice for dentist. This examination assesses overseas registered dentists the reasoning skills along with the application of clinical judgement according to the dental practice in Australia.

On behalf of ADC, the two-day examination is delivered by Pearson VUE. Exam pattern examination includes four papers each containing 80 scenario-based and single-best answer multiple choice questions. The examination is held in multiple locations in Australia and overseas.

Timeframe Approximately 5 months
Written examination application period  Approximately 3 to 4 months before the examination
Authorisation to test emails sent 8 weeks before examination
Pearson VUE bookings open 8 weeks before examination
Pearson VUE bookings close 5 weeks before examination
Notification of examination results 6 weeks after examination
Application for verifications and appeals close 28 days from notification of results
Cost AUD 2,000
Eligibility To be eligible to apply for a written examination you must have successfully completed the initial assessment process.

3: Practical Examination

The Australian Dental Council (ADC) practical examination is to demonstrate your Entry-level competencies as a newly qualified dentist to practise safely by as a dentist in Australia.

Practical exam is carried out in two days. The simulation-based examination assesses your technical and clinical skills and each stage has to be successfully completed to become eligible to apply for registration with the Dental Board of Australia (DBA).

Timeframe Approximately 6 to 9 months (Examinations are held most weeks of the year at the ADC examination centre).
Practical examination application period Approximately 3 months prior to examination
Notification of application receipt Within 2 weeks of receipt of application
Notification of allocated practical examination date Within 6 weeks of practical examination application period
Notification of examination results 6 weeks after examination
Cost AUD 4,500
Eligibility You are eligible to sit the practical examination within three years of successful completion of the ADC written examination.
Intensive Program : AUD $1,000.00

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Applicable for International (1 year fee) and full-fee students. Not applicable for funding students.

*250 AUD Scholarship available for students enrolling for January intake

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