Examination, application opening and closing dates for 2018:
2018 Written Examinations will be held on
September 2018 dentist written examination application period
Applications for the 10 to 11 September 2018 written examination will be accepted between 21 May and 8 June 2018.
Practical Examination dates 2018:
The ADC will hold the first Practical examination for 2018 on 23-25 March 2018.
This examination will be held at the following venues:
- Griffith University – Gold Coast Campus
- Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne
- Westmead Centre for Oral Health – Sydney
- James Cook University – Cairns
- Oral Health Centre of Western Australia - Perth
You are eligible to apply for this examination if:
- You had applied for, but were not offered, a place in 2017 due to limited places.
- You passed the Written Examination in February 2017
If eligible, you should apply by submitting a Practical Examination application form during the published application period.
If you are not eligible to apply for this examination please keep checking our website for more information regarding Practical Examination delivery for the rest of 2018.
Application periods for 2018 Practical Examinations:
You may submit a Practical Examination form during an application period. There will be two application periods for candidates wishing to apply for a Practical Examination place in 2017. You may apply during either application periods as long as you are eligible to sit the Practical Examination. You may nominate your preferred session on your application form; however you must hold a valid written examination for the examination session you nominate. Please visit the Applying for the Practical Examination page for more information on how to apply for a practical examination.
Eligibility of written examination
Your written examination validity last for three years, and must be valid at the closing date for the examination for which you are applying. Please note that, for eligibility purposes, the closing date differs from the end of the application period.
The closing dates for 2018 Practical Examinations are listed below:
7-9 April 2017 and 30 June 2017 - 2 July 2017 For eligibility purposes, the closing date for these examinations is 5 May 2017. Your written examination must be valid at this date if you wish to apply for either of these examinations.
24-26 November 2017 For eligibility purposes, the closing date for this examination is 27 October 2017. Your written examination must be valid at this date if you wish to apply for this examination.