Committees - The Australian Dental Council


Accreditation Committee

The Accreditation Committee is responsible for advising the ADC Board of Directors of matters relating to the ADC/Dental Council (New Zealand) accreditation standards for dental practitioner programs (the Standards). It is made up of individuals representing academia, the dental professions, the community, the public sector, and dental students.

Other responsibilities of the Accreditation Committee include:

  • Developing, reviewing, and consulting, where appropriate, on the Standards for dental practitioner programs and the Professional Competencies of the newly qualified dental practitioner.
  • Assessing dental practitioner programs against the Standards and criteria and making decisions and/or providing recommendations regarding accreditation outcomes to the ADC Board of Directors.
  • Monitoring accredited programs via annual reports, or other periodic reports, regarding the conditions of accreditation and program changes.
  • Establishing and reviewing accreditation guidelines and processes.

Assessment Committee

The Assessment Committee is responsible for ensuring the best practice approach to our assessment processes. It consists of representatives from the community, academia, and the dental profession.

Key work of the Assessment Committee includes:

  • Developing and implementing valid and reliable assessment and examination processes to determine the knowledge level and competency of overseas qualified dental practitioners seeking registration in Australia.
  • Monitoring the performance of examinations by, among others, receiving comparative statistical data on areas such as countries of origin, pass rates, and attempt rates.
  • Monitoring, reviewing, and evaluating examination procedures and outcomes for quality improvement.

Finance Audit and Risk Monitoring Committee

The Finance Audit and Risk Monitoring (FARM) Committee is responsible for overseeing the ADC’s financial performance and compliance obligations.

Responsibilities of the FARM Committee include the monitoring of:

  • Policies for investment and finance.
  • The ADC risk management plan.
  • The annual budget.
  • Financial reporting.
  • The management of assets.

People and Culture Committee

The People and Culture Committee is responsible for advising the ADC Board of Directors on matters relating to the composition, structure, evaluation, selection, appointment, and succession planning of the Board and its Committees. It is also responsible for:

  • Matters relating to the selection, appointment, and evaluation of the Chief Executive Officer.
  • Progressing the People and Culture agenda of the ADC.