2. Written examination - The Australian Dental Council

Dental prosthetist assessments

2. Written examination


The written examination is designed to test your knowledge of the science and practice of dental prosthetists. It assesses your application of clinical judgement and reasoning skills relevant to dental practice in Australia.

The one day written examination is held in Melbourne, Australia.

We do not recommend or endorse any proprietary or informal courses advertising as preparation for the written examination. These courses are developed and run without ADC input. We cannot be held responsible for the quality of training or advice provided through these courses.

Eligibility: Successful, valid initial assessment
Timeframe: 5 months from application period to results release (approximately)

$1,391 AUD
$1,432 AUD for examinations delivered from 1 July 2024

Validity: 3 years
Application period:  3-7 July 2024
Examination date: Thursday 7 November 2024


2.1 Apply for a written examination place

To sit the written examination, you must:

  • have a valid initial assessment with an expiry date later than the written examination date, and
  • meet the eligibility requirements of the advertised examination dates.

If you meet the eligibility requirements a written examination application link will appear on your ADC Connect profile when the application period opens.

Follow the instructions to complete the application and pay the associated fee. Once payment is processed you will receive an email to confirm your application has been received. Your ADC Connect profile will also be updated confirming your written examination.

2.2 Sit your written examination

The written examination for dental prosthetists is a paper-based examination. It is delivered in one day at a venue in Melbourne, Victoria.

2.3 Receive your written examination results

Your written examination results will be released via ADC Connect approximately six weeks after your examination date.

A pass in the written examination is valid for three years and there are no limits on the number of times you can attempt the examination.

Dental prosthetist assessment stages


1. Initial assessment



2. Written examination



3. Practical examination