Submit your Expression of Interest to join our new ADC Assessment Innovation Reference (AIR) Group - The Australian Dental Council

Submit your Expression of Interest to join our new ADC Assessment Innovation Reference (AIR) Group

Submit your Expression of Interest to join our new ADC Assessment Innovation Reference (AIR) Group
26 May 2023 byron.carr


The ADC is an independent, ‘for purpose’ company appointed by the Dental Board of Australia to accredit Australian dental programs, and assess the knowledge, clinical skills and professional attributes of international trained dental practitioners seeking registration to practice in Australia.

As part of our commitment to kept abreast of current and emerging trends in assessment and dental education, and to properly consider opportunities for changes and improvements to the dental practitioner assessment process, we are setting up an ADC Assessment Innovation Reference (AIR) Group. The group will provide insight into the latest assessment developments, review feedback, provide suggestions for improvement and recommendations to the ADC.

The aim of the group is to:

  1. report to the ADC on latest trends and developments in assessments and in dental education;
  2. provide feedback to the ADC regarding the written and practical examinations and identify opportunities for improvement, including processes to ensure fairness, transparency and conformity with best practice;
  3. provide advice to the ADC regarding possible changes to the dental practitioner assessment process based on the best available evidence and practice;
  4. monitor changes to legislation and scope of practice; and
  5. consider how to provide enhanced candidate experience and outcomes.

The AIR Reference Group will meet quarterly or as required. Travel and if required, accommodation costs for any face-to-face workshops will be funded by the ADC and sitting fees will apply. Appointments are initially for a 12-month term, with further terms of two years.

Selection criteria

The AIR Group requires a broad knowledge base and skill set to ensure a robust and thorough process, and will benefit from expertise and experience including in:

  • Dental education and/or practice across the range of registration divisions.
  • Expertise in assessment pedagogy and processes, including from outside of the dental professions.
  • Representation and/or advocacy of community and/or consumer interests.

Nominees are expected to contribute to the work of the AIR Group in a manner consistent with the ADC’s values.

Experience working with committees or reference groups will be highly regarded.

How to apply

Applications are sought from:

  • registered dental practitioners
  • industry technical advisors
  • representatives of the public dental sector
  • representatives of the TAFE / University sector
  • consumer representatives
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representatives

All applicants are required to submit an online application along with their curriculum vitae and a brief statement outlining their experience and interest in joining the AIR Group.

Apply now

Applications close 5pm, 30 June 2023 and suitable applicants will be contacted in late July 2023.