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ADC Exam Fees Update: What You Need To Know

May 24, 2024 3 min read
ADC Exam Fees

Are you a dental professional looking to practise in Australia? If so, you're likely aware of the rigorous process overseen by the Australian Dental Council (ADC) to ensure the highest standards of dental care.

As of July 1, 2024, the ADC has implemented updated exam fees, a crucial aspect for candidates preparing on this ADC journey.

Understanding the fees is paramount for anyone considering pursuing dental practice in Australia. Let's delve into what you need to know about the ADC exam fees.

ADC Exams for Dental Professionals 

Australian Dental Council (ADC) conducts exams for dentists, dental hygienists, dental therapists, oral health therapists and dental prosthetists. These exams assess candidates' knowledge and skills to ensure they meet standards for dental practice in Australia. Passing these exams is essential for registration with the Dental Board of Australia.

Updated Exam Fees Effective July 1, 2024

The fees for the dental practitioner assessment process vary depending on the dental  profession.

Starting June 30, 2024, the fee adjustment will affect:

  • All initial and renewal applications submitted after June 30, 2024.
  • Written examinations conducted after June 30, 2024.
  • Practical examinations administered after June 30, 2024.
  • Verifications, reviews, and appeals requests received after June 30, 2024.

The ADC periodically reviews and adjusts its fees to ensure the sustainability and effectiveness of its examination processes. Earlier the exam fees were the same for all dental professionals but now it has been changed. This is done to ensure that they cover the costs of running exams and keep everything working well. This helps them maintain high standards and support dental professionals in Australia. As of July 1, 2024, candidates can expect the following fees:

Dentist

Item 

Fee

Updated Fee

Initial assessment628 AUD647 AUD
Initial assessment renewal258 AUD265 AUD
Skill assessment 628 AUD646 AUD
Skill assessment (work history reassessment)258 AUD265 AUD
Appeal against the outcome of initial assessment 628 AUD647 AUD
Written exam application 2060 AUD2122 AUD
Verification of a written exam result124 AUD128 AUD
Independent appeal committee – written examination5150 AUD5305 AUD
Practical exam application 4635 AUD4775 AUD
Verification of a practical exam result124 AUD 128 AUD
Independent appeal committee – practical examination5150 AUD5305 AUD

Dental hygienist, dental therapist, oral health therapist

Item 

Fee

Updated Fee

Initial assessment628 AUD647 AUD
Initial assessment renewal258 AUD265 AUD
Skill assessment 628 AUD646 AUD
Skill assessment (work history reassessment)258 AUD265 AUD
Appeal against the outcome of initial assessment 628 AUD647 AUD
Written exam application 1391 AUD1432 AUD
Verification of a written exam result124 AUD128 AUD
Independent appeal committee – written examination5150 AUD5305 AUD
Practical exam application 3245 AUD3342 AUD
Verification of a practical exam result124 AUD 128 AUD
Independent appeal committee – practical examination5150 AUD5305 AUD

Dental prosthetist 

Item 

Fee

Updated Fee

Initial assessment628 AUD647 AUD
Initial assessment renewal258 AUD265 AUD
Skill assessment 628 AUD646 AUD
Skill assessment (work history reassessment)258 AUD265 AUD
Appeal against the outcome of initial assessment 628 AUD647 AUD
Written exam application 1391 AUD1432 AUD
Verification of a written exam result124 AUD128 AUD
Independent appeal committee – written examination5150 AUD5305 AUD
Practical exam application 3245 AUD3342 AUD
Verification of a practical exam result124 AUD 128 AUD
Independent appeal committee – practical examination5150 AUD5305 AUD

Final Words

The Australian Dental Council exam fees is a crucial step for dental professionals aspiring to practise in Australia. By understanding the fees associated with each examination and exploring potential financial assistance avenues, candidates can better prepare themselves for this significant milestone in their careers.

If you are still dreaming the Australian dream, try joining Academically’s ADC Preparation Course. You will get all the guidance and assistance to pass the exam successfully. 

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Dr. Indu K
Dr. Indu K
about the author

Dr. Indu K is a dentist with one year of clinical experience. She seamlessly transitioned into content writing three years ago. Her passion lies in making complex medical information accessible to everyone. She uses her unique blend of medical knowledge and exceptional writing skills to bridge the gap between healthcare and the general audience.