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Discovering Australian Dental Council Exam Centres: A Comprehensive Guide

May 24, 2024 4 min read
Dental Council Exam Centres

Key Takeaways

  • ADC Exam centres are conveniently located across Australia, providing accessibility to aspiring dental professionals from various regions.
  • ADC Exam centres are also located across the globe, providing accessibility to aspiring dental professionals around the world.
  • ADC Exam centres maintain a consistent examination experience, adhering to the same protocols and procedures to ensure fairness and uniformity for all candidates.

For dental professionals aspiring to practice dentistry in Australia, the Australian Dental Council (ADC) examination is a crucial step. 

This examination evaluates the knowledge and skills of internationally trained dental practitioners and ensures they meet the required standards for registration. 

One important aspect of the ADC exam is the selection of exam centres. The ADC exam centres are located in different cities across Australia and overseas, and it's important to choose the right centre for your convenience and comfort.

Initial assessment

The initial assessment by the Australian Dental Council (ADC) is the first step for internationally trained dentists who wish to practice in Australia. 

This assessment evaluates the qualifications and credentials of the dentist to determine their eligibility for the ADC examination and subsequent registration as a dentist in Australia.

You will need to submit the application, go through the document verification process and complete additional requirements like English proficiency.

After successfully completing of initial assessment, you will be able to apply for the exam and select your exam centre.

Exam Scheduling and Availability

ADC exams are conducted in March and September. It's essential to plan your exam schedule and register well in advance to secure a spot at your preferred exam centre. 

The availability of seats can vary, so early registration increases your chances of getting a seat at your desired centre on the exam date.

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Locating ADC Exam Centres

For the ADC exams,  identify the authorized exam centres available in Australia or overseas, wherever you have planned to appear for the exam.

The ADC website, as well as Pearson VUE, provides a comprehensive list of these centres, along with their addresses and contact information. It's advisable to choose an exam centre that is conveniently located and easily accessible for you.

ADC Exam Centres in Australia

AdelaideSouth Australia
PerthWestern Australia
SydneyNew South Wales
CanberraAustralian Capital Territory
DarwinNorthern Territory
ParramattaNew South Wales

ADC Exam Centres in India and Neighbouring Countries

ColomboSri Lanka
Kuala LumpurMalaysia
Abu DabhiUAE
Bangkok Thailand
 Saudi Arabia

Strategies for Securing Your Preferred ADC Exam Date

Securing your preferred ADC Exam date requires a proactive approach and careful planning. Here are some strategies to increase your chances of getting the date you desire:

Be ready to book

As soon as the exam dates are released, be prepared to book your preferred date and location. Have all the necessary information and payment details ready to expedite the booking process.

Have alternative dates

If your preferred date is not available, have a list of alternative dates that work for you. This will allow you to quickly select another date without wasting time.

Check for cancellations

Regularly check for any cancellations or rescheduled exams. These freed-up slots can be a great opportunity to secure your preferred date.

Use social media groups

Join social media groups or forums where candidates discuss the ADC Exam scheduling. These platforms often have information about available dates and can help you stay updated.

Consider rescheduling

If you have already booked an exam but a more suitable date becomes available, consider rescheduling. The ADC allows candidates to reschedule their exams, subject to availability.

Exam Day Preparation 

Let's now discuss a few pointers on how you can be ready to take on the ADC exam with full confidence! 

Understand the Exam Format

Understand the structure, timing, and sections of the ADC Exam. Review past exam papers and practice questions to get a sense of the types of questions you may encounter.

Create a Study Schedule

Develop a study schedule that covers all the exam topics and allows sufficient time for revision. Break down your study sessions into manageable chunks and allocate specific time slots for each subject area.

Review Key Concepts and Topics

Focus on the essential knowledge and concepts relevant to the ADC Exam. Identify your strengths and weaknesses and allocate more time to areas that require additional attention.

Practice Time Management

Time management is crucial during the exam. Practice solving questions within the allocated time to enhance your speed and accuracy. Use mock exams or timed practice sessions to simulate the exam environment.

Enhance Clinical Skills

The ADC Exam includes a practical component that assesses your clinical skills. Ensure you are well-versed in clinical procedures, techniques, and infection control protocols. Practice clinical scenarios, case presentations, and patient management to refine your skills.

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Selecting the right exam centre for your ADC examination is an important decision that can impact your overall experience and performance. 

Consider factors such as location, convenience, amenities, and personal preferences when making your choice

Remember to check the ADC website for the latest updates on exam centre availability and any additional guidelines. Good luck on your ADC journey, and may you successfully navigate the path to practising dentistry in Australia!

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Dr. Akram Ahmad
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Dr. Akram Ahmad is a clinical pharmacist and lecturer with over 10 years of teaching and research experience across various subjects of medicine in India, Malaysia and Australia. He is an educationist and a medpreneur with extensive knowledge of the global healthcare diaspora. Through his articles, videos and engaging sessions, he always aims to impart unexplored knowledge about the healthcare world to interested students and professionals.