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ORIENTATION TRAINING COURSE (OTC)

Short courses to suit all professional needs

The DHSV OTC program (operating since 1992)  is based at Victoria's leading dental teaching facility, The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne (RDHM), which works in partnership with Melbourne University, RMIT University and La Trobe University.
The Orientation Training Courses (OTC) have been designed by Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) to help international dental graduates refresh their knowledge and skills before sitting the Australian Dental Council examination.

DHSV maintains a close watch on changes to the ADC process and has modified our programs to meet the new requirements. From June 2014 the practical exams have been conducted in a new format - they go for two days and do not include any patient contact.

For more information regarding changes to the ADC requirements please go to the following link:
www.adc.org.au and the ADC Practical Examination Handbook 2015.
More changes to the content of the courses will be made based on candidates' feedback and available information about the ADC exams.

From 2015 OTC courses may also be provided to:

  • Dentists registered, or eligible for registration in Australia,  returning to the workforce
  • General dentists requiring additional  training as per Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)  instructions
  • Dentists requiring skills development in a specific area of practice.
  • Overseas trained Dental Hygienists and Therapists preparing to sit Australian Dental Council examination.

Interested candidates may join the general steam of the programs for overseas trained dentists or discuss one of the individually tailored courses, depending on their particular needs.
All enquiries in regards to individually tailored courses should be directed to the Education and Training Unit  otc@dhsv.org.au

Applications for the First and Second Semester 2015 programs are now open.

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How do I apply?

Pass a qualification assessment from the Australian Dental Council. The only exemptions are practitioners who hold:

  • A Bachelor of Dental Surgery/B Dent, or Bachelor of Dental Science, from a university in Ireland or 
  • A Doctor of Dental Surgery, or Doctor of Dental Medicine, from a university in Canada.

Semester 1

1. Download the Information Package on our Orientation Training Courses which includes:

  • 5 week Comprehensive Dentistry Course (new course replacing 8 week General Dentistry Program)
  • 3 week Restorative Dentistry Course
  • Lecture Program 'Fundamentals of Dentistry in Australia'

2. Fill in the Application and Payment Form for the training course you would like to participate in, and send to OTC, The Education and Training Unit Dental Health Services Victoria.

 

Semester 2

1. Download the Information Package on our Orientation Training Courses which includes:

  • 5 week Comprehensive Dentistry Course (new course replacing 8 week General Dentistry Program)
  • 3 week Restorative Dentistry Course
  • Lecture Program 'Fundamentals of Dentistry in Australia'
  • Individually tailored courses

2. Fill in the Application and Payment Forms for the training course you would like to participate in, and send to OTC, The Education and Training Unit Dental Health Services Victoria.

 

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