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New applications - General and Specialist Dental Practice

Subscription is available to any interested party regardless of location or qualification and provides access to College communications as well as selected general resources on the online Learning Management System. Subscription is a prerequisite for enrolment in any Membership or Fellowship in General Dental Practice or Specialist Dental Practice Programs (excluding OMS).

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Your subscription to the RACDS is valid for six years.

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Application procedure
Please complete the Online Subscription Form, see table below for required documents:

I am…
Documents Required for Subscription
A registered Dentist from Australia or New Zealand
  • One Passport Size Photo
  • Certified Copy of Photo ID
  • Certified Copy of testamur (degree certificate) or final official academic transcript from an institution that you have obtained an Academic Qualification qualifying you to carry out full dental practice
  • Current Dental Registration Number
A registered Dentist in a country other than Australia or New Zealand
  • One Passport Size Photo
  • Certified Copy of Photo ID
  • Certified Copy of testamur (degree certificate) or final official academic transcript from an institution that you have obtained an Academic Qualification qualifying  you to carry out full dental practice
  • Certified Copy of a certificate or statement from the registering authority in your country of residence that you possess a dental degree or qualification which entitles you to carry out full practice of dentistry. This must have been issued within the previous 12 months
Non-Registered
(applicable to Dental Students)
  • One Passport Size Photo
  • Certified Copy of Photo ID

Please Note

  • All Supporting Documentation must be certified as per the RACDS certification requirements
  • All certificates or documents must be accompanied by a certified translation when original document is not in English.
  • A copy of a change of name certificate must also be supplied if necessary


Application forms
A full list of admission, application and all other forms required for General and Specialist Dental Practice.

Key course and exam dates
Key course and exam dates are available in the current year's College Calendar.

Fees
General and Specialist Dental Practice fee information 2019.

FAQs

1. Is subscription to the RACDS compulsory?
Subscription is not compulsory for all courses and events; however it is a prerequisite for enrolling in any examination or course which will lead to Membership or Fellowship in General Dental Practice or Specialist Dental Practice.  Please note that potential candidates who have not yet subscribed will not receive any RACDS correspondence such as news on upcoming courses and reminders for closing dates. 

2. Is there a close date for subscription applications?
There is no closing date for subscription, this can be completed at any time of the year and will be valid for six years from the date you subscribe. However, please consider Event Registration closing dates when subscribing to ensure sufficient time for your subscription to be processed. If your subscription has lapsed, you will be sent a reminder six weeks prior to expiry date. No further correspondence will be received until your subscription is renewed. 

3. What are the benefits of subscribing?

Subscribing to the RACDS is a prerequisite for the pathways to Membership and Fellowship. Benefits include receiving correspondence about future RACDS exams and courses, news and updates. This will also include access to selected general resources on the online Learning Management System.

  • Access to ClinicalKey Online Journals
  • Access to complimentary CPD events held in various regions
  • Reduced registration rate to College events including Convocation
  • CPD Tracker