ADIA is the peak business organisation representing manufacturers and suppliers of dental products. Our vision is for an industry that empowers oral health professionals to advance the health and wellbeing of all Australians...................... — ADIA Strategic Plan

For Suppliers — Education and training support

It can be a challenge for businesses in the dental industry to access quality education and training programs that are relevant to the sector and that is where the support offered by the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) really makes a difference.

The programs offered by ADIA are the result of extensive member contribution and have been implemented to meet skills gaps within the industry's workforce, particularly small businesses. The programs available include:

Introduction To Dentistry Course —

Recognised nationwide as the best induction program for new employees, this two-day course introduces the key professionals and the role they play in dental care in addition to the equipment and materials that they use.. [Read More]

ADIA Dental Product Regulation Courses —

These courses explain how the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) regulates the manufacture and supply of dental products. The first module introduces the work of the TGA and outlines its legislation; the second module reviews Class I medical device regulation; and the third module provides guidance on dental laboratory product regulation. [Read More]

ADIA MEGT Apprenticeship & Traineeship Services —

ADIA has partnered with MEGT, the nation’s foremost provider of apprenticeship and traineeship services, to support businesses across the dental industry wishing to employ an apprentice or trainee. Find out how Group Training administratively simple arrangement is particularly attractive to small and medium businesses. [Read More]

ADIA CSU Graduate Certificate In Small Business Management —

The ADIA-CSU Graduate Certificate in Small Business Management is designed to help sales people and new business owners across the dental industry with the skills necessary to lift productivity and profitability. This qualification provides a defined career path for individuals transitioning from sales to management. [Read More]

ADIA Dental Industry Growth Conference —

This is an unparalleled opportunity for employees of member businesses to come together and hear from an exciting program of leading speakers and panellists who will challenge the dental industry's existing thinking and provide the information that will equip both your career and business for growth. [Read More]

To ensure that businesses across the dental industry have access to the highest quality industry skills programs, many of ADIA's programs are delivered in partnership with key stakeholders including CSU Charles Sturt University and MEGT Employment and training services.

Member Engagement —

ADIA provides leadership, strategy, advocacy, and support. Our members set our agenda, fund our activities, and directly benefit from the results. With respect to the Association's work to develop industry-specific education and training programs, the team in the ADIA national office receive advice and guidance from members serving on the ADIA-ISC Industry Skills Committee in addition to members who attend ADIA State Branch briefings.

Further Information —

To keep up to date with how ADIA is working to support suppliers of products and services to dental professionals, subscribe to the Twitter feed @AusDental or follow us on Facebook at Alternatively, you can contact the Association via email at or by telephone on 1300 943 094.

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