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

Member Engagement —
ADIA-ISPC Industry Skills Projects Committee

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The ADIA-ISC Industry Skills Projects Committee reviews dental industry skills needs, and works with private and public vocational education and training providers to address skills shortages in addition to oversight of course and seminars that the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) delivers nationally.

The ADIA Strategic Plan recognises that for the dental industry to provide quality products and services, there is the need for a knowledgeable, skilled workforce. To help secure this, the ADIA-ISC committee is tasked with responsibilities including:

Training Package Development —

Liaise with relevant Industry Skills Councils about the development of training packages relevant to the Australian dental industry.

Training Course Delivery —

Review the capability of training providers to deliver industry-relevant training and, where a training gap exists, encourage providers to deliver training courses.

Continuing Professional Development —

Developing and strategic oversight of ADIA's own seminars and training programs including the biennial conference and the widely acclaimed ADIA Introduction To Dentistry Course in addition to TGA Regulatory Compliance Modules and related programs.

ADIA National Conference —

The committee also has oversight of the biennial ADIA national conference that will next be held during late 2016 in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales.

ADIA supports a culture in which continuing professional development is prevalent across all levels of the dental industry. ADIA’s role is to provide opportunities for members to come together, discuss industry best practice, and share information and ideas. This is underpinned by the understanding that the dental industry is strengthened when its collective wisdom is used to encourage best practice.

ADIA-ISC Committee Major Initiatives —

ADIA - MEGT Apprentice & Trainee Recruitment
ADIA - CSU Graduate Diploma In Small Business Management
ADIA TGA Regulatory Compliance Courses
ADIA Introduction To Dentistry Course

ADIA provides leadership, strategy, advocacy, and support. Our members set our agenda, fund our activities, and directly benefit from the results. Membership of the ADIA-ISC is open to any employee of an ADIA member company who is able to make a contribution to the work of the committee. The committee typically meets four times a year via teleconference and the current membership is as follows:

ADIA-ISC Industry Skills Committee Members —

Jo Stanbury — One Dental (Committee Chair)
Nigel Davis — A-dec Australia

Phoebe Gadsden — Ivocvlar Vivadent
Michael Ostoja-Solecki — Ivoclar Vivadent
Phil Fitzgibbon — NSK Oceania

Committee involvement is not a large investment of time but the returns to your business and the broader dental industry can be immense. If you have an interest in supporting the development of new an existing training programmes that will support the next generation of professionals in the dental industry, join the ADIA-ISC Committee today. Further information on joining the committee can be found online at:

National Committee Application Form —

ADIA National committee membership form [PDF]

We want businesses in the dental industry to succeed. It’s the sole reason ADIA was formed in 1925 and all of our activities are directed towards this task. To this end, ADIA provides leadership, strategy, advocacy, and support. Our members set our agenda, fund our activities, and directly benefit from the results. The ADIA-ISC Industry Skills Committee is your opportunity to make a difference.

Further Information —

If you have an interest in the work of ADIA's national committees for updates on current activities be sure to subscribe to the Twitter feed @AusDental or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dental.industry. Alternatively, you can contact ADIA national office via email at membership@adia.org.au or by telephone on 1300 943 094.


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