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

Training — Dental industry Apprenticeships

The Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) has partnered with MEGT, the nation’s foremost provider of apprenticeship and traineeship services, to support businesses across the dental sector wishing to expand their workforce. Whether your business is a supplier of dental products or a dental practice, the ADIA - MEGT partnership can help your business employ an apprentice or trainee.

Group training and the dental sector —

Group Training is an alternative employment arrangement for Australian apprentices and employers whereby a group training organisation (in this case MEGT) recruits apprentices and trainees under contract and places them with ‘host’ employers (e.g. your business) while they undertake their training.

MEGT is the employer of the apprentice/trainee and this administratively simple arrangement is particularly attractive to small and medium enterprises across the dental sector considering employing an entry-level employee where this might not be otherwise possible.

MEGT’s group training services provide the dental industry with the easiest and safest way of gaining that extra pair of hands, and also ensures business has staff for the future.

Benefits of group training for business —

MEGT manages the recruitment process to source the employee you need;
Reduced risks as MEGT is the employee but works for you;
MEGT manages the entire payrol service on your behalf;
The apprentice is supplied with all safety gear when required; and
Workers' compensation premiums are covered by MEGT's fees.

ADIA’s employment partner, MEGT, will work with you to source the right candidate who is an ideal fit for your business. The support provided to business in the dental industry includes the initial candidate selection process of application processing, screening, and short listing. Where relevant to the job services, this also includes aptitude appropriateness, hearing and colour confusion in addition to language, literacy, and numeracy testing. An apprentice/trainee can be employed across traditional trade areas (apprenticeships) or a range of business support areas (traineeships) including:

What jobs can an apprentices / trainee do —

Business administration and reception;
Accounts processing, payroll, and debt collection;
Sales, marketing, customer service, and communications;
Human resource administration and management;
Transport, logistics, and warehousing; and
Dental assisting.

Businesses that employ an apprentice/trainee may directly or indirectly benefit from the various government incentives that are available which is great news for businesses across the sector. To find out more about employing an apprentice or trainee, download the following form:

Brochure outlining benefits for your business —

ADIA - MEGT Group Training For The Dental Industry

This is one of the many partnerships that ADIA has developed with progressive organisations that share our commitment to supporting businesses across the dental industry upskill their workforce. The support available to member businesses wishing to employ apprentices and trainees is one one of the many benefits of membership.

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 support member businesses employing apprentices and trainees, the team in the ADIA national office receive advice and guidance from members serving on the ADIA-ISC Industry Skills Committee.

Further Information —

If you have an interest in ADIA's efforts to assist the dental industry employ apprentices and trainees, for updates 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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