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 — Industry skills development


Businesses across Australia’s dental industry enjoy a reputation for excellence and customer service that is virtually without parallel. This is largely as a result of the dental industry’s ability to attract and retain high quality staff and the ongoing investment in professional development.

The Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) provides several opportunities for new and existing employees to enhance their skills. From entry-level training for new entrants into the dental industry through to high-level training for management, the quality programmes ADIA offered enjoy an enviable reputation for delivering the skills required to support the growth and sustainability of member businesses.

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 panelists will challenge the dental industry's existing thinking and provide the information that will equip both your career and business for growth. [Read More]

Introduction To Dentistry Course —

Recognised nationwide as the best induction programme 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]

These training initiatives have been developed in concert with members and are are designed to provide businesses across the dental industry with the skills and expertise to ensure the sector can offer quality products and services to the professionals responsible for dental care delivery. ADIA also provides leadership in the policy debate affecting industry skills and current issues include:

Learning To Work Youth Training & Employment Advocacy —

The youth unemployment rates and participation by young people in the work force are unacceptable and require urgent attention. It is of concern to both ADIA and AusChamber which are actively working to create an environment in which business is better able to provide career opportunities for young people. [Read More]

To ensure that businesses across the dental industry have access to the highest quality industry skills programmes, 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 support member businesses upskill their employees, 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 industry training programs, for updates subscribe to the Twitter feed @AusDental or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dental.industry. Alternatively, you can contact the Association via email at training@adia.org.au or by telephone on 1300 943 094.


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