Students and graduates
Get set for your career in dentistry with resources designed to help you take the next step in your journey.
These are member-only resources and you need to be logged into the website to access them.
Membership is free for dentistry students and free for the first six months after you graduate! Join us and gain free support, professional development, career advice and ongoing access to free and discounted CPD, training and events.
Career ready handbook
Get set for your career in dentistry! This helpful handbook includes advice about getting started and information about your ADAVB member benefits like free support and career development services. Plus meet the team - your Recent Graduates and Students Committee and ADAVB Council members.
Checklist for getting started
There are a number of important things to get sorted before you start working like making sure you're registered. Use this helpful checklist to get set for your career in dentistry.
Tips to help you start your career in dentistry [videos]
Watch these helpful videos for final year students and new graduates. Learn what you need to do to get started in your career in dentistry and how we can support you with career advice, professional support, employment and contract advice and free indemnity insurance. Plus so much more!
One thing you don't need to worry about when you graduate is your indemnity insurance. If you're an ADAVB student member you are automatically covered by the ADAVB's Indemnity Insurance Master Policy, underwritten by Guild Insurance, when you graduate.
- First year graduates Guild Insurance schedule and policy wording
- Student liabilities policy schedule and policy wording
Contact our membership officer for further information.
Our ADA HR Advisory Service provides free HR advice and support. The member-only service is available 8:30am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, on 1300 232 462 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Access a great range of new graduate HR fact sheets on the ADA website (ADA federal login required).
Search for a job with your ADA colleagues
Search for a job with Australia’s largest network of dental employers - your ADA colleagues! Visit https://dentalcareers.org.au/. Federal ADA login required. Register as a job seeker and receive job alerts directly to your inbox.
Complete your registration correctly to avoid delays
Find out what you need to do for graduate registration, including tips to help you avoid unnecessary delays. Watch Ahpra’s video to help you get your application right the first time. It’s particularly important that you get your photographic proof of identity documents certified correctly.
Avoid sham contracts
Can you spot the difference between an independent contractor and an employee? Independent contractors have different rights and obligations to employees. It’s important to understand the difference between them to avoid sham contracting. Access helpful resources and a video by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Final year students
In May 2023, La Trobe University held a webinar session for final year dentistry students. This included helpful information about ADAVB membership benefits, Guild Insurance savings and resources to help final year students transition to recently graduated, qualified dentists. Thank you to La Trobe University for providing the webinar recording, which can be found here.
Dental Central Podcast - Top 10 tips for recent graduates
Tune into our regular podcast covering a range of need to know topics. Episodes 12 and 13 the graduation editions: Top 10 tips for students, and new and recent graduates. Your dental career is a marathon, not a sprint. In these episodes we talk about important tips to help you get set to launch your career in dentistry like finding a job, interview tips, contract and taxation issues and investing in yourself. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and many other podcast platforms. Listen now: https://apple.co/3x8lbE1