Current Consultations

The Board undertakes wide-ranging consultation on proposals that affect the profession.

Where there are consultations open for input, they will be shown below.

Where there are consultations which have closed, they will be shown under Past Consultations, along with the submissions that were received.

Public consultation on the proposal to close the Public Sector Dental Workforce Scheme

The Board invites feedback on its proposal to close the Public Sector Dental Workforce Scheme (PSDWS) pathway to general registration and retire the Guidelines on limited registration - limited registration of dental practitioners for postgraduate training or supervised practice (section 66), June 2012.

The PSDWS was established in 2005 by state and territory health ministers in response to a shortage of dentists at that time. The consultation paper explores whether there remains a need to maintain the pathway given the growth in new graduates, the decline in PSDWS registrants and other registration pathways open to overseas trained dentists. The Board recognises there will need to be a transition phase to ensure that current PSDWS registrants are provided with sufficient notice of any proposed changes.

Your feedback

Public consultation is an important part of the Board’s engagement with the profession and consumers. The feedback you provide is greatly valued and informs the Board’s development of regulatory documents.

You are invited to provide feedback by email to by close of business on 2 November 2018.

Page reviewed 3/10/2018