Voluntary Dental Graduate Year Program (VDGYP)
The Voluntary Dental Graduate Year Program (previously known as the VDIP), is a 2011-12 Budget measure that will support the introduction of voluntary dental graduate placements.
The Program will support 50 voluntary dental graduate placements per annum from 2013. The expansion announced in the 2012-13 Budget increases graduate placements to offer a total of 100 placements each year from 2016.
The objective of the VDGYP is to provide dental graduates with a structured program for enhanced practice experience and professional development opportunities, whilst increasing dental workforce and service delivery capacity, particularly in the public sector.