ACO fellowship

Australian College of Optometry Fellowship recognises members who have made a significant contribution to the practice and profession of optometry and the wider community. ACO Fellows are held in high esteem within the profession and are entitled to use the post nominal FACO.

There are five categories under which ACO members can apply for Fellowship:

  1. Personal achievement in acquiring skill and knowledge
  2. Contribution to knowledge and learning
  3. Acquisition of special clinical expertise
  4. Professional leadership/service
  5. Previous Fellow of the ACO applying for reinstatement of Fellowship

Eligibility


To be eligible for ACO Fellowship, applicants must:

  • Have made a significant contribution to the practice and profession of optometry and the wider community
  • Be a full financial member of the ACO for the last three consecutive years
  • Practice in accordance with the ACO Code of Ethics and Practice Standards