The Advanced Certificate in Children’s Vision (ACO-ACCV) aims to provide an evidence-based approach to children’s vision. Commencing with a broad overview, the course topics include the diagnosis and management of abnormal binocular vision, paediatric amblyopia, strabismus, nystagmus, vision therapy, learning related vision problems, myopia control and paediatric ocular disease.

Presented by an accomplished list of leaders in paediatric optometry, this course will broaden optometrists’ scope providing graduates with the confidence to treat paediatric patients presenting with a range of conditions. Local clinical placements in Australia and New Zealand provide participants with invaluable practical experience. The course offers a flexible remote learning structure ideal for rural or remote optometrists and those balancing work and other commitments

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  • Commencement
    6 February 2023
  • Duration
    6 months
  • CPD Points
    Australia: 30c 15i 3t
  • CPD Points
    New Zealand: 40CD


  • Online lectures, supporting texts and audiovisual content
  • Local clinical placements at paediatric ophthalmologists
  • Interactive forum with other candidates
  • Opportunity to develop relationships with paediatric ophthalmologists
  • Post-nominals upon successful completion of the course

Entry requirements

Candidates must be an optometry graduate and registered as an optometrist in Australia or New Zealand. However, course enquiries from overseas applicants or optometrists with limited registration should be directed to cpd@aco.org.au.

It is recommended that candidates have a minimum of six months general practice experience prior to commencing the course.

Further information


We understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on work and life. Should you be interested in our certificate courses, but are uncertain whether you are able to keep up with the course curriculum and time requirements, please do not hesitate to contact us via email to find out more on how we are supporting candidates to completion of their certificates.

2023 Fees

(Inc GST)
New Zealand
(Ex GST)
ACO Member $2,700 $2,430
Non Member $3,400 $3,060