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.

– Applications open –
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  • Commencement
    6 February 2023
  • Duration
    6 months
  • CPD Points
    30 (3T 15i)
  • CPD Points
    New Zealand: 40CD


  • NEW Refractive Management module
  • Self-paced independent learning
  • Online lectures and demonstration videos
  • E-learning materials
  • Local clinical experience within Australia or New Zealand
  • Online forum discussions


To apply, complete the fillable form attached to the 2023 course brochure and email it to cpd@aco.org.au. Alternatively, post your form to ACO Education, Australian College of Optometry, 374 Cardigan St, Carlton, VIC 3053.

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 are welcome and 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

2023 Fees

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