The Advanced Certificate in Glaucoma (ACO-ACG) offers optometrists training in current best practice for the pathophysiology, diagnosis and co-management of glaucoma.

Graduates completing this course will have enhanced knowledge of glaucoma and improved ability to participate in collaborative care with ophthalmologists. This six month course offers a flexible remote learning structure ideal for rural or remote optometrists and those balancing work and other commitments.


– Applications open –

  • Start Date
    20 March 2023
  • Duration
    6 months
  • CPD Points
    Australia: 35T (15i)
  • CPD Points
    New Zealand: 38CD


  • NEW lectures on OCT analysis and diagnosis
  • Self-paced independent learning
  • Online lectures and demonstration videos
  • Local clinical placements in Australia or New Zealand
  • ODOB (NZ) approval for independent glaucoma prescribing


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 be registered as an optometrist in Australia or New Zealand. However, course enquiries from international applicants or optometrists with limited registration are welcome and should be directed to the ACO (cpd@aco.org.au).

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

Further information

2023 Fees

(Inc GST)
(Ex GST)
ACO Member
Non Member