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.

  • Start Date
    21 March 2022
  • Duration
    6 months
  • CPD Points
    Australia: 35.75 hours (incl 18.5c, 12.5T and 5i)
  • CPD Points
    New Zealand: 38CD + 2 Glaucoma Event Credits


  • Self-paced independent learning (approximately 35 hours)
  • Flexible delivery comprising online lectures and demonstration videos
  • E-learning materials
  • Enhance your co-management of glaucoma skills with opthalmologists
  • Local clinical experience within Australia and/or New Zealand
  • Post-nominals upon completion of the full course
  • High level of support provided by the ACO
  • Online forums and networking opportunities

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 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


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.

2022 Fees

(Inc GST)
(Ex GST)
ACO Member $2,769 $2,517
Non Member $3,570 $3,246