At the Australian College of Optometry (ACO) our vision is to achieve world leading eye health outcomes for all.

We are committed to improving the eye health and well-being of communities through clinical optometry practice, research and education. We are committed to creating a rewarding and positive working environment for all staff.

At the ACO we offer the following opportunities and benefits

  • Salary packaging benefits
  • A strong commitment to diversity
  • Professional learning and development
  • Employee assistance program
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Staff recognition program
  • Discounted glasses and contact lenses

Current opportunities

  • Looking for a job where you can make a difference?
  • Enjoy customer service?

NFP salary packaging benefits – Carlton location – Full time~ Monday-Friday or Tuesday-Saturday

The Australian College of Optometry (ACO) is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to preserving sight and preventing blindness. We lead clinical best practice and educate the profession; deliver public health eye care for those most in need; teach optometry students; supervise research and higher degrees; and undertake research through the National Vision Research Institute to improve understanding of vision and the diseases and disorders that impact on vision.

We are looking for two approachable, hard-working and confident individuals to join our friendly and dedicated team in the Clinical Services Division.

This role provides front-of-house reception to patients, assists with Dispensary Services and offers support to optometrists in out busy optometry clinics. You will be part of an experience team in a role that is very much a group effort with shared duties.

You will be primarily based at our Carlton Clinic, with other metropolitan clinics from time to time.

The position is full-time, 5 days per week within our clinic hours of 8.00am- 5.45pm.

You should have optical reception and dispensing experience and a genuine desire to work in a client/patient facing role that is about more than customer service. You are flexible, punctual and reliable and possess excellent interpersonal skills. A good telephone manner and sound computer skills are essential. A second language may be an advantage.

For further information, please refer to the position description.

Applications can be submitted via email to and must include a CV and covering letter. Please also highlight your preference of Monday-Friday or Tuesday-Saturday work.

Applications will close 5pm, Sunday 18 October 2020.

How to apply

Applications must include

  • A covering letter referring the position title and addressing the key selection criteria
  • Your curriculum vitae, outlining past experience and qualifications
  • Current contact details for yourself and referees
  • Supporting documents as outlined in the position description

Interview process

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to attend an interview with a panel of two or more staff members. Depending on the seniority of the position a second interviews may be conducted.


The ACO will make every effort to acknowledge applicants who have fulfilled the application requirements. We will endeavour to communicate with both successful and unsuccessful applicants in a timely manner. If you are seeking specific information and/or feedback regarding the outcome of your application please email

Employee screening

Employment for all positions is conditional on a satisfactory National Police Check (for working with children/vulnerable groups).  A Working with Children Check may be required for some positions


The Australian College of Optometry is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome applications from people with the widest possible diversity of background, culture and experience. The ACO encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

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For some positions applicants may be required to undertake an assessment. The assessment process will be outlined prior to your interview.