Developed to meet the needs of practising optometrists, the Certificate in Advanced Contact Lenses (ACO-CACL) is designed to enhance your understanding of contact lens practice and enable you to increase your competency through theory and the development of appropriate skills.

An expert team of presenters will deliver lectures on a range of topics including soft and hard lenses; lens fitting; orthokeratology; miniscleral lenses; corneal grafts and prosthetic lenses. The course offers a flexible remote learning structure ideal for rural or remote optometrists and those balancing work and other commitments.


– Applications opening soon –
  • Commencement
    15 May 2023
  • Duration
    6 months
  • CPD Points
    Australia: 30 (15i)
  • CPD Points
    New Zealand: 28G7CD


  • Self-paced independent learning (approximately 24 hours)
  • Flexible delivery comprising online lectures and demonstration videos
  • E-learning materials and online assessments
  • Local clinical experience within Australia and/or New Zealand (16 hours)
  • 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 registered as an optometrist in Australia or New Zealand. 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 this course.

Further information

2023 Fees

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