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 rigid gas permeable, orthokeratology, mini-scleral, prosthetic, keratoconic and post-graft lens fitting. The course offers a flexible remote learning structure ideal for rural or remote optometrists and those balancing work and other commitments.

– Applications open –
  • Commencement
    15 May 2023
  • Duration
    6 months
  • CPD Points
    Australia: 30 (15i)
  • CPD Points
    New Zealand: 28G7CD (2022 points)
    2023 point allocation pending


  • NEW Orthokeratology lectures
  • Self-paced independent learning
  • Online learning materials and assessments
  • Local clinical placements in Australia or New Zealand
  • Post-nominals upon completion

How to apply

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. 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