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 from Australia and the UK 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.

  • Commencement
    29 June 2020
  • Duration
    6 months
  • CPD Points
    Australia: 48 CPD points including 8 Therapeutic points
  • CPD Points
    New Zealand: 7 CD points and 28 General Credits

Features


  • 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 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


Fees

Australia
(Inc GST)
New Zealand
(Ex GST)
ACO Member $2,134 $1,940
Non Member $2,717 $2,470