The ACO Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics is designed to ensure the development of appropriate knowledge, skills and competencies to ensure graduates meet contemporary standards of therapeutic practice and are equipped with the skills to adapt to changes in the scope of therapeutic practice. The course will cover general principles and the therapeutic management of a range of ocular diseases.

Accredited by the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand (OCANZ) and approved by the Optometry Board of Australia (OBA), successful completion of this course will enable scheduled medicines endorsement for registered optometrists.

The course offers a flexible learning environment, ideal for rural or remote optometrists and those balancing work and other commitments.

  • Commencement
    12 April 2021
  • Duration
    12 months
  • CPD Points
    Australia: First year – 40T5i, Second year – 40T5i
  • CPD Points
    New Zealand: 40CD credits

Features


  • Flexible delivery comprising online lectures
  • Live, interactive webinars
  • Self-paced independent learning
  • e-learning materials
  • High level of support provided by the ACO
  • Local clinical placements within Australia and/or New Zealand
  • Popular online discussion 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.

Further information


Fees

Australia
(Inc GST)
Early bird
(Before 15 Dec 2020)
Australia
(Inc GST)
New Zealand
(ex GST)
Early bird
(Before 15 Dec 2020)
New Zealand
(ex GST)
ACO Member $9,201 $9,526 $8,360 $8,660
Non Member $9,723 $9,999 $8,830 $9,090