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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.

 

– Applications open –
  • Commencement
    17 April 2023
  • Duration
    12 – 15 months
  • CPD Points
    Australia: 103T (58i) (1st Year: 53T/8i, 2nd Year: 50T/50i)
  • CPD Points
    New Zealand: 40CD

Features


  • Accreditation by the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand
  • Live, interactive webinars with expert presenters
  • Online forums and networking opportunities
  • Local clinical placements within Australia or New Zealand
  • NEW lectures on culturally safe practice and the social determinants of health

Applications


To apply, complete the fillable form attached to the 2023 course brochure and email it to acocot@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 acocot@aco.org.au.

Further information


2023 Fees

Australia
(Inc GST)
Early bird
(Before 15 Dec 2022)
Australia
(Inc GST)
New Zealand
(ex GST)
Early bird
(Before 15 Dec 2022)
New Zealand
(ex GST)
ACO Member $10,337 $10,702 $9,392 $9,730
Non Member $10,924 $11,234 $9,921 $10,213