Please note, this course is currently being updated and will be running its next intake in 2024.

The Certificate of Public Health & Leadership in Eye Care is an online certificate course that provides graduates with the skills and knowledge to protect the safety and improve the health of communities through education, health promotion, policy making and research for eye disease and injury prevention.

The course provides a detailed understanding of public health fundamentals including:

  • Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Health systems
  • Health promotion and literacy
  • Global eye health
  • Indigenous eye care
  • Eye care for disadvantaged and vulnerable populations

A dedicated leadership module will prepare graduates in areas including health management, clinical leadership, team work, advocacy and communication.

  • Commencement
    27 May 2024
  • Duration
    6 months
  • CPD Points
    Australia: Allocation pending
  • CPD Points
    New Zealand: Allocation pending


  • Study from home – flexible, online learning
  • Demonstration videos and e-learning materials
  • Dedicated leadership module
  • Discussion forums and networking opportunities
  • Personalised support
  • Post-nominals upon completion


More information coming soon.

Entry requirements

This course is open to a range of professionals – optometrists, orthoptists, educators, project managers and other health care professionals and staff working in a public health or optometry setting. Awarding of CPD and CE points is only available for registered optometrists.

Further information

2024 Fees

(Inc GST)
New Zealand
(Ex GST)
ACO Member$2,385$2,168
Non Member$3,041$2,765