The ACO offers progressive and comprehensive education programs to support optometrists to maintain and improve their professional knowledge and skills in order to provide the best possible care for patients and their communities.

ACO education programs

Certificate courses

Extend your knowledge and take the next step in your career by specialising through one of our certificate level courses.

Seminar series

A diverse and variable program of lectures aiming to have you at the peak of your optometric knowledge. Free to members.

Therapeutics refresher

Stay up to date, maintain confidence and earn therapeutic CPD points through our therapeutics refresher event.

Clinical workshops

Upskill and excel with our range of clinical workshops that blend current clinical knowledge with hands on practice.

Paediatric masterclass

A day event exploring evidence-based solutions for a variety of paediatric cases.


The Australian College of Optometry has a proven track record in delivering high quality education events which meet the professional development needs of optometrists and provide opportunities for our event sponsorship partners to support optometrists in developing new skills and techniques.

Be part of our learning community by supporting one of our world class education programs. We offer various education program sponsorship packages throughout the year to match your budget and professional interests. Please email us at cpd@aco.org.au to find out more.

Clinical placements for optometry students

The ACO is proud to work with a number of major Australian Universities, providing their students with the opportunity to work alongside ACO optometrists to provide care to our patients.

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