Graduate Programs for Optometrists

The Department of  Optometry & Vision Sciences offer optometrists the opportunity to keep abreast of new developments in significant areas of optometry by studying subjects from a range of our diverse postgraduate courses. All subjects/courses are specifically designed for off-campus study in a supportive and collaborative environment. Practitioners have the opportunity to complete and apply required tasks in their own practice. Subjects contribute to either a specialist

Certificate or the Master of Clinical Optometry. Subjects can be completed as stand-alone Specialist Certificate courses or combined as three courses/subjects with a compulsory research subject to qualify for the Master of Clinical Optometry which can be completed part-time over four years.

Entry Requirements:

Candidates must have completed an optometry degree leading to registration to practice in Australia or equivalent. Professional experience may be taken into account to determine equivalency.

Graduates from our courses gain confidence in their:

  • advanced clinical knowledge and skills;
  • detailed knowledge in the application of advanced clinical
    knowledge and skills;
  • advanced ability to evaluate and synthesize research from the
    scientific and clinical literature;
  • value of collaboration with other healthcare professionals as an
    effective means to aid clinical problem-solving;
  • ability to interpret and integrate information from a variety of
    sources in the development of the most appropriate patient
  • their flexibility to respond to future paradigm shifts in the scope
    of optometric management

Cost per subject:

AUD$5,295 for Domestic students
AUD$6,475 for International students

Discounts may apply for group enrolment.
FEE-HELP available for eligible students.

Specialist Certificates/Subjects for 2018

Management of Contact Lens Patients (semester 1)
Glaucoma and Retinal Disease (semester 1)
Management of Paediatric Patients (semester 2)
Management of Neuro-Ophthalmic Disorders (semester 2)
Anterior and Dry Eye Disorders (semester 2)
Research Studies in Optometry (both semesters).
Semester 1: 26/02/18 to 27/05/18
Semester 2: 23/07/17 to 21/10/17

Contact Details

Program Coordinator
+61 3 9035 3480
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Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences
13 MELB (13 6352) OR +(61 3) 9035 5511

For further information and to apply



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