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Masters (Coursework)

City, City campus
The Master of Orthoptics provides the requisite in-depth knowledge, skills and experience to work as an orthoptist in the multidisciplinary eye healthcare sector.
Duration
2 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
Graduate Satisfaction
80.00%

Graduate Certificate

Kensington
The Graduate Certificate in Optometry will extend your clinical skills and knowledge in a range of areas across optometry and vision science. You may choose from subjects covering ocular therapeutics, myopia management, public health and community eye care and advanced ocular disease.
Duration
0.5 year full-time
Study Mode
Online
Graduate Satisfaction
87.60%

Doctorate (PhD)

Perth
As a Doctor of Optometry you can make a difference to the health of our community by detecting, diagnosing and managing the increasing eye complications from chronic diseases and conditions suffered by millions of Australians.
Study Mode
In person
Graduate Satisfaction
77.50%

Masters (Research)

City, City campus
This course is intended for orthoptists, or students who have completed a relevant degree, who wish to pursue a career in research or gain a competitive advantage in their career by completing an additional postgraduate qualification.
Duration
2 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
Graduate Satisfaction
80.00%

Masters (Coursework)

Canberra
The Master of Optometry is a two-year program. It will provide students with advanced knowledge, clinical skills and professional attributes related to the optometry profession.
Duration
2 years full-time
Graduate Satisfaction
75.40%

Short course or microcredential

Parramatta
The Australian College of Nursing’s (ACN) National Immunisation Program for Healthcare Practitioners course is based on the National Immunisation Education Framework for Health Professionals (2017) and has been accredited by the ANMAC subsidiary Health Education Services Australia (HESA) to deliver this course. HESA is the National body for health education accreditation and ACN is the first institution to have its Immunisation course accredited.
Duration
Flexible, self-paced (a minimum of 21 days up to a maximum of 120 days)
Study Mode
Online

Masters (Coursework)

Kensington
The Master of Optometry is designed to provide you with advanced knowledge and clinical skills in vision science.
Intake Months
Feb
Duration
1.7 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
Graduate Satisfaction
87.60%

Doctorate (PhD)

Parkville
The Doctor of Optometry (OD) at the University of Melbourne is a master's-level professional entry degree.
Entry Requirements
Intake Months
Mar
Duration
4 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Tuition Fees
$197,231 total
Graduate Satisfaction
89.50%

Masters (Coursework)

Kelvin Grove
Pursue a rewarding career as a practicing optometrist through the Master of Optometry. Vision science graduates can further their clinical skills to be eligible for registration.
Entry Requirements
Entry requirement
Completion of QUT's Bachelor of Vision Science within the last two years with a mimimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.00.
Additional information
Current QUT Bachelor of Vision Science students will automatically receive an offer within three weeks of course completion.
Deferment
This course is open to deferment. Requests are made by responding to the offer email.
Academic entry requirements

Successful completion of QUT's Bachelor of Vision Science with a minimum grade point average (GPA) score of 4.0 on QUT's 7 point scale completed within two years of commencing the Master of Optometry.

Students who have not completed QUT's Bachelor of Vision Science

The Master of Optometry course provides the second component of the OP45 Bachelor of Vision Science/OP85 Master of Optometry dual degree entry-level program which leads to registration as an optometrist for practice in the optometry profession in Australia. It is not designed to provide qualified optometrists with a masters level qualification.

If you already have an optometry qualification and are seeking to practice as an optometrist in Australia you should contact the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand (www.ocanz.org) regarding the assessment process for overseas trained optometrists wishing to practice optometry in Australia. If you wish to obtain an Australian optometry qualification then you will need to apply for the OP45 Bachelor of Vision Science/OP85 Master of Optometry dual degree award. Your previous overseas studies in optometry may be considered for advanced standing towards the five-year program.

Your application for OP45/OP85 should include:

  • Details of your Optometry/Vision Science undergraduate degree including course overview and unit outlines.
  • Details of any assessment regarding your qualifications you may have received from the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand
Intake Months
Feb
Duration
2 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
Graduate Satisfaction
87.70%

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