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Australian College of Optometry

374 Cardigan St

Carlton

VIC 3053

Australia

Tel: +61 3 9349 7477

Email: cpd@aco.org.au

Web: www.aco.org.au

Contacts: Jane Trevaskis, Director of Education, Membership and Marketing

The Australian College of Optometry (ACO) offers a comprehensive education program 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.

The ACO’s flagship programs include extended certificate courses in ocular therapeutics; public health and leadership in eyecare; children’s vision; glaucoma; and contact lenses. All 5 certificates are offered on-line and are suitable for both early career and more experienced optometrists. The ACO also offer webinars, clinical workshops and an annual conference.

OptiBlocks NZ

OPTIBLOCKS (Postal)

211 Gladstone Road

Gisborne 4010

Tel: 06 867 5465

Fax: 06 867 3238

Email: optiblocks@adonz.co.nz

Website: www.adonz.co.nz/resources/students

Contacts: Steve Stenersen or Sue Kain

James Gibbins

James.gibbins@acod.edu.au

+61 0425 278 227

Chedy Kalach

Chedy.kalach@acod.edu.au

+61 0416 095 263

Website: www.acod.edu.au

ACOD (The Australasian College of Optical Dispensing) offers the Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing throughout Australia and New Zealand.
The New Zealand programme is a blended delivery, incorporating on-line learning with 16 days of workshop (4 workshops of 4 days each, covering theory and practical) and workplace learning.

The programme length is flexible and is designed for completion between 18 – 24 months. Workshops are capped at a maximum of 14 students with a teacher – student ratio of 7 to 1. For more information visit the ACOD website or contact the teachers directly.

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