Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing

TAFE NSW

This qualification is part of the Health Training Package. It reflects the role of optical dispensers who dispense and supply optical appliances as prescribed by optometrists and/or ophthalmologists in accordance with Australian standards. Optical dispensers practice in a range of environments including optical dispensaries, optometric practices and laboratories. They may be self-employed or employed by another optical dispenser, an optometrist, a major optical dispensing company or other retailers.

Entry Requirements:

Year 10 or equivalent

Structure:

14 units: 9 core; 5 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Provide advice on optical appliances; Dispense optical appliances; Dispense atypical prescriptions; Process and manage optical appliance orders; plus more. Electives: Edge and fit ophthalmic appliances; Plan small business finances; Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures; Analyse and achieve sales targets; plus more.

Further information:

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 100 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.

Recognition:

Australian Dispensing Opticians Association (ADOA); This qualification also supports industry accreditation as a dispensing optician in New Zealand.

Related Careers:

Optical Dispenser,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Sydney - Randwick No info No
Western Sydney - Nepean No info No
Western Sydney - Strathfield No info No

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