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. This Graduate Certificate has been designed to suit new and established practitioners who hold a degree in optometry. On completion, you will have the knowledge and skills to meet the growing demands of this area of healthcare.

The program provides a foundation for career progression in clinical practice and is a pathway into research opportunities. The degree doesn't provide clinical training for registration to practise as an optometrist in Australia.

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Who should choose this degree?

Professional, practising optometrists take this degree to upskill and increase their credentials and specialisations.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career Opportunities

Advanced training to enhance clinical practice

Entry requirements

The minimum requirement is the equivalent of a three-year AQF level 7 Bachelor degree in Optometry with a credit average. Students with an average between 60 and 65 will be considered for admission at the discretion of the Postgraduate Coordinator taking into consideration performance in Optometry courses completed in the undergraduate program.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.



As part of the Australian Government�??s?�Job-ready Graduates Package, Commonwealth Supported Places?�(CSPs) are now available for this program for T2 2021 only.

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