Competency in Optometry Examination

Examination dates and venues

Dates

Written Parts

2019

First Series: Monday 25th March 2019, Tuesday 26th March 2019
Closing Date: Thursday 28th February 2019

Second Series: Monday 12th August 2019, Tuesday 13th August 2019
Closing Date: Thursday 11th July 2019

Applicants are only able to apply for the examination once they have been assessed as eligible. Please note that Form 2 applications take 4 weeks to process, Form 3 applications take 8 weeks to process.

Clinical Parts

2018

Second Series
Session One: Week of 12 November 2018
Session Two: Week of 19 November 2018
Closing Date: Thursday 11th October 2018

2019

First Series
Session One: Week of 17 June 2019
Session Two: Week of 24 June 2019
Closing Date: Thursday 16th May 2019

Second Series
Session One: Week of 11 November 2019
Session Two: Week of 18 November 2019
Closing Date: Thursday 10th October 2019

Both sections of the Clinical Examination (Skills Station and Patient Examination) are held over a period of one week. This means that candidates will undertake the Skills Station and Patient Examination components of the examination within a five day period (scheduled from Monday morning to Friday evening).

Applications are available from the Examination Manager via exam.manager@ocanz.org on successful completion of the written examination component. Candidates are able to select their preferred session, however, this session is not guaranteed. Sessions will not be allocated and candidates will not be advised of final session until after the relevant closing dates.

Venues

Candidates may sit for the Written Parts of the Competency in Optometry Examination in Australia (Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane and other capital cities if suitable arrangements can be made), New Zealand (Auckland), United Kingdom (London), South Africa (Johannesburg) and the USA (Washington). The venue for the Clinical Parts of the examination will be the Australian College of Optometry in Melbourne, Australia.