Competency in Optometry Examination

2017/2018 Examination Fees

(Effective from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018. Fees below are in Australian Dollars)

Application Fees
Form 1: $330
Form 2: $660
Form 3: $660

Additional application information requested by OCANZ $220

Appeal Fees
Administrative Review: $660
Appeal Committee Review: $1,325

Written Exam Fees
Both Papers (Australia): $2,425
One Paper (Australia): $1,275

Both Papers (Overseas): $2,685
One Paper (Overseas): $1,410

Clinical Exam Fees
Skills Exam: $2,175
Patient Exam: $3,580

 


 

2018/2019 Examination Fees

(Effective from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019. Fees below are in Australian Dollars)

Application Fees
Form 1: $350
Form 2: $690
Form 3: $690

Additional application information requested by OCANZ $230

Appeal Fees
Administrative Review: $695
Appeal Committee Review: $1,390

Written Exam Fees
Both Papers (Australia): $2,545
One Paper (Australia): $1,340

Both Papers (Overseas): $2,820
One Paper (Overseas): $1,480

Clinical Exam Fees
Skills Exam: $2,280
Patient Exam: $3,760

 


 

Examination Fees Refund Policy

Written Examinations:

The fees are payable per attempt. There is no refund for failure.

Clinical Examinations:

The fees for the skills examination are payable per attempt. There is no refund for failure in the skills examination, however, if a candidate fails the skills examination, and is therefore not able to sit the patient examination in the same session, the patient examination fee is not payable and a candidate who paid for this examination has two options.

  1. A full refund of the patient examination fee (a $200 administration fee will be charged) 
    or
  2. The patient examination fee can be retained by OCANZ as a credit to be used towards a future clinical examination (no administration fee will be charged).

Withdrawal prior to the written and clinical examination:

Withdrawal from an examination must be provided in writing to exam.manager@ocanz.org. Any withdrawal from OCANZ written and clinical examinations will incur a $200 administration fee. The amount refunded or held in credit towards another examination attempt is dependent on the notice provided by the candidate, as outlined below:

Day before examination to 14 days before examination 25% of fee paid (less $200 administration fee) is refunded or credited to candidate

15 days to 6 weeks before date of examination 50% of fee paid (less $200 administration fee) is refunded or credited to candidate

6 weeks to 8 weeks before date of examination 75% of fee paid (less $200 administration fee) is refunded or credited to candidate

More than 8 weeks before date of examination 100% of fee paid (less $200 administration fee) is refunded or credited to candidate