- Application Forms
- Application and Examination Fees
- Competency in Optometry Examination
- Cultural Safety Training for Optometrists Online Training Program
- Competence in Ocular Therapeutics
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Other Contacts
- Commitment to First Nations Peoples Health
- Concerns & Complaints
The aim of the accreditation process is to assess an optometry program against OCANZ Standards (see links to Standards below). A program’s accreditation status is subject to any conditions the program has on its accreditation status being appropriately completed, there being no major changes to the program and to the satisfactory submission of annual reports by the education provider.
Accreditation standards for entry-level optometry programs and programs of study in Ocular Therapeutics, including cultural safety requirements
Accreditation Standards Review - Entry-Level Optometry Programs
OCANZ has completed a review of our Accreditation Standards and Evidence Guide for Entry-Level Optometry Programs.
Accreditation Standards Review - Programs of Study in Ocular Therapeutics
OCANZ is currently undertaking a review of our Accreditation Standards for Programs of Study in Ocular Therapeutics. A consultation paper will be posted here shortly.
Programs of Study Accreditation Details
Details about accredited programs of study and their accreditation report summaries
Accredited programs provide graduates with the knowledge, skills and attributes required to practice optometry in Australia and New Zealand. The requirements for practice are set out in professional competency standards, which are periodically reviewed. The OCANZ Board has commissioned a report on best practice in developing professional practice standards