Accreditation

Programs of Study Accreditation Details

Education Provider:

Australian College of Optometry

Program Type: Certificate
Program Length: 1 year
Qualification: Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics
Accreditation Information
Program Status: Accredited
Approval End Date: 31/12/2021
Accreditation Report Summary: Download

 

Education Provider:

Deakin University

Program Type: Bachelor Degree / Masters Degree
Program Length: 3.5 years
Qualification: Bachelor of Vision Science / Master of Optometry
Accreditation Information
Program Status: Accredited
Approval End Date: 31/07/2027
Accreditation Report Summary:  Download

 

Education Provider:

Flinders University

Program Type: Bachelor Degree / Masters Degree
Program Length: 5 years
Qualification: Bachelor of Science (Vision Sciences) / Master of Optometry
Accreditation Information
Program Status: Accredited with conditions
Approval End Date: 31/12/2023
Conditions

1. a) The 2018 Annual Report must provide a workforce plan which includes:

  • the job description and timeline for the appointment of a full time Level E position to provide leadership of the optometry program
  • the proposed timeline for the appointment of further appropriately qualified and experienced staff at all levels of academic appointment particularly including any proposed senior staff appointments
  • contingent on the new workload model being released, information on the model and a description of how it will apply to optometry staff from 2019
  • advice about proposed increased staff numbers and levels in the optometry program for 2019 and subsequent years including justification for the adequacy of these numbers
  • whether and how the university will assure itself that registered optometrists providing leadership and/or teaching in optometry subjects hold or will acquire ocular therapeutics qualifications
  • how future appointments at Level A in the optometry program will meet the TEQSA requirement for students to be taught by staff at one level of qualification higher than the course of study being taught (AQF+1), or have equivalent professional experience, including reporting on any policy used to demonstrate professional equivalence and its application
  • details of how each of the Level A staff in the optometry program have been/will be developed/mentored in teaching, scholarship and assessment
  • how the university assures itself that suitably qualified and experienced staff assess students, including external experts for final year. 
  1. b) The 2019 Annual Report must provide evidence that there has been significant progress towards full implementation of the workforce plan.
  2. The 2019 Annual Report must provide an overview of outcomes for students transferring into the program from sub-quota agreements.

Update: OCANZ deemed Condition 1a has been met in February 2019

Accreditation Report Summary:  Download

 

Education Provider:

Queensland University of Technology

Program Type: Bachelor Degree / Masters Degree
Program Length: 5 years
Qualification: Bachelor of Vision Science & Master of Optometry
Accreditation Information
Program Status: Accredited
Approval End Date: 31/12/2022
Accreditation Report Summary: Download

  

Education Provider:

University of Auckland

Program Type: Bachelor Degree
Program Length: 5 years
Qualification: Bachelor of Optometry
Accreditation Information
Program Status: Accredited with conditions
Approval End Date: 31/12/2025
Conditions

1.a. The 2018 Annual Report must provide an account of the implementation and impact of curriculum changes up to Part III (Year 3) of the program of study

  b. The 2019 Annual Report must provide an account of the implementation and impact of curriculum changes up to Part IV (Year 4) of the program of study

  c.  The 2020 Annual Report must provide an account of the implementation and impact of curriculum changes up to Part V (Year 5) of the program of study

2.  The 2019 Annual Report must provide an account of the outcomes of the strategies to continue to ensure and, where appropriate, to increase the quantity and diversity of clinical experiences offered to students, noting in particular the pending closure of Tamaki clinic.

Update: OCANZ deemed Condition 1a has been met in February 2019

Accreditation Report Summary: Download

 

Education Provider:

University of Melbourne

Program Type: Masters Degree
Program Length: 4 years
Qualification: Doctor of Optometry (OD)
Accreditation Information
Program Status: Accredited
Approval End Date: 31/12/2023
Accreditation Report Summary: Download

 

Education Provider:

University of New South Wales

Program Type: Double Bachelor Degree
Program Length: 5 years
Qualification: Bachelor of Optometry (Honours) / Bachelor of Science
Accreditation Information
Program Status: Accredited
Approval End Date: 31/12/2019
Accreditation Report Summary: Download

 

Education Provider:

University of New South Wales

Program Type: Bachelor Degree/Masters Degree
Program Length: 5 Years
Qualification: Bachelor of Vision Science/Masters of Clinical Optometry
Accreditation Information:   
Program Status: Accredited with Conditions
Approval End Date: 31/12/2019
Accreditation Report Summary:  Download

 

Education Provider:

University of New South Wales

Program Type: Graduate Certificate
Program Length: 1 year
Qualification: Graduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics
Accreditation Information
Program Status: Accredited
Approval End Date: 31/12/2024
Accreditation Report Summary: Download