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Programs of Study
OCANZ is responsible for deeming whether programs of study for optometrists seeking to practice in Australia or New Zealand meet the required standards. It involves comprehensively examining education programs against approved accreditation standards.
Once accreditation is granted by OCANZ, the Optometry Board of Australia (OBA) and the Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board New Zealand (ODOB) must approve the decision before the program becomes an approved program of study for the purpose of registration in Australia and New Zealand.