Master of Optometry Postgraduate Program By University of Canberra |Top Universities
Tuitionfee

70,000 AUDTuition Fee/year

Main Subject Area

Biological SciencesMain Subject Area

Program overview

Main Subject

Biological Sciences

Degree

Other

Study Level

Masters

The Master of Optometry is a two-year program. It will provide students with advanced knowledge, clinical skills and professional attributes related to the optometry profession. The course will incorporate the latest research and technology, as it will be developed by a group comprising academics, practitioners and representatives from international optometry companies and independents. This course is accredited with the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand (OCANZ) until April 2023.  Successful completion of both the Bachelor of Vision Science AND the Master of Optometry course at the University of Canberra will allow graduates the chance to apply for registration with the Optometry Board of Australia to practice as an optometrist.

Program overview

Main Subject

Biological Sciences

Degree

Other

Study Level

Masters

The Master of Optometry is a two-year program. It will provide students with advanced knowledge, clinical skills and professional attributes related to the optometry profession. The course will incorporate the latest research and technology, as it will be developed by a group comprising academics, practitioners and representatives from international optometry companies and independents. This course is accredited with the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand (OCANZ) until April 2023.  Successful completion of both the Bachelor of Vision Science AND the Master of Optometry course at the University of Canberra will allow graduates the chance to apply for registration with the Optometry Board of Australia to practice as an optometrist.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

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5+
185+
65+

The Master of Optometry (374JA) is only open to students who have completed the Bachelor of Vision Science (372JA) at the University of Canberra. // Applicants who are studying a Bachelor of Vision Science from another institution are encouraged to apply for admission into the Bachelor of Vision Science (372JA) at UC to become eligible for the Masters. These applicants are eligible to apply for consideration of credit towards a UC Bachelor of Vision Science (in accordance with UC's credit policy and procedure) to reduce the duration of this course. // Admission to this course is competitive. Applications will be assessed on the basis of academic merit and the number of available places. // Additional admission requirements: The clinical practice placements are an essential component of the program and are assessed. Students may be required to complete these clinical practice placements outside of teaching time. Prior to commencing clinical practice, all students need to present a complete immunisation schedule, and First Aid certificates including CPR, as a requirement of the ACT and NSW health departments. All students are required to undergo a 'working with vulnerable people' check, an Australian Federal Police Record Check prior to undertaking clinical experience in the ACT, and a NSW Police check before undertaking practice in NSW.

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Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

19,054 AUD
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International Students

70,000 AUD
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The University of Canberra is a young, vibrant and pragmatic university based in Canberra – Australia’s capital city. We’re a place where ideas are born, creativity is explored and opportunity is created.

Whether it’s fostering innovation, meeting health-care needs, solving environmental challenges or equipping the leaders of the future, our University is an embodiment of our city. Though our home is in Canberra, our global connections are deep and far reaching through our research, business connections, alumni networks and partnerships.

With a real-world, practical approach to education and deeply embedded work-based learning, our graduates enjoy a 90 per cent employment rate and higher starting salaries than the Australian university average. Many of our 86,000 alumni hold influential positions in public and private sectors in 120 countries.

We are a leading sports institution and have strong ties with elite sporting teams. We also have world-class health facilities including UC’s health precinct that integrates healthcare with education, providing access to cutting edge learning and research environments.

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