Industry based learning

History of optometry

Industry-based learning

During the final six months of the Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Optometry, students will undertake training as a 'student resident' in one or more of a variety of clinical optometric settings. These clinical rotations will enable you to consolidate your knowledge and skills in supportive environments, under the supervision of qualified optometrists. Clinical rotations may include clinical experiences in a regional setting, and, where possible, students from rural and regional backgrounds will be placed near or within their community of origin.


The curriculum of Deakin’s Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Optometry is aligned with the competencies defined by the Optometrists Association of Australia (OAA) and the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand (OCANZ), the accrediting body for optometry courses in Australia and New Zealand. Deakin’s Optometry program is ‘accredited with conditions’ until July 31st 2016 by OCANZ. Thereafter Deakin Optometry will be subject to the same 8-year accreditation cycle applicable to all Australasian Optometry Schools.

Note: This course is currently accredited (with conditions) as at the date of publishing.

Further course information:
Prevocational studies
Vocational based learning
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