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FEATURES OF THE COURSE
DEAKIN UNIVERSITY

Australia's only accelerated combined course, completed in just under 3.5 years. 

 

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Entry into the workforce as much as 3.5 years earlier. 

 

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Multidisciplinary studies in Vision Science, Health, Life and Physical Sciences, Optometric Business and Accounting.
 

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Cutting-edge Vision Science units with real life applications. 
 

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Genuine case-based learning, in line with modern medical education. 
 

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Delivery through our purpose-built REACH facility – equipped with case-based-learning tutorial rooms, large state-of-the-art multi-purpose clinical skills laboratory, fully-fitted optometry practice for simulation, examination and research, and 200-seat lecture theatre designed to enable Team-Based Learning. 
 

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Short-term and extended work-place based clinical placements in metropolitan and regional areas. 
 

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Clinical placements within a mixture of hospital and community health care settings, plus independently operated, franchise and corporate-owned practices. 
 

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Enjoy a variety of work settings and day to day tasks that include clinical, scientific, inter-professional, retail and fashion activities. 
 

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Be in high demand with effectively full employment 
 

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Enjoy salaries for new graduates ranging between approximately $70 000 and
$150 000 
 

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Once graduated, work in any Australian state or New Zealand and work in the United Kingdom or Canada after sitting conversion examinations.  

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Approved to take International students from 2015.

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