HMO105 - The Business of Optometry


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 3: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in D302 Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Optometry.

Up to 10 places may be offered to students not enrolled in D302. Please note a 75% WAM will need to be achieved in order to be considered - please contact





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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

3 x 1 hour class (face-to-face and online) and 1 x 2 hour Team Based Activity per week


This unit will provide students with an introduction to the skills and knowledge required to establish and operate an optometry business. Students will undertake study of different models of optometry business, business planning and practice set-up, finance and accounting (including key sources of revenue and expense), business law, practice operations and management, human resources and staff management, and the retail and supply chain. Students will also undertake the first stage of their Transition to Clinical Practice training, which prepares them both to engage with the learning activities used in Year 2 of the course, and to choose and then undertake a successful Clinical Residential Placement.

Hurdle requirement

Successful completion of Professionalism and Placement (P & P) requirements, as defined in the Optometry P & P guide is a hurdle requirement. Students are responsible for reading and understanding the P & P Guide document, which will be posted separately on the unit's online site. Failure to read the Guide will not be considered as a valid reason for not meeting professionalism and placement expectations.

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