With the Bachelor of Vision Science - Master of Optometry from Deakin University, you can graduate with a professional qualification in optometry in just three and a half years. Gain the knowledge and skills to be work-ready and be eligible to apply for registration to practise as an optometrist in Australia and New Zealand.
We emphasise understanding the visual health issues that impact regional and rural Australia, particularly those contributing to the health gap that exists between members of these communities and those living in urban centres.
Gain a holistic understanding of the practice of optometry, with strong foundations in evidence-based and reflective practice, inter-professional collaborative practice and practice management.
Deakin optometry graduates are well prepared for employment in a diverse range of work settings, including:
- corporate and community settings
- health services
- non-government organisations
- private practice
- research institutes
- state and local governments
Deakin optometry has been awarded accreditations by the Optometry Board of Australia, following assessment by the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand (OCANZ).
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- Laboratory and Fieldwork Safety Induction Program
- Understanding Health
- Health Information and Data
- Principles of Optics
- Cells and Genes
- Science of Vision
- Clinical Optics
- Ocular Structure
- 42 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Prerequisite subjects: Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.
- ATAR: This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection consideration
- Personal statement: Applicants can include a personal statement to complement their application. Applicants will need to ensure that they outline any relevant work and/or life experience and summarise the reasons why they wish to undertake the course.
- CRICOS code: 083228D
International57600 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 57600 AUD per year during 42 months.
Living costs for Geelong
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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