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Bachelor of Vision Science - Master of Optometry

Deakin University 

42 months
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57600 AUD/year
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Develop knowledge and understanding of the visual system with a Bachelor of Vision Science - Master of Optometry from Deakin University.

Overview

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. 

Career

Deakin optometry graduates are well prepared for employment in a diverse range of work settings, including:

  • clinics
  • corporate and community settings
  • health services
  • hospitals
  • non-government organisations
  • private practice
  • research institutes
  • state and local governments

Accreditation

 Deakin optometry has been awarded accreditations by the Optometry Board of Australia, following assessment by the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand (OCANZ). 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 42 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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Credits

40 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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

Tuition Fee

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    57600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 57600 AUD per year during 42 months.

Living costs for Geelong

1000 - 2000 AUD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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