36 months
36000 AUD/year
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Study a Bachelor of Vision Science from University of Canberra and begin your journey towards a career in optometry. Our course has been developed with academics, practitioners and representatives from international optometry companies and will be launched in the same year UC opens the doors to our state-of-art UC Public Hospital.   

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During your degree you will develop foundation knowledge and skills in the biomedical sciences with a specific focus on optical and vision sciences.

 You will also broaden your skills in business and management related areas should you choose to explore private practice. On graduating from this undergraduate degree you will be eligible for entry into a Master of Optometry.

Study a Bachelor of Vision Science at University of Canberra and you will: 

  • demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental sciences underpinning health, optical and vision sciences
  • perform common optical and visual diagnostic assessments
  • demonstrate a strong understanding of the dysfunctions and diseases of the eye
  • demonstrate an awareness of the inter-disciplinary nature of health practitioners and health professions
  • demonstrate awareness of and respect for individual human rights and cultural and social diversity.

Career opportunities

  • Optometrist
  • Private practice & retailer
  • Vision-related government and non-government organisations
  • Hospitals
  • Health clinics & Services
  • Research institutes

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Systemic Anatomy and Physiology 
  • Indigenous Health: Contemporary Issues
  • Professional Practice in Health 
  • Evidence Based Medicine 
  • Small Business Management 
  • Ocular Anatomy and Physiology  
  • Ophthalmic Optics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


72 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:

  • Year 12 ATAR
  • other Australian Qualification
  • work experience
  • overseas qualification
  • ACT: Mathematical Methods major; Chemistry major; and Physics major.
  • NSW: Mathematics; Physics; and Chemistry.
CRICOS Code: 094977J  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36000 AUD per year during 36 months.
  • Domestic: Commonwealth Support Place (CSP)

Living costs for Canberra

1425 - 2504 AUD /month
Living costs

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.

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