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Designed to be compatible with the CPD requirements of the Optometry Board of Australia, the Clinical Optometry program offers recognisable CPD outcomes for optometrists in a structure that is manageable for working professionals.

The course is offered part-time and with an optimum balance of formal education and flexible study options. Local optometrists, from both Australian and New Zealand, can easily satisfy compulsory CPD points and each subject lists therapeutics points earned on completion.

You can choose to study the Specialist Certificates leading to the Master of Clinical Optometry, or apply directly to the Masters.

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Course name Part-time duration* Total course fee**Intakes*** How to apply?
Master of Clinical Optometry 2 years A$23,714 TBA Apply now
Specialist Certificate in Anterior and Dry Eye Disorders 6 months A$5,784 July 2020 Apply now
Specialist Certificate in Glaucoma and Retinal Disease 6 months A$5,784 February 2020 Apply now
Specialist Certificate in the Management of Contact Lens Patients 6 months A$5,784 TBA Apply now
Specialist Certificate in the Management of Paediatric Patients 6 months A$5,784 TBA Apply now
Specialist Certificate in the Management of Neuro-Ophthalmic Disorders 6 months A$5,784 July 2020 Apply now

*Part-time duration is calculated on the basis of studying one subject per term.
**The fees listed are for 2020. The University reviews fees annually. The indicative total course fee is based on typical subject enrolments, and includes an indexation of 5 per cent per annum. More information about fees.
***View key dates for further important dates and deadlines.

Fees and payments

  • Tuition fees are charged yearly and you pay tuition fees according to your specific enrolment in any given study period.
  • Course fees are the same for both domestic and international students.
  • If you're enrolled as an Australian fee paying student, you can pay your course fees up front when you enrol or defer part or all payment through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme that helps eligible students pay all or part of your tuition fees.

More information about fees and payments

Discuss your path

Talk with a dedicated student support consultant to understand more about this program, including:

  • Entry requirements
  • Time commitment for subjects
  • Fees and payment options.

Phone: + 61 3 8344 0149
Email: continuing-education@unimelb.edu.au
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Weekends and University of Melbourne observed Public Holidays 10am to 5pm AEST/AEDT.