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The Graduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics offers specialised training in ocular therapeutics to allow suitably qualified and registered optometrists in Australia and New Zealand to be endorsed to prescribe therapeutic agents for their patients. This program has been developed to meet the Endorsement for Schedule Medicines Registration Standard by the Optometry Board of Australia (OBA) and is accredited by the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand (OCANZ). To complete the program two enrollments in Ocular Therapy 1 (OPTM 7107, didactic component, 6UOC) in consecutive terms and one enrollment in Ocular Therapy 2 (OPTM 7117, clinical component, 12UOC) are required. The program may be completed over the course of 1 year. Successful completion of OPTM 7107 (achieving an aggregate examination mark of 65% or above) will allow candidates to progress to the clinical component of the program (OPTM 7117).



Study Level


Typical duration

0.5 to 3 Years

Delivery Mode


Intake Period

Term 1

Academic Calendar

3+ Calendar

Minimum Units of Credit


Award type

Graduate Certificate


Graduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics - GradCertOcTher

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Program Structure

Students must complete 24 UOC as a standalone program.

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Program Fees

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