Specialist Certificate in the Management of Low Vision Patients

Course overview

  • 6 months part time
  • Online
  • Available to domestic and international students


Please note: This course is not running in 2022 or 2023. For information on future intakes please register for updates.

This Specialist Certificate is a part-time course for established optometrists seeking to continue their professional development and extend their capabilities in the management of low vision patients.

Offered by the Department of Optometry & Vision Sciences in the School of Health Sciences, this entirely online course provides specialised training in clinical set-up, application and support of patients with low vision. You will gain the skills required for the comprehensive assessment of low vision learn how to prescribe and instruct on optical and non-optical devices, and also gain an insight into how to improve patient’s lives through an understanding of the social and personal impacts of vision loss.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for already-qualified optometrists looking to advance their existing skills and knowledge. This course does not carry professional accreditation and is not a pathway to professional registration as an optometrist.

You will also will gain accredited continuing professional development (CPD) points as you study and work towards the Masters qualification*.

*CPD points are relevant to practitioners based in Australia or New Zealand. Suitably qualified overseas candidates are also welcome to apply.

International students are welcome to study this course. However, please note that this course is not available to international students who require a student visa to study in Australia as it does not meet the onshore study requirements and it is not registered with CRICOS.