Optical Essentials

The Optical Essentials Short Course has been tailored to meet the immediate training needs of unqualified staff working in ophthalmic practices.

The course comprises 4 units from the Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing including one comprehensive optical dispensing skills unit.

  1. HLTOPD001   Provide advice on optical appliances
  2. HLTWHS001  Participate in workplace health & safety
  3. SIRXSLS201  Sell products and services
  4. BSBCUS301   Deliver and monitor a service to customers

Course Delivery

This flexible course is delivered both online and via 2 practical workshops (3 days and 2 days respectively) in Sydney and other regional locations.

Duration

The course duration is 3 months part-time.

Assessments

There will be a variety of assessment tools used to assess learners, which include:

  • Online quizzes and written assessments
  • Observation and demonstration
  • Workplace logbook

Learners are given a detailed timetable as part of their Training & Assessment Plan, which is flexible based on the learner’s needs.

Entry Requirements

The candidate must be currently employed in an Optical practice and have the support of a workplace supervisor. This will enable learners to complete the compulsory 100 hour logbook and other workplace tasks. All students must have reliable internet access, must complete the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment and provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

Support Services

Learners are asked to inform ACOD regarding their individual learning needs. The ACOD team monitor the progress of all learners and their readiness for assessment as they progress through their course.

Fee Information

The cost of this course is $2300.

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HLT47815 – Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing

This qualification reflects the role of optical dispensers who dispense and supply optical appliances as prescribed by optometrists and/or ophthalmologists in accordance with The Australian Standards. Optical dispensers practice in a range of environments including optical dispensaries, optometric practices and laboratories. They may be self-employed or employed by another optical dispenser, an optometrist, a major optical dispensing company or other retailers. This is the highest level qualification for optical dispensing in Australia. This qualification supports industry accreditation as a dispensing optician in New Zealand.

If during or after your enrolment the course in which you enrol is updated in line with the National Register, ACOD will inform and transition you into the most current to ensure you receive the most up to date qualification.

The course comprises 14 units

HLTOPD001       Provide advice on optical appliances
HLTOPD002       Dispense optical appliances
HLTOPD003       Dispense atypical prescriptions
HLTOPD005       Process and manage optical appliance orders
BSBSMB403      Market the small business (elective)
BSBSMB405      Monitor and manage small business operations (elective)
CHCCOM005     Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001        Work with diverse people
HLTWHS001      Participate in workplace health and safety
BSBCUS301       Deliver and monitor a service to customers
SIRXSLS201      Sell products and services
SIRWSLS303     Analyse and achieve sales targets (elective)
SIRXINV005A    Control inventory (elective)
SIRXMER303     Coordinate merchandise presentation (elective)
HLTOPD004        Edge and fit ophthalmic appliances (compulsory elective for New Zealand)

Course Delivery

This flexible course is delivered both online and via practical workshops in Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane and in Auckland for New Zealand students.

Practical workshops

Learners will be placed in the listed cohorts as shown below.

Cohort 1: enrolment between January and February
Cohort 2: enrolment between March and April
Cohort 3: enrolment between May and August
Cohort 4: enrolment between September and December

Each learner is required to attend 4 separate practical workshops of 3 days each. The workshop dates are set to ensure learners are able to fully develop the required skills and knowledge prior to assessment.

Duration

Course duration is flexible and can be structured for 12, 18 or 24 month programs part-time.
Learners may complete the program earlier than these timelines through achievement of recognition of prior learning (RPL) or credit transfer.

Assessments

There will be a variety of assessment tools used to assess learners, which include:

  • online quizzes and written assessments
  • observation and demonstration
  • verbal / written questioning
  • workplace logbook
  • project / case Study

Learners are given a detailed timetable that matches their Training & Assessment Plan.

Entry Requirements

The candidate must be currently employed in an Optical practice and have the support of a workplace supervisor. This will enable learners to complete the compulsory 100 hour logbook and other workplace tasks. All students must have reliable internet access, must complete the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment and provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

Support Services

If the LLN identifies any individual need, resource requirements and the unit delivery can be adjusted to support the learner. ACOD faculty monitor the progress of all learners and their readiness for assessment as they progress through their course.

Fee Information

The cost of this course starts from $6500.
Fees are payable in instalments with a $500 deposit to secure enrolment. Instalments will be 5 equal payments starting from $1200 payable every 3 months post enrolment. Alternate payment plans can be negotiated.

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BSB30915 – Certificate III in Business Administration (Education)

This qualification is suitable for individuals who may provide technical advice and support to a team using discretion and judgement across a broad range of administrative competencies in an educational or school support context.

If during or after your enrolment the course in which you enrol is updated in line with the National Register, ACOD will inform and transition you into the most current to ensure you receive the most up to date qualification.

The course comprises 13 units

BSBITU307        Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy
BSBWHS201     Contribute to health and safety of self and others
BSBIND301       Work effectively in an educational environment
BSBADM405     Organise meetings
BSBCUS301      Deliver and monitor a service to customers
BSBEBU401      Review and maintain a website
BSBMKG408     Conduct market research
BSBFIA304        Maintain a general ledger
BSBADM307     Organise schedules
BSBITU306        Design and produce business documents
BSBWRT301     Write simple documents
BSBDIV301       Work effectively with diversity
BSBINM301      Organise workplace information

Course Delivery

This flexible course is delivered online.

Duration

The standard course duration is 12 months part-time.
Learners may complete the program earlier than these timelines through achievement of recognition of prior learning (RPL) or credit transfer.

Assessments

There will be a variety of assessment tools used to assess learners, which include:

  • online quizzes and written assessments
  • testimonial / third party report
  • workplace documents
  • project / case Study

Learners are given a detailed timetable that matches their Training & Assessment Plan.

Entry Requirements

All students must have reliable internet access, must complete the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment and provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

Support Services

If the LLN identifies any individual need, resource requirements and the unit delivery can be adjusted to support the learner. ACOD faculty monitor the progress of all learners and their readiness for assessment as they progress through their course.

Fee Information

The cost of this course is $3500.
Fees are payable in instalments with a $500 deposit to secure enrolment. Instalments will be 4 equal payments of $750.00 payable every 3 months post enrolment. Alternate payment plans can be negotiated.

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BSB42615 – Certificate IV in New Small Business

This qualification is suitable for those establishing a new small business. Learners will gain well developed skills and a broad knowledge base to solve a range of unpredictable problems while analysing and evaluating information from a variety of sources. Graduates are equipped to provide leadership and guidance to others and have responsibility for the output of others.

If during or after your enrolment, the course in which you enrol is updated in line with the National Register, ACOD will inform and transition you into the most current to ensure you receive the most up to date qualification.

The course comprises 10 units

BSBSMB401     Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
BSBSMB402     Plan small business finances
BSBSMB403     Market the small business
BSBSMB404     Undertake small business planning
BSBSMB405     Monitor and manage small business operations
BSBSMB406     Manage small business finances
BSBSMB407     Manage a small team
BSBSMB408     Manage personal, family, cultural and business obligations
BSBSMB409     Build and maintain relationships with small business stakeholders
BSBSMB410     Review and implement energy efficiency in business operations

Course Delivery

This flexible course is delivered online.

Duration

The standard course duration is 12 months part-time.
Learners may complete the program earlier than these timelines through achievement of recognition of prior learning (RPL) or credit transfer.

Assessments

There will be a variety of assessment tools used to assess learners, which include:

  • online quizzes and written assessments
  • testimonial / third party report
  • workplace documents
  • project / case Study

Learners are given a detailed timetable that matches their Training & Assessment Plan.

Entry Requirements

All students must have reliable internet access, must complete the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment and provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

Support Services

If the LLN identifies any individual need, resource requirements and the unit delivery can be adjusted to support the learner. ACOD faculty monitor the progress of all learners and their readiness for assessment as they progress through their course.

Fee Information

The cost of this course is $3850.
Fees are payable in instalments with a $500 deposit to secure enrolment. Instalments will be 4 equal payments of $837.50 payable every 3 months post enrolment. Alternate payment plans can be negotiated.

Students rights and responsibilities
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I would like to talk to someone before I enrol

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HLT47815 Certificate IV in Dispensing Optician (New Zealand)

This qualification reflects the role of dispensing opticians who dispense and supply optical appliances as prescribed by optometrists and/or ophthalmologists in accordance with The Australian Standards. Dispensing opticians practice in a range of environments including optical dispensaries, optometric practices and laboratories. They may be self-employed or employed by another dispensing optician, an optometrist, a major optical dispensing company or other retailers. This is the highest level qualification for optical dispensing in Australia. This qualification supports industry accreditation as a dispensing optician in New Zealand.

If during or after your enrolment the course in which you enrol is updated in line with the National Register, ACOD will inform and transition you into the most current to ensure you receive the most up to date qualification.

The course comprises 14 units

HLTOPD001       Provide advice on optical appliances
HLTOPD002       Dispense optical appliances
HLTOPD003       Dispense atypical prescriptions
HLTOPD005       Process and manage optical appliance orders
BSBSMB403      Market the small business (elective)
BSBSMB405      Monitor and manage small business operations (elective)
CHCCOM005     Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001        Work with diverse people
HLTWHS001      Participate in workplace health and safety
BSBCUS301       Deliver and monitor a service to customers
SIRXSLS201      Sell products and services
SIRWSLS303     Analyse and achieve sales targets (elective)
SIRXMER303     Coordinate merchandise presentation (elective)
HLTOPD004        Edge and fit ophthalmic appliances (compulsory elective for New Zealand)

Course Delivery

This flexible course is delivered both online and via practical workshops in Auckland.

Practical workshops

Learners will be placed in the listed cohorts as shown below.

Cohort 1: enrolment between January and February
Cohort 2: enrolment between March and April
Cohort 3: enrolment between May and August
Cohort 4: enrolment between September and December

Each learner is required to attend New Zealand workshops comprise of 4 separate practical workshops of 3 days each. The workshop dates are set to ensure learners are able to fully develop the required skills and knowledge prior to assessment.

Duration

Course duration is flexible and can be structured for 18 or 24 month programs part-time.
Learners may complete the program earlier than these timelines through achievement of recognition of prior learning (RPL) or credit transfer.

Assessments

There will be a variety of assessment tools used to assess learners, which include:

  • online quizzes and written assessments
  • observation and demonstration
  • verbal / written questioning
  • workplace logbook
  • project / case Study
  • closed text written tests

Learners are given a detailed timetable that matches their Training & Assessment Plan.

Entry Requirements

The candidate must be currently employed in an Optical practice and have the support of a workplace supervisor. This will enable learners to complete the compulsory 100 hour logbook and other workplace tasks. All students must have reliable internet access, must complete the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment and provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

Support Services

If the LLN identifies any individual need, resource requirements and the unit delivery can be adjusted to support the learner. ACOD faculty monitor the progress of all learners and their readiness for assessment as they progress through their course.

Fee Information

The cost of this course is $7300.
Fees are payable in instalments with a $1000 deposit to secure enrolment. Instalments will be 5 equal payments starting from $1260 payable every 3 months post enrolment. Alternate payment plans can be negotiated.

Students rights and responsibilities
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I would like to talk to someone before I enrol

Please complete the online enquiry form to schedule a call back from our friendly ACOD staff.

How do I enrol?