Why become a member of ACOD?

If you are working in the Australasian Optical Industry, you will benefit greatly from becoming a member of ACOD. Member benefits include:

Advocacy and Representation

ACOD aim to be a leading voice representing the Optical Dispensing Industry on all things Education, Training and Clinical Practice.

Communication

The professional community of ACOD keeps you connected with colleagues via ACOD Website, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, CPD networking and educational events

Discounts

20% discount off CPD events

Job Board

Free advertising on the website jobs board (jobs wanted and positions available)

FREE Student Membership

Graduate Mentoring Program

ACOD believe a supportive transition phases result in employees reaching their potential
* To join as a mentee you must have completed an ACOD Course and be working in an employee position
*To join as a mentor you must have at least 3 years experience in the optical profession and be an ACOD member.

Information and Resources

Advocate alerts Social Media and e-newsletter posts that inform members of current educational and regulatory issues relevant to the optical Industry
What’s on alerts a monthly e-newsletter that includes all upcoming courses, events and important dates
Access to the ‘members only’ eLearning area of the ACOD website, to complete online CPD quizzes
Professional code of conduct 

Professional Certification

ACOD Certified Member Logo
Members who demonstrate CPD compliance can use this logo on professional resources to promote that you belong to a dynamic professional membership which not only provides and supports your qualifications and professional development but also promotes your commitment to the highest standards of professional behaviour and your compliance

Professional Development

ACOD support the concept of a self regulated profession which encourages a minimum of 10 hours professional development per year
ACOD CPD program automatically logs all professional development activities you participate in e.g Conferences, Webinars

Professional Strength and Collaboration

Actively collaborating, listening and engaging as an optical industry strengthens our collective ability to influence matters which affect your profession

Professional Recognition

ACOD support recognising qualities which build professional excellence
Awards of excellence program
Industry named Scholarship

Categories and fees

Member Category (renewed annually)
*evidence may be requested to validate category
(all rates in Australian Dollars and include GST)