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National code: HLT47815

Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing at TAFE Digital

Class details

Schedule Pace and number of hours.

Self paced

Delivery Method of course delivery.

Combination

Duration

Course duration Total time required to complete a course.

1 year 6 months

Start date First day of attendance online or on campus.

Any time

End date Final day of attendance online or on campus.

Time Commitment

Class and study time The average amount of time each week you’ll spend in class attendance and participation, directed study, and any required work placements. You may also need to do additional hours of self-directed study.

8 hours per week

Fee details

Full fee This is the non-subsidised fee for the course. Payment plans may be available.

$10,020

This course may be fee free, or available at a reduced cost.

Proposed Timetable What time classes run

An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol in this course. Your plan will outline the recommended study timetable and detail your units and assessments. Practical sessions are held at TAFE NSW Nepean campus.

Additional Information Other things to know

Assessments

Assessments give you the opportunity to demonstrate what you have learnt and to identify the knowledge or skills that may need further development.

  • Skills assessments: practical demonstrations under observation such as choosing spectacle frames, adjusting and fitting spectacles

  • Knowledge assessments: true/false, multiple-choice, short answer, and extended response questions

Work placement

Work placement provides you with opportunities to respond to situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in a learning or simulated environment. Work placement strengthens your training and supports continued learning and assessment in the workplace.

  • You must complete 100 hours of work placement with a suitable industry employer to meet the course requirements.

  • You are responsible for arranging your own work placement. Our team can offer support and guidance to assist you.

Materials needed

To complete this course, the following materials are required:

  • There are no materials needed for this qualification.

Additional requirements

To make sure this delivery option is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

  • To successfully complete this course, you will need:

    • access to a computer, printer, software programs
    • reliable Internet connection
  • Work Placement is a requirement of this couse. You will need to complete:

    • 100 hours of work experience
    • attend three (3) mandatory 4 -5 day block release face to face learning and practical sessions in a simulated optical dispensing workplace that reflects industry best practice standards and activities.
  • Practical Block 1 and Practical Block 3 are both 4 days, while Practical Block 2 is 5 days in duration.

  • The simulated environment at TAFE includes undertaking practice with required resources and equipment, which replicate optical dispensing practice environments, and provides equipment and resources where possible. The simulated workshops are conducted at TAFE Digital’s optical dispensing training facility at TAFE NSW Nepean campus. Please contact the teaching section for more information on course and work placement requirements on 131 601.

  • Work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of this course. Due to the impacts of COVID 19 and the disruption to service provision in the Early Childhood, Aged Care, Health and Community Services Sectors, there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 14 units of competency, including 9 core and 5 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Provide advice on optical appliances HLTOPD001-GRADED

  • Dispense optical appliances HLTOPD002-GRADED

  • Dispense atypical prescriptions HLTOPD003-GRADED

  • Process and manage optical appliance orders HLTOPD005-GRADED

Course Delivery Combination Study

Learn through a combination of classroom based, online and/or workplace activity. For example, you may participate in scheduled classroom activity, have an element of self-directed learning with online content, and/or receive supervised training while on the job, doing work experience, or on placement.

Classroom activity will be scheduled, but online learning can provide more flexibility. Teacher support will be provided for all study. Access to a computer with an internet connection is required.

TAFE Digital

TAFE Digital is part of TAFE NSW, the largest online education provider in Australia. We combine the best of all previous TAFE NSW online platforms (OTEN, TAFEnow and TAFE Online) to offer you over 250 current and industry relevant courses across the range of modern industries.

Facilities

TAFE NSW campuses work closely with the community and industry to ensure you have access to the industry standard technologies, equipment and facilities.

  • As an enrolled student with TAFE Digital you can access a range of support services to help you make the most out of your time as a student.

  • The careers counsellors at TAFE Digital can help you, whether you're currently enrolled or planning on enrolling in a course with your career direction, educational and vocational pathways or if you are experiencing difficulties that may affect your studies.

  • TAFE Digital offers great support to:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

  • students with a permanent or temporary disability

  • people studying with TAFE Digital who are from multicultural backgrounds

  • students who are experiencing difficulties with learning and Study Skills.

  • We also provide information to students regarding their rights and responsibilities and educational options for students living overseas.

  • There is also our Technical Help page to assist you with some common student technical issues.

  • You'll find it easy to access extra online resources, once enrolled through the Online Learning Support (OLS) website and e-Resources.

Student Support

We're here for you. Get help and assistance with nearly every aspect of your study life - from study support and student resources, to counselling, guidance, and help finding jobs or accommodation.

  • Mon 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Tue 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Wed 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Thu 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Fri 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed