Course Start Date
17 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
This qualification reflects the role of optical dispensers who dispense and supply optical appliances as prescribed by optometrists and/or ophthalmologists in accordance with 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.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 100 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
Note this qualifications supports industry accreditation as adispensing optician in New Zealand.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.
This is an online course. You will need to complete approximately 7 hours of online study, over a week, for your enrolment duration of 18 months.
You can increase the hours of online study per week to complete the course sooner.
As well as the online component, there is a requirement to do (equivalent of) one hour of face to face or other study per week. Students are required to attend only three (3), one full week blocked, face to face practical sessions, in a simulated environment that is reflective of industry standards and activities, organised at TAFE NSW Kingswood campus.
You can also expect to complete approximately 9 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including independent study, research, practice and assignments, including 100 hours of work placement.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
- are new entrants in the industry or,
- want to upskill/ career change or,
- are planning to return to the workplace
Through work, study and life experince ideally you will have:
- intermediate digital skills,
- good time management and organisational skills, to take responsibility for following the timetable and managing the study schedule.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services
As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:
- LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
- Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
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 Kingswood campus.
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.
Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.
For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?
This training is subsidised by the NSW government under Smart and Skilled. The student fee you will need to pay, will be determined according to your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, you may also be eligible for a concession fee, fee exemption or fee free scholarship. Payment by instalments is available.
You may continue with an enrolment into this course if you are not eligible for subsidised training, however the full training fee will be applicable. There are conditions to enrolment if you are a Temporary Visa Holder. To discuss your visa status and eligibility to enrol please phone 131 241. For further information on fees and charges please see https://www.tafensw.edu.au/get-started-at-tafe-nsw/fees-information
Please ensure you also read and understand the associated fee policies and conditions related to withdrawal from a course, applying for a refund of fees, applying for a deferral to your studies and if you are behind in payment of instalments.
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
Learn about TAFE NSW Fees
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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.
Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition
Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.
For further information or assistance, call 131 601.
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|SIRXSLS201||Sell products and services|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety|
|HLTOPD005-GRADED||Process and manage optical appliance orders|
|HLTOPD003-GRADED||Dispense atypical prescriptions|
|HLTOPD002-GRADED||Dispense optical appliances|
|HLTOPD001-GRADED||Provide advice on optical appliances|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services|
|BSBCUS301||Deliver and monitor a service to customers|
|HLTOPD004-GRADED||Edge and fit ophthalmic appliances|
|BSBWOR301||Organise personal work priorities and development|
|BSBSMB403||Market the small business|
|BSBLDR402||Lead effective workplace relationships|
|BSBFLM312||Contribute to team effectiveness|
|BSBADM311||Maintain business resources|
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