Course Start Date
01 Jul 2022
8 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
The nationally accredited Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing will see you training with industry professionals using the latest in optical technology. Learn skills to work as part of an eye care team, find the right eyewear solutions for your customers and support your optometrist and ophthalmologist colleagues.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through work placement and theory, you will learn how to:
- Provide advice on frames, lens selection, contact lenses, sunglasses and safety eyewear
- Dispense optical appliances and atypical prescriptions
- Process and manage optical appliance orders
- Deliver great customer service selling products and services
- Contribute to workplace health and safety
- Work with diverse coworkers and customers
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop the personal qualities and interpersonal skills needed in this sector:
- Great communication
- Caring and empathetic nature
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Success in this course will provide you with:
- A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate IV level
- Optical dispenser
GROW YOUR CAREER
Take your career further with the skills to move into management or consulting or start your own business:
- Diploma of Business
- Bachelor of Business with TAFE NSW Degrees
The Health Care industry workforce is expected to grow significantly over the next five years, with forecasts indicating it will reach 1.9 million workers in 2023. The industry stands to benefit from Australia's ageing population, a greater awareness of the need for early prevention and management to maintain eye health.
Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.
This is an online course. You will need to complete approximately 8 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.
You can also expect to complete approximately 8 hours of additional study each week outside of online study hours, including independant study, research, practise and assignments.
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)
- Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
- Accessibility and Disability Support Services
- Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home
The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.
Australian Traineeships training can be on-the-job, off-the-job or a combination of both. TAFE NSW will negotiate your attendance and study pattern with you and your employer.
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?
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
Learn about TAFE NSW Fees
Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding
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.
If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details. (only if available as a trainee)
|BSBCUS301||Deliver and monitor a service to customers|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|HLTOPD001-GRADED||Provide advice on optical appliances|
|HLTOPD002-GRADED||Dispense optical appliances|
|HLTOPD003-GRADED||Dispense atypical prescriptions|
|HLTOPD005-GRADED||Process and manage optical appliance orders|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety|
|SIRXSLS201||Sell products and services|
|BSBADM311||Maintain business resources|
|BSBLDR402||Lead effective workplace relationships|
|BSBLDR403||Lead team effectiveness|
|BSBSMB403||Market the small business|
|BSBWOR404||Develop work priorities|
|HLTOPD004-GRADED||Edge and fit ophthalmic appliances|
|HLTWHS003||Maintain work health and safety|
Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.
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