400 credit points
4 years full-time / part-time unavailable
1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
- an undergraduate degree in any discipline, with studies to have been completed within 10 years of commencing the Doctor of Optometry
for applicants whose most recently completed undergraduate degree was completed 10 or more years before 1 January of the year in which the applicant intends to commence the Doctor of Optometry, a Graduate Diploma, Master or PhD degree, or equivalent, completed within 10 years of commencing the Doctor of Optometry
- three subjects at level 2 or level 3 (or equivalent) from one or more relevant biological science disciplines with subjects to have been completed within 10 years of commencing the Doctor of Optometry
- the GAMSAT (Graduate Australian Medical School Admissions Test), no more than two years before the date of commencement of the Doctor of Optometry.
- International students may apply with either a score from GAMSAT (Graduate Australian Medical School Admissions Test) or MCAT (Medical College Admissions Test) or OAT (Optometry Admission Test (USA)), no more than two years before the date of commencement of the Doctor of Optometry.
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
- prior academic performance; and
- the GAMSAT or MCAT or OAT.
3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
4. Applicants are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements for postgraduate courses. For those applicants English language requirements seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 6.5 is required.
Note: Successful applicants with relevant prior study or professional practice may be granted up to 200 points of credit towards the Doctor of Optometry as follows:
- 100 points of credit will normally be granted to applicants with an undergraduate degree with a major in optometry or vision science, or equivalent;
- 200 points of credit will normally be granted to applicants who are registered as an optometrist with the Optometry Board of Australia and have at least three years of documented clinical practice as a registered optometrist within the last ten years.