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Optometrist APC Fee and Discipline Levy Proposal for 2019/20

A proposal to amend optometrist APC fees and to impose a discipline levy for the 2019/20 practising year. Click here to access the consultation document. Submissions closed on 30 November 2018.    Decision Three submissions were received on this consultation. After careful consideration of the submissions the Board received, the Board resolved to approve its proposals […]

UNSW Qualification Amendment

A proposal to amend the qualification provided by the University of New South Wales, accredited by the Board for registration in the Optometrist Scope of Practice. Click here to access the consultation document. Click here to access Appendix 1 Click here to access Appendix 2   Decision No submissions were received on this consultation. Therefore, after careful consideration, the Board […]

Standards of Clinical Competence for Optometrists

A proposal to make changes to the Board’s Standards of Clinical Competence for Optometrists. Click here to access the consultation document.   Decision After careful consideration of the submissions the Board received on this consultation, the Board resolved to approve the revised standards with a few further minor amendments taking into consideration submission feedback. Click here to access the […]

Proposal to Amend the Optical Dispensing Scope of Practice

The Board proposed to amend the Optical Dispensing Scope of Practice. Click here to access the consultation document.   Decision After careful consideration of the submissions the Board received on this consultation, the Board resolved to change the name of the scope of practice to the ‘Dispensing Optician Scope of Practice’, but not to make any amendments […]

Recertification programme requirements for dispensing opticians

The Board proposed to amend the self-audit requirements for the CPD recertification programme for dispensing opticians. Click here to access the consultation document.  Click here to access the current CPD recertification programme for dispensing opticians.   Decision After careful consideration of the submissions the Board received on this consultation, the Board resolved not to make any amendments to the self […]

Proposal to Amend the Optical Dispensing Scope of Practice

The Board proposed to amend the Optical Dispensing Scope of Practice. Click here to access the consultation document.   Decision The Board has deferred a decision on this consultation and is seeking further advice and considering options. A formal decision on this consultation will be communicated in due course.

UNSW Proposal

A proposal to amend the qualification provided by the University of New South Wales, accredited by the Board for registration in the Optometrist Scope of Practice. Click here to access the consultation document. Click here to access Appendix 1 Click here to access Appendix 2   The Board welcomes submissions. Submissions are due 2 October 2018.

Standards of Clinical Competence for Optometrists

A proposal to make changes to the Board’s Standards of Clinical Competence for Optometrists. Click here to access the consultation document.   The Board welcomes submissions. Submissions are due 4 October 2018.

Review of Optometry Scopes of Practice

The Board consulted on proposals for change to the optometry scopes of practice in 2016. Click here to view the consultation document. Click here to view Appendix 1 Click here to view Appendix 2 Click here to view Appendix 3. Submissions closed on the 23rd of December 2016.   Decision  Click here to view the Board decision made with respect to this […]

Review of Board Fees 2016

The Board also consulted on a proposal to impose a small disciplinary levy on dispensing opticians for the 2017/18 practising year in late 2016. Click here to download the consultation document. Submissions closed on the 9th of December 2016.   Decision After careful consideration of the two submissions the Board received on this consultation, the Board resolved […]