Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board

Self Audits

The Board has implemented practitioner self audits as a way of fulfilling its obligations to ensure that optometrists and dispensing opticians are competent to practise their professions. 

Each year, the Board may ask up to 15 percent of practising optometrists and dispensing opticians (30% total) to complete a self audit of their practice and send it to the Board for review.  In the event that an individual's self audit raises concerns, the Board will write to him/her with its concerns, and invite the practitioner to provide any further information they deem relevant for the Board’s consideration.  Upon receipt and consideration of that information, the Board will make a final decision on whether any further steps are required.

Click here to download the Self Audit form for dispensing opticians

Click here to download the Self Audit form for optometrists 

 

Deficit Self Audit

If you have not met the requirements of the Board's recertification programme at the end of a cycle, you may be asked to complete a 'Deficit Self Audit', to provide the Board with information about whether you are practising at the required standard of competence.

You will receive a letter from the Board if you are required to complete this type of Self Audit. If you have received such a letter, please download the form using the link below, complete as much of it as you can electronically, print it, and send this to the Board with the required supporting information. Please be sure to keep a copy of your completed audit, for your records.

Click here to download the Deficit Self Audit form for optometrists

Click here to download the Deficit Self Audit form for dispensing opticians

 

Self Audit Hints

Click here to download the Self Audit Hints guide for optometrists

Click here to download the Self Audit Hints guide for dispensing opticians

Contact Us

Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board

Level 5, 22 Willeston Street,
Wellington 6011
PO Box 9644, Wellington 6141
Tel: +64 4 474 0705, Fax +64 4 474 0709

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