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Read the latest news affecting the optometry profession.

11 Oct 2017

Students seeking registration invited to apply online now

Final-year students who will soon complete an approved program of study can go online now to apply for registration before they graduate.
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03 Oct 2017

Communiqué from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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25 Sep 2017

Newsletter from the National Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter.
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15 Sep 2017

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the Scheduled Medicines Advisory Committee of the Optometry Board of Australia.
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15 Sep 2017

Optometry Board of Australia sets fee for 2017/18

The Optometry Board of Australia (the Board) has announced the national registration fee for optometrists for 2017/18.
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14 Sep 2017

Early Career Optometrists SA networking event: Meet the Board

Invitation to attend the Early Career Optometrists South Australia networking event: Meet the Board, on Thursday 9 November 2017.
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01 Sep 2017

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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25 Aug 2017

Communiqué from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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15 Aug 2017

VOTE Trust grant applications now open

Applications for funding are now open under the Victorian Optometrists Training and Education (VOTE) Trust.
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04 Aug 2017

Communiqué from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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17 Jul 2017

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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11 Jul 2017

Communiqué from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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02 Jun 2017

Communiqué from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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31 May 2017

Newsletter from the National Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter.
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11 May 2017

Repeat offender fined

A man in Western Australia has been convicted of holding himself out as a registered optometrist while not being registered under the National Law1 for a second time.
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20 Apr 2017

Responsible advertising of health services: Practitioners reminded about their legal obligations on advertising

Registered practitioners are reminded to check, correct and comply with their professional and legal advertising obligations.
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10 Apr 2017

Communiqué from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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09 Mar 2017

Optometry regulation at work: Protecting the public in 2015/16

A profession-specific annual report summary that looks into the work of the Optometry Board of Australia over the year to 30 June 2016 has now been published.
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03 Mar 2017

Communiqué from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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02 Mar 2017

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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01 Feb 2017

Public consultation is now open for revised endorsement for scheduled medicines registration standard and related guidelines

The Optometry Board of Australia (the Board) has released a consultation paper on the review of the Endorsement for scheduled medicines registration standard and Guidelines for use of scheduled medicines. 
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16 Jan 2017

Local insights, National Scheme: State and territory summaries published

Individual annual report summaries for each state and territory, offering insights into how the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme is operating across Australia, have now been published.
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News Archives

2016

28 Dec 2016

Communiqué from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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13 Dec 2016

Guidance issued on endorsements about scheduled medicines

The Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council (Ministerial Council) has recently endorsed Guidance for National Boards: Applications to the Ministerial Council for approval of endorsements in relation to scheduled medicines under section 14 of the National Law1 (the Guidance).
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09 Dec 2016

VOTE Trust grant recipients named

Victorian Optometrists Training and Education (VOTE) Trust grant recipients have been named, with two projects awarded funding for 2016-17.
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01 Dec 2016

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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30 Nov 2016

Communiqué from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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21 Nov 2016

Optometrists reminded to renew registration by 30 November

Optometrists have until 30 November to renew their registration on time.
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17 Nov 2016

Tasmania office closure and new location

AHPRA’s Tasmanian office will be closed to the public on Friday 18 November 2016 and will reopen on Monday 21 November 2016 at a new location. The office will continue to be located in Hobart.
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10 Nov 2016

Efficiency and effectiveness were key priorities in 2015/16

The Optometry Board of Australia reviewed its committee structure in 2015/16 in line with the guiding principles of the National Scheme to provide efficient and effective regulation of health professions in Australia, according to information published by AHPRA today in its 2015/16 annual report.
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04 Nov 2016

Communiqué from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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26 Oct 2016

Board and AHPRA publish health profession agreement

The Optometry Board of Australia (the Board) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) have published the health profession agreement (HPA) for 2016-20.
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19 Oct 2016

Newsletter from the National Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter.
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14 Oct 2016

Students seeking registration urged to apply online now

Final-year students who will soon complete an approved program of study can go online now to apply for registration before they graduate.
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10 Oct 2016

Video explains online renewal of registration which is now open

A new video explains online renewal of registration which is now open for optometrists.
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07 Oct 2016

More information about your advertising obligations

The Optometry Board of Australia (the Board) today published further information to help registered health practitioners to better understand their advertising obligations.
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29 Sep 2016

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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08 Sep 2016

Communiqué from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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01 Sep 2016

Optometry Board of Australia fees set for 2016/17

The Optometry Board of Australia (the Board) has announced that the national registration fee for optometrists for 2016/17 has been reduced.
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12 Aug 2016

VOTE Trust grant applications open

Applications for funding are now open under the Victorian Optometrists Training and Education (VOTE) Trust.
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09 Aug 2016

Communiqué from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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05 Jul 2016

Communiqué from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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01 Jul 2016

Revised PII standard for all optometrists takes effect from today

In December 2015, the Board published a revised registration standard for professional indemnity insurance (PII) arrangements that takes effect from today.
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23 Jun 2016

Communiqué from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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09 Jun 2016

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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09 Jun 2016

Funding determination for Queensland Office of the Health Ombudsman

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) has received a letter from the Queensland Government, formally notifying of the determination of fees to be paid from AHPRA to the Queensland Office of the Health Ombudsman (OHO) for 2015-2016.
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03 Jun 2016

Newsletter from the National Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter.
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01 Jun 2016

New info for optometry students and graduates

From today, optometry students and graduates have a new way of finding out about becoming a registered optometrist.
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26 May 2016

Communiqué from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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03 May 2016

Communiqué from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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02 May 2016

Guidelines for the prescription of optical appliances released for optometrists

The Optometry Board of Australia (the Board), the national optometry regulator, has published revised guidelines on the prescription of optical appliances for the profession.
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29 Apr 2016

Call for applications

Call for applications for the Optometry Board of Australia’s nominee member of the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand (OCANZ)
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08 Apr 2016

Optometry regulation at work in Australia, 2014/15

The Optometry Board of Australia (the Board) has released its report for 2014/15.
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07 Apr 2016

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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29 Mar 2016

Communiqué from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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08 Mar 2016

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the Registration and Notification Committee of the Optometry Board of Australia.
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12 Feb 2016

Protecting the public: Local data summaries from a national scheme

Local reports have today been released for each state and territory on Australia’s regulatory scheme for health practitioners, providing a unique insight on local outcomes within a national scheme.
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05 Feb 2016

Communiqué from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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2015

22 Dec 2015

Health practitioner regulation: Learn how you’re protected

A new video and an accompanying infographic explaining the Australia-wide scheme that is in place to protect members of the public were launched today by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
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22 Dec 2015

Communiqué from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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10 Dec 2015

Revised standards for PII arrangements published today

A revised registration standard for Professional indemnity insurance (PII) arrangements has today been published by the Optometry Board of Australia.
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03 Dec 2015

Are you a graduate applying for registration?

Read this important information that explains what you need to know.
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01 Dec 2015

Revised registration standard takes effect from today

Revised registration standard for recency of practice take effect today.
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30 Nov 2015

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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20 Nov 2015

Optometrists reminded to renew registration by 30 November

Optometrists have until 30 November to renew their registration to avoid paying a late fee.
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19 Nov 2015

Communiqué from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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18 Nov 2015

National drug screening protocol

There are health practitioners with a history of substance misuse who have restrictions placed on their registration. These restrictions are generally designed to keep the public safe while the practitioner remains in practice.
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16 Nov 2015

Final-year students urged to apply for registration online now

Final-year students who will soon complete an approved program of study can go online now to apply for registration before they graduate.
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06 Nov 2015

2014/15 National Scheme annual report launched

The 2014/15 annual report: AHPRA and National Boards has been published.
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30 Oct 2015

Revised standard for Optometry published today

The revised registration standard for recency of practice (RoP) has today been published by the Optometry Board of Australia, which regulates Australia’s 4,915 registered optometrists.
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27 Oct 2015

Communiqué from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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16 Oct 2015

Board and AHPRA publish health profession agreement

The Optometry Board of Australia (the Board) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) have published the health profession agreement (HPA) for 2015/16.
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28 Sep 2015

Online renewal of registration is now open

Online renewal of registration is now open for optometrists registered in Australia.
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25 Sep 2015

Public consultation papers released

The Optometry Board of Australia is undertaking public consultation on two guidelines.
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22 Sep 2015

Newsletter from the National Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter.
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11 Sep 2015

Communiqué from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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11 Sep 2015

Update your contact details to receive registration renewal reminders

Are your contact details up to date? Registration renewal reminders will be sent to registrants soon.
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02 Sep 2015

Optometry Board of Australia sets fee for 2015/16

The Optometry Board of Australia (the Board) has announced that the national registration fee for optometrists for 2015/16 has been reduced.
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01 Sep 2015

Communiqué from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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19 Aug 2015

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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21 Jul 2015

Optometrists reminded to use only protected titles

The Optometry Board of Australia (the Board) is reminding optometrists to use only protected titles.
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02 Jul 2015

Communiqué from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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01 Jul 2015

Revised English language and criminal history standards take effect today

Revised English language and criminal history standards take effect from today.
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17 Jun 2015

Communique from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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21 May 2015

Revised criminal history registration standard will take effect from 1 July

A revised criminal history registration standard will come in to effect for all registrants from 1 July 2015.
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21 May 2015

Revised English language skills registration standards taking effect from 1 July

Revised English language skills registration standards take effect from 1 July for all registrants.
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21 May 2015

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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15 May 2015

Newsletter from the National Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter.
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14 May 2015

Communique from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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12 May 2015

Communique from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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04 May 2015

Call for views on how we approach regulation

National Boards and AHPRA are seeking feedback through an online survey on the regulatory principles that were launched in July last year.
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24 Mar 2015

Security alert - keep your web browser updated

We are making changes to our websites to make sure that your information is kept safe.
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13 Mar 2015

Optometry Board of Australia retires two policies

Two policies published by the Optometry Board of Australia at the start of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme) are to be retired.
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12 Mar 2015

Communique from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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05 Mar 2015

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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18 Feb 2015

Adelaide office closed for relocation

The Adelaide office will be closed for relocation from Thursday 19 February 2015 and will re-open on Monday 23 February 2015 at 12.00pm.
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16 Feb 2015

AHPRA strengthens national drug screening

AHPRA and National Boards to introduce hair testing for all practitioners with substance related impairment.
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04 Feb 2015

New approach to international criminal history checks launches today

A new procedure for checking international criminal history that provides greater public protection takes effect today.
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27 Jan 2015

Communique from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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20 Jan 2015

Call for applications

Call for applications to the Scheduled Medicines Advisory Committee of the Optometry Board of Australia.
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2014

23 Dec 2014

Communique from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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08 Dec 2014

Board publishes revised guidelines on glaucoma diagnosis and management

The Optometry Board of Australia has today published revised Guidelines for use of scheduled medicines which take effect immediately.
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04 Dec 2014

The Optometry Board of Australia releases a report of its work

The Optometry Board of Australia has published a report of its work in regulating the optometry profession in the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme during 2013/14.
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03 Dec 2014

Quaterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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01 Dec 2014

New general registration standard comes into effect from today

The new general registration standard of the Optometry Board of Australia (the Board) comes into effect from today.
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25 Nov 2014

Guidelines on glaucoma diagnosis and management

The Optometry Board of Australia will modify its guidelines on glaucoma diagnosis and management to make sure there are clear referral pathways to support patient safety and well-being.
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21 Nov 2014

National Board reminds optometrists to renew registration by 30 November

Optometrists have less than two weeks to renew their registration with the Optometry Board of Australia to avoid paying a late fee.
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18 Nov 2014

The Optometry Board and AHPRA announce program administrator for CPD

The Optometry Board of Australia and AHPRA are pleased to announce the appointment of Optometry Australia (OA) as the preferred provider to manage the Continual Professional Development (CPD) accreditation function for the optometry profession on behalf of the Board.
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13 Nov 2014

New approach to International criminal history checks

From early 2015, National Boards and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) will implement a new procedure for checking international criminal history.
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11 Nov 2014

Communique from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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07 Nov 2014

2013/14 National Scheme Annual Report published

AHPRA and the National Boards have released their 2013/14 Annual Report on the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme.
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17 Oct 2014

Call for applications

Applications are now sought for appointments to upcoming vacancies for chairs (from practitioner members), practitioner members and community members.
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15 Oct 2014

Communique from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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15 Oct 2014

Newsletter from the National Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter.
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13 Oct 2014

Final-year students urged to apply for registration online now

Final-year students who will soon complete an approved program of study can go online now to apply for registration before they graduate.
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24 Sep 2014

Media release

The Board and AHPRA publish the Health Profession Agreement for 2014/2015.
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23 Sep 2014

Online renewal of registration is now open

Online renewal of registration to practise in Australia is now open for optometrists.
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12 Sep 2014

Communique from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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27 Aug 2014

Media release

The Optometry Board of Australia has announced the registration fee for optometrists for 2014/15.
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14 Aug 2014

We have new homepages!

Today we have launched new homepage designs across all our websites.
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11 Aug 2014

Certificate of Registration Status (CoRS) now available online

Registered health practitioners using the AHPRA portal can now request a Certificate of Registration Status (CoRS) online.
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08 Aug 2014

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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08 Aug 2014

Call for Applications - Board nominee for Director of Optometry Council of Australia (OCANZ)

The National Board is interested in receiving applications from suitably qualified optometrists for the role of Director of the OCANZ Board that is nominated by the Board.
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05 Aug 2014

Communique from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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24 Jul 2014

Media release

The National Boards are calling for feedback on guidelines on the regulatory management of health practitioners with blood borne infectious diseases.
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21 Jul 2014

Communique from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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15 Jul 2014

Call for applications

Call for applications for optometrists to join the Optometry Board of Australia's list of approved persons for appointment to panels.
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14 Jul 2014

Media release

On 1 July 2014 all Boards and AHPRA launched refreshed regulatory principles for regulating in the public interest. It also marked our 4th birthday and new arrangements in Qld.
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02 Jul 2014

VOTE Trust applications

The Victorian Optometrists Training and Education (VOTE) Trust 2014-2015 applications are open from 1 June 2014 to 31 July 2014.
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23 Jun 2014

Communique from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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13 Jun 2014

Communique from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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23 May 2014

Communique from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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20 May 2014

Media release

Updated Advertising guidelines published today by National Boards.
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19 May 2014

Public consultation on a review of Optometry Board of Australia registration standards and guidelines

Community and health practitioner feedback is sought on a review of Optometry Board of Australia registration standards and guidelines.
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02 May 2014

Quaterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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29 Apr 2014

Communique from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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28 Apr 2014

Call for applications

Call for applications for health practitioners to join the Optometry Board of Australia's list of approved persons for appointment to panels.
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17 Mar 2014

Revised guidelines, code and policy effective today

Revised guidelines and a new social media policy come into effect for all optometrists today.
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13 Mar 2014

Unplanned office closure alert

The AHPRA Northern Territory office has reopened
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14 Feb 2014

Media release

The National Board has published revised guidelines and a new social media policy which are shared across all Boards and come into effect from mid-March.
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15 Jan 2014

Media statement

The Board has issued a statement following a Supreme Court of Queensland ruling.
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09 Jan 2014

Communique from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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2013

06 Dec 2013

The Board publishes new policy

The Board has published its policy on considering invitations to attend events.
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28 Nov 2013

Media release

Today the Board approved and published a revised accreditation standard for post-graduate ocular therapeutics.
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20 Nov 2013

Media release

The National Board is reminding optometrists to renew registration by 30 November.
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15 Nov 2013

FAQs regarding Call for expressions of interest - CPD Accreditation

The Board has released FAQs in relation to the expressions of interest to undertake the accreditation function of CPD activities.
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14 Nov 2013

Communique from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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04 Nov 2013

AHPRA Melbourne office closed on Tuesday 5 November 2013

The AHPRA Melbourne office will be closed on Tuesday 5 November 2013 due to the Melbourne Cup public holiday.
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01 Nov 2013

Media release

The 2012/13 National Scheme Annual Report, which includes a report from the Optometry Board of Australia, has been published.
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25 Oct 2013

Media release

Community and health practitioner feedback is sought on the English language skills and criminal history registration standards which are now under review.
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21 Oct 2013

Newsletter from the Optometry Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter.
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16 Oct 2013

Media release

The Board is inviting expressions of interest to undertake the accreditation function of CPD activities
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15 Oct 2013

Communique from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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15 Oct 2013

Media release

The Board and AHPRA publish their 2013/14 health profession agreement.
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07 Oct 2013

Media release

Final-year students can go online now to apply for registration as an optometrist before they graduate.
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03 Oct 2013

Media release

New consultation on international criminal history checks
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02 Oct 2013

Media release

New registration type now available: Limited registration for teaching or research
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26 Sep 2013

Media release

The Optometry Board of Australia announces that online renewal of registration is now open.
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18 Sep 2013

Communique from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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16 Sep 2013

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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06 Sep 2013

AHPRA releases report on practitioner audits

The report on the second phase of the audit pilot that was run earlier this year is now available. Read the reports on the Audit page.
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20 Aug 2013

Communique from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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29 Jul 2013

Media release

Optometry Board of Australia lowers fee for 2013/14.
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18 Jul 2013

Communique from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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11 Jun 2013

Communique from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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29 May 2013

VOTE Trust applications

The Victorian Optometrists Training and Education (VOTE) Trust 2013-2014 applications are open from 1 June 2013 to 31 July 2013.
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20 May 2013

Media release

The Community Reference Group membership has been announced. The group will advise AHPRA and the National Boards on engaging with communities.
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09 May 2013

Communique from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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02 May 2013

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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10 Apr 2013

Victorian submissions published

AHPRA and the National Boards have published their submissions to the Victorian parliamentary inquiry into the performance of AHPRA.
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09 Apr 2013

Communique from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest Communiqué.
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09 Apr 2013

Media release

Media release - National Boards are consulting on a draft social media policy and revised guidelines on advertising and mandatory reporting.
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04 Apr 2013

Newsletter from the Optometry Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter.
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21 Mar 2013

Revised guidelines for use of scheduled medicines released today

Revised Guidelines for use of scheduled medicines (the Guidelines), which increase care choices and improve access for patients with, or who are at high risk of developing, chronic glaucoma, were released today by the Optometry Board of Australia (the Board).
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05 Mar 2013

Communique from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest Communiqué.
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25 Feb 2013

Proposed National Registration and Accreditation Scheme - Data access and research policy

This consultation paper seeks feedback on the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme - Data access and research policy.
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25 Jan 2013

AHPRA Report Released

Read more about AHPRA's work in health practitioner regulation in the latest AHPRA Report.
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16 Jan 2013

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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10 Jan 2013

Media Release

Applications are open for the National Scheme Community Reference Group.
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07 Jan 2013

Media Release

The Board has published its revised registration standard and associated guidelines for CPD.
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2012

20 Dec 2012

Communique from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest Communiqué.
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27 Nov 2012

Communique from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest Communiqué.
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27 Nov 2012

AHPRA launches new searchable list for approved courses

For the first time Australians now have immediate access to a comprehensive, easily searchable national list of approved programs of study for health practitioners.
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20 Nov 2012

Time running out to renew registration by 30 November

Time is running out for optometrists to renew their registration which is due by 30 November.
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12 Nov 2012

Making a safer health system for you

AHPRA has partnered with Consumers Health Forum Australia to hold a series of community forums for members of the public to learn about health practitioner regulation.
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01 Nov 2012

National Boards and AHPRA release 2012 Annual Report

The annual report of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the National Boards has been published.
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26 Oct 2012

Communique from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest Communiqué.
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18 Oct 2012

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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05 Oct 2012

Media Release

Students of optometry who will graduate soon can go online now to apply for registration as a health practitioner.
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28 Sep 2012

Newsletter from the Optometry Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter.
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27 Sep 2012

Media Release

Optometrists are urged to renew registration online and by 30 November.
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21 Sep 2012

Consultation Paper Released

The Board has released a consultation paper on the review of accreditation arrangements. The consultation closes on 2 November 2012.
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19 Sep 2012

Communique from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest Communiqué.
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07 Sep 2012

National Boards will consult publicly on social media policy

The National Boards' preliminary consultation on social media will be followed by a public consultation phase.
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28 Aug 2012

Communique from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest Communiqué.
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28 Aug 2012

Consultation Paper Released

The Optometry Board of Australia has released a draft registration standard for limited registration for teaching or supervised practice for a period of public consultation.
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22 Aug 2012

Board and AHPRA publish Health Profession Agreement

National Board and AHPRA increase transparency and publish Health Profession Agreement.
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08 Aug 2012

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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03 Aug 2012

Communique from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest Communiqué.
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31 Jul 2012

National Board membership announced

Health ministers have announced changes to the membership of the 10 National Boards originally appointed in 2009.
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16 Jul 2012

Communique from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest Communiqué.
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25 Jun 2012

National Boards consult on international criminal history checks

Consultation open on options for refining international criminal history checks used to assess applications for registration, closes 17 August 2012.
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05 Jun 2012

Communique from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest Communiqué.
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05 Jun 2012

Media Release

Media Release from the Board.
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04 Jun 2012

Students urged to apply online for a smooth path from study to work

Students about to graduate as health practitioners are urged to go online to apply early for registration and smooth the path from study to work.
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11 May 2012

Newsletter from the Optometry Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter.
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08 May 2012

Media Release

Quarterly registered health practitioner data released.
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27 Apr 2012

Communique from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest Communiqué.
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28 Mar 2012

Draft amendment to CPD standard & guidelines

The Optometry Board of Australia is consulting on amendments to its CPD documents.
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28 Mar 2012

Communique from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest Communiqué.
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29 Feb 2012

Communique from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest Communiqué.
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27 Feb 2012

New CPD Logo Released

The Board releases a new logo for accredited continuing professional development (CPD) activities.
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27 Jan 2012

New Advertising Fact Sheet and FAQ

AHPRA releases new Advertising Fact Sheet and Frequently Asked Questions.
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16 Jan 2012

Expressions of Interest Sought for Panel Appointments

The Optometry Board is calling for expressions of interest from experienced optometrists and community members
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2011

23 Dec 2011

Communiqué from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest Communiqué.
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29 Nov 2011

Communiqué from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest Communiqué.
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11 Nov 2011

Optometrists urged to renew

Optometrists whose registration expires on 30 November are urged to renew online and on time.
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03 Nov 2011

Communique from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest Communiqué.
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02 Nov 2011

2010-11 Annual Report tabled

AHPRA and the National Boards release annual report.
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12 Oct 2011

Consultation on the Definition of Practice

Statement from the Optometry Board of Australia
The Optometry Board of Australia is currently consulting on the definition of practice.
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23 Sep 2011

Board releases consultation paper

The Board releases consultation paper on guidelines for supervision of optometrists.
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22 Sep 2011

Communiqué from the Board

Statement from the Optometry Board of Australia
The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest Communiqué.
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31 Aug 2011

Communiqué from the Board

Statement from the Optometry Board of Australia
The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest Communiqué.
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12 Aug 2011

Consultation paper released

The Optometry Board releases a consultation paper on therapeutic qualifications for general registration.
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11 Aug 2011

Communiqué from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest Communiqué.
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09 Aug 2011

Board launches new look website

The Board, in partnership with AHPRA and the other national boards, has updated its website.
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06 Jul 2011

AHPRA launches new online service

AHPRA launches new online service for printing Certificate of Registration.
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06 Jul 2011

Communique from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest Communiqué.
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04 Jul 2011

Board announces 2012 registration fees

The Optometry Board of Australia has set its 2012 registration fees.
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09 Jun 2011

Communique from the Board

Statement from the Optometry Board of Australia
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16 May 2011

New service for students about to graduate

AHPRA launches new online registration service for students about to graduate.
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10 May 2011

Expressions of Interest Board Nominee for OCANZ

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29 Apr 2011

New look AHPRA website to improve service to practitioners

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18 Apr 2011

Snapshot of National Registers

Statement from AHPRA
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11 Apr 2011

Board yet to consult on therapeutic qualifications for general registration

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05 Apr 2011

AHPRA Delivers Student Register

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24 Mar 2011

Communiqué from the Board - 24 March 2011

Statement from the Optometry Board of Australia
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04 Mar 2011

Title Protection - Statement from the Board

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15 Feb 2011

Update on consultation process

Statement from the Optometry Board of Australia
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11 Feb 2011

Update on Lapsed Practitioners

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25 Jan 2011

AHPRA reminds practitioners to renew if due!

Statement from AHPRA
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24 Jan 2011

Issue 1 of Board newsletter

Statement from the Optometry Board of Australia
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20 Jan 2011

New AHPRA online service to check receipt of registration renewal

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18 Jan 2011

Difficulties Reaching AHPRA on 1300 Phone Number

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2010

21 Dec 2010

Media release: AHPRA on track for 2011 student registration

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22 Nov 2010

Renewal of registration by optometrists

Statement from the Optometry Board of Australia
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12 Nov 2010

Annual Report 2009-10 for the National Boards and AHPRA

Statement from AHPRA
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30 Sep 2010

Alert - Application Form from Medical Register of Australia

Statement from AHPRA
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13 Sep 2010

AHPRA on the Move!

Statement from AHPRA
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13 Sep 2010

Easy online renewal of registration for practitioners

Statement from AHPRA
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09 Aug 2010

Have you left your renewal too late?

Statement from the Optometry Board of Australia
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02 Aug 2010

Need more information about your registration?

Statement from the Optometry Board of Australia
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30 Jul 2010

What do I do if my registration is about to expire?

Statement from the Optometry Board of Australia
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28 Jul 2010

Is your registration renewal due now?

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23 Jul 2010

Check your registration status online

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22 Jul 2010

Registration due 30 June? Did you renew on time?

Statement from AHPRA
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15 Jul 2010

AHPRA focused on information flow

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14 Jul 2010

AHPRA Boosts Response Capacity

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12 Jul 2010

Queensland Registrants - updated information

Statement from AHPRA
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09 Jul 2010

Mutual recognition of WA registrants

Statement from AHPRA
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08 Jul 2010

Reminder regarding PII arrangements

Statement from AHPRA
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02 Jul 2010

New Requirements for Continuing Professional Development and Recency of Practice

Statement from AHPRA
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01 Jul 2010

Failed to renew registration due on 30 June 2010?

Statement from AHPRA
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