Current Consultations

The Board undertakes wide-ranging consultation on proposals that affect the profession.

Where there are consultations open for input, they will be shown above.

Where there are consultations which have closed, they will be shown under Past Consultations, along with the submissions that were received.

Public consultation on the draft revised registration standard for continuing professional development including guidelines

Released: 13 March 2018
Closes: 4 May 2018

The Optometry Board of Australia (the Board) has published a consultation paper on the draft revised continuing professional development registration standard (and related guidelines). A template CPD portfolio  is also included.

Public consultation commences today and will close on 4 May 2018.

The six Boards involved in reviewing core registration standards undertook research and benchmarking to inform the development of the revised standards. The Optometry Board of Australia is reviewing its CPD registration standard and related guidelines as part of this multi-profession review.  A high level summary of the research and benchmarking, conducted from a regulatory risk perspective for the six Boards, was used to inform the core registration standards (continuing professional development, professional indemnity insurance and recency of practice). The research summary is available to download.

The Board invites feedback from practitioners, stakeholders and the community.

You can provide your feedback in a written submission to and may choose to use the Board’s feedback form.

Page reviewed 13/03/2018