Optometry Board of Australia
Optometry Board of Australia
 

Codes, Guidelines and Policies

The Optometry Board of Australia has developed codes, guidelines and policies to provide guidance to the profession.

Codes and guidelines

Document PDF Accessible format Date of effect
Current: Optometry guidelines on the prescription of ocular appliances PDF (289 KB)   To 31 May 2016
Revised: Guidelines on the prescription of optical appliances PDF (82.8 KB)  Word version 
(369 KB,DOCX) 
From 1 June 2016 
Optometry guidelines for use of scheduled medicines PDF (84.8 KB)  Word version
(391 KB,DOCX) 
From 8 December 2014 
Guidelines for mandatory notifications PDF (149 KB)  Web page  From 17 March 2014 
Guidelines for advertising regulated health services PDF (155 KB) Web page From 17 March 2014
Code of conduct PDF (334 KB)
Optometry guidelines on continuing professional development for endorsed and non-endorsed optometrists PDF (315 KB)  

Supervision guidelines for optometrists

Document PDF Accessible format Date of effect
Optometry supervision guidelines for optometrists PDF (383 KB)   April 2012
 » Supervised practice plan - Attachment A - Orientation report for Limited Registration PDF (163 KB) Word version 
(151 KB,DOC)
 » Supervised practice plan - Attachment B - Plan for professional development PDF (93.6 KB) Word version 
(126 KB,DOC)
» Supervised practice plan - Template    Word version
(190 KB,DOC)
 
 » Supervision agreement - Template PDF (94.7 KB) Word version 
(142 KB,DOC)
 » Supervision report - Template PDF (85.1 KB) Word version 
(114 KB,DOC)
 » OAA universal and therapeutic competency standards for optometry 2008 PDF (88.3 KB)

Policies

Document PDF Accessible format Date of effect
Social media policy PDF (62.2 KB) Web page From 17 March 2014
Optometry policy considering invitations to attend events PDF (36.9 KB)  

Fact Sheets and FAQ

For more information, please Fact Sheets and FAQ.

Retired versions

Document PDF Accessible format Date of effect
Retired version: Optometry policy health records  PDF
(81.5 KB) 
  To 27 August 2015 
Retired version: Optometry policy infection control  PDF (80.0KB)    To 30 July 2015 
Retired version: Optometry guidelines for use of scheduled medicines PDF (322 KB) Word version
(434 KB,DOC)
To 7 December 2014
» Optometry guidelines for use of scheduled medicines with 2014 changes highlighted PDF (304 KB) Word version
(390 KB,DOCX)
 
Retired version: Guidelines for mandatory notifications PDF (420 KB)   To 16 March 2014
Retired version: Guidelines for advertising of regulated health services PDF (456 KB)   To 16 March 2014
 
 
 
Page reviewed 9/05/2016