01 Dec 2015
Revised registration standard for recency of practice take effect today.
The Optometry Board of Australia has previously published the contents of the revised standard and supporting materials to help optometrists understand the new requirements.
The revised registration standard1 now in effect is for:
The revised standard will apply to most applicants for initial registration and applicants for renewal of registration from 1 October 2016. They do not apply to the current cycle of renewals.
Registered Optometrists are required to either:
For more information on the registration standard, see the Board’s frequency asked questions.
The standards were revised after a scheduled review, which included public consultation. National Boards have previously published consultation reports providing a summary of the consultation processes, rationale for any changes and proposed way forward, including areas where further work is planned.
Please refer to AHPRA’s registration standards page for additional information and resources.
1Registration standards define the requirements that applicants and registrants in the regulated professions need to meet to be registered.