Registration standards define the requirements that applicants or registrants need to meet to be registered.
This standard sets out both the initial and ongoing requirements of limited registration for postgraduate training or supervised practice.
These guidelines provide further guidance and assist optometrists to meet the Board’s registration standard for limited registration for postgraduate training or supervised practice (s66).
Optometry Australia’s revised Entry-level competency standards for optometry 2022 was published in February 2023, and Section G of the supervised practice plan has been updated.
From 1 June 2023, all new applicants for supervised practice will be required to use the supervised practice plan with the revised Section G.
Prior to 1 June 2023, if you have an existing supervised practice plan you do not need to do anything. You can continue to use your existing Section G, however if you do request a change to a supervised practice arrangement, you will need to use the revised section G.
The following additional document has been developed to supplement the registration standard by providing further information to optometrists regarding the Optometry Board’s expectations and requirements. This document should be read in conjunction with the standard.