Optometry Board of Australia - New graduates
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Graduate registration

The Board has a range of resources for education providers, students and interested others to assist in understanding what it means to be a registered optometrist in Australia.

When is it necessary to be registered as an optometrist?

This document provides guidance on when it is necessary to be registered as an optometry practitioner:

New graduate webinar recording now available

A recording of the Board’s webinar Ready to Work: your obligations as a registered optometrist is now available, to help new graduates understand what is required of them as they prepare to start work.

At the webinar on 7 September 2022, Judith Hannan the Board Chair at the time, explained the roles of Ahpra and the Optometry Board of Australia, and what was required of graduates to become registered and begin practising as a registered optometrist.

The live event was attended by 111 students.

The recording is available below, along with a transcript of the event, the Powerpoint presentation and FAQs from the webinar participants.

Information video for graduating students

This video is most relevant to optometry students who are nearing the completion of their approved programs of study in Australia and will soon be seeking general registration as an optometrist with endorsement for scheduled medicines.

Information for students about to graduate is published on the Ahpra website, including guidance on how to apply for graduate registration, and the link to start the online application process.

Approved programs of study

The approved programs of study can be found on the Accreditation page.

Supporting documents

Graduate Applications

Graduating soon? Apply for registration now.

Page reviewed 8/04/2024