Competency in Optometry Examination

2019/2020 Examination Fees

(Effective from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020. Fees below are in Australian Dollars)

Application Fees
Form 1: $370
Form 2: $725
Form 3: $725

Additional application information requested by OCANZ $240

Appeal Fees
Administrative Review: $730
Appeal Committee Review: $1,460

Written Exam Fees
Both Papers (Australian or New Zealand venue): $2,675
One Paper (Australian or New Zealand venue): $1,405

Both Papers (Overseas venue): $2,960
One Paper (Overseas venue): $1,555

Clinical Exam Fees
Skills Exam: $2,395
Patient Exam: $3,950

 


 

Examination Fees Refund Policy

Written Examinations:

The fees are payable per attempt. There is no refund for failure.

Clinical Examinations:

The fees for the skills examination are payable per attempt. There is no refund for failure in the skills examination, however, if a candidate fails the skills examination, and is therefore not able to sit the patient examination in the same session, the patient examination fee is not payable and a candidate who paid for this examination has two options.

  1. A full refund of the patient examination fee (a $200 administration fee will be charged) 
    or
  2. The patient examination fee can be retained by OCANZ as a credit to be used towards a future clinical examination (no administration fee will be charged).

Withdrawal prior to the written and clinical examination:

Withdrawal from an examination must be provided in writing to exam.manager@ocanz.org. Any withdrawal from OCANZ written and clinical examinations will incur a $200 administration fee. The amount refunded or held in credit towards another examination attempt is dependent on the notice provided by the candidate, as outlined below:

Day before examination to 14 days before examination 25% of fee paid (less $200 administration fee) is refunded or credited to candidate

15 days to 6 weeks before date of examination 50% of fee paid (less $200 administration fee) is refunded or credited to candidate

6 weeks to 8 weeks before date of examination 75% of fee paid (less $200 administration fee) is refunded or credited to candidate

More than 8 weeks before date of examination 100% of fee paid (less $200 administration fee) is refunded or credited to candidate