Accreditation

Standards and procedures 

The standards are:

Accreditation Standards and Evidence Guide for Entry-Level Optometry Programs - Effective 1 January 2023

Accreditation Standards and Evidence Guide for Programs of Study in Ocular Therapeutics

Revised Accreditation Ocular Therapeutics Accreditation Standards and Evidence Guide.pdf

The accreditation procedures are:

Accreditation Procedures Guide 2023

 

Indigenous Cultural Safety

The accreditation standards include the requirement for programs of study to integrate cultural competence/safety as required learning outcomes.  The following documents contains recommendations to implement this requirement.

Optometry Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander HCF - January 2020

Optometry Māori Health Curriculum Framework

A self-reflection tool to enable education providers to map their progress in implementing the Optometry Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander HCF is provided below.

Critical-Reflection-Tool-Optometry-Aboriginal-and-Torres-Strait-Islander-Health-Curriculum-Framework.pdf