Competency in Optometry Examination

IMPORTANT INFORMATION - Updated 27 June 2020

OCANZ is closely monitoring the evolving situation surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as it continues to pose a significant public health risk.

Due to the health risks and current global travel restrictions associated with COVID-19, OCANZ cancelled the First Series (June 2020) Clinical Examination. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience.

For updated information on the August 2020 written examination and the November 2020 clinical examination please refer to below. 

We appreciate that this is a stressful time for everyone and we thank candidates for their continued understanding. 

August 2020 Written Examination

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this examination will run online on August 10 and 11 2020 if sufficient numbers of candidates register their interest. Candidates will sit the examination in their own home, office or another suitable location. The examination will be held under examination conditions with an online supervisor remotely viewing the candidate‚Äôs work. Candidates will be provided with a familiarisation session prior to the examination.

Candidates will need:

  • A computer, keyboard and mouse
  • A secondary device, either a mobile phone, tablet or second computer, which has internet access and a camera
  • A stable internet connection
  • Power supply for both the computer and the secondary device

Please complete the form below if you are an eligible candidate and wish to express interest in applying to sit the August 2020 Written Examination. If a sufficient number of candidates express interest to proceed, OCANZ will provide you with final details about the examination and require payment by 27th July 2020. Please note that refunds will generally not be available once payment has been made, see https://ocanz.org/examination/competency-in-optometry-examination/examination-fees/ for further information.

Written-Examination-EOI-AUGUST-2020-final.pdf

November 2020 Clinical Examination

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the travel and general restrictions in place globally, this examination will be held on the week of 16th November 2020.

Please complete the form below if you are an eligible candidate currently living in Australia and wish to sit this examination.

If a sufficient number of candidates express interest to proceed, OCANZ will provide further details about the examination in September 2020, and require your payment to secure your place in the examination by 8th October 2020.  If the minimum number of candidates is reached, and there are any changes to travel restrictions, we will update our website with further information. Please note that refunds will generally not be available once payment has been made, see https://ocanz.org/examination/competency-in-optometry-examination/examination-fees/ for further information.

The venue for the examination is the Australian College of Optometry (ACO) in Melbourne.

Clinical-Examination-EOI-NOVEMBER-2020-final.pdf