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Competency in Optometry Examination
2020/2021 Examination Fees
(Effective from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021. Fees below are in Australian Dollars)
Form 1: $385
Form 2: $747
Form 3: $747
Additional application information requested by OCANZ $247
Administrative Review: $752
Appeal Committee Review: $1,504
Written Exam Fees
Both Papers: $3,049
One Paper: $1,602
Clinical Exam Fees
Skills Exam: $2,467
Patient Exam: $4,069
Examination Fees Refund Policy
The fees are payable per attempt. There is no refund for failure.
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.
- A full refund of the patient examination fee (a $200 administration fee will be charged)
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 no refund or credit
15 days to 8 weeks before date of examination 50% 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
Candidates who are required to withdraw from an examination due to an unforeseen and documented COVID-19 requirement which prevents their examination attendance will receive full credit towards a future exam session (ie: no withdrawal and/or admin fees). Refunds are not provided.