Natasha Tung chose the Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing as a pathway to a bachelor in optical when she didn’t initially get in. The small class size and international experience was a bonus.
Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing
This course has allowed me to gain optical dispensing knowledge, including learning how to make glasses to a prescription, and given me work experience in the industry.
I heard about this course when I didn’t get into the optometry course I wanted. I came to visit on Open Day and decided the Certificate would be a good way for me to figure out if I wanted to continue my pursuit of Optometry.
I’d recommend the program if you are fresh out of high school and unfortunately did not get the flashiest of marks to get into an optometry or university course, but still want to pursue a career in the optical industry.
This course has allowed me to gain optical dispensing knowledge, including learning how to make glasses to a prescription, and given me work experience in the industry. I’ve now also received a place in a bachelor program and am working as optical dispenser at a local optometrist.
One of the highlights was the opportunity to go on a study tour to Vietnam and discover the huge difference in optical dispensing and optical care, as well as tour a lens manufacturing lab as well as experiencing a whole new culture.
I also enjoyed the small class sizes, and close interaction with our mentors/teachers. I’d recommend future students become friends with the people in their class, you’ll be spending a lot of time together and it’s good to ask each other questions and help each other out.