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  • HLT47815

Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing

At a glance

At a glance

Look no further than this intermediate-level course in optical dispensing to enhance your employment opportunities within a rapidly growing industry.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Optical Mechanic
  • Optical Dispenser (Retail)
  • Optical Dispenser (Laboratory)
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HLT47815 Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing

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Course overview

Course overview

Look no further than this intermediate-level course in optical dispensing and enhance your employment opportunities within a rapidly growing industry. As a student already working in the retail optical industry, this course is designed to provide you with further learning to diversify your skills and employment opportunities.

Optical dispensers practice in a number of environments including retail outlets and laboratories, where your specialised skills and knowledge will be of great value. Due to an ageing population, a high turnover in fashion trends, and rapidly changing technology, it is anticipated up to 25,000 jobs will be created in optical dispensing over the next five years.

Throughout this course you will develop the skills to interpret Optometrist's prescriptions, provide advice to clients about specialised eyewear, and provide spectacle repair and adjustments. You will also gain an understanding of the principles of ophthalmic optics, anatomy and physiology of the eye, communication, administration, legislation, and practice management skills.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as an optical dispenser in a range of environments including optical dispensaries, optometric practices, retail optometrists, and laboratories. This qualification also gives you the knowledge required to manage a shop or even be self-employed.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 5 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
BSBCUS301
Deliver and monitor a service to customers
CHCCOM005
Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001
Work with diverse people
HLTOPD001
Provide advice on optical appliances
HLTOPD002
Dispense optical appliances
HLTOPD003
Dispense atypical prescriptions
HLTOPD005
Process and manage optical appliance orders
HLTWHS001
Participate in workplace health and safety
SIRXSLS201
Sell products and services

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
BSBCUS402
Address customer needs
BSBCUS501
Manage quality customer service
BSBFIM501
Manage budgets and financial plans
BSBHRM405
Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff
BSBINN301
Promote innovation in a team environment
BSBLDR402
Lead effective workplace relationships
BSBLDR403
Lead team effectiveness
BSBLDR501
Develop and use emotional intelligence
BSBMED301
Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
BSBMGT403
Implement continuous improvement
BSBMGT502
Manage people performance
BSBMKG413
Promote products and services
BSBSMB403
Market the small business
BSBWOR404
Develop work priorities
CHCCCS020
Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
CHCLEG001
Work legally and ethically
HLTINF001
Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland