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OPTM7107 Ocular Therapy 1 (12 Uoc) taken over one term (T1 and T2)
OPTM7117 Ocular Therapy 2 (12 UoC) taken over one term (T3)
The program delivery mode is full time, largely through distance online education with face-to-face practical components as detailed below. Half load options are available for students who wish to complete the theory part of the program in year 1 (mostly online), and practical part in year 2 (face to face). Acceptance into the program and placement numbers are limited by the number of available WIL placements.
Attributes giving the best chance for student success in this program: As a guideline, relevant undergraduate degrees in health sciences or education are preferable, however other degrees are also considered. Orientation and mobility specialist attributes also generally include physical dexterity and fitness (to train under blindfold, walk backwards on stairs, and be able to walk at least 5km); educational and emotional intelligence (accepting the duty of care for the physical safety of individuals with multi-disability) and flexibility for extensive travel to clients, both as a student and a graduate.
For further information please refer to our FAQ’s or visit the degree page.
The cost associated with attending practical components (in particularly travel, accommodation and meeting away-from-home costs) will be met by the student.
Students are also required to purchase mobility cane sets for the techniques training.
Refer to 2023 O&M Program calendar for the compulsory techniques training dates.
For listed scholarship opportunities, please visit the scholarships page.
Program Information session (delivered November 2021)
Hear from our panel of expert staff to guide you through the details of the Graduate Diploma of Orientation and Mobility as well as have a taster lecture to experience first-hand how this program can expand your professional horizons or inspire a career change: https://youtu.be/0t7B6KsUngw
The program acknowledges the extensive collaboration and support from industry stakeholders in supporting students through the program.