The university uses email as an official form of communication for students. All UNSW students have their own email account. The School of Optometry & Vision Science also makes use of this form of communication.
It is extremely important that you know how to use your zMail and ensure that you check it regularly. You are advised to link your official UNSW email address to your habitual email address (e.g., hotmail). You will miss out on vital information from the school and university if you do not check your zMail.
For more information, visit the website of the IT Service Centre.
Telephone: (02) 9385-1333
Email the IT Service centre
The school office is located in room 3.003 on Level 3, North Wing of the Rupert Myers Building.
E: UNSW School of Optometry & Vision Science
T: (02) 9385 4639
UNSW Future Students Office
T: 1300 UNI NSW (1300 864 679)
Contact the Nucleus Student Hub
Manage your enrolment with student web forms
The school has an academic staff member appointed as a Student Advisor. You may approach Associate Professor Michele Madigan to talk about any academic or personal issues affecting your studies.
Guideline on Supplementary Assessments for the School of Optometry and Vision Science
Assignment/Practical Attachment Sheet
General Education Rules in the 3952 BOptom BSc Program
Honours Policy - 3952 BOptom BSc
Plagiarism & Academic Integrity
Preparation of a Scholarly Report
Progression Policy - 3952 BOptom BSc
Progression Policy - 3182 BVisSc/MClinOptom
Timetable Clash Approval application form
School Assessment Policy: Submissions of assignments, penalties for late assignments and requests for Extension - As at 24.02.222
Application to Waive Course Pre- and Co- requisites
School of Optometry and Vision Science Guidelines for Waiving a Course Pre Or Co Requisite Trimesters 2019
Effect of SY-FL grading on Progression and Admissions - As at 21.05.2020
Info for stage 3 program 3181 students who wish to enter program 8095 in 2023 - As at 1/07/2022
Admissions from BVisSci (3181) into MClinOptom (8095) - (Frequently Asked Questions) - Update as at 18/07/2022
Admission Interview Into Program 8095 Student Information - As at 1/7/2022
RES Statutory Declaration and Addresses form 2022 - As at 1/7/2022
On successful completion of the optometry qualification at UNSW (MClinOptom), students must apply for registration with the Optometry Board of Australia to practice within Australia. As part of this process, the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), on behalf of the National Board, must check an applicant’s criminal history to ensure only those practitioners who are suitable and safe to practise are granted registration in Australia. Please see AHPRA for further information. For information on registration in New Zealand, please see ODPB.
Information on student placement will be updated later in 2022
Stages 1- 4, Term 1 2023 Supplementary Examinations Schedule
Find out information about special considerations and applying for a supplementary exam.
Students of the School of Optometry and Vision Science can use this list of approved anatomical abbreviations.
Note that these can also be found on Moodle.