Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing

HLT43507

Course Overview

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Description

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required by optical dispensers, to dispense and supply optical appliances as prescribed by optometrists and/or ophthalmologists in accordance with Australian Standards.

The units of competency included in this qualification contribute to the gaining of an optical dispenser's licence where this is required. Optical dispensers practice in a range of environments including optical dispensaries, optometric practices and laboratories. They may be self-employed or employed by another optical dispenser, an optometrist, a major optical dispensing company or other retailers.

This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeship pathways.

Student Outcomes

Students who graduate from VET courses are surveyed approximately 6 months after they have completed their training. For more information on the statistics provided in this section, including the different levels (course, field of education, all fields of education) of data available please select the Learn more button below.

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Satisfied with Training

Percentage of graduates in the Health field who were satisfied with the training (Certificate IV).

Improved Work Status

Percentage of graduates in the Health field who started/expanded a business or who have a new job, more highly skilled work, a promotion or higher pay (Certificate IV).

Salary

The middle of the range of salaries earned by graduates in the Health field starting their first ever full-time job after graduating (Certificate IV).

Jobs

Graduates of the Health field (Certificate IV) are most often employed as:

Community and Personal Service Workers

24.9%

Community and Personal Service Workers
Technicians and Trades Workers

20.1%

Technicians and Trades Workers
Professionals

18.8%

Professionals

Industries

Graduates of the Health field (Certificate IV) are most often employed in:

Health Care and Social Assistance

29.7%

Health Care and Social Assistance
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

11.7%

Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
Construction

10.4%

Construction

All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Financial Assistance

The federal, state and territory governments provide financial incentives and support for vocational education and training students to help them gain the skills required to secure and maintain rewarding and sustainable employment.

There are programs for all kinds of students; apprentices and trainees, new job starters, those re-entering the workforce, retraining for a new job or upgrading their skills for an existing job.

 

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JobTrainer

If you are leaving school or looking for work, you may be able to study a free or low-fee course through JobTrainer.

For information on courses and occupations that may be available in your region, please select your state or territory.

Subsidised Training

State and territory governments dedicate funds to reduce or, in some cases, fully cover tuition fees for VET students who wish to study certain courses.
Unfortunately, no subsidies are currently available for this course.

VET Student Loans

Certain courses are eligible for a VET Student Loan from the Australian Government to assist students with paying tuition fees. The initial debt amount (including the loan fee, if applicable) plus indexation must be paid back once the loan recipient starts earning over a certain amount. Compulsory repayment threshold information is available on the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) website.

Australian Apprenticeships


Australian Apprenticeships (also known as apprenticeships and traineeships) combine work with training in a nationally recognised qualification. Australian Apprenticeships are available to anyone of working age and offer opportunities to learn new skills and be paid in over 500 different jobs.

Unfortunately, this qualification is not currently available as an Australian Apprenticeship.


Australian Apprenticeships Pathways

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