UNSW Graduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics is a 0.7-year full time or three years part-time degree offering specialised training in ocular therapeutics. Graduates will be endorsed to prescribe therapeutic agents to manage their patients’ ocular disease.  

The program is designed to meet Optometry Board of Australia (OBA) standards. It's accredited by the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand (OCANZ). 

Fees for this program are supported by the Australian government. 

An Award-winning Teaching Team 

UNSW School of Optometry and Vision Science (SOVS) is the only optometry school in NSW. It’s also one of the largest in Asia.  

We have outstanding research facilities and staff with international reputations. This is the longest active Graduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics in Australia. 

Your Career 

Graduates of the UNSW Graduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics will satisfy Competency Standards for Ocular Therapeutics developed by the Board of Optometrical Registration of NSW. This in conjunction with the University of New South Wales and recognised by the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand. 

You'll mainly work in private practice, or you can work in a variety of health settings including: 

  • low vision clinics 
  • hospitals 
  • government 
  • community organisations. 

You’ll work with patients of all ages including babies, small children, and children with special needs to help improve their care and their lives. 

What Our Students Say 

“Completing the theory component of the course has definitely brought a new edge to my day-to-day practice. I'm a perfectionist by nature and the course has really set a concrete approach to management and diagnosis of conditions like glaucoma, uveitis and red eye, to name a few.” 

- Olga Bryskine, Class of 2017 

Find Out More

You can find out more about this degree including entry requirements on the UNSW Degree Finder.