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Queensland University of Technology

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Master of Optometry

Why choose this course?

A graduate of OP45 Bachelor of Vision Science must also complete the Master of Optometry to be eligible for registration as an optometrist.

The course provides increased exposure to real-world learning experiences both within QUT Health Clinics and in the workplace via the inclusion of extended clinical placements.

Case-based learning and case-based assessment will enhance the training in diseases of the eye and ocular therapeutics. Guest lecturers and practicing optometrists are involved in clinical training.

Campus Information

Kelvin Grove

Kelvin Grove campus hosts the faculties of Creative Industries, Education, and Health as well as the QUT International College and the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation.


  • Feb

Application Processing Time in Days: 40

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
Possible Interview Call From Institution
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
5 Days
Visa Process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Careers and outcomes

Graduates in optometry have exciting careers that may include clinical practice in a range of optometric settings, or teaching and research positions in Australia and overseas. Many graduates enter private practice with a view to a future partnership or the establishment of their own practice. An increasing number of graduates are working alongside other health professionals in medical ophthalmology clinics.

Graduates of the dual award program can work or specialize in areas such as contact lens practice, pediatric vision, occupational/public health vision, or low vision.

Possible careers

  • Optometrist

PSW Opportunity

  • Students who graduate with a Masters's by coursework degree are eligible for a 2-year work visa.


Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Academic entry requirements

Successful completion of QUT's Bachelor of Vision Science with a minimum grade point average (GPA) score of 4.0 on QUT's 7 point scale completed within two years of commencing the Master of Optometry.

Students who have not completed QUT’s Bachelor of Vision Science

The Master of Optometry course provides the second component of the OP45 Bachelor of Vision Science/OP85 Master of Optometry dual degree entry-level program which leads to registration as an optometrist for practice in the optometry profession in Australia. It is not designed to provide qualified optometrists with a master's level qualification.

If you already have an optometry qualification and are seeking to practice as an optometrist in Australia, you should contact the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand (www.ocanz.org) regarding the assessment process for overseas-trained optometrists wishing to practice optometry in Australia. If you wish to obtain an Australian optometry qualification then you will need to apply for the OP45 Bachelor of Vision Science/OP85 Master of Optometry dual degree award.  Your previous overseas studies in optometry may be considered for advanced standing towards the five-year program.

Your application for OP45/OP85 should include:

  • Details of your Optometry/Vision Science undergraduate degree including course overview and unit outlines.
  • Details of any assessment regarding your qualifications you may have received from the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand