Optometrists are primary eye care practitioners and are often the first point of contact for people seeking advice about their eyes and vision. Optometrists provide regular, preventative care through the early detection of eye disease and conditions that impact vision. They provide treatment and advice about eye disease and vision problems and use ocular drugs to assist in the detection and therapeutic management of eye conditions.
There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. You will need to identify these requirements and ensure you allow sufficient time to meet them. Some of these requirements have associated costs.
Blue card: You must undergo a criminal history check for working with children and be issued with a suitability card (blue card) before commencing clinical placement/practicum in an organisation where they may work with children or young people.
The processing of your application may take several months so you must submit your blue card application to HiQ as early as possible to ensure you have your card before you begin any unit that requires contact with children. There is no charge for student blue cards. Students who already have a blue card must register it with QUT.
Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.
Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:
We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).
If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.
You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.
Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.
The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.Excluding adjustments Including adjustments OP Selection rank OP Selection rank Highest OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 1 Selection rank 99 OP 1 Selection rank 99 Median OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 2 Selection rank 97 OP 1 Selection rank 99 Lowest OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 5 Selection rank 92 OP 1 Selection rank 99
You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.Other admission options
If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).