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Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing: Traineeship

National Course Code: HLT47815

TAFE NSW Course Number: HLT47815-01V01-GR

Nominal Hours: 800

Full Fee: $10,020
Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $2,320

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  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Government Subsidised
  • Traineeship

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If your course has been funded by Training Services NSW under Smart and Skilled, you may be contacted by a Training Services NSW representative to discuss your experience at OTEN.

This qualification reflects the role of optical dispensers who dispense and supply optical appliances as prescribed by optometrists and/or ophthalmologists in accordance with Australian standards. 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.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 100 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Note this qualifications supports industry accreditation as adispensing optician in New Zealand.

Resources

Course Sample

Optical Dispensing Textbook order form

**TRAINEES ONLY**

Before you can start a traineeship, you first need to find an employer in the industry you're interested in that will support you through your studies. You and your employer should contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider (ANP) and tell them you're interested in studying at TAFE NSW.
The ANP will help you and your employer to complete a Training Contract. Once you have a Training Contract, we will help you, your employer and the ANP to complete a Training Plan Proposal. Once you have both these documents, the ANP will lodge them with State Training Services, who will provide further advice about next steps.

Find out more: https://www.training.nsw.gov.au/apprenticeships_traineeships/index.html

**INFORMATION SESSIONS**

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

**STUDY COMMITMENT**

This is an online course. You will need to complete approximately 8 hours of online study, each week, for your enrolment duration of 18 months.
You can increase the hours of online study per week to complete the course sooner.

You will be required to attend 3 compulsory practical sessions of 4-5 days duration each session during this course.

You can also expect to complete approximately 9 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including independent study, research, practice and assignments.

To ensure you leave us with the most up to date qualification...

If during or after your enrolment, the course in which you are enrolled is updated in line with national industry standards, the Institute reserves the right to transition you into an alternate course. If this becomes necessary, the Institute will advise you of the change and the arrangements which will be available for you to complete your alternate course.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification

Are there any additional entry requirements?

A number of courses may require prospective students to provide additional information such as documentation, an expression of interest, evidence that you are already employed as an apprentice, or preferred prior study (or equivalent).

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence:
Before you can start a traineeship, you first need to find an employer in the industry you're interested in that will support you through your studies. You and your employer should contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider (ANP) and tell them you're interested in studying at TAFE NSW.
The ANP will help you and your employer to complete a Training Contract. Once you have a Training Contract, we will help you, your employer and the ANP to complete a Training Plan Proposal. Once you have both these documents, the ANP will lodge them with State Training Services, who will provide further advice about next steps.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:
- access to computer,printer, software programs and reliable Internet.

Work Placement is a requirement of this couse. You will need to complete:
- a minimum of 100 hours of direct client contact work in a real workplace
- to attend three (3) mandatory 4-5 day block release, face to face learning and practical sessions in a simulated optical dispensing workplace that reflects industry best practice standards and activities.
The length of these are:
- Practical Block 1 and Practical Block 3 are both 4 days duration
- Practical Block 2 is 5 days in duration.

The simulated environment at TAFE includes undertaking practice with required resources/equipment, which replicate optical dispensing practice environments, and provides equipment and resources where possible. The simulated workshops are conducted at TAFE Digital’s optical dispensing training facility at the TAFE NSW Nepean campus. Please contact the Teaching Section for more information on course and work placement requirements on 131 601.

Credit (or recognition) for modules/units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences. Please discuss this with the teaching section when you enrol.

WORK PLACEMENTS

Many TAFE courses have a compulsory work placement component to assist you to apply your learning in a practical environment and you may be required to comply with some (or all) of the following.

1. NSW HEALTH

Before you commence any clinical placements in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to
• Meet NSW Health’s - Criminal Record Check requirements;
• Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health;
• Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.

For specific information regarding NSW Health’s requirements, and access to the required forms, it is recommended that you visit their FAQs for students at:
http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/careers/student_clearance/pages/default.aspx

2. AGED CARE WORK - Before you undertake any clinical placements in Aged Care Facilities you will be required to undertake a Federal Criminal Record Check. Visit:
http://www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/police-checks/national-police-checks.aspx

3. COMMUNITY AND CHILDREN’S SERVICES

Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free) in line with the Office of Children’s Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. Visit:
http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check

4. STUDENT READINESS FOR WORK PLACEMENT

Generally work placements will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information.

STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES - For more information visit: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/rights-and-responsibilities/index.htm

This course requires you to complete 100 hours of workplace experience.

BSBCUS301 Deliver and monitor a service to customers
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
BSBSMB403 Market the small business
HLTOPD003-GRADED Dispense atypical prescriptions
BSBFLM312 Contribute to team effectiveness
HLTOPD001-GRADED Provide advice on optical appliances
SIRXSLS201 Sell products and services
BSBLDR402 Lead effective workplace relationships
HLTOPD002-GRADED Dispense optical appliances
BSBADM311 Maintain business resources
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
HLTOPD005-GRADED Process and manage optical appliance orders
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
HLTOPD004-GRADED Edge and fit ophthalmic appliances

The above list includes units being offered at OTEN. If licensing in another state other than NSW is required, please check requirements with the relevant state.

You don't need to study what you already know! The skills, knowledge and experience you have gained from your previous learning, work experience and life in general may be taken into account.

To apply for recognition in one or more units you must clearly show that you have the equivalent and relevant skills, knowledge and experience of the unit or group of units.

For Credit transfer where you have completed previous studies either with TAFE NSW or with another tertiary provider complete the Enrolment Adjustment - Credit - Previous Studies form, and include any required evidence.

For Recognition of Prior Learning, attach your evidence to a completed Enrolment Adjustment – Credit – Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) form and submit for assessment.

Send your applications to:

Email: oten.recognitionhelp@tafensw.edu.au

Post: OTEN Recognition, 51 Wentworth Road, Strathfield NSW 2135

Keep a copy of all completed forms for your records.

To find out more about Credit and to help you with your application read the Credit e-Kit for Students.

Need more help? Contact the Recognition Help Desk

You will be required to purchase the following textbooks:
Practical Optical Workshop' Second edition. Authors: David Wilson, Steve Stenersen and Steven Daras.ISBN 9 780992 580315.Practical Optical Dispensing Third edition. Authors: David Wilson and Steven Daras.ISBN 9 780992 580308. Please see form listed under "resources" on this course page for details and how to order.
All other required learning materials are available via the OLS
Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing

Smart and Skilled Student Fees

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 131 601 for further information and advice.

First qualification$1,990
Second qualification$2,320
Concession$240
Non-government subsidised fee$10,020

Trainees: From 2016 if you are starting a traineeship that is on the NSW Skills List, your Smart and Skilled fee for the whole qualification will not be more than $1,000.

This training is subsidised by the NSW government under Smart and Skilled. The student fee you will need to pay, will be determined according to your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, you may also be eligible for a concession fee, fee exemption or fee free scholarship. Payment by instalments is available.

You may continue with an enrolment into this course if you are not eligible for subsidised training, however the full training fee will be applicable. There are conditions to enrolment if you are a Temporary Visa Holder. To discuss your visa status and eligibility to enrol please phone 131 241. For further information on fees and charges please see https://www.tafensw.edu.au/get-started-at-tafe-nsw/fees-information

Please ensure you also read and understand the associated fee policies and conditions related to withdrawal from a course, applying for a refund of fees, applying for a deferral to your studies and if you are behind in payment of instalments.

For full details on TAFE NSW fees and money matters please visit our Paying for Your Course page.

Before you can start a traineeship, you first need to find an employer in the industry you're interested in that will support you through your studies. You and your employer should contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider (ANP) and tell them you're interested in studying at TAFE NSW.
The ANP will help you and your employer to complete a Training Contract. Once you have a Training Contract, we will help you, your employer and the ANP to complete a Training Plan Proposal. Once you have both these documents, the ANP will lodge them with State Training Services, who will provide further advice about next steps.

Find out more: https://www.training.nsw.gov.au/apprenticeships_traineeships/index.html

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

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