Optometrists examine eyes and the visual system to protect and improve vision and to detect and diagnose eye disease. Optometrists may prescribe therapeutic medications for a range of eye conditions. The bachelor component provides a theoretical foundation in the life sciences, vision sciences and clinical science. On completion of the Bachelor of Vision Science with a GPA of 4.00 (or better), you enter the Master of Optometry to complete your clinical practice studies in the QUT Optometry Clinic and other healthcare settings. Practical experiences include working with Indigenous patients, children with low vision, dry eye and glaucoma, and contact lens prescription.
The QUT Offer Guarantee and Year 12 Subject Adjustment Scheme do not apply to this course.
For more course information, visit Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Optometry at QUT.
There are additional course requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. These requirements may have associated costs. Information is available from qut.edu.au/study.
A Suitability Card is required; refer to institution.
For additional information about the admissions criteria for QUT and for this course, refer to QUT’s website.
Applicant must be 16; Completion of Year 12 or attained age 18 years
English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C); Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C); Chemistry (Units 3 & 4, C); Physics (Units 3 & 4, C)
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Highest Rank to receive an offer
Median Rank to receive an offer
Lowest Rank to receive an offer
ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors
ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors
Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.
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Higher education study
Vocational Education and Training (VET) study
Work and life experience
Recent secondary education
Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank
Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered
Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor
Number of students
Percentage of all students
* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5
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Optometry practice, contact lens practice, paediatric vision, occupational and public health vision, low vision practice in private practice, vision science research.
5 years Full time