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ACOD Optical Dispensing Course For NZ Students

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Please click the “current courses” link below for all enrollment information. If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact ACOD (contact details on their website – please use the link below)

Current courses

Certificate Iv In Optical Dispensing – Acod / Oten / Rmit – Record Of Training (Rot) Booklets


FBDO(O/s) Qualification (ABDO – UK) – Extension Course

  • ABDO distance learning – FBDO o/s (Level 6) qualificationThe Level 6 FBDO (o/s) course is run by distance learning through ABDO College. It is three years of weekly assignments sent online to a personal tutor via Moodle.For ANZ students only, there is a block release offered twice a year in Melbourne for some face to face tuition to complement the online learning. Exams are a mixture of theory, practical and submissions of posters and assignments.The theory and practical is currently in Melbourne but candidates are free to travel to Malaysia or UK if they wish. For more information you can contact Steve Hertz in Australia: you are already FBDO qualified and would like to train to become an examiner, please contact Alicia Thompson at ABDO for more information:

Optiblocks / Student Sponsors

3/43A Ethel St
Seaforth, NSW
Australia. 2092

Phone Number: 0416 095 263

OPTIBLOCKS Education Committee

Phone ADONZ:  07 824 1044 or Email:  




OptiBlocks Education Committee is a committee dedicated to Student education within ADONZ.  It was created to help liaise with our education providers. Education is delivered via a Distance Learning Course for trainee dispensing opticians and which also incorporates workshop blocks to facilitate hands on learning, giving students an opportunity to consolidate their theoretical studies with practical laboratory sessions and lectures. They work closely with current education provider ACOD. Students are able to qualify for New Zealand registration, and for various honours qualifications, and seek to promote and further the interests of qualified dispensing opticians.

News & Updates

Covid-19 update

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New Zealand is currently at the ORANGE setting. Go to for full information. All members should continue to read the communications from the ADONZ and ODOB.  The ODOB sends…

ADONZ 70th Anniversary 2022 Annual Conference and Graduation

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ADONZ 70th Anniversary 2022 ANNUAL CONFERENCE and GRADUATION Trinity Wharf, Tauranga - Friday 28 to Sunday 30 October 2022 More information coming soon...  We look forward to seeing you there!

CPD information for Dispensing Opticians

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All Dispensing Opticians now have until 30 November 2022 to gain the 20 point requirement.  As of 1 November 2022, all Dispensing Opticians are required to complete the following over…

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Postal Address: PO Box 137 Morrinsville, 3340
Phone / Fax: 07 824 1044