Enrolments are now open for 2020, click the link below to enrol now.

Acod Optical Dispensing Course For NZ Students

Enrolments are now open for 2020. Click the link to enrol now

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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:

    If 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

C/- Stenersen and Kain Opticians
211 Gladstone Road
Gisborne 4010, NZ

Steve Stenersen or Sue Kain
Phone: 06 867 5465
Fax: 06 867 3238
Mobile: 027 486 7540


Opti-Blocks, a subsidiary of ADONZ was created to help liaise with our education providers. Education is delivered via a Distance Learning Course for trainee dispensing opticians and which also incorporated 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

CPD information for Dispensing Opticians

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The ODOB recently communicated to all DOs that the current CPD cycle has been extended by 12 months to give everyone additional time to comply.  You now have until 30…

ADONZ office

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The ADONZ office is open flexible hours on weekdays.  If you have questions, please email:

Covid-19 update

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NZ is at Covid-19 Alert Level 1.  Please continue to read all communications from ADONZ (usually through our E-News) and the ODOB. As of Tuesday 9 June, Allied Health Services…

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