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ACOD Optical Dispensing Course For NZ Students

Enrolments are open year-round; you can enrol and start at any time. Click the link to enrol now:

Enrol NowClick here to apply for the 2023 Conference Sponsorship

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

Current courses

Certificate IV In Optical Dispensing Record Of Training (ROT) Booklet – ACOD


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: [email protected]If you are already FBDO qualified and would like to train to become an examiner, please contact Alicia Thompson at ABDO for more information: [email protected]

OptiBlocks / Student Sponsors


3/43A Ethel St
Seaforth, NSW
Australia 2092

OptiBlocks Education Committee

Additional information for trainee funding through MSD


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

2024 ADONZ Annual Conference and Graduation

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2024 Annual Conference and Graduation Rydges Wellington - Friday 19 to Sunday 22 September Details for our Annual Conference, Graduation, and Trade Show will be available in early 2023.  Please…

CPD information for Dispensing Opticians

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The current Dispensing Optician CPD cycle is from 1 December 2022 to 30 November 2024.  You must complete the 20 credit requirement during this time to maintain your Annual Practising…

ADONZ office

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The office is open part time, with variable hours on weekdays only.  If you have questions, please email:  [email protected]   Emails are checked regularly when the office is open and you'll…

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Postal Address: PO Box 137 Morrinsville, 3340
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 07 824 1044