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ACOD Optical Dispensing Course For NZ Students

Enrolments are open year-round; you can start at any time.

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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: 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



OptiBlocks Education Committee

Additional information for trainee funding through MSD

Information about the subsidies available from the Ministry of Social Development are available here:


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 20 and Saturday 21 September 2024 For an outline of our conference weekend (including registration fees) click here..  Registrations will open in…

ADONZ office

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The office is open part time, variable hours (usually afternoons) on weekdays only.  If you have questions, please email:   Emails are checked regularly when the office is open and…

ADONZ 2023 Wage and Work Survey

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Annual Wage Surveys are conducted at the end of each year and the results are published on the Resources page. Wage survey information from December 2023 has been collated and…

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