This qualification is designed to provide the skills and information necessary for the making and fitting of prescribed lenses and spectacles. It is for students employed as trainee optical dispensers, either by a licensed optical dispenser or a registered optometrist. You will need to have access to optical dispensing equipment in order to carry out the various activities required of the course.
Western Sydney is a rapidly developing area with over 1.2 million people. TAFE NSW - Western Sydney Institute provides access to vocational, education and training including pathways to university for people currently residing in Western Sydney. Western Sydney Institute delivers nationally accredited qualifications with a practical focus in identified skills shortage areas, such as Children Services, Manufacturing and Engineering, Building and Construction, Nursing, Management and Accounting.
Western Sydney Institute has campuses in 10 locations and a facility for distance education located at Strathfield. Open Training and Education Network (OTEN) is the specialist distance education and open learning provider for TAFE NSW. OTEN delivers courses using a range of media including printed learning materials, videos, CD ROMS and DVDs.
The Institute delivers National Training packages in all industry areas and at all skill levels – from factory floor to senior management. Programs can be customised to suit your business needs. We can develop and design all training and assessment around your industry’s national standards.
The Institute offers a wide range of TAFE PLUS commercial courses and customised training delivered in colleges, at the workplace and flexibly via the internet.
The Institute, through the Sydney West International Education Unit, is a leading edge provider of educational services to approximately 1,000 international students from around 35 countries.
More than 74% of graduates (National Centre for Vocational & Educational Research Statistics 2005) gained employment six months after completing their qualifications with Western Sydney Institute. Western Sydney Institute values the engagement between our colleges, industry and the various communities we serve.