Fellowship FAQs

The ACBO Fellowship credential is the ultimate evidence of professional excellence in Behavioural Optometry. Becoming a Fellow takes you to the pinnacle of your career and provides recognition amongst your patients and peers. By becoming an ACBO Fellow, you are raising the clinical standard of optometry in Australasia.

Eligibility: Optometrists, must be ACBO members. Must have completed

  • the Masters unit in Behavioural Optometry at UNSW or 

  • All 4 courses in the OEP Core Curriculum (Art & Science, VT1, VT2 & VT3) to apply.

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• Your choice of Fellowship Pathway
• Online delivery of some aspects of the course, reducing the need to travel
• Pay as you go. Payments are due in 2 tranches of $1,500 AUD + gst: 

  • At enrolment in Year 1
  • At Closed Book Exam in October of Year 2

• Flexible timeline


New group starts every year. Enrollments close on 30 April annually. Approximately 4 years to complete.

Two Fellowship Pathways have been developed to suit candidates’ different circumstances & preferences.  Candidates must choose their pathway at commencement and stick to it throughout their journey through the Fellowship program.

PATHWAY 1 – Project based
The Fellowship Project is the centrepiece.
Will appeal to the academically-inclined candidate.


PATHWAY 2 – Practicum based
Based around completion of a 50 hour Practicum instead of the Fellowship Project.
Will appeal to those who prefer hands-on learning.
Practicum stage can be done concurrently with other Year 2 activities if desired.