HLT47815 Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing

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Course description

Get qualified to work at an optometrist’s shop selling eyewear with the Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing (HLT47815). This is a nationally recognised qualification that can be completed over 18 months (mix of classroom and online learning). The course will teach you how to dispense optical appliances and prescriptions in accordance with strict professional standards and infection controls. You’ll also be taught the basics in customer service and retail sales.

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Nationally recognised

Average duration

18 months

Online or Distance

On-campus or Workplace


This course can help you get a job as:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Optical Dispenser$1,150 weekly pay

Government funding

The Australian government provides funding to help students who are completing the HLT47815 Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing. The type of funding you receive depends on the state that you live in.

There are eligibility requirements for each type of funding. Enquire with a course provider to check your eligibility.

Payment options

Interest free payment plan
Most course providers offer flexible payment options for the HLT47815 Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing such as weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly interest-free payments for those who do not wish (or are unable) to pay their tuition fees outright. There is usually a discount for those who pay their tuition fees upfront. Enquire with a course provider to find out more.

Benefits of nationally recognised training

This is a nationally recognised course delivered by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). RTOs are strictly regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This guarantees you will be studying a quality-assured and nationally recognised qualification.

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These course providers offer the HLT47815 Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing:

TAFE Queensland
On Campus
Australasian College of Optical Dispensing
Online / On Campus