University of Technology Sydney

C07141v1 Graduate Diploma in Vision Science

Award(s): Graduate Diploma in Vision Science (GradDipVisSc)
CRICOS code: 098503M
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 48
Course EFTSL: 1
Location: City campus


This is an exit-only course. There is no direct admission to it. Current UTS students may be able to submit an Internal Course Transfer (Graduating) application to exit with this course. See the Course transfer page for further details.

Course intended learning outcomes
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Exit award
Other information


Students enrolled in the Master of Orthoptics (C04299) can apply to transfer into this exit-only course after completing 48 credit points of specified study and gain a graduate diploma qualification.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Reflect on knowledge, attitudes and skills acquired for the evaluation and integration of emerging evidence into health practice.
1.2 Analyse and synthesise knowledge of health and vision sciences concepts and theory, and apply skills of inquiry to support decision-making.
2.1 Demonstrate ethical behaviour and knowledge in the principles of evidence-based practice in health for the benefit of the wider community.
2.2 Demonstrate ethical, compassionate and respectful approaches to the practice of vision science.
2.3 Effectively and accurately communicate concepts in vision science, while acknowledging and adapting communication to address cultural and linguistic diversity.
3.1 Demonstrate knowledge of health systems and concerns in national and global communities.
4.1 Demonstrate respect and value for diverse ways of knowing, being and doing, in particular recognising the diversity of Indigenous Australians while critically reflecting upon the impact of ongoing colonisation and its pervasive discourse on their health and wellbeing, and integrating this knowledge into practice.

Course duration and attendance

This course can be completed in one year of full-time study.

Course structure

This course comprises a total of 48 credit points.

Course completion requirements

96027 Eye and Visual Systems 6cp
96028 Binocular Vision and Ocular Motility 1 6cp
96029 Ocular Pathology 1 6cp
96030 Introduction to Professional Practice 6cp
Select 24 credit points of options: 24cp
96032 Binocular Vision and Ocular Motility 26cp 
96031 Clinical Management of Refractive Error6cp 
96036 Neurological Ocular Disorders6cp 
96033 Ocular Pathology 26cp 
96034 Professional Practice 16cp 
96035 Research Project 16cp 
96037 Therapy, Management and Rehabilitation6cp 
Total 48cp

Exit award

This is an exit-only course for students enrolled in the Master of Orthoptics (C04299). Direct entry is not available.

Other information

For further information about this course, or instructions on how to apply for an internal course transfer (graduating), contact the UTS Student Centre on:

telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887) or
+61 2 9514 1222