Practice Management advice
Optometry Australia provides practice management advice and assistance to help members in all areas related to the setting up and managing a successful practice. From business valuations to succession planning, members can access general optometry-specific information as well as seeking advice from our affiliates who specialises in this area.
For more information view this video or email your enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org
Call our free Optometry Australia HR/IR Member Assist service. Alternatively, you can call your State Division or National Office who can often help you on advice for any employment related matters.
Industry award rates:
OA General Retail - Pay Scale Summary 1 July 2017
3.3% wage increase with new penalty rates - effective 1 July 2017
NEW - Changes to General Retail Industry Award - January 2018
Single Touch Payroll
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has implemented new financial reporting obligations requiring more information to be provided each time you pay your employees. They are calling the new system the Single Touch Payroll (STP). For more information click here.
Starting a practice
A new edition of the Optometry Australia starting a practice guide will be available shortly. In the meantime please direct all enquiries to email@example.com
Our own Optometry Australia practice standards can be used by optometrists as a reference on best practice patient care with respect to practice processes and system. This resource covers practice design, staff, equipment, hygiene, OH&S requirements and more.
Private Health insurance
Health Insurance Consultants Australia (HICA
) provides optometrists and their patients with a no-cost, obligation-free health insurance assessment. HICA refers only to health funds that pay the same rebate whichever practice the patient chooses to attend - great for optometrists to ensure patients get the right advice.