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. Contact email@example.com for more information.
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 2016
Changes to retail penalty rates 1 Jul 2017
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.