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Interested in becoming a locum optometrist?

A locum optometrist is someone who provides professional optometric services, on an irregular basis, to other optometrists. The locuming period might be from a few hours to a year or more. A locum is different to a casual, part-time and full-time employee.

Are you looking for locum work? Please have a look at our Jobs Board.

If you’re thinking about setting yourself up as a locum optometrist, you probably have a number of questions such as:

  • How do I set up as a locum?
  • Will I set up as a sole-trader or company?
  • Do I need to register for GST?
  • How do I write an invoice?
  • Does my professional indemnity insurance cover me for locum work?

Login now to find answers to some of these questions, and download one of our valuable locum guides. All Optometry Australia members can also contact us or visit our FAQs page if you have further questions.

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