Requirements for Approved Qualifications in Optometry or Dispensing Optics



In February 2021, our Council approved new education and training requirements for GOC approved qualifications leading to registration as a dispensing optician or optometrist. The new requirements consist of:

  • Outcomes for Registration
  • Standards for Approved Qualifications
  • Quality Assurance and Enhancement Method

In March 2022, we made some minor amendments to the Outcomes for Registration which reflect the content within the Sector Partnership for Optical Knowledge and Education (SPOKE) Indicative Guidance.


1 March 2021 (updated March 2022)