Work-Study Post-Diploma – Specialist Diploma in Community Optometry

Work-Study Programme / 12 months

Note: Next intake: Oct 2021
Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Lesson Plan
Certification
Entry Requirements
Course Fees

Course Information

This Work-Study Post-Diploma (WSP) is designed to give fresh graduates of a full-time Polytechnic Diploma* a career head-start in Community Optometric Practice.


This 12-month programme consists of 2 Post-Diploma Certificates (PDC), including on-the-job training with eye centres.

Successful graduates may be eligible for 40 CPE points.

Learning Outcomes

Secure Your Future

  • For Optometrists who wish to enhance their career and improve eye care in the community
  • Earn a competitive starting salary
  • Enjoy full company sponsorship of course fees
  • Receive a $5,000 sign-on incentive*

*Terms & Conditions Apply

Strengthen Your Skill

  • Deepen professional knowledge & skills in optometry through structured on-the-job training in clinical practice
  • Receive career guidance & workplace support with a company mentor
  • Attain industry-recognised certification through facilitated training

Enhance Your Worth

  • Acquire relevant work experience & skills valued by the Optometry sector
  • Enjoy wage increments & meaningful career advancement

Course 
Schedule

Twice to thrice a week during the semester: 8am to 12pm

Next intake: 18 Oct 2021
Application Period: 15 Jun – 31 Jul 2021

Course Date and Time: Twice to thrice a week during the semester, 8am to 12pm.
Venue: Ngee Ann Polytechnic

For more information about application, please refer to the application guide here. Download application checklist here.

Lesson Plan

Post-Diploma Certificate in Ocular Health
This Work-Study Post-Diploma (WSP) is designed to give fresh Polytechnic graduates a career head-start in Community Optometric Practice. This 12-month programme consists of 2 Post-Diploma Certificates (PDC), including on-the-job training with eye centres. Successful graduates may be eligible for 40 CPE points.
Module
Geriatric and Low Vision
Module
Ocular and Systemic Diseases
Module
Community Optometric Practice
Post-Diploma Certificate in Community Optometric Practice
This Work-Study Post-Diploma (WSP) is designed to give fresh Polytechnic graduates a career head-start in Community Optometric Practice. This 12-month programme consists of 2 Post-Diploma Certificates (PDC), including on-the-job training with eye centres. Successful graduates may be eligible for 40 CPE points.
Module
Refractive Correction Strategies
Module
Myopia and its Complications
Module
Clinical Practicum in Community Optometry

Certification

1 Specialist Diploma in Community Optometry
2 Certificates
6 Modules

Entry Requirements

Applicants with any of the following qualifications are invited to apply for the course:

(a)Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents

(b) Has graduated within the 3 yrs (or ORD for those who served NS after graduation) of the following full-time Polytechnic Diplomas*:

– Diploma in Optometry, Ngee Ann Polytechnic

– Diploma in Optometry, Singapore Polytechnic

Course Fees

As the WSP is a company-sponsored programme, the course fees will be fully borne by the company

Applicants / Eligibility Fees