Supervision of Pre-Registration Optometrists

Supervision of Pre-Registration Optometrists

Any optometrist who is involved in supervising a pre-registration trainee or colleague must be aware of the activities of the trainee or colleague.  The optometrist must be available, and able, to give support or advice where necessary.


College Guidelines on Supervision

The College of Optometrists provides detailed guidance surrounding supervision, including how to become a supervisor, what is involved, required experience and assessments.

Operational Advice for Employers 

Following the findings released on 30 June 2009 of a GOC Fitness to Practise hearing regarding supervision, FODO has issued Operational Advice for Employers.

To view the hearing findings on the GOC website, click here