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CPD EVENTS

ODA is proud to be offering a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program to help grow and strengthen the skills of our community.
  • FREE Medibank Webinar - Financial Wellness
    FREE Medibank Webinar - Financial Wellness
    Webinar
    Hosted by Medibank with guest speaker Canna Campbell
  • SILMO Singapore 2024
    SILMO Singapore 2024
    Wed, 24 Apr
    Singapore, 1 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039593
    Singapore, 1 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039593
    Block your calendar for the most exciting international optics and eyewear trade fair in Asia!
  • Webinar Wednesday - Dispensing Quality Single Vision Lenses with Confidence (ODOB Accredited)
    Webinar Wednesday - Dispensing Quality Single Vision Lenses with Confidence (ODOB Accredited)
    WEBINAR WEDNESDAY CPD EVENT
    Online webinar on the last Wednesday of every month on a variety of topics designed to upskill the Optical Dispensing Community. FREE for ODA Members!
  • OSHOW24
    OSHOW24
    Fri, 17 May
    Moore Park, 1 Driver Ave, Moore Park NSW 2021, Australia
    Moore Park, 1 Driver Ave, Moore Park NSW 2021, Australia
    Discover the latest in Equipment, Lenses, Frames and Sunglasses at a boutique industry event.
  • Make Your Own Eyewear Workshop @ OSHOW24
    Make Your Own Eyewear Workshop @ OSHOW24
    Fri, 17 May
    Moore Park, 1 Driver Ave, Moore Park NSW 2021, Australia
    Moore Park, 1 Driver Ave, Moore Park NSW 2021, Australia
    FRI 17th & SAT 18th MAY 2024 This is an exclusive ODA Workshop run by Eyewear Maker CHRIS SAVAGE. ODA Members SAVE 15%
  • Webinar Wednesday - Mastering Precision: Lens Coatings and Product Durability
    Webinar Wednesday - Mastering Precision: Lens Coatings and Product Durability
    WEBINAR WEDNESDAY CPD EVENT
    Online webinar on the last Wednesday of every month on a variety of topics designed to upskill the Optical Dispensing Community. FREE for ODA Members!
  • Opticycle Facility Tour
    Opticycle Facility Tour
    Fri, 21 June
    Opticycle, 19-23 Fariola St, Silverwater NSW 2128, Australia
    Opticycle, 19-23 Fariola St, Silverwater NSW 2128, Australia
    Join us as we visit Opticycle, Australia's only end to end recycling solution for used contact lens cases and eyeglasses.
  • ODA Aid Trip to Fiji 2024
    ODA Aid Trip to Fiji 2024
    Mon, 22 July
    Lautoka Fiji, 6FW2+V9H, Nadi, Fiji
    Lautoka Fiji, 6FW2+V9H, Nadi, Fiji
    Optical Dispensers Australia (ODA) is heading to Fiji in July 2024 to help remote villages access eyecare and better vision.
  • New Zealand CPD Accredited Webinar Recordings
    New Zealand CPD Accredited Webinar Recordings
    Watch 24/7 in the ODA Webinar Library
    ODA Webinar Library
    ODA Webinar Library
    NZ Dispensing Opticians can gain one (1) ODOB CPD point by watching the recorded version of approved ODA webinars. You must be a paid ODA Member for FREE webinar library access.
  • Webinar Wednesday - Adapting communication and approach to accommodate dementia (ODOB Accredited)
    Webinar Wednesday - Adapting communication and approach to accommodate dementia (ODOB Accredited)
    WEBINAR WEDNESDAY CPD EVENT
    Online webinar on the last Wednesday of every month on a variety of topics designed to upskill the Optical Dispensing Community. FREE for ODA Members!
  • WAVE 2024 - Registrations Now Open
    WAVE 2024 - Registrations Now Open
    Sat, 16 Mar
    The Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle, WA, 46-54 Marine Terrace, Fremantle WA 6160
    The Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle, WA, 46-54 Marine Terrace, Fremantle WA 6160
    Optical Dispensers Australia (ODA) is collaborating with Optometry Western Australia to offer a dedicated in-person dispensing stream at WAVE 2024
  • Make Your Own Eyewear Workshop MELBOURNE
    Make Your Own Eyewear Workshop MELBOURNE
    Sun, 03 Mar
    Melbourne - Victoria
    Melbourne - Victoria
    SAT 2nd & SUN 3rd MARCH 2024 This is an exclusive ODA Workshop run by Eyewear Maker CHRIS SAVAGE. ODA Members SAVE 15%
  • The ODA GALA ~ Melbourne 2024
    The ODA GALA ~ Melbourne 2024
    Fri, 01 Mar
    Melbourne Town Hall - Swanston Hall, 90/130 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
    Melbourne Town Hall - Swanston Hall, 90/130 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
    Celebrating all aspects of the Australian Optical Dispensing Industry
  • FREE CR Labs Tour & Hand Edging Class
    FREE CR Labs Tour & Hand Edging Class
    Fri, 01 Mar
    CR Labs, 66-74 Micro Cct, Dandenong South VIC 3175, Australia
    CR Labs, 66-74 Micro Cct, Dandenong South VIC 3175, Australia
    Get hands on with a Melbourne lab tour at CR Labs before The ODA GALA evening.
  • Webinar Wednesday - Ethical Dispensing Considerations (ODOB Accredited)
    Webinar Wednesday - Ethical Dispensing Considerations (ODOB Accredited)
    WEBINAR WEDNESDAY CPD EVENT
    Online webinar on the last Wednesday of every month on a variety of topics designed to upskill the Optical Dispensing Community. FREE for ODA Members!
  • FREE Medibank Webinar - Medibank Corporate Health Insurance
    FREE Medibank Webinar - Medibank Corporate Health Insurance
    Webinar
    Hosted and Presented by Medibank
  • Webinar Wednesday - Ophthalmic Lens Coatings
    Webinar Wednesday - Ophthalmic Lens Coatings
    Wed, 29 Nov
    WEBINAR WEDNESDAY CPD EVENT
    WEBINAR WEDNESDAY CPD EVENT
    Online webinar on the last Wednesday of every month on a variety of topics designed to upskill the Optical Dispensing Community. FREE for ODA Members!
  • FREE Medibank Webinar - Rethink the end of year rush
    FREE Medibank Webinar - Rethink the end of year rush
    Webinar
    Hosted by Medibank with guest speaker Emily Toner

ODA in conjunction with its Corporate Partners brings you Webinar Wednesdays – a CPD based one hour webinar program, held on the last Wednesday of each month (Feb – Nov) on a variety of industry related topics curated to help strengthen and expand our community's skill set. Webinar Wednesday events are available to Non-Members at a cost of $55 or FREE for Qualified Members. A selection of topics will also be FREE to Affiliate and Student Members. Attendees of these live events will be allocated the advertised member CPD points. 

Due to immense popularity, the addition of our Minibar Monday program offers a variety of shorter 30 minute sessions to supplement your developmental journey. Minibar Monday events are available to Non-Members at a cost of $35 or FREE for Qualified Members. A selection of topics will also be FREE to Affiliate and Student Members. Attendees of these live events will be allocated the advertised CPD points where applicable*.

(*Please note that not all Minibar Monday sessions are points based. See individual event details for point allocation information.)    

The carefully selected topics of all webinars and workshops are designed to grow your existing expertise outside of what you have learned in the workplace or during your Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing course. As covid restrictions ease, our face-to-face event options will also grow, so be sure to check back regularly for topic announcements and release dates.  

For ODA Members, a currency certificate will be distributed to those that have completed 10 CPD points each calendar year. On top of the educational benefits of the program, the currency certificate is a great addition to present to a future or current employer to show relevancy and up to date knowledge in the industry.    

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