YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED
THE ODA GALA INCLUDES:
SWANSTON HALL – MELBOURNE TOWN HALL
FRIDAY, 01 MARCH 2024
– 5.30 PM TO 10.30 PM –
DRESS: BLACK TIE WITH A TOUCH OF SPARKLE
DRINKS & CANAPES INCLUDED
Celebrating all aspects of the Australian Optical Dispensing Industry
With thanks to our ODA Excellence Awards Sponsor
The ODA National Excellence Awards honours outstanding Optical Dispensers across Australia, and celebrates the vital contribution they make to the industry and the important role they play within the optical practice. With categories designed to recognise a variety of accomplishments including the prestigious ‘National Medal for Optical Dispensing Excellence’ nominations are open to all ODA Members and may be completed by the entrant themselves or a colleague.
CERT IV IN OPTICAL DISPENSING GRADUATION CEREMONY
A huge congratulations to everyone who has successfully completed the Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing this past year.
Please join us, along with your family, friends and work colleagues, in celebrating this momentous occasion. The dress code for the evening is Cocktail. The night will include canapés and drinks, followed by the presentation of certificates to the graduating class.
Nominations for the ODA Excellence Awards are now open!
ODA National Medal for Optical Dispensing Excellence
The winner of this prestigious award will be an outstanding, qualified Optical Dispenser who champions the profession. They will have excellent dispensing and communication skills, provide exemplary customer service and take immense pride in their role. They will show professionalism and advocacy for optical dispensing and will have evidence of their engagement in nurturing their own professional development.
Rookie of the Year Award
The winner of this award will be a current student, trainee or recently qualified Optical Dispenser that has been in the profession for less than 2 years. It recognises dedication and drive for someone embarking on a career in optics. Entries are welcome from Optical Assistants and Optical Dispensers that possess ambition and enthusiasm towards their role. They will be able to provide evidence showing consistency in exceeding customer expectations and the positive contribution they make in the practice in which they work.
Outstanding Practice Owner Award
The winner of this award will be a dispensing partner or owner of an optical practice that champions their role through empowering and leading their team, providing clinical excellence and delivering exceptional customer service. They will be able to provide evidence of innovation in their practice as well as patient satisfaction and positive team culture. As a qualified Optical Dispenser, they will exude professionalism and represent the profession in an enthusiastic manner.
CEO’s Member Dedication Award
The winner of this award will be an ODA Member that excels in their role and takes pride in the profession and their own ongoing professional development. They will be an advocate that is able to show evidence of engagement within the profession and industry through active participation in networking, events or activities that enhance their knowledge and skills.
Role Model & Leadership Award
The winner of this award will be an Optical Dispenser that fulfills a leadership role within their practice. They may be a team leader, trainer, supervisor or practice manager that motivates and inspires others to be the best they can be. They will be able to provide evidence that shows they conduct themselves in a professional manner, demonstrate clear and concise communication skills guided by compassion, and empowers others to reach their highest potential.
Community Champion Award
The winner of this award will be and Optical Dispenser or Affiliate that demonstrates a positive impact on their local or wider community through participating in charitable work, supporting or implementing community initiatives or consistently going above and beyond their call of duty. They will be able to provide evidence of their community engagement or altruistic activities.
Get ready for Melbourne
Melbourne is a diverse city that knows how to live. Choose from high-end cuisine to basement rock gigs, plays, festivals and blockbuster sporting events – all happening across a city full of parks, gardens and historic architecture. There's always something exciting happening in Melbourne, whatever your taste.
Laneways and byways
Explore historic arcades and laneways lined with fine dining restaurants, chic cafes, hidden bars and fashion boutiques or head to one of the many lush gardens throughout the city.
With thanks to our Graduation Sponsor
Cheer on your heroes
Discover Melbourne's obsession with football, cricket and soccer, as well as hockey, tennis and just about anything else that involves working up a sweat. Head to the sports precinct to visit the iconic ground of the MCG.
In Melbourne everything is live and full of energy. Turn up the volume at a concert hall, bar, pub, or open air stadium with music from local and international talent taking over venues across the city.