Advanced Certificate of Performance in Ophthalmic Dispensing

Course Date:
To be advised

Registration Period:
To be advised

240 hrs, 12 months (PT)

8:00am to 11:00am, Monday to Sunday

Singapore Polytechnic

Course Introduction

This course is specially designed to train new entry opticians in the technical skills & professional knowledge required in the field of opticianry.

Course Outline

This course is designed to train new opticians in the technical skills & professional knowledge required in the field of opticianry.

The course duration is 1 year, delivered part-time with On-the-Job training.

The course will include modules such as physiological optics, ocular anatomy and ocular physiology, geometrical and physical optics, business principles for opticianry practice, optics & the eye, ophthalmic optics, legislation and ethics and ophthalmic dispensing.

Successful completion of this course will enable the applicant to register as an optician (provisional license in Dispensing) with the Optometrists and Opticians Board.

Suitable for


Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge

  • Possess ES Workplace Literacy (Reading, Writing, Listening & Speaking) Level 6 or GCE 'O' Level English grade C6 or GCE ‘N’ level passes in English Language grade D5; AND
  • Possess ES Workplace Numeracy Level 6 or GCE'O' Level Mathematics grade C6, or GCE ‘N’ level passes in Mathematics grade D5; AND
  • At least 1 year relevant working experience and must be existing employees within the optical trade in Singapore currently

Important Note:

** Applicants who do not meet the entry requirement will not be accepted into the course. PACE reserves the right to withdraw or reject applicant for any false declaration submitted.

Applicants with severe vision impairment may encounter difficulties meeting the course requirements and expectations. Please refer to the Optometrist & Opticians Board (OOB) website on “Fitness to Practice” for registered Opticians.

Mode of Assessment

Participants are required to pass assigned practical tests, written tests and fulfilled required assignments.

Award / Certification / Accreditation

• Certificate of Performance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who pass the examination and meet at least 75% attendance rate

Full Fees (before GST): $4,500.00
GST payable for all funding-eligible applicants*: $315.00
GST payable for others: $315.00

Applicants/EligibilitySkillsFuture FundingSubsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above1$3,150.00
Singapore Citizens aged below 40$2,250.00
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders$2,250.00 
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders2$3,150.00
Others (Full fees payable)$0.00$4,815.00

*As per SSG’s policy, the GST payable is calculated based on 7% of the baseline funding subsidy of 70%

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.

1Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here
2 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information of the scheme, click here. To view SP’s list of similar funded courses, click here. Please submit the attached “Declaration Form for Enhanced Training Support Scheme for SME” together with your online application.

Funding Incentives

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Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit
Terms and Conditions

*Please note that once the maximum class size is reached, the online registration will be closed.
You may register your interest, and would be notified if there is new run.

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at

Documents Required for Registration

a) A clear copy (back and front) of NRIC for Singaporeans and PRs, or 'Employment'/ 'S' Pass for foreign applicants

b) A clear copy of your academic certificate/result slip/ transcript (eg: GCE 'N'/ 'O' Certificate)

c) A copy of Letter of Employment by an optical outlet in Singapore

d) A copy of completed Declaration Form

IMPORTANT: Applications without ALL of the above required supporting documents will be considered incomplete and rejected. Singapore Polytechnic regrets that we will not be able to inform individual applicants of the incomplete documentation nor disclose the reasons for selection/non-selection of applicants.

2. Foreign certificates submitted, should be translated to English.

3. All successful applicants will be notified to make payment via email.

4. Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy

c) For payment via PayNow, please enter the UEN No. T08GB0056ACET and indicate the invoice/registration number. 

*With effect from 1 August 2021, cheque payment will not be available.