Advanced Certificate of Performance in Ophthalmic Dispensing

Course Date:

Registration Period:

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.

Existing opticians with less than 1 year of experience (as at Jan 2008) may also enrol in this course. The course duration is 10 months, 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

Applicant must possess the following:
1. GCE ‘O’ level grades in any 2 subjects (Grade 1-8)
GCE ‘N’ level passes in Mathematics or Science and 2 other subjects (Grade A-D or 1-5)

Equivalent or higher qualifications from overseas institutions, if certified as true copies in Singapore, may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

2. All participants are required to be existing employees within the optical trade.

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.

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


Total fees (incl. GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above1 $765.00
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $1,602.00
Singapore Permanent Residents $1,602.00
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents2 $765.00
Full Course Fee $4,815.00

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

1Under 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.
2Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here

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
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.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.

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