Optometry Victoria's student academic award

Outstanding final year students recognised

Academic award

Optometry Victoria's academic award is for final year students who epitomise the highest commitment to patient care. 

The prize is awarded each year to a final year student from Deakin University and from the University of Melbourne, who demonstrate outstanding clinical aptitude, commitment to evidence-based practice and professonalism.

The successful students receive a cash prize of $1,500 each, to spend as they see fit.


To be eligible students must:

  • be a current student member of Optometry Victoria; 
  • renew as an Immediate Graduate member of Optometry Victoria
  • have completed all the academic requirements to be eligible to graduate, and 
  • be eligible to register with AHPRA on graduation, to practice optometry in Victoria.

Please feel free to contact our office with any questions about the award by emailing office.vic@optometry.org.au or calling on (03) 9652 9100. You can also speak to your course co-ordinator.