A variety of courses in Australia and New Zealand offer full O&M training or contain some O&M focus. The course you choose will depend on whether you wish to work primarily as an O&M Specialist, O&M Assistant, or whether you wish to have an understanding of O&M in the context of another role. At this point it is up to the individual employer to determine the standard of qualification they require in their staff, so you may wish to contact potential employers first. Many of these courses do not run every year and you will need to contact each course coordinator for more information.
An undergraduate degree in a related field such as Health Sciences, Psychology, Rehabilitation or Education is generally required for entry to these courses. Contact individual course coordinators for specific information on the course you are interested in.
Scholarship Opportunity – Master of Disability Studies
Offered by the RIDBC Renwick Centre, in affiliation with Macquarie University
Information will be available soon.
Graduate Diploma of Orientation and Mobility
Vision Australia – Kensington, Melbourne
Contact: Michelle Sharples Michelle.firstname.lastname@example.org