An eye health training program for primary health care personnel, especially Aboriginal health practitioners, has been launched by the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) and the Vision Initiative (Victoria’s eye health promotion program).
‘Looking Deadly’ is a self-paced, online module that covers some elements of the VET accredited unit HLTAHW030 – Provide information and strategies in eye health (Release 2). The content has been specially designed with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients in mind.
Taking approximately three hours to complete, the module covers eye health statistics, anatomy of the eye, common eye conditions, and eye health and vision care.
VACCHO also has opportunities for interested people in Victoria who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander to get an “insider view” of the eye health industry and start working towards a career in optical dispensing.
Contact: NoelaP@vaccho.org.au for more information.