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NOTE: All Expressions of Interest applications must include a brief curriculum vitae of less than three pages and a cover letter.

Nomination to Joint Committee MS-024 Optics and Ophthalmics

Standards New Zealand is inviting NZ Fellows to nominate a representative to the MS-024 Optics and Ophthalmics joint standards committee. RANZCO previously participated in the committee and the seat is currently vacant.

Please find:

The following links provide useful information on Standards Australia’s expectations and requirements for nominating organisations and committee members, including New Zealand representatives on joint committees:


For nomination applications, the two attached forms should be completed and returned along with a copy of the nominee’s CV.  The nomination form may be physically signed and scanned, or electronic copies of signatures may be applied.

Please note: The Deed Form may be witnessed by anyone provided they are over 18, regardless of whether or not they are a member of the nominating organisation, and witnessed/signed on the same day as the nominee.

Completed forms should be returned via email.

Closing date: 15 September 2020

Vision 2020 Australia is seeking a new Director for their Board

Vision 2020 Australia is part of VISION 2020: The Right to Sight, an initiative of the World Health Organisation and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness.  Vision 2020 Australia’s role is to ensure that eye health and vision care remains high on the health, disability and international development agendas of Australian governments. This will ensure that Australia fulfils its commitments under the World Health Assembly resolutions and World Health Organization’s Universal eye health: a global action plan 2014-2019.

Directors are appointed for three-year terms. The Board meets four times a year and is usually required to attend one or two meetings in Canberra.  Board duties include setting the strategic direction of V2020 and ensuring good governance. Directors are also expected to sit on either the Finance & Audit Committee or Corporate Governance Committee, both of which meet four times a year in addition to the Board meetings. Meetings are usually held via video-conference.

The RANZCO Nominations Committee will determine which nominations to submit to Vision 2020 Australia. Voting will take place at the Vision 2020 Australia AGM on 12 November 2020.

If you are interested in becoming a Director on the Board of Vision 2020 Australia, please forward your expression of interest with a copy of your current CV (no longer than 3 pages) to

Closing date: 16 September

Trainee Progression Committee Members

RANZCO is currently recruiting additional members for the Trainee Progression Committee (TPC) with up to 3 openings available.

The current responsibilities of the TPC include:

  • reviewing and determining a trainee’s completion of the Research Requirement of the RANZCO VTP (TPC Chair).
  • reviewing cases of trainees with unsatisfactory levels of performance and progress during training and then to make a decision about the outcomes required.
  • approving the proposals submitted by trainees entering their Final Year of the VTP, as well as the Final Reports submitted at the conclusion of the Final Year placement.
  • determining whether a trainee has satisfactorily met all the requirements of the VTP.

Following the launch of the new VTP in 2022, the TPC will also be tasked with making the progression decisions for basic trainees to be accepted into advanced training and the transitions from avanced training to Final Year and Final Year to College Fellowship.

To be eligible to apply, you should meet the following criteria:

  • be a Fellow of the College;
  • demonstrate commitment to the education of trainees (for example, by experience in a training hospital, university department or in the clinical education of trainees; or involvement in an active education working group or a regional Qualification and Education Committee);
  • be willing to commit the time and energy required to participate fully in attending meetings scheduled, reviewing relevant trainee documentation, and in related development and collegiate activities.

Committee Members are appointed having consideration to the aims and intent of the RANZCO Diversity and Inclusion Policy and RANZCO’s commitment to achieving a goal of 35% female representation on all committee and leadership bodies, as well as geographical spread across Australia and New Zealand.

If you are interested and wish to review the current Terms of Reference, please contact Diana Russino via email.

Appointment shall be initially for a term of three (3) years, renewable, following which re-appointment will be on an annual basis to a maximum term of six (6) years.

If you are interested in joining the Trainee Progression Committee, please forward your expression of interest addressing the eligibility criteria with a copy of your current CV to Diana Russino via email.

Closing date: 30 September 2020

Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) seeking qualified ophthalmologists

Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) is seeking qualified ophthalmologists from the College to form part of an external panel of medical experts with whom they could consult on an ad hoc basis.

The panel is expected to assist ACER in ensuring that all candidates have an equitable opportunity to demonstrate their skills and competence in the exams that ACER runs. Ophthalmologists on the panel will be expected to provide advice to ACER on its policy and procedures on test accommodations to assist candidates with vision impairment.

Experience on a College education, training or exam committee would be valued.

For further information regarding the panel, please contact Yoshi Hashinaka via email.

Closing date: 6 October 2020

Last updated: September 15, 2020

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