Becoming an O&M Specialist

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.

Click here for information from the Macquarie University website Master of Disability Studies with a specialisation in Sensory Disability 

Click here for information from the RIDBC Renwick Centre website Master of Disability Studies

Click here for information on scholarship opportunities through Guide Dogs NSW/ACT O&M Scholarship Applications


Graduate Diploma of Orientation and Mobility

Vision Australia – Kensington, Melbourne

Contact: Michelle Sharples

Vision Australia O&M Course