Train as an Ocularist

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OASA is proud to announce; that In terms of Section 23 of the Policy and Criteria for Recognising a Professional Body and Registering a Professional Designation for the Purposes of the National Qualifications Framework Act, Act 67 of 2008. OASA has been recognised through SAQA as the Professional Body, mandated to manage the affairs of Ocularistry, for a second five-year term ending October 2022. At the same time, the designation of an Ocularist was registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF)


Application Process



Click this link, book and pay for your online assessment through the OASA accredited Service provider, Student Experience. You will receive your personal assessment report within 24 hours.

Step 1

Step 2


If the results of your online assessment are positive, then contact any registered Optometrist and arrange a Colour Vision Assessment.


Click here to complete an application for training. At this time you will have the option to submit the following documents:

  • Personal Online Assessment Results
  • Colour Vision Assessment Certificate from your Optometrist
  • All the supporting documents listed on the application form

Step 3

Step 4


Providing that all requirements in Step Three are met, and the results are acceptable, then a member of the PR team will contact you to set up a panel interview with members of the OASA board. During the Panel Interview, should you wish to apply for academic credit of any study material you have already undergone which is part of the Ocularist training programme, you can offer a written submission supported by copies of the relevant qualifications.


After a successful interview with the Panel and securing a position with a Senior Ocularist, you will be given the opportunity to join OASA as a member, in the category of Student Member. This membership of OASA is necessary for your registration through Student Experience to begin your five-year training programme.

Step 5



Why Choose the OASA Online Assessment


The OASA Online Assessment identifies the best career opportunities with a 95% accuracy rate. The assessment also identifies areas for improvement inclusive of numeracy and literacy skills and provides a wealth of information pertaining to career suitability and recommended career paths. 

The TAMI Career Guidance solution offered by Student Experience Management is based on objective, validated research from top global institutions compiled over the last 60 years, integrating fields as diverse as fields of psychology, neuroscience, ethnology, cultural anthropology, sociology and economics, organisational theory and organisational behaviour amongst others. 

This assessment provides an indication of a variety of career opportunities ideally suited to your individual strengths and competencies and can thus be used in any formal recruitment process and future job applications to give you the competitive edge! This valuable profile matches your career aptitude and ability to perform with more than 20 suitable career sectors and can be added to your curriculum vitae in the future.


Should you require any additional information or assistance please do not hesitate to contact us on:

Tel:  081 392 8976

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The OASA Board

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