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Qualification: Optician technician (no legal status)

Optician technician (no legal status)

Qualification Information

The certificate holder will be able to:

  • correctly use machines, tools and equipment in an optical workshop,
  • read regulations on optical device and keep documentation,
  • communicate effectively with co-workers and clients and work in a team,
  • provide professional advice to clients in the process of choosing an optical device,
  • autonomously manufacture a high-quality optical device using appropriate materials and technology,
  • perform quality control of the manufactured optical device,
  • maintain and repair optical devices,
  • give advice on types of vision protection devices,
  • give advice on the importance of correct wearing and handling of contact lenses and on the correct use of fluid for lens maintenance and hygiene;

Elective:

  • demonstrate enterprise skills and successfully market products and services,
  • use optical instruments correctly,
  • clean and maintain simple optical instruments.

Certificate holders supplement their key vocational knowledge and abilities with key general knowledge in line with national standards.
 

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Students' vocational abilities and skills and the fulfilment of conditions to obtain credits in accordance with the education programme are established through testing and assessment. Assessment also takes into account non-formally acquired knowledge, which must be adequately demonstrated. Students are assessed using scores from 5 (excellent) to 1 (inadequate).

 

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Vocational and technical secondary schools and adult education institutions.

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Students must successfully (i.e. with positive scores) complete general education subjects, compulsory and elective vocational modules, and the open part of the curriculum. They must also complete extracurricular activities, practical on-the-job training and a vocational matura.

The vocational matura comprises a compulsory section (written and oral examination in Slovene and optometry) and an elective section (written and oral examination in a foreign language or mathematics, and a service with an oral presentation).

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  • Elementary school education or
  • lower vocational education
NQF Level: 
5
Access requirements: 
  • Elementary school education or
  • lower vocational education
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Students must successfully (i.e. with positive scores) complete general education subjects, compulsory and elective vocational modules, and the open part of the curriculum. They must also complete extracurricular activities, practical on-the-job training and a vocational matura.

The vocational matura comprises a compulsory section (written and oral examination in Slovene and optometry) and an elective section (written and oral examination in a foreign language or mathematics, and a service with an oral presentation).