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April Petrusma

Optical Dispensing Trainer


  • Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing

  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

  • Certificate III in Business

  • Bachelor Visual Communication Design

April is a qualified optical dispenser with a degree in visual communication design and a high level of expertise in optics, business management and tertiary education. She has experience within the corporate, independent and education sectors of optical dispensing and is the co-founder and CEO of Optical Dispensers Australia (ODA) - Australia’s national body providing support, resources and development opportunities for optical dispensers.

As a qualified trainer & assessor, April has been a senior trainer at ACOD since the college began in 2017, teaching across various states of Australia and New Zealand. She is a passionate advocate for the optical dispensing profession and has contributed to various articles and authored dispensing columns in Australian and New Zealand Ophthalmic media publications including mivision, Insight, Eyetalk and NZ Optics.

April Petrusma
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