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Glossary

  • SCM

    Senior Council Member The Senior Council Member’s role is to act as a sounding board for the Chair of Council; serve as an intermediary for other Council members; and formally manage the appraisal of the Chair’s performance annually.

  • SMT

    Senior Management Team. The GOC’s SMT comprises the Chief Executive and Registrar, the Director of Resources, the Director of Policy and Communications and the Director of Regulation.

  • Specialty

    An area of skilled practise that requires additional training, assessment and qualification. Registrants with a specialty entered against their name in the opticians register are qualified to perform additional duties to those of a normal optometrists or dispensing optician.