Fellows' tie

Catalogue Number: 483
Fellows' tie
Category: Memorabilia and ephemera
Institution: Victorian College of Optometry
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1985
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Melbourne
Publisher/Manufacturer: Hollygreen
Description Of Item: 100% polyester neck tie, dark navy blue with two diagonal green and yellow stripes and the crest of the College
Historical Significance: The College had as one of its goals the promotion of high standards of practice and of ethical and professional conduct. It had a code of ethics and professional conduct to which it urged all members of the College to adhere. In 1985 it excluded a member for a breach of professional standards, notably in this instance, for working for a dispenser when the Registration Act required the control of optometric practices to be in the hands of optometrists. In the same year it introduced a Fellowship of the College, where Fellows had to have had a year of experience in practice, to undertake at least 10 hours of continuing education a year and to adhere to the Colleges codes of ethics and professional standards. Fellows were entitiled to the affix FVCO and there was also a Fellows tie.
How Acquired: Donated by Barry Cole, Fellow of the College
Condition: Good
Location: Archive room. West wall. Unit 3 Drawer 1

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