Catalogue Number: 3832
Queensland Institute of Technology Handbook 1967
Sub-Category: Optometry course handbook, syllabi
Institution: Queensland Institute of Technology
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1967
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Brisbane, Australia
Publisher/Manufacturer: Watson Ferguson & Company for Queensland Institute of Technology
Description Of Item: Soft cover book 213mm x 140mm x 14mm of 194 pages of information regarding courses available at the Queensland Institute of Technology (now Queensland University of Technology) in 1967. Inside the front cover is a newspaper cutting advertising a number of positions available at QIT with a closing date for applications of 13th November 1967.
Historical Significance: Queensland Institute of Technology resulted from the amalgamation of Brisbane Central Technical College and several other technical colleges in 1965. BCTC and the Queensland College of Optometry had cooperated in providing an optometry course in Queensland from 1949. A three year diploma course was offered until 1981 when it became a four year course. QIT became Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in 1989. (Source: Cole, B. L. A History of Australian Optometry 2015, pp 75-77)Ian Baley returned to Australia from the UK and became Clinic Director and Lecturer at the VCO.
How Acquired: Donated by Ian Bailey
Date Acquired: 7/10/2019
Location: Archive office. Pamphlet and ephemera filing cabinet. Drawer 9