This course is only available to Australian citizens or permanent residents, and New Zealand citizens

Overview

  • Ideal for practising cardiac scientists employed in a suitable clinical practice with access to clinical cardiac ultrasound experience.
  • Benefit from a combination of block classes of approximately one week's duration in each semester, web-based modules and clinical practice modules.
  • Graduate accredited by the Australasian Sonographer Accreditation Registry
  • Complete in 2 years part-time (external only).
QUT course code CS61
Attendance Part-time
Course duration 2 years part-time
Start month 2014 February
Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
External
  • Online
Faculty
  • Faculty of Health
Course contact Student Business Services (SBS) Admissions:
Careers
  • Cardiac Sonographer

Details

The Graduate Diploma in Cardiac Ultrasound program offers studies for practising cardiac scientists. The course uses a combination of block classes of approximately one week’s duration in each semester, web-based modules and clinical practice modules.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited with the Australasian Sonographer Accreditation Registry.

Advanced standing

Advanced standing is granted to students who hold the Diploma in Medical Ultrasonography (Cardiac) awarded by the Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine. See Entry requirements for more information.

Units

Download course structures and unit outlines for Graduate Diploma in Cardiac Ultrasound

The Graduate Diploma in Cardiac Ultrasound takes two years of part-time study to complete. All students are required to attend an intensive one-week block on campus at the beginning of each semester.
The structure of this course includes:

  • „formal classroom components and clinical skills development sessions conducted during the intensive on-campus blocks
  • comprehensive online lectures and self-assessment tutorials.

Applicants will need to maintain access to suitable clinical experience for the duration of the course.

Entry requirements

2014 applications have closed

Applicants for the 2014 intake were due on the 30 November 2013 and are now closed. If  you are considering applying to study in 2015 we recommend you apply in August as places in this course do fill quickly.

Please also read the following information as a guide only as it details the requirements for entry in 2014 and these may change prior to the 2015 intake. 2015 requirements will be published in June.

 

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to have:

  • a bachelor degree or equivalent in a relevant science or allied health field (e.g. medical imaging science, biomedical science or nursing);
  • a minimum of three months full-time equivalent prior supervised, hands-on clinical experience in cardiac ultrasound; and
  • written proof of access to suitable clinical experience*.

*Students will need to maintain access to suitable clinical experience for the duration of the course. In accordance with the Australasian Sonographer Accreditation Registry (ASAR) Program Accreditation Guidelines, it is recommended that students be engaged in cardiac ultrasound practice for a minimum of three days/week over a two year period, full-time equivalent, in an Australian or New Zealand clinical setting.

In order to provide evidence of prior clinical experience and access to clinical experience, applicants must provide a letter from their clinical supervisor stating the following:

  • that the applicant has a minimum of three months full-time equivalent supervised, hands-on clinical experience in cardiac ultrasound (at least 450 hours) at the time of application;
  • that the student is rostered to train or work in cardiac ultrasound for a minimum of three days per week and/or independently performing 15  studies per week;
  • the name and address of the practice where the applicant works; and
  • the title and qualifications of the clinical supervisor (if a sonographer, the supervisor must also state their cardiac ultrasound qualification).

 

Early Closing Date

You should submit your application as soon as possible and by no later than 30 November.

Should your application be received at QUT after the relevant closing date it will not guaranteed to be processed and may be held for the next intake the following year.

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.

2014: $4,100 per Study Period - Part-time (24 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You'll need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

More information on the SSAF

FEE-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a FEE-HELP loan.

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Scholarships and financial support

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

These scholarships are available for this course:

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You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments

Apply

How to apply for Graduate Diploma in Cardiac Ultrasound

You apply directly to QUT for all our postgraduate courses.

Are you ready to submit your application?

You're ready if you have:

  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for. You can apply for up to 3.
  2. Checked important dates.
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements
  4. Checked course costs and if you're eligible for financial support
  5. Checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
  6. Collected supporting documents (see application form)

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

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