Highlights

  • Ideal for practising cardiac sonographers employed in a suitable clinical practice with access to clinical cardiac ultrasound experience.
  • Benefit from a combination of on campus blocks in semesters 1-3 (each block 3 days duration), web-based modules and clinical practice modules.
  • Graduate accredited by the Australasian Sonographer Accreditation Registry
  • Complete in 2 years part-time (external only).

Highlights

  • Ideal for practising cardiac sonographers employed in a suitable clinical practice with access to clinical cardiac ultrasound experience.
  • Benefit from a combination of on campus blocks in semesters 1-3 (each block 3 days duration), web-based modules and clinical practice modules.
  • Graduate accredited by the Australasian Sonographer Accreditation Registry
  • Complete in 2 years part-time (external only).

What to expect

The Graduate Diploma in Cardiac Ultrasound program offers studies for practising cardiac sonographers. The course uses a combination of block classes of three days duration in semesters 1 - 3, web-based modules and clinical practice modules. A final clinical exam occurs on-site at QUT in the final semester.  

Course requirements

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. You will need to identify these requirements and ensure you allow sufficient time to meet them.

The study mode of this course is external and students access the majority of course materials online. Therefore, all students will require computer access with sufficient internet speed to engage with the online lectures and tutorials.

Careers and outcomes

Professional recognition

This course is accredited with the Australasian Sonographer Accreditation Registry.

Possible careers

  • Cardiac Sonographer

Details and units

The Graduate Diploma in Cardiac Ultrasound takes two years of part-time study to complete. All students are required to attend an intensive on campus block in semester 1-3 of the course and a final, clinical exam in semester 4.
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.

Requirements

Course code
CS61
Delivery
  • On-campus or external
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Duration
2 years part-time
Entry
February
Entry

Entry requirements

A completed recognised bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a relevant science or allied health field (e.g. medical imaging science, biomedical science or nursing); and

A minimum of three months full-time equivalent prior supervised, postgraduate hands-on clinical experience in cardiac ultrasound; and written proof of access to suitable clinical experience*.

*You'll 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, you must submit a completed Clinical supervisor form with your application for admission.

Closing date

The final date to apply is 14 December. Applications for the next intake will open 1 July.

Overseas qualifications

QUT will consider equivalent overseas qualifications for admissions purposes. If you have tertiary qualifications from countries where English is not the standard language of instruction, you must provide evidence of English language proficiency.

English language proficiency

QUT requires students to demonstrate that they can speak, write, read and comprehend academic English to a specified standard.

QUT’s English proficiency requirements for this course are:

  • IELTS (Academic):  7.0 or better overall with no subscore below 6.5
  • PTE: 65 or better overall with no subscore below 58

  • TOEFL (IBT): 98 or better overall with a writing subscore of 24 or better, and no other subscore lower than 20

  • CAE: 185 or better overall with no subscore below 176

The test must have been completed within 2 years prior to the proposed course start month.

Minimum English language requirements

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

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.

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2021 fees

2021: $12,200 per year part-time (48 credit points)

2021 fees

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