Highlights

  • Ideal for practising student 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 and 3 (each block 2 days duration), web-based modules and clinical practice modules.
  • Graduate accredited by the Australasian Sonographer Accreditation Registry
  • Study online and complete in 2 years part-time.

Highlights

  • Ideal for practising student 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 and 3 (each block 2 days duration), web-based modules and clinical practice modules.
  • Graduate accredited by the Australasian Sonographer Accreditation Registry
  • Study online and complete in 2 years part-time.

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What to expect

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

Course requirements

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.

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 online and students access the majority of course materials digitally. 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. Students attend an on-campus block in semesters 1 and 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
  • External
Duration
2 years part-time
Entry
February
Entry

Entry requirements

You must have:

  • a recognised bachelor degree(or equivalent) in a relevant science or allied health field (e.g. medical imaging science, biomedical science or nursing)
  • a minimum of 3 months full-time equivalent supervised hands-on clinical experience in cardiac ultrasound

Additional entry requirements

You must provide with your online application a completed Clinical supervisor form (PDF, 331 KB).

Closing date

The final date to apply is 14 December. Applications for the following 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

We require students to demonstrate they can speak, write, read and comprehend academic English to a specified standard.

Our 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.

Advanced standing

Advanced standing may be granted to students who hold the Diploma in Medical Ultrasonography (Cardiac) awarded by the Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine. 

Fees

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

2023 fees

2023: To Be Announced

2023 fees

2023: To Be Announced

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