Highlights

  • This course is ideal for professionals who are seeking to become a qualified sonographer and who are currently working in a health science field and have at least one year of clinical experience.
  • Only three, one-week on-campus intensives are required during the two years of part-time study, with online interactive resources provided.
  • Students benefit from access to new high-tech ultrasound simulators and online interactive resources.
  • Applicants need to maintain access to suitable clinical experience for the duration of the course.
  • Graduate accredited with the Australasian Sonographer Accreditation Registry.


 

Highlights

  • This course is ideal for professionals who are seeking to become a qualified sonographer and who are working in a health science field and have at least one year of clinical experience.
  • Only three, one-week on-campus intensives are required during the two years of part-time study, with online interactive resources provided.
  • Students benefit from access to new high-tech ultrasound simulators and online interactive resources.
  • Applicants need to maintain access to suitable clinical experience for the duration of the course.
  • Graduate accredited with the Australasian Sonographer Accreditation Registry.


 

What to expect

QUT's Graduate Diploma in Medical Ultrasound is designed to be accessible to rural and regional Queenslanders and interstate students seeking a nationally accredited sonography qualification.

This course is offered as a two year, part-time program.

Over its duration, students are only required to attend three, one-week intensive blocks at QUT's Gardens Point campus. To complement their learning, students will access new ultrasound simulators and online interactive resources.

The Graduate Diploma in Medical Ultrasound course gives students the scientific basis for understanding, using and evaluating relevant equipment and techniques as a sonographer.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

This course is ideal for professionals working in a health science field, who are seeking to become a qualified sonographer and have at least one year of clinical experience in their current field.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited with the Australasian Sonographer Accreditation Registry.

Possible careers

  • Medical Sonographer

Details and units

The graduate diploma takes four semesters of part-time study to complete. All students are required to attend an intensive one-week block of classes at the beginning of the first three semesters. Students undertake clinical experience throughout the semester and need to maintain access to suitable clinical experience for the duration of the course.

Requirements

Course code
CS60
Delivery
  • External

Lectures are conducted in an intensive one week block at the start of semesters 1, 2 and 3 in the standard part-time program. Students undertake clinical experience throughout each semester.

Duration
2 years part-time
Entry
February
Entry

Academic entry requirements

A recognised bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a relevant allied health field (e.g. medical radiation, nursing, podiatry or physiotherapy); and access to suitable clinical experience in medical ultrasound for the duration of the course demonstrated by providing a completed Clinical Supervisor form (PDF file, 108 KB) with your application.* 

*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 medical 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.

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 sub-score below 6.5

  • PTE: 65 or better overall with no sub-score below 58

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

  • CAE: 185 or better overall with no sub-score below 176

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

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
185 176 176 176 176
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
7 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
65 58 58 58 58
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
98 20 20 24 20

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

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: CSP $4,900 per year part-time (48 credit points)

2021 fees

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