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 2016 February
2015 Note: A closing date of 14 December, 2015 applies for this course.
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.

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.

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

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*.

*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, postgraduate 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)

Note:

Applications for this course will close on 14th December, 2015 for the 2016 February intake.

 

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.

2015: $4,450 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.

Application for postgraduate course admission form (PDF file, 160.25 KB)

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