CQUniversity Australia

Graduate Diploma of Cardiac Ultrasound

CQUniversity Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00219C

The Graduate Diploma of Cardiac Ultrasound provides students with the opportunity to develop knowledge and practical skills in echocardiography both in clinical practice and in CQUniversity's leading-edge simulation scanning laboratories. Upon graduation, students will be eligible to register with the Australian Sonographers Accreditation Registry as a qualified cardiac sonographer. Through this course, students will complete extensive clinical practice whilst receiving online and learning support, combined with practical tuition through on-campus residential schools and in state-of-the-art ultrasound simulation laboratories. A comprehensive academic team of qualified echocardiographers will support students development of skills in image acquisition and cardiac measurement whilst providing the essential knowledge in cardiac anatomy and pathophysiology.


8 units (48 credit points)


  • Cardiac ultrasound

Standard entry requirements

  • Bachelor degree in any discipline from an Australian university, or AQF equivalent from an overseas institution
  • And written confirmation from current employer stating that they will be able to provide applicant with access to cardiac ultrasound clinical experience for three days per week over a two year period (or full time equivalent) as outlined in the Australasian Sonographer Accreditation Registry (ASAR) Program Accreditation Guidelines
  • And written confirmation from applicants nominated Clinical Supervisor stating that they are an Accredited Medical Sonographer by ASAR and will supervise them for the duration of their studies in the Graduate Diploma of Cardiac Ultrasound. English language requirements apply.


Graduates will be eligible for registration by the Australian Sonographers Accreditation Registry.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
CQUniversity Brisbane No
  • Part-time : 2 years
CQUniversity Perth No
  • Part-time : 2 years
CQUniversity Sydney No
  • Part-time : 2 years

Further information

Written confirmation must be received on the Imaging Facility's letterhead, signed and dated by a delegated authority and Clinical Supervisor. Students are required to attend 2 residential schools. This course will also have an Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) as a compulsory on-campus examination at the completion of the required clinical experience hours. Students must complete this course of study within 5 years of their student registration date in order to qualify as an accredited echocardiographer.

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