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Graduate Diploma in Cardiac Sonography

Approved Abbreviation: GradDipCardSon

Western Sydney University Course Code: 4743.1

AQF Level: 8

Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.

This course is an Australian Sonographers Accreditation Registry (ASAR) approved graduate entry training program in cardiac sonography (echocardiography). It integrates online and on-campus learning activities with the students employed sonography practice. Students will develop theoretical, practical and professional skills that are essential for the practice of cardiac sonography and for further professional development. This course is available for domestic students only

◾ Director of Academic Program - Dr Kate McBride

Study Mode
Two years part-time.

Course Advice

Dr Paul
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.


CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Campbelltown CampusPart TimeMulti ModalPaul Stoodley

This course is an Australian Sonographers Accreditation Registry (ASAR) approved graduate entry training program in cardiac sonography (echocardiography).

Inherent requirements

There are inherent requirements for this course that you must meet in order to complete your course and graduate. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for this course online.

Inherent Requirements


Admission to the course requires applicants meet the following criteria.

1. Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in natural and physical sciences or health. Applicants with an undergraduate degree in another discipline will be considered for admission if they can demonstrate greater than 12 months full-time work experience in medical imaging (which must be supported with a statement of service for all work experience listed).

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English.

2. Applicants must secure a minimum of three days a week work (training) in cardiac sonography. Written verification of work (training) must be provided to the university two weeks prior to the commencement of the course.

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application.

Statement of Service

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 80 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Year 1

Autumn session

401185Principles of Cardiac Sonography 1
401189Practice of Cardiac Sonography 1

Spring session

401186Principles of Cardiac Sonography 2
401190Practice of Cardiac Sonography 2

Year 2

Autumn session

401187Principles of Cardiac Sonography 3
401191Practice of Cardiac Sonography 3

Spring session

401188Principles of Cardiac Sonography 4
401192Practice of Cardiac Sonography 4

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