Graduate Diploma in Cardiac Sonography (4743)

  • Approved Abbreviation: GradDipCardSon
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 4743
  • AQF Level: 8

This program 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 program is available for domestic students only. 

Study Mode

Two years part-time.

Program Advice

Dr Paul Stoodley

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |


Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Campbelltown Campus Part Time Multi Modal Paul Stoodley


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

Inherent Requirements

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

Inherent Requirements


Admission to the program 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. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

 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 form

Recommended Sequence

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

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
RADI 7006 Principles of Cardiac Sonography 1 10
RADI 7002 Practice of Cardiac Sonography 1 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
RADI 7007 Principles of Cardiac Sonography 2 10
RADI 7003 Practice of Cardiac Sonography 2 10
 Credit Points20
Year 2
Autumn session
RADI 7008 Principles of Cardiac Sonography 3 10
RADI 7004 Practice of Cardiac Sonography 3 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
RADI 7009 Principles of Cardiac Sonography 4 10
RADI 7005 Practice of Cardiac Sonography 4 10
 Credit Points20
 Total Credit Points80