Graduate Diploma in Obstetric and Gynecological Sonography (4802)

  • Effective from: 2024
  • Approved Abbreviation: GD Obst&Gyn Sonography
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 4802
  • AQF Level: 8

Graduate Diploma in Obstetric and Gynecological Sonography

This program applies to students who commenced in 2024 or later.

The Graduate Diploma in Obstetric and Gynecological Sonography provides graduate entry training in obstetric and gynecological ultrasound imaging. It integrates online and on-campus learning activities with the students’ workplace training in sonography practice. The workplace training will consist at a minimum, of 24 hours a week for the duration of the program (equal to 2300 hours), which is the benchmark set to be considered eligible for accreditation with the Australian Sonographer Accreditation Registry. Students will develop theoretical, practical and professional skills that are essential for the practice of obstetric and gynecological sonography and for further professional development.

Study Mode

Two years part-time.

Program Advice

Catherine Robinson

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

Enquire about this program| Local Admission

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Campbelltown Part Time Internal See Above

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 (IR) have been developed for the Graduate Diploma of Cardiac Sonography, which apply to the O&G Sonography program. 

Inherent Requirements


The Graduate Diploma in Obstetric and Gynecological Sonography program has Professional Accreditation with the Australian Sonographers Accreditation Registry (ASAR). Graduates are eligible to register as an accredited O&G sonographer.

Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in natural and physical sciences, or health.

Applicants with an undergraduate degree in another field will be considered for admission if they can demonstrate greater than 12 months full time work experience in directly related obstetrics and gynecological assessment (which must be supported with a statement of service for all work experience listed).

Applicants must secure a minimum of three days of work (training) in obstetric and gynecological sonography each week for the duration of the program. Written verification of work (training) must be provided to the university two weeks prior to the commencement of the program.

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

One additional entry requirement applies for NZ students only: successful and full completion of an MRTBNZ approved cultural competency (Māori) module two weeks prior to online commencement of the program.

MRTBNZ cultural competency (Māori)

Additional Information

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 University do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local 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 qualification must be deemed by the Australian Education International – National office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualification in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
RADI 5001 Physics for Diagnostic Ultrasound 10
RADI 7019 Practice of Obstetric and Gynecological (O&G) Sonography 1 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
RADI 6001 Pathophysiology in Diagnostic Ultrasound 10
RADI 7020 Practice of Obstetric and Gynecological (O&G) Sonography 2 10
 Credit Points20
Year 2
Autumn session
RADI 6002 Research Foundations for Sonography (RADI 7021:: Practice of O&G Sonography 3 ) 10
RADI 7021 Practice of O&G Sonography 3 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
RADI 7022 Practice of O&G Sonography 4 10
RADI 7023 Applied O&G Sonography 10
 Credit Points20
 Total Credit Points80