Course Description

This course is designed for individuals wishing to become accredited Sonographers.

Students can exit the course after 48 credit points (minimum 2 years of part-time study) with a Graduate Diploma in Ultrasound which meets the qualification requirement for accreditation as a Sonographer in Australia.

The final year of the course focuses on developing research skills via an ultrasound research project. Following completion of the two foundation units (SON4000 and SON4010) students must be engaged in supervised clinical ultrasound training practice for a minimum of 3 days/week (or equivalent). It is the student's responsibility to secure their own clinical training placement.

The course resources are provided mainly on-line. The material is structured to guide the student through study material on a weekly schedule. Applicants will generally be graduates of a degree program in Radiography or equivalent.

Applicants holding degrees in related disciplines (such as Medicine, Nursing, Biomedical Sciences, Radiation Therapy, Nuclear Medicine or other Health Sciences) are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

The Master and Graduate Diploma of Medical Ultrasound are both accredited by the Australian Sonographers Accreditation Registry.

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Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $28,000 per year full-time, total course costCommonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $9,359 per year full-time, $37,436 total course cost
International Students: $33,000 per year full-time


4 years full time,

Starting dates

February, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Medicine postgraduate courses at Monash University rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 69.7% (national average 54.0%)
Improved skills: 83.6% (national average 71.5%)
Overall satisfaction: 80.9% (national average 77.2%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from Monash University. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Medicine postgraduate courses at Monash University had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 81.8% (national average 95.0%)
Studying full time: 20.6% (national average 5.9%)
Median full time salary: $99,500 (national average $77,500)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

Monash University Code: M6005

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must have either

  • an Australian undergraduate degree in radiography and medical imaging (or equivalent) with at least pass (55%) average or
  • a related science or health science degree with at least pass (55%) average, including the study “full-body” human anatomy and physiology (or equivalent bridging course*) or
  • qualification/experience or satisfactory substitute that the faculty considers to be equivalent

and you must also have passed either

  • year 12 level Physics or
  • an equivalent bridging course*

*Details of equivalent bridging courses in Physics and Human Anatomy and Physiology can be obtained by contacting the