Frequently Asked Questions


Interested in our echocardiography training program? Discover more in our frequently asked questions.

For the training program, the weekly commitments vary depending on the stage. For Part 1, you’re required to commit two days per week, with each day consisting of practical sessions lasting for 3 hours. The specific days can be chosen based on the availability of the trainer.

Part 2 of the training program intensifies and will require your participation for 5 days each week.

As for Part 3, you will begin with a 4-day weekly schedule, which may gradually increase to 5 days depending on your progress in the IBL.

The clinical placements and IBL are conducted at our own clinics throughout Melbourne, with a possibility of expanding to other cities such as Brisbane in the future. You can visit our website at www.heartscope.com.au/locations to get an idea of the potential locations for your placement. Throughout your placements, please remember that you will have a supervisor present to guide you.

Yes, we can help you enrol in your course, however there are certain restrictions.

You will see that entry prerequisites typically state that:

‘Applicants must: Provide a support letter validating a training position in an ultrasound department or cardiac lab. The supervising professional should be an accredited medical sonographer registered with ASAR (Australian Sonographer Accreditation Registry), or hold equivalent registration.’

We can only provide this support letter if you progress to part 3: Industry-Based Learning of our program. Kindly be aware that part 3 will occur in 2024, and the completion of parts 1 and 2 are prerequisites. We have a limited intake of only 2 students at the moment for the Part 3: Industry-Based Learning, who will be selected based on their performance in parts 1 and 2 and interview selection process.

To do part 3, you must be enrolled in a course that’s accredited by ASAR, the Australian Sonographer Accreditation Registry. You will also need to register as a student sonographer with ASAR (your university course will likely make you do this).

Absolutely! Completing parts 1 and/or 2 of our program equips you with in-depth scanning skills that distinguish you from others. Part 2, in particular, gives you extensive hands-on scanning exposure and a deeper understanding of pathologies, making you even more appealing to potential employers when seeking a placement.

Presenting your Heartscope training experience to any clinic or hospital will showcase that you’re ahead of other candidates. Many organisations are more likely to offer you a placement for your formal echocardiography university course because you will stand out more compared to your peers. Our training gives you a distinct advantage in the field.

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