Sonographers performing medical ultrasound examinations, either R or NR type items, on behalf of a medical practitioner must be:
1. Suitably qualified
2. Involved in a relevant and appropriate Continuing Professional Development program, and
3. Be registered on the Register of Accredited Sonographers
This "Register" is maintained on Medicare's behalf by the Australian Sonographer Accreditation Registry Ltd
Fees are due annually 1 April to 30 April for both Medical and Student Sonographers
The annual renewal fee is $110
Sonographers who fail to pay annual fee by 'close of business' 30 April will be made inactive and need to complete a Reactivation Form to reinstate status. Fee default $220 will apply to reactivation
ASAR is not a regulatory body
ASAR advises to check with the Medical Practice if they have a process for managing complaints
If you do not wish to lodge your complaint with the practice, you should contact the Health Ombudsman or Health Commission for the state you are in
You will need to email a certified copy of your marriage certificate or name change document to registry@asar. The certificate must be certified as a “true copy of the original” by a Registered Medical Practitioner, Registered Nurse, Justice of the Peace, Minister of Religion , Accountant , Solicitor, Bank Manager or Pharmacist
ASAR Admin will then update your details
ASAR acknowledges that finding placement is a difficult process, however ASAR is not involved with the running of the accredited courses or clinical placements
ASAR suggests speaking to contacting the HR section of as many medical imaging practices as possible in your area, or further afield
If you know anyone in the industry speak to them about potential openings, speak with fellow students or even the course providers
Students who have completed their ASAR accredited course can upgrade their status from an Accredited Student Sonographer to an Accredited Medical Sonographer by completing a Status change form which is located under Resources/Forms
This section is under construction.
This a new page for ASAR and will be developed over time.
For CPD, refer to CPD FAQs.