Sonographers with qualifications obtained outside Australia who wish to work in Australia

All Sonographers with qualifications obtained outside Australia must have their qualifications and experience assessed by the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (ASMIRT) before applying for entry onto ASAR. Sonographers who are issued with a Certificate of Recognition from ASMIRT may then apply for entry onto ASAR under Category 1B below.

Important information


If you have previously been registered on the ASAR register or are currently listed on the ASAR Register, please refer to the relevant forms and/or fees for all change of status, deactivation or reactivation of registration requests. Annual renewals are to be processed via the 'Profile and CPD' tab on your Sonographer login.

Application fees are not refundable, so please take care when you complete your application and check the accuracy of the information that you provide.

Continuation Of Accreditation
In order to remain on the Register, an accredited Sonographer MUST satisfy the ASAR CPD requirements and pay the prescribed annual fee.

 

The online application process listed below is for NEW MEMBERS ONLY!

 

Category 1A – Accredited Qualification

To be eligible for admission under category 1A the applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be an Australian / New Zealand Citizen, or a Permanent Resident of Australia, and
  • Must hold an ASAR accredited qualification in medical ultrasound

If the qualification was obtained more than 3 years ago, applicants need to have been active for an equivalent of 1 year part-time/6 months full-time in clinical ultrasound practice in the last 3 years. If otherwise, applicants need to comply with ASAR’s return to clinical practice policy.

Applicants with 40% or more of their clinical experience offshore during the course of their study will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Apply online

Category 1B – Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (ASMIRT) Certificate of Recognition in Ultrasound

To be eligible for admission under category 1B the applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be an Australian / New Zealand Citizen, or a Permanent Resident of Australia, or hold a valid Australian working visa, and
  • Must hold an ASMIRT Certificate of Recognition in Ultrasound

Renewal each year for applicants with a valid working visa is dependent upon presenting ASAR with proof of a valid work visa for that year.

If the ASMIRT certificate was obtained more than 3 years ago, applicants need to have been active for an equivalent of 1 year part-time/6 months full-time in clinical ultrasound practice in the last 3 years. If otherwise, applicants need to comply with ASAR’s return to clinical practice policy.

This category is suitable for applicants who: hold a temporary visa and wish to obtain employment in Australia, hold overseas qualifications and wish to obtain employment in Australia, are temporary residents and have obtained an ASAR accredited qualification and wish to obtain employment in Australia.

Apply online