Australian Sonographer Accreditation Registry Limited
Medical Services - Sydney, NSW
ASAR provides accreditation for ultrasound education programs in Australia as well as maintaining a register of accredited and student sonographers.
ASAR is an ISO 9001 Certified organisation
The objects of ASAR are contained in section 7 of the ASAR Constitution:
a) The objects of ASAR are:
1) to promote high standards of medical sonography inAustralia, including:
i. to set uniform, minimum standards of sonographer training and education in Australia;
ii. to assess and to accredit programs of sonographer training and education;
iii. to accredit medical sonographers;
iv. to maintain the Registry;
v. to maintain a minimum standard of continuing professional development for sonographers;
vi. to support recognition of sonography as a profession; and
vii. to advise education, government and statutory bodies and professional and scientific societies on any aspect of accreditation of medical sonography.
Accredit sonography education programs within Australia
Maintain a register of Accredited Sonographers and Accredited Student Sonographers
Establish minimum standards of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and to monitor the CPD requirements for Sonographers to remain on the register
To support activities that advance the profession of sonography
To provide registration information about Sonographers to Medicare Australia
To provide public access to the name, registration number, State or Territory, current type of accreditation and area of specialty for active Sonographers.
ASAR is not a registration board.
ASAR does not have the authority to remove a Sonographer from the Registry due to professional misconduct, nor the ability to prevent a Sonographer from practicing.
ASAR is only able to remove a Sonographer from the Registry if they:
fail to meet CPD requirements and or
fail to pay annual fees
A sonographer is a highly skilled medical imaging professional who performs diagnostic ultrasound examinations of various areas of the body. Sonographers must hold relevant and accredited postgraduate qualifications in their area of practice to be listed as an accredited sonographer with ASAR. Accredited sonographers are required to document their continuing professional development (CPD) activities with one of the ASAR recognised CPD programs, in order to remain on the register. Click here for the complete position statement.