The Australasian Sonographers Association (ASA) exclusively represents sonographers and has over 5000 members. The organisation represents more than 70% of accredited sonographers in Australia. The association was established by the Victorian Ultrasonographers Group in 1992.
The ASA works to advance and promote the sonography profession. The association has identified a number of ongoing or particularly important issues that affect sonographers and are the focus for current advocacy work:
- Recognition of the sonography profession
- Regulation of the sonography profession
- Defining and enhancing sonographers’ scope of practice
- Employment of best practice by sonographers
- Workforce sustainability
- Research by sonographers and about sonography.
Find out more about the ASA’s advocacy activities.
Sonography is a self-regulated profession. An ordinary member of Australasian Sonographers Association is required to hold a tertiary qualification and a Diploma or Graduate Diploma of Medical Ultrasonography approved by the Australasian Sonographer Accreditation Registry (ASAR) or New Zealand Medical Radiation Technologists Board (NZMRTB) has been granted. Members of the Australasian Sonographers Association are required to complete ongoing continuing professional development.