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What will I learn?

The Master of Radiation Therapy is designed for those with a degree in science or a related health discipline wishing to become a registered Radiation Therapist.

You will gain knowledge and understanding of the scientific concepts and principles underpinning medical radiations science practice including optimisation of equipment, quality assurance and the biological consequences of ionising and non-ionising medical radiations.

This is the only distance learning graduate entry radiation therapy program offered in Australia and it may be available if you are interstate and want to study in your home state.

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Continuous clinical attachments are a key feature of the course and as such your clinical hours will be greater compared to other entry to practice Radiation Therapy courses. Placements are available to you in large teaching hospitals and private practices to ensure you gain the best opportunities. Placements are also available in rural settings and interstate.

You will be fully supported by our extensive online resources and teaching staff. The course is provided through our research-focused Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, giving you exposure to the most up-to-date practices and knowledge.

This intensive, workplace-based course provides you with a fast-track qualification because you study full-time in three semesters, including a summer semester each year. You will be taught by leading academics with extensive experience in the practice of radiation therapy and science.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Study options

Online/Distance (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$49,200.00 (26,45,161) per year
Start date

25 July 2022, 27 February 2023, 24 July 2023

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Relevant bachelor degree or equivalent. IELTS (Academic): 6.5 Overall score, with minimum band scores: Listening 6.0, Reading 6.0, Writing 6.0 and Speaking 6.0; Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 Overall score, No PTE communicative skills score below 50; TOEFL Internet-based test: 79 Overall score, with minimum scores: Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18 and Writing 21; Paper-based TOEFL 550 Test of written English: 4.5; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) 176 No skill score below 169; Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) 176 No skill score below 169

For international students

An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in science or health science including study of human anatomy and physiology with a credit (60%) average.

Applicants must also have passed Year 12 Physics or higher or an equivalent bridging course.

English entry requirements

Level D

IELTS (Academic): 7.0 Overall score, with minimum band scores: Listening 7.0, Reading 7.0, Writing 7.0 and Speaking 7.0

Pearson Test of English (Academic): 65 Overall score, with minimum scores: Listening 65, Reading 65, Speaking 65 and Writing 65

TOEFL Internet-based test: 98 Overall score, with minimum scores: Reading 24, Listening 24, Speaking 23 and Writing 27

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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