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Bachelor of Radiation Therapy

A rewarding career in cancer treatment and patient care. Queensland’s only radiation therapy degree offers professional placements from your first year.
Australia and New Zealand
This course is only available for Australian and New Zealand students.
This course is only available for Australian and New Zealand students.

Guide to entry thresholds

OP
3
Selection rank
96
View the entry requirements
Campus
Gardens Point
Duration
4 years full-time
Entry
February
QTAC code
418192

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2018.

 

Why choose this course?

QUT is the only university in Queensland to offer a radiation therapy degree.

Please watch our course videos, especially our radiation therapy video with Gaby Gibson, when considering this course as it is a professional degree providing graduates with a highly specialised qualification. This course is not designed as a bridging course for a different career.

The course is taught by registered professionals and the content has been designed in consultation with clinical staff from radiation therapy departments. Your studies will cover the interaction of radiation on body tissue, radiation therapy treatment planning using clinical software, and treatment delivery in a virtual environment.

Professional placement will begin during your first year of study. Placements are offered in private and public radiation therapy departments in metro and regional areas throughout Queensland, and in some interstate sites. Significant periods of supervised placement begin in second year.

Our on-campus simulation facilities feature virtual and hands-on equipment, including the Virtual Environment for Radiotherapy Training—a training platform that uses 3D technology to immerse students in a virtual treatment room. Our computer facilities allow you to become competent in the use of computerised treatment planning systems used by radiation therapy departments.

Highlights

  • Learn about the interaction of radiation on body tissue, treatment planning using clinical software, and treatment delivery.
  • Clinical placement begins during first year and allows you to practise your communication, caring and technical skills with real patients.
  • Prepares you for a career as a radiation therapist, treating cancer patients and planning and delivering prescribed radiation doses.

Highlights

  • Learn about the interaction of radiation on body tissue, treatment planning using clinical software, and treatment delivery.
  • Clinical placement begins during first year and allows you to practise your communication, caring and technical skills with real patients.
  • Prepares you for a career as a radiation therapist, treating cancer patients and planning and delivering prescribed radiation doses.

What to expect

Radiation therapists are part of a multidisciplinary team that help cancer patients through a challenging part of their lives. They plan and deliver highly accurate radiation treatment, and also provide emotional support and care for patients. Typically, a patient receiving radiation therapy will see the radiation therapist every day for several weeks and you will need to be able to demonstrate empathy and a caring nature towards a wide range of patients. Radiation therapists find that being at the forefront of patient care at this critical time in their patients’ lives is a rewarding experience.

Career outcomes

Honours pathway

At the end of the second year of study in this course you will have the option to apply for the Bachelor of Radiation Therapy (Honours). This allows you to complete an honours research project that extends your knowledge of the professional field. Entry to the program is competitive, based on grade point average. On entry to the course you will retain all of the credit you have successfully completed in the Bachelor of Radiation Therapy and will complete a further two years of full-time study.

Career outcomes

As a radiation therapist in a radiotherapy department of a major hospital or private institution, you may become a member of a team treating cancer patients and be responsible for planning and delivering prescribed radiation doses.

Professional recognition

QUT is currently seeking accreditation of this course with the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia.

Student registration

QUT automatically registers students enrolled in this course with the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia in accordance with the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009. Details about student registration are available from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency at www.ahpra.gov.au.

Possible careers

  • Radiation Therapist

Requirements

OP 3
Rank 96

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2018.

Don't have an OP or rank?

Find out other ways you can apply

Course code
CS49
QTAC code
418192
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Duration
  • 4 years full-time
Entry
  • February
OP Guarantee
No
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English
  • Maths B
  • Physics

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

More about assumed knowledge

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

More about advanced standing

Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2018

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
OP Selection rank OP Selection rank
Highest OP/selection rank to receive an offer
OP 1
Selection rank 99
OP 1
Selection rank 97
Median OP/selection rank to receive an offer
OP 2
Selection rank 95
OP 2
Selection rank 97
Lowest OP/selection rank to receive an offer
OP 5
Selection rank 91
OP 3
Selection rank 96

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

Minimum academic requirements

I completed secondary school in Australia

Guide to entry thresholds

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2018.

OP
3
Rank
96

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
185 176 176 176 176
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
7 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
65 58 58 58 58
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
98 20 20 24 20

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Course requirements

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. You will need to identify these requirements and ensure you allow sufficient time to meet them. Some of these requirements have associated costs.

Blue card: You must undergo a criminal history check for working with children and be issued with a suitability card (blue card) before commencing clinical placement/practicum in an organisation where they may work with children or young people.

The processing of your application may take several months so you must submit your blue card application to HiQ as early as possible to ensure you have your card before you begin any unit that requires contact with children. There is no charge for student blue cards. Students who already have a blue card must register it with QUT.

Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

International student entry

This course is not available for entry to international students.

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2019

2019: CSP $9,400 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Additional Costs

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. Some of these requirements have associated costs. Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

2019

Additional Costs

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. Some of these requirements have associated costs. Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

Find out more about government loans

Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship (Academic)

A scholarship for future undergraduate students who want to study in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

Equity scholarships scheme

A scholarship for low-income students studying in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Struggling financially

Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship (Elite Athlete)

A scholarship for future undergraduate students who want to study in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Sporting excellence

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