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.

Why choose this course?

We offer Queensland’s only university degree in radiation therapy.

This course has been designed in consultation with clinical staff from industry and is taught by registered professionals with extensive experience. The content incorporates clinical skills and hands-on experience from your first semester.

The Bachelor of Radiation Therapy is a professional degree providing graduates with a highly specialised qualification. This course is not designed as a bridging course for a different career.

Your studies will cover the interaction of radiation on body tissue, radiation therapy treatment planning, X-ray and CT image matching, and treatment delivery in a virtual environment.

Real-world learning

Our on-campus facilities incorporate technology and equipment to develop your confidence and experience. The Virtual Environment for Radiotherapy Training uses augmented reality 3D technology to immerse you in a virtual environment that features life-sized radiation therapy equipment and virtual patients.

By practising in our facilities you will build confidence and gain experience in fundamental skills using specialist computer programs and the virtual treatment environment.

You will start supervised clinical experience during first semester in your first year, with significant time in the second, third and fourth years. Placements are offered in private and public radiation therapy departments throughout Queensland and interstate areas.

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What to expect

Radiation therapy is a rewarding career and is a combination of patient care, emotional support, science and technology. As part of a multidisciplinary medical team, radiation therapists plan and deliver highly accurate radiation treatment to cancer 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. 

Careers and 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.

High performing students will have the opportunity to submit an expression of interest for the Honours pathway. 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.

Careers and outcomes

Graduates of this course may work as a radiation therapist in the radiotherapy department of a private or public facility. There are also research and educational opportunities.

Professional recognition

This course is an approved program of study 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

Details and units

Requirements

Selection rank
97.00

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2021.

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Course code
CS49
QTAC code
418192
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Duration
4 years full-time
Entry
February
Entry
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 of the subject/s listed below. If you don't have the subject knowledge, you can still apply for the course but we strongly encourage you to undertake bridging studies to gain the knowledge:

  • English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • Physics (Units 3 & 4, C)

More about assumed knowledge

Adjustments to your ATAR/selection rank

From 2022 adjustments from the Year 12 Subject Scheme will not apply to this course.

Any other adjustment you receive to your ATAR or selection rank will be applied to this course.

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

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

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2021

The figures listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent ATAR students. The entry thresholds box at the top of this page shows the lowest adjusted ATAR/selection rank required to receive an offer for all applicants for the most recent January QTAC offer round.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
Highest ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank 99.40
Selection rank 99.95
Median ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank 95.90
Selection rank 98.40
Lowest ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank 89.90
Selection rank 97.25

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).

I completed my studies outside of Australia

Subject prerequisites
  • Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • Physics (Units 3 & 4, C)

You must have achieved this study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies.

I completed secondary school in Australia

Assumed knowledge

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

  • Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • Physics (Units 3 & 4, C)

More about assumed knowledge

ATAR/selection rank
97.00

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, 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
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
7 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
185 176 176 176 176
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
65 58 58 58 58
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
98 20 20 24 20
Occupational English Test (Nursing Profession)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
* A grade of B in each component for tests undertaken prior to September 2018.
-- 350* 350* 350* 350*

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.

Mandatory notifications: While you are registered as a student with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), QUT has an obligation to notify AHPRA if you have an impairment that may place the public at substantial risk of harm when undertaking clinical training. Find out more about the guidelines for mandatory notifications.

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.

2022 fees

2022: CSP $8,100 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.

2022 fees

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 fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

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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.

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Scholarships

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

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