Radiation therapy

Radiation therapy is a rewarding career combining patient care and emotional support with 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, so radiation therapists demonstrate empathy and a caring nature towards a wide range of patients.

QUT's 4-year Bachelor of Radiation Therapy course provides you with everything you need to graduate ready for registration and professional practice. Your studies incorporate clinical skills and hands-on experience, covering the interaction of radiation on body tissue, radiation therapy treatment planning, X-ray and CT image matching, and treatment delivery in a virtual environment. Upon completion of this course, you may enter the workforce directly or build on your studies through the Honours pathway.

QUT offers the only radiation therapy program in Queensland.


Students access a range of clinical equipment and software to utilise as part of their studies, including:

  • Virtual CT scanner
  • Two Clinical Treatment Planning Systems, Pinnacle and Monaco- specialised computer planning software
  • Patient Information System- Mosaiq
  • Virtual Environment for Radiation Therapy (VERT) - 3D technology providing a virtual radiation therapy treatment environment that features life-sized radiation therapy equipment and virtual patients

Industry partners

Our industry relationships contribute substantially to the quality education for radiation therapy students. We maintain connections to contemporary industry developments as a host of national vendor user group meetings, and through regular contact with key vendors, such as Quantum Health, alphaXRT and Elekta. We also regularly consult with industry advisory body representatives on course design and accreditation activities.

Practitioners in both the public and private sectors directly add to your real-world education through teaching contributions, and as Expert Clinicians and Honorary Clinical Fellows who provide clinical supervision to students in the Honours program.

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