Bachelor of Radiation Therapy

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

This program aims to provide students with opportunities to develop their skills and knowledge in the radiotherapy environment, equipping them with the ability to apply scientific and technical knowledge in a professional practice. Radiation therapists help cancer patients through a challenging part of their lives. They not only plan and deliver highly accurate radiation treatment but also provide emotional support and care for patients. Typically, a patient receiving radiotherapy will see the radiation therapist every day for several weeks and students will need to be able to demonstrate empathy and a caring nature towards a wide range of patients.

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Assumed knowledge: English (4, SA), Maths B (4, SA), and Physics (4, SA)


384 credit points; set program of study

Subjects you can Study:

Radiation therapy

Study Pathways:

Students may apply to transfer to a Bachelor of Radiation Therapy (Honours) at the end of second year. Entry to Honours will be competitive and will be based on Grade Point Average. Postgraduate studies in Ultrasound or Research degrees are available.

Further information:

Hepatitis B vaccination and a current Blue Card prior to commencing the clinical placement components in this course. Diphtheria, Measles, Mumps, Pertussis (Whooping Cough), Rubella, Tetanus and Varicella (Chicken Pox) vaccinations are mandatory for all students attending a Queensland Health facility for placement. Hepatitis A, Influenza and Poliomyelitis are highly recommended for all Health students. QUT offers a range of scholarships that provide real support for commencing and continuing students.


The Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia and the Australian Institute of Radiography

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00213J

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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Gardens Point No info No Full time 4 years

QUT lecturers are industry leaders who will link you to your chosen profession. Our courses will give you the knowledge, connections and agility to take advantage of whatever the future holds. You will gain experience in our labs, studios and clinics, work on real projects as part of your course, and have opportunities to undertake course-related work with our industry partners. Our students rate the quality of their educational experience at QUT higher than the national average (Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) Student Experience Survey, 2016 and 2017).

Lay the groundwork for your entrepreneurial future at QUT. Students are empowered to realise great ideas, launch start-ups and social enterprises. QUT ranks first in Queensland and second nationally for student entrepreneurs (Startup Muster Report 2017).

In an increasingly global economy, you can be confident that your QUT qualification will be well regarded. We are ranked 20th in the world in the top universities under 50 years (Times Higher Education Young Universities Rankings 2018). We are also ranked in the top 25 for employer-student connections (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019) and support your career preparation with workshops, careers fairs, work experience placements, and the opportunity to be matched with a career mentor in your industry.

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