Master of Radiation Therapy


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Applicant update

Applications for 2019 entry will open on the 1st September 2018 and close on 30 November 2018. Late applications will not be accepted.

Master of Radiation Therapy (Course Code M6004)

The Master of Radiation Therapy is a two year, full time course that commences mid year. It is offered by distance learning and provides graduates with a higher level degree and exceptional preparation for a career in Medical Radiations. The Master of Radiation Therapy (MRT) is an accelerated master’s degree designed to facilitate entry into the Radiation Therapy profession.


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Open - 1 September 2018
Close - 30 November 2018

NB: Applications must be received by the Faculty admissions team by the dates specified above. Applications received after this date cannot be considered.


For details of admission requirements, please visit Find a Course

In addition to the academic admission requirements that are published on the Find a Course website, applicants will be required to complete FURTHER ASSESSMENT (February 2019). Students will be required to attend for a Situational Judgement Test (SJT). The SJT is an computerised test  designed to assess how an individual would handle situations that they might encounter in their workplace. An SJT presents the test-taker with realistic, hypothetical scenarios and asks them to identify the most appropriate response or to rank the responses in the order they feel is most effective. Applicants should allow for up to 2.5 hours to complete all aspects of this process. Applicants who wish to be considered for the course must be available to undertake the SJT on the specified date. The SJT is administered under exam conditions. All applicants MUST attend in person at this time. The SJT cannot be reschedule or undertaken at alternate sites.

All applications for all postgraduate courses offered by the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiations Sciences, are ONLINE directly to the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.

When lodging an application please ensure it includes the following, certified documents:

  • Secondary education
  • Tertiary education (if you have completed or are currently completing  a Monash degree you are not required to submit certified academic transcripts)
  • Proof of Australian citizenship, New Zealand citizenship or Australian permanent resident visa
  • Clinical Site Visit Verification form

NB: Monash University has strict guidelines around what constitutes a certified document. Certified documents must be submitted in person or via the mail. They should not be uploaded by the applicant via the application portal as this voids the certification. Each individual page must be certified. Applicants who fail to provide documents to this standard cannot be made an offer for the course.

All applicants are required to demonstrate that they meet the English language requirements.

NB: The Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences programs have higher English language requirements.

New South Wales Applicants

New South Wales clinical institutions' placement policy is not to accept interstate students and student allocations are going to be made on that basis.


It is MANDATORY that all applicants undertake a clinical site visit to a radiation therapy centre prior to applying for the course. The clinical site visit is designed to assist applicants in gaining a better understanding and appreciation of the profession. Students can undertake a site visit in their home state. There is no requirement to undertake a visit in another state. Please email the department if you would like to undertake a clinical site visit in a state other than Victoria. The Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences is not accountable for any expenses associated with the clinical centre site visit. Applicants who do not provide the documentation indicating that they have completed the clinical centre site visit will not be eligible to be considered for the course. Applicants must submit Clinical Visit verification form with their application in order to be eligible for consideration.

Clinical site visit tour dates:
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Alfred Health Radiation Oncology
Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre, Austin Health Radiation Oncology

Dates for upcoming clinical site visits will be posted closer to the application opening date.


Students are required to complete a number of pre-clinical checks prior to their first clinical placement. This includes:

  • Police Checks
    Students must have a current police check regarding their suitability to undertake placements. Please refer to the Faculty's Police Check website.
  • Working With Children Checks
    Students must have a current Working With Children check regarding their suitability to  undertake placements. Please refer to the Faculty's Working With Children Check  website.
  • Immunisation and Infection Risk Requirements
    Students undertaking clinical placements as part of their course are required to meet the Faculty's Immunisation and Vaccination Policies and Procedures. Students who are not compliant with these requirements cannot undertake their clinical placement and understand that this may impede their academic progress. Please refer to the Faculty's Immunisation and Infection Risk website.
  • First Aid
    It is highly recommended that students undertake a Level 2 first aid course (code HLTAID003) prior to undertaking their clinical placement.


Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences
C129 Level 1
10 Chancellors Walk
Clayton Campus VIC 3800

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Tel:1800 MONASH (within Australia)
+61 3 9902 6011 (outside Australia)