Radiation Therapy - M6004

Radiation Therapy

Professional entry master degree

The Master of Radiation Therapy is designed for those with a degree in science or a related health discipline wishing to become a registered Radiation Therapist.

You will gain knowledge and understanding of the scientific concepts and principles underpinning medical radiations science practice including optimisation of equipment, quality assurance and the biological consequences of ionising and non-ionising medical radiations.

This is the only distance learning graduate entry radiation therapy program offered in Australia and it may be available if you are interstate and want to study in your home state.

Continuous clinical attachments are a key feature of the course and as such your clinical hours will be greater compared to other entry to practice Radiation Therapy courses. Placements are available to you in large teaching hospitals and private practices to ensure you gain the best opportunities.  Placements are also available in rural settings and interstate.

You will be fully supported by our extensive online resources and teaching staff. The course is provided through our research-focused Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, giving you exposure to the most up-to-date practices and knowledge.

This intensive, workplace-based course provides you with a fast-track qualification because you study full-time in three semesters, including a summer semester each year. You will be taught by leading academics with extensive experience in the practice of radiation therapy and science.

This accreditation of this course with its previous title, the Master of Medical Radiations (Radiation Therapy) transitioned across when the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia was created in July 2012. The Master of Radiation Therapy is scheduled to be assessed by the Accreditation Committee of the Board in 2017. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply for general (full) registration as a radiation therapist from the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (subject to English language requirements).

All students will be registered as student practitioners with the Medical Radiations Practice Board through the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency.

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Course Details

Location
  • Off-campus: Full time
Duration
  • 2 years (full time)
Start date Second Semester (July)
Qualification Master of Radiation Therapy
Course Handbook

“It’s such a dynamic and informative course that really leads to a rewarding career. You have the opportunity to work within an industry that is always evolving and making an impact in the lives of patients and their families.”

- Rachel, Master of Radiation Therapy graduate

I chose the Master of Radiation Therapy because it provided a short, two year accelerated program that takes into account previous study and professional experience.  The online structure allowed me to manage my own schedule; enabling me to balance paid work, child care and study.” Cate, Master of Radiation Therapy

Clinical placement provided me the opportunity to work with real patients and alongside qualified radiation therapists, nurses and clinicians. This got me to step outside of my comfort zone, try new things and helped increase my confidence within the clinical setting.” Ashleigh, Master of Radiation Therapy

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

Qualifications

An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in science or health science including study of human anatomy and physiology with at least credit (60%) average, or qualification/experience or satisfactory substitute that the faculty considers to be equivalent. Applicants must also have passed Year  12 Physics or at a higher level, or equivalent bridging course. Details of equivalent bridging courses in physics and anatomy and physiology can be obtained from radiation.sciences@monash.edu

English requirements

Level D
IELTS: 7.0 overall (no band lower than 7.0) TOEFL Paper-based test: 587 with a TWE of 5 TOEFL Internet-based test: score 98 overall with minimum scores: Writing: 27, Listening: 24, Reading: 24 and Speaking: 23 Equivalent approved English test

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

Applicants are required to undertake additional assessment and will be invited via email to attend the University or a nominated site. Applicants must be available to attend the additional assessment in person at the specified location.

Applicants must undertake a Mandatory Clinical Visit to a Radiation Therapy Centre and provide documentary evidence of this visit at the time of submitting their application for the program. See http://www.med.monash.edu.au/radiography/postgrad/master-radiation-therapy.html. Applicants who do not provide evidence that they have completed this visit will not be eligible to be considered for the Master of Radiation Therapy at Monash. Clinical centre visit dates and the clinical visit verification form can be found on the Department of Medical Imaging and RadiationSciences Website. Students must refer to the information available on the special requirements outlined. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure they have the correct documentation. Refer to the faculty's additional enrolment requirements web page.

Upon enrolment you will be asked to comply with the mandatory immunisation requirements in readiness for clinical/fieldwork placements.

You will also be required to obtain a Police Check (annual requirement) and a Working with Children Check.

Making the application

Future students

Note: Please make sure you read the extra requirements before you apply.

Semester one (February)

This course is not available for semester one (February) intake

Second Semester (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code M6004

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:

A$9359

Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$28,000

Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.

Fee information specific to this course

Domestic students in this course may apply for Austudy payments from Centrelink / the Department of Human Services. See the Austudy site for details.

*Additional eligibility criteria apply.

Scholarships

We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

The course is structured in three parts. Part A. Advanced foundations for radiation therapy and professional practice, Part B. Evidence based radiation therapy and perspectives on professional practice, and Part C. Applied radiation therapy practice.