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.

The Master of Radiation Therapy is accredited by the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA). 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

  • Off-campus: Full time
  • 2 years (full time)
Start date
Second Semester (July)
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)


An Australian bachelor  degree (or equivalent) in science or health science including study of human anatomy and physiology with an average WAM of 65%.

Applicants must also have passed Year 12 Physics or higher or an equivalent bridging course. See details of equivalent bridging courses in Physics and Human Anatomy and Physiology.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

Additional Selection Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Undertake a Mandatory Clinical Visit to a Radiation Therapy Centre


Participate in a Radiation Therapy Webinar and virtual tour organised by Monash University or a Radiation Oncology Centre

  • Provide documentary evidence by submitting the verification form at the time of application for the program.

Applicants who do not provide evidence that they have completed this visit or webinar will not be eligible to be considered.

Clinical centre visit dates and the clinical visit verification form can be found on the Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences website.

Faculty Note:

Students admitted to this course from the Bachelor of Radiation Science will receive four units of credit towards it, reducing the length of study from 2 to 1.5 years.

Special Requirements

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.

In addition, you will be required to complete at least a Level 1 First Aid course prior to your first clinical placement.

Please note that there are limited places in this course. Admission into the course is competitive and is based on academic merit.

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.

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 are subject to change annually.

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.


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.


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 costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.