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ATAR and OP entry requirements for radiography courses in Australia 2018

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As at July 2018, there are 10 accredited undergraduate medical imaging / radiography courses and 2 postgraduate courses in Australia. The 2018 ATAR for entry into a Bachelor’s degree in radiography ranged from 70 to 99 depending on the university.

The following table shows the ATAR / OP scores that were required to enter each undergraduate course at the beginning of 2018. Please note that this is a rough guide only for future years as it changes from year to year depending on the applications each university receives, and that some universities will also have additional selection criteria to gain entry.

medical imaging courses atar

If you don’t gain entry directly following high school, some universities will allow you to transfer into their undergraduate radiography degree following a year in one of their other undergraduate degrees – for example a science degree. This will be dependent on your Grade Point Average in your first year subjects, and could also involve other admission requirements. You ATAR / OP may also be considered. Please speak with an admissions officer at the universities you are considering applying for to see if this pathway may be available to you. Some universities also accept undergraduate students who hold a Diploma.

There is a postgraduate pathway that is available at 2 universities around Australia. They require an undergraduate degree, some with some universities having specific pre-requisite subject and other admission requirements which they publish on their website.

A list of postgraduate courses to become a radiographer is in the table below:

medical imaging bachelor degree atar

Following is an infographic which provides an overview of the pathways to becoming qualified as a podiatrist in Australia. For simplicity, it does not include the possibility of transferring into podiatry from another course. For more detailed pathways information, go to our become a radiographer page.

radiography pathway

The information presented in this article was correct at the time of publishing. Please check with the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia for an up to date list of approved programs of study to become a radiographer in Australia:

Disclaimer: This information is general in nature and does not take into account your personal circumstances. My Health Career accepts no responsibility for ensuring that you enrol in a course that is right for you. Please do your own research to ensure that you enrol in the correct course, especially if you are considering an undergraduate biomedicine, health science or biomedical science degree as a pathway to a postgraduate course. This may include speaking with a careers advisor, guidance officer, career development practitioner, representatives of the Australian Institute of Radiography, and admissions officers from the university or universities you are looking at applying to.

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2 replies to “ATAR and OP entry requirements for radiography courses in Australia 2018”

  1. Good evening,
    my name is Mercy,am a Kenyan and would like to come and advance my studies in radiography. I have a Diploma in Medical Imaging (Radiography) and a Higher Diploma In Sonography. I have 2 years working experience in a busy facility working with all modalities. For how many years do i need to study to qualify for a degree in Diagnostic Radiography.considering i have the basic skills. and am i eligible to work in Australia as a radiographer.
    Mercy Mworia

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