Bachelor of Medical Imaging

Rank thresholdATAR: 75 SR: 75
Duration4 years full-time
Location
Mackay
Next start termTerm 1, 2024
Study modeOn Campus
Course codeCG92
First-year fee
$10,360 cspifyf
$31,078.5 dffpifyf
Applications for this course for Term 1, 2024, are closed.
Medical Imaging Students using a large medical device on a patient

Overview

Study the Bachelor of Medical Imaging and equip yourself with skills and knowledge to launch a rewarding career in diagnostic imaging. As a diagnostic radiographer, you will be responsible for providing safe and accurate imaging examinations in a wide range of clinical environments using a variety of imaging modalities and techniques so that appropriate management and treatment of patients and clients can proceed. You will benefit from extensive clinical training in purpose-built labs using the latest imaging equipment and complete clinical placements to build your skills and experience working with clients in real-world settings. 

CQUniversity's Bachelor of Medical Imaging is designed to prepare you to work as a Radiographer and enables you to provide safe and accurate imaging examinations in a wide range of clinical environments.

You will be trained in a new state-of-the-art, purpose-built environment based at CQUniversity Mackay and use the latest technology to ensure you graduate work-ready.

Your education and training will focus on developing key competencies so you become confident in digital technology, community engagement and remote and rural innovation.

By completing extensive work placements, you will gain practical experience and be able to apply your skills and knowledge in a real-world setting. This is the only medical imaging course in Australia that offers you the option of studying the first year of the course by online study, providing you with the flexibility to balance your study, work and life commitments.

Study experience

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Medical Imaging prepares you to pursue a career as a Diagnostic Radiographer. Employment opportunities may exist in areas such as:

  • public and private hospitals
  • clinics
  • community health care services.

Structure & Availability

 

Course structure

You are required to complete 24 core units. The units within this course are scheduled over Term 1, 2 and 3 so you will be required to study in all three terms. 

Unit information

For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

Credit transfer information

If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

 

On-Campus Availability

IntakeLocations
Term 1, 2024Mackay
Term 1, 2025Mackay

Application Closing Dates for Term 1, 2024

This course has early closing dates as follows:

  • Direct applications (STEPS) closed on Friday, 8 December 2023.
  • QTAC applications closed on Thursday, 25 January 2024.

Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.

Students who select to study some units via distance education may be required to attend compulsory residential schools.

Professional Practice - Medical Radiation Practice Accreditation Committee

Core

This course is approved and accredited by the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia.

Medical Imaging Clinical Placement 4 - MEDI14006

Students complete eleven weeks of clinical experience as block placement in one or two diagnostic imaging facilities. Students perform general radiography, mobile and adaptation imaging and computed tomography (CT) under the direct supervision of a qualified radiographer. Students are supported on-site by a clinical supervisor and by the academic unit coordinator at CQUniversity.

Medical Imaging Clinical Practicum - MEDI14005

Students complete sixteen weeks of clinical experience as a block placement in one or more diagnostic imaging facilities. Students perform a wide range of radiographic procedures, progressing to independent practice in preparation for entry to professional practice. Students also consolidate their skills in two other areas of radiographic practice. Students are supported on-site by a clinical supervisor and by the academic unit coordinator at CQUniversity.

Medical Imaging Clinical Placement 3 - MEDI13005

Students complete eleven weeks of clinical experience as block placement in one or more diagnostic imaging facilities. Students perform general radiography, mobile and adaptation imaging and computed tomography (CT) under the direct supervision of a qualified radiographer. Students are supported on-site by a clinical supervisor and by the academic unit coordinator at CQUniversity.

Medical Imaging Clinical Experience 1 - MEDI12011

Students complete eight weeks of clinical experience as block placement in one or more diagnostic imaging facilities. Students perform general radiography under the direct supervision of a qualified radiographer. Students are supported on-site by a clinical supervisor and by the academic unit coordinator at CQUniversity.

Requirements

Rank Threshold

The rank threshold is the minimum competitive rank required for your application to be considered for entry to this course.

SR 75 | ATAR 75.0

Lowest Ranks

The lowest selection rank refers to the lowest rank to which an offer was made for an intake or term and includes adjustment factors applied to an applicant's ATAR, such as the Regional Adjustment Scheme and Educational Access Scheme. An ATAR with adjustment factors applied is referred to as a selection rank.

Term 1, 2024 lowest selection rank: SR 76.00
Note that the lowest selection rank includes adjustment factors.

Student Profile

If you would like to know more about entry scores for applicants with recent secondary education and the student profile for this course, view our Course and Entry Score Profile for Term 1, 2023.

Institute Profile

View our Institute Profile to learn about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2023.

Recommended study

English (Units 3 and 4, C)

Prerequisites

No pre-requisites required

When applying, you must demonstrate that you have met the listed Entry Requirements and English Language Proficiency requirements.

After you have applied and enrolled in this course, you will need to be able to meet the Security and Health Requirements as these generally relate to work-integrated learning activities that form part of your course. You will be provided with more information about security and health requirements after enrolling in the relevant units that these relate to. 

Entry Requirements

English Language Profiency Requirements:

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University. Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion within the last 5 years of:

  • a secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
  • Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA of 4.0

Completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United states of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores as below:

  • an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 7.0 overall with a minimum 7.0 in each subset; or
  • an Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components; or
  • a Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE - Academic) - Requires an overall score of 65 with no sub-score less than 65; or
  • a Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based test (TOEFL) iBT - 94 or better overall and no score less than 24 for listening and reading, 27 for writing and 23 for speaking.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

Each student will be assessed individually.

Medical Imaging students’ English language skills are directly aligned with the requirements of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement for this course to be eligible for WIL placements.

Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) placements apply to this course and as such are subject to compulsory pre-placement conditions referred to as mandatory checks and are outlined in the health, security and other compulsory requirements sections. Mandatory checks are determined by industry, organisations, legislation, regulations, policies, and procedures. To be eligible for a WIL placement, students must first achieve compliance with mandatory checks by each closing date prior to a WIL placement and maintain current evidence for the duration of the course. 

Mandatory health requirements include immunisation and vaccination evidence (and serology where required) to the following diseases: COVID-19, Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps and Rubella, Varicella, Pertussis, Influenza (recommended only) and Tuberculosis screening. Additional vaccinations and screening are subject to the site or state health authority. Respirator mask fit testing is also an annual requirement for this course. 

Mandatory security requirements include an Australian Federal Police clearance and working with children check.

Other mandatory requirements include a CPR certificate, student agreement to privacy and confidentiality, fitness to participate in WIL student declaration, jurisdictional and site-specific compulsory requirements, and other training modules. 

You will have to meet this course's inherent requirements by demonstrating essential skills and attributes.

Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee$10,360
Domestic Full Fee Paying – Indicative First Year Fee$31,078.50

Indicative first-year fee

The fees listed are indicative only and based on enrolling in a full-time study load for one academic year (generally, this is eight units over two terms). Your fees may vary depending on the units you select and the number you study per term. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Understanding your fees.

Commonwealth support and government assistance loans

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are subsidised by the Australian Government, meaning you are only required to pay the student contribution rather than full tuition fees if you meet eligibility requirements. If offered a CSP, you may be eligible for a HECS-HELP government loan. HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme that assists you in paying your student contributions. Provided you meet the HECS-HELP eligibility criteria, you may use HECS-HELP to defer part or all of your student contribution fees. Learn more about paying for university.

Other study costs

Part of your course costs includes Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF). There may also be additional costs as part of your studies, such as textbooks, technology expenses, travel expenses, professional certifications, uniforms, or vaccinations. Explore other study costs.

At CQUniversity, we believe higher education should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time, and we are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and stipends.
Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more. 

How to apply

StateAdmission Code
QueenslandMackay: 841681

If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way. Before you apply, you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you do not have a USI, creating one is quick and easy. Visit usi.gov.au to create one.

Want to know more about application dates and other admission information?

View our important dates information and read about other admission considerations, such as information for domestic students with overseas qualifications, indigenous support, and elite athlete, coach and performer support.

What’s the best way to apply?

  • Option 1: Ideal for most situations, whether you have completed high school recently or some time ago.
  • Option 2: Ideal if you have studied our Skills for Tertiary Entrance Preparatory Studies (STEPS) program or Tertiary Entrance Program (TEP).

OPTION 1: IN MOST SITUATIONS, YOU WILL NEED TO APPLY VIA THE QUEENSLAND TERTIARY ADMISSION CENTRE
To apply for this course, you will need to submit your application for this course via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).

Apply via QTAC

Please note that you may be required to pay a fee when applying via QTAC.


OPTION 2: ARE YOU A CQUNI STEPS OR TEP GRADUATE? APPLY DIRECTLY TO CQUNIVERSITY
You may be eligible to apply directly to CQUniversity provided you meet one of the following criteria:

  • You have successfully completed or are completing CQUniversity's Skills for Tertiary Entrance Preparatory Studies (STEPS) program.
  • You have successfully completed CQUniversity's Tertiary Entrance Program (TEP).