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Radiation user licence - criteria

Applicants seeking a licence to use regulated material must demonstrate to the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) that they have appropriate knowledge of the principles and practices of radiation safety and protection, and experience applicable to the activities proposed to be carried out under the user licence. The applicant must also be a fit and proper person (s. 5 of the Act), which includes being technically competent to hold a user licence under the Radiation Control Act.

Applicants who can demonstrate that they meet the necessary criteria, have provided all required documentation and the applicable application fee will usually have their application approved within seven working days.

Applicants who cannot easily show that they meet the necessary set criteria, or where part or no criteria have been specified, will be considered on a case by case basis. Examples of this situation may include overseas qualifications or extensive experience in lieu of any pre-requisite qualifications. Assessment of these applications will take longer and incur an increased application fee as the EPA may refer these applications to the Radiation Advisory Council for advice. Processing of these applications may take between 10-12 weeks.

Most licence conditions have a number of knowledge/experience 'criteria' which need to be met by prospective licensees before the condition can be granted. The work categories are listed below.

Applicants who need advice on whether specific radiation safety courses qualify them to be eligible for a user licence should contact the EPA Hazardous Materials, Chemicals and Radiation Section on (02) 9995 5959 or 131 555.

To find the criteria for gaining a radiation licence click on the relevant work category below, then select and click on the relevant condition code. When completing an application for a user licence, please insert the relevant licence condition codes. An asterisk (*) before a condition code indicates that an applicant does not need to provide details of the radionuclides or radiation apparatus when completing the application form to use regulated material or applying to vary a user licence. Incomplete applications will be returned.

Courses listed below may no longer be provided but still remain criteria for licensing. For a list of current course providers, please see Radiation user licence - list of current radiation safety courses and course providers.

Common work categories

Analytical
Auditing and quality assurance
Bone mineral analysis and body composition analysis
Chiropractic
Dental
Educational/demonstration
Industrial and other related
Installation/servicing
Medical diagnosis
Medical - Nuclear medicine
Medical - Physics
Medical - Radiography, radiology and fluoroscopy
Medical - Radiation therapy
Radiopharmacy
Scientific and research
Veterinary

Analytical

*IA5: Use radiation apparatus for analytical purposes
S5: Use radioactive substances for analytical purposes

*IA5: Use radiation apparatus for analytical purposes

Must provide evidence of successful completion of one of the following courses applicable to the particular work proposed to be carried out:

Institutions

Courses

Asia Pacific Institute of Nuclear Sciences

Radiation safety for x-ray equipment personnel

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation

Industrial radiation safety officer SIRSO (3 days)
Protection from ionising radiation (3 days)
Radiation safety for x-ray analysis operators
Radiation safety for x-ray cabinet operators
Radiation safety for x-ray imaging operators
Radiation safety with x-ray analysis equipment
Safe use of fixed radiation gauges SIG (formerly Safe use of industrial radiation gauges)
Safe use of x-ray devices SXD

Australian National University

Ionising radiation hazards

Australian Radiation Services Pty Ltd

X-ray analysis equipment (operation of XRD/XRF units)

Bartolo Safety Management Services

Safe use of XRD equipment in the laboratory

BHP Steel, Flat Products Division, Port Kembla Steelworks

In-house training x-ray fluorescence operators

Mike Carter & Associates

Radiation safety in laboratories using XRD and XRF equipment

Liverpool Hospital

In-house training - Blood irradiator safety training course

Radiation Engineering Measurement Services Pty Ltd

Industrial radiation safety - Its basics, use and your responsibilities

Radiation Safety Services (Western Australia)

Analysis x-ray (used and restricted services and diamond sorting)

Radsmart (Gordon Mackenzie)

Industrial radiation safety officer (1.5-3 days)
Safe use of x-ray equipment in the laboratory environment

R & X Nuclear Services Pty Ltd

Industrial radiation safety course (2 days)
Radiation safety course radiation safety gauge

Virtual Accident Pty Ltd Ionising radiation research (IA5 adn IA8 NSW)

S5: Use radioactive substances for analytical purposes

In addition to fulfilling the following requirement, the EPA will consider each application on its merits.

Must provide evidence of successful completion of one of the following courses, applicable to the particular work proposed to be carried out:

Institutions

Courses

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation

Protection from ionising radiation radioisotope course no. 36 (20 days)
Radiation safety for laboratory workers SLW (formerly Safe handling and use of unsealed radioactive sources)
Safe use of portable density/moisture gauges SNG (formerly Safe use of nuclear type soil moisture and density gauges)

Barringer Instruments Ltd, Canberra

Operator and service engineer for the ionscan model 400 narcotics detection system

Canberra Institute of Technology

Portable x-ray fluorescence applications

Heart Research Institute

In-house training on safe handling of various unsealed radioactive substances

Mike Carter & Associates

Radiation safety in laboratories using XRD and XRF equipment

Radsmart (Gordon Mackenzie)

Industrial radiation safety officer (1.5-3 days)
Safe use of x-ray equipment in the laboratory environment

R & X Nuclear Services Pty Ltd

Industrial radiation safety course (2 days)

University of New England

Safe handling of radioactive isotopes

University of Sydney

Radiation safety in laboratories

Virtual Accident Radiation and research

Auditing and quality assurance

IA12: Use radiation apparatus for calibration and quality assurance purposes

S12: Use radioactive substances for calibration and quality assurance purposes

*S46: Use radioactive substances for maintaining a radioactive substances store

IA12: Use radiation apparatus for calibration and quality assurance purposes

Note: This condition is only intended and suitable for QA personnel and service engineers (who are not servicing or installing radiation equipment) or the like. Only those who do not hold or are not eligible for another licence condition pertaining to the same apparatus will be granted the IA12 condition of licence.

Must provide evidence of successful completion of the following courses, applicable to the particular work proposed to be carried out:

Institutions

Courses

Asia Pacific Institute of Nuclear Sciences

Radiation safety for personnel servicing x-ray equipment
Radiation safety in industry (3 days)

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation

Safety in laboratories (3 days)

Radsmart (Gordon Mackenzie)

Safe use of x-ray equipment in the laboratory

or

In-house training on radiation safety and the use of the nominated equipment that has been provided by the work place radiation safety officer (RSO) or an appropriately licensed person.

S12: Use radioactive substances for calibration and quality assurance purposes

Must provide evidence of successful completion of the following courses, applicable to the particular work proposed to be carried out:

Institutions Courses

Australian National University

Radiation safety course

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation

Safety aspects of using ionising radiation (3 days)
Safety in laboratories (3 days)

Australian Radiation Services Pty Ltd

Safe handling unsealed radioactive material

Bartolo Management Services

Safe use of unsealed sources in the laboratory (formerly known as Radiation safety in the laboratory)

Children's Medical Research Institute

In-house radiation safety training
In-house training on radiation protection from ionising radiation
In-house training on the safe handling of unsealed radioactive substances
Radiation safety in the laboratory

Garvan Institute

In-house training on safe handling of various unsealed radioactive substances

John Hunter Hospital

In-house training in the safe handling of unsealed radioactive substances

Liverpool Hospital

In-house training in the use of unsealed radioactive substances

Macquarie University

Radiation safety training
Supervised training in the use of radioisotopes

National On-site Training and TLC First Aid Educators

Radiation safety for laboratory workers

Prince of Wales Hospital

In-house training on the safe handling of unsealed radioactive substances

Radsmart (Gordon Mackenzie)

Industrial radiation safety officer (1.5-3 days)
Radiation safety for laboratory staff

University of Newcastle

In-house training on the safe handling of unsealed radioactive substances
Training courses in radiation safety

University of New England

In-house training on safe handling of various unsealed radioactive substances
Safe handling of radioactive isotopes
Safe use of radioisotopes (1 day)
Safe use of unsealed radioactive substances (1 day)

University of New South Wales

Radiation protection training program (1.5 days run by Risk Management Unit)

University of Sydney

In-house radiation safety course
In-house training on the safe handling of unsealed radioisotopes
Radiation safety for laboratory workers (formerly Radiation safety in laboratories)

University of Technology Sydney

In-house training on the safe handling of unsealed radioactive substances

*S46: Use radioactive substances for maintaining a radioactive substances store

No specific qualifications have been determined. The EPA will consider each application on its merits.

Bone mineral analysis and body composition analysis  

*IA27: Use radiation apparatus (dual energy x-ray absorptiometry) for bone mineral or body composition analysis

*IA27S: Use radiation apparatus (dual energy x-ray absorptiometry) for bone mineral or body composition analysis (under supervision) 

*IA27: Use radiation apparatus (dual energy x-ray absorptiometry) for bone mineral or body composition analysis

Note: Nuclear medicine physicians, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine technologists (including Professional Development Year), and therapists (including Professional Development Year) who hold a current radiation licence are eligible for a Tier 1 licence and will only need to apply for a variation to their current licence. Radiologists and radiographers do not need to apply for a variation as their current licence covers this use.

 Must meet three pre-requisites:

1. Must provide evidence of prior qualifications in a medically based course, e.g. medicine, nursing.

2. Must provide evidence of successful completion of one of the following courses applicable to the particular work proposed to be carried out:

Institutions

Courses

Australian and New Zealand Bone Mineral Society

Densitometry training course technologists syllabus: Certificate of completion in clinical bone densitometry (4 weeks)

Brian Richardson

Dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) radiation safety course Note: Applicants seeking this licence must also supply DEXA manufacturers certificate

InMed Pty Ltd (formerly Inderlec)

Dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) radiation safety course and DEXA manufacturers certificate

International Society of Clinical Densitometry and University of Western Australia

Bone densitometry course and certification examination: Clinical track

International Society of Clinical Densitometry and University of Western Australia

Bone densitometry course and certification examination: Technologist track

Liverpool Hospital

In-house training in the use of dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA)

Medical and Scientific Services Pty Ltd

Radiation protection for operators of bone densitometry units

Radsmart (Gordon McKenzie) X-ray safety for operators of dual energy x-ray absorptiometry equipment Note: Applicants seeking this licence must also supply Hologic (manufacturer) certificate.

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (WA)

Radiation protection for operators of bone densitometry units

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (WA) and University of Western Australia

Clinical bone densitometry

St Vincent's Hospital

Bone mineral densitometry (measurement and interpretation) - Certificate of Completion in Clinical Bone Densitometry

St Vincent's and Bankstown Hospitals

Bone mineral densitometry training

3. Must provide evidence of eligibility for membership of either the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine (ANZSNM) or Australian and New Zealand Bone Mineral Society (ANZBMS).

*IA27S: Use radiation apparatus(dual energy x-ray absorptiometry) for bone mineral or body composition analysis (under supervision)

Must meet two pre-requisites:

1. Must provide evidence of successful completion of one of the following courses applicable to the particular work proposed to be carried out:

Institutions

Courses

Australian and New Zealand Bone Mineral Society

Densitometry training course technologists syllabus: Certificate of completion in clinical bone densitometry (4 weeks)

Brian Richardson Dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) radiation safety course Note: Applicants seeking this licence must also supply DEXA manufacturers certificate

InMed Pty Ltd (formerly Inderlec)

Dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) radiation safety course and DEXA manufacturers certificate

International Society of Clinical Densitometry and University of Western Australia

Bone densitometry course and certification examination: clinical track

International Society of Clinical Densitometry and University of Western Australia

Bone densitometry course and certification examination: technologist track

Liverpool Hospital

In-house training in the use of dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA)

Medical and Scientific Services Pty Ltd

Radiation Protection for operators of bone densitometry units

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (WA)

Radiation protection for operators of bone densitometry units

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (WA) and University of Western Australia

Clinical bone densitometry

St Vincent's Hospital

Bone mineral densitometry (measurement and interpretation) - Certificate of Completion in Clinical Bone Densitometry

St Vincent's and Bankstown Hospitals

Bone mineral densitometry training

2. Must provide evidence of eligibility for membership of either the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine (ANZSNM) or Australian and New Zealand Bone Mineral Society (ANZBMS).

Chiropractic

*IA21: Use radiation apparatus for chiropractic radiography

*IA21R: Use radiation apparatus for chiropractic radiography (excluding radiographs of the extremities)

*IA21: Use radiation apparatus for chiropractic radiography

Must meet two pre-requisites:

1. Must provide evidence of current registration as a chiropractor from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

2. Must provide evidence of attainment of one of the following Australian qualifications:

  • Diploma in chiropractic (DipChiro)
  • Graduate diploma in chiropractic (GDipChiro)
  • Bachelor of applied science (Chiropractic) (BAppSc(Chiro))
  • Master of chiropractic (MChiro)

One of the following overseas qualifications:

  • Doctor of Chiropractic (Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Ontario, Canada)
  • Doctor of Chiropractic (Life Chiropractic College, Marietta, Georgia, USA)
  • Doctor of Chiropractic (Life Chiropractic College, St Lorenzo, California, USA)
  • Doctor of Chiropractic (Parker College of Chiropractic, Texas, USA)

or

Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) accredited course for the training of chiropractors.

*IA21R: Use radiation apparatus for chiropractic radiography (excluding radiographs of the extremities)

Note: This condition may be available to applicants who have completed a course similar to those listed for condition IA21 but which does not include training in the radiography of extremities.

Dental

Note: Dentists, hygienists and therapists only need a licence if using orthopantomograms (OPGs) for general dental radiography.Dental assistants/nurses require a licence to use radiation apparatus (extra oral X-ray used with intra oral image receptors) for general dental radiography and may also be eligible for a licence to use orthopantomograms (OPGs) and or lateral cephalometric radiography radiation apparatus for general dental radiography if they can provide evidence of successful completion of the Certificate IV dental assisting.

*IA20: Use radiation apparatus for general dental radiography - Dentists

*IA20: Use radiation apparatus for general dental radiography - Dental assistants/nurses

*IA20: Use radiation apparatus for general dental radiography - Dental hygienists

*IA20: Use radiation apparatus for general dental radiography - Dental therapists

IA24: Use dental computed tomography for dental radiography

*IA20: Use radiation apparatus for general dental radiography - Dentists

Note: Dentists only need a licence if using orthopantomograms (OPGs) for general dental radiography

Must provide evidence of current registration as a dentist from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

*IA20: Use radiation apparatus for general dental radiography - Dental assistants/nurses

Note: Dental assistants/nurses may also be eligible for a licence to use orthopantomograms (OPGs) and or lateral cephalometric radiography radiation apparatus for general dental radiography if they can provide evidence of successful completion of the Certificate IV dental assisting.

Must provide evidence of attainment of one of the following:

InstitutionCourses
Dental Assistants Association of Australia Course in dental radiography
Dental Assistants Education Council of Australia Course in radiography
Integrated Care Management

Certificate IV in dental assisting (HLT43007)

Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (HLT43012)

NSW Dental Assistants Association Certificate III in dental assisting
NSW Department of Technical and Further Education

Certificate in dental assisting

Certificate III in dental assisting

Certificate IV in dental assisting (dental radiography)

Course in dental assisting

Course in dental assisting radiography

Statement of attainment in dental assisting

Dental Assistant Training Solutions (formerly Pacific Smiles Staffing Solutions  Pty Ltd)

Certificate III dental assistants/nurses (HLT31807)

Certificate III dental assisting (HLT31812)

Certificate IV dental assistants/nurses (HLT43007)

Certificate IV dental assisting (HLT43012)

*IA20: Use radiation apparatus for general dental radiography - Dental hygienists

Note: Dental hygienists only need a licence if using orthopantomograms (OPGs) for general dental radiography.

Must provide evidence of current registration as a dental hygienist from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

*IA20: Use radiation apparatus for general dental radiography - Dental therapists

Note: Dental therapists only need a licence if using orthopantomograms (OPGs) for general dental radiography.

Must provide evidence of current registration as a dental therapist from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

IA24: Use dental computed tomography for dental radiography - Dentists

Must meet two pre-requisites:

  1. Must provide evidence of current registration as a dentist from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  2. Must provide evidence of successful completion of one of the following course requirements applicable to the apparatus being used:

  • i-CAT initial on-site training provided by Body Logic Resources and radiation safety training for cone beam dental digital tomography provided by Gammasonics Radiological Services Pty Ltd.
  • Radiation Safety and Radiographic Technique Training – Cone Beam Volumetric Tomography provided by Gammasonics Radiological Services Pty Ltd.

Educational/demonstration

IA9: Use radiation apparatus for educational purposes

S9: Use radioactive substances for educational purposes

IA9: Use radiation apparatus for educational purposes

Note: This condition is only available to applicants who need to use radiation apparatus for educational and demonstration purposes and who are unable to meet the criteria for any other licence.

No specific qualifications have been determined. The EPA will consider each application on its merits.

S9: Use radioactive substances for educational purposes

Note: This condition is only available to applicants who need to use radioactive substances for educational and demonstration purposes and who are unable to meet the criteria for any other licence.

No specific qualifications have been determined. The EPA will consider each application on its merits.

Industrial and other related

*IA6: Use radiation apparatus for industrial radiography

*S6: Use sealed source devices for industrial radiography

S7: Use radioactive substances for industrial gauging

IA19: Use portable x-ray fluorescence (XRF) radiation apparatus for analysis

S19: Use radioactive substances in a portable x-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyser

*IA25: Use radiation apparatus for industrial fluoroscopy

*S30: Use radioactive substances for density/moisture determination

*S35: Use sealed source devices for borehole logging

*IA6: Use radiation apparatus for industrial radiography

Must provide evidence of successful completion of one of the following courses applicable to the particular work proposed to be carried out:

Institutions Courses
Advanced Technology Testing and Research (ATTAR) Radiation safety, industrial NDT sector gamma and x-ray, national modual

Australian Institute for Non-destructive Testing (AINDT)

Recognition as a qualified technician in the field of radiography

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation

Radiation safety for x-ray cabinet operators

British Institute of Non-destructive Testing (BINDT) PCN Record of Certification  

CW Pope

Industrial radiography safety course

Radiation Safety Services (WA)

Industrial radiography safety course

Royal Australian Air Force

No. 21 NDI technician course (16 weeks)

Safe Radiation Pty Ltd Radiation safety in industrial radiography
SA Radiation Pty Ltd Radiation safety - industrial radiography

TAFE (NSW)

Radiography and radiation safety (Advanced Certificate in Non-destructive Testing)
Work safely with ionizing radiation MEM13013B (formerly radiography and radiation safety part of 1144A industrial radiography)
NDT post certificate industrial radiation safety

*S6: Use sealed source devices for industrial radiography

Must provide evidence of successful completion of one of the following courses applicable to the particular work proposed to be carried out:

Institutions

Courses

Advanced Technology Testing and Research  (ATTAR) Radiation safety, industrial NDT sector gamma and x-ray, national module

Australian Institute for Non-destructive Testing

Recognition as a qualified technician in the field of radiography

British Institute of Non-destructive Testing (BINDT) PCN Record of Certification  

CW Pope

Industrial radiography safety course

Radiation Safety Services (WA)

Industrial radiography safety course

Safe Radiation Pty Ltd   Radiation safety in industrial radiography
SA Radiation Pty Ltd Radiation safety - industrial radiography

TAFE (NSW)

Radiography and radiation safety (Advanced Certificate in Non-destructive Testing)
Work safely with ionizing radiation MEM13013B (formerly radiography and radiation safety part of 1144A Industrial radiography)

S7: Use radioactive substances for industrial gauging

In addition to fulfilling the following requirement, the EPA will consider each application on its merits.

Must provide evidence of successful completion of one of the following courses, which is applicable to the particular work proposed to be carried out:

Institutions Courses

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation

Industrial radiation safety officer SIRSO (3 days)
Safe use of fixed radiation gauges SIG (formerly Safe use of industrial gauges or
Safe use of industrial radiation gauges)
Safety aspects of using ionising radiation (3 days)

Radsmart (Gordon Mackenzie)

Industrial radiation gauge safety (1 day)
Industrial radiation safety officer (1.5-3 days)
Safe use of nuclear type soil moisture and density gauge training (1 day)

Radiation Engineering Measurement Services Pty Ltd

Industrial radiation safety, its basics, use and your responsibilities

Radiation Safety Services (WA)

Static gauges

R & X Nuclear Services

Industrial radiation safety course (industrial gauges)

IA19: Use portable x-ray fluorescence (XRF) radiation apparatus for analysis

Must provide evidence of successful completion of one of the following course:

Institutions Courses

Radsmart (Gordon Mackenzie)

Radiation safety with portable x-ray tube XRF devices

Olympus Australia Pty Ltd (formerly Innov-X Systems Australia Pty Ltd) Field portable analytical radiation apparatus - radiation safety training course (formerly Introductory course in operational radiation protection of field portable XRF analysers)

JBS Technologies Pty Ltd

Radiation protection training program for NITON field portable XRF analyser x-ray tube version

Portable Analytical Solutions Pty Ltd Portable and hand-held XRF radiation safety and operator training course
Laboratory Analysers Australia XRF analyzer operator training (3 hours) and XRF safety training (45 minutes)
Portable XRF Service Pty Ltd Radiation theory and training in the use of portable XRFs
SA Radiation Pty Ltd Radiation safety handheld XRF devices
Sietronics Pty Ltd Radiation and safety with handheld XRF
Thermo Optek (Australia) Pty Ltd Radiation safety course HH & FP XRF

S19: Use sealed source devices (portable x-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysers)

Must provide evidence of successful completion of one of the following courses:

Institutions Courses

JBS Environmental Services and Technologies Pty Ltd

Radiation safety and instrument training in the use of Niton field portable XRF spectrum analysers

Leadtec Services and New Jersey Department of Health

Niton XL 309 instrument (6-days)

NITON

In-house course for Niton XL model 309 spectrum analyser (2 days)

Portable Analytical Solutions Pty Ltd Portable and hand-held XRF radiation safety and operator training course

RADSMART

Safe use of portable XRF devices

Thermo Optek (Australia) Pty Ltd Radiation safety course HH & FP XRF

*IA25: Use radiation apparatus for industrial fluoroscopy

In addition to fulfilling the following requirement, the EPA will consider each application on its merits.

Must provide evidence of successful completion of one of the following courses, which is applicable to the particular work proposed to be carried out:

Institutions

Courses

Radiation Engineering Measurement Services Pty Ltd

Industrial radiation safety, its basics, use and your responsibilities

Royal Australian Air Force

No. 21 NDI technician course (16 weeks)

*S30: Use radioactive substances for density/moisture determination

Must provide evidence of successful completion of one of the following courses/examination applicable to the particular work proposed to be carried out:

Institutions Courses

Asia Pacific Institute of Nuclear Sciences

Radiation safety in the use of industrial density gauges

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation

Protection from ionising radiation (Radioisotope course no. 36) (20 days)
Safe use of portable moisture/density gauges SNG (formerly Safe use of nuclear type soil moisture and density gauges or Safe use of soil moisture gauges)

Coffey Partners/Coffey Geosciences

Radiation safety course for soil nuclear/density gauges

EPA Assessment

Radiation safety course for soil nuclear/density gauges

McKavanagh Engineering Services

Industrial radiation safety level 2 for soil density and moisture gauge users

Radiation Engineering Measurement Services Pty Ltd

Industrial safety - Its basics, use and your responsibilities

Radiation Safety Services (WA)

Portable gauges (moisture density)

RADSMART

Safe use of nuclear type soil moisture and density gauge training (1 day) - formerly titled Safe use of portable density/moisture gauges containing radioactive sources run by ORP Consultancy Pty Ltd.

RadTest Australia Radiation safety with portable moisture and density gauges using radioactive sources
SA Radiation Pty Ltd Radiation safety - portable moisture/density gauges

University of New England (F Robotham)

Safe usage of neutron soil-moisture gauges

University of Queensland Gatton College

Safe use of soil moisture and density gauges (1 day)

Reeves Wireline Services (formerly BPB Instruments Australia)

In-house radiation safety course NTD

Roads and Traffic Authority Skills Development Centre

Portable gauges course

F Robotham

Radiation safety in the use of soil density and moisture gauges

South Australian Health Commission Radiation Protection Branch

Examination to use nuclear moisture and density gauges

Victorian Health Department Radiation Safety Unit

Radiation protection in the use of nuclear density moisture gauges

 

*S35:Use sealed source devices for borehole logging

Must provide evidence of successful completion of one of the following courses, which is applicable to the particular work proposed to be carried out:

Institutions Courses

Asia Pacific Institute of Nuclear Sciences

Radiation safety in the use of industrial density gauges

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation

Radiation safety borehole logging
Radiation safety in the use of industrial density gauges
Safe use of portable moisture/density gauges SNG (formerly Safe use of nuclear type soil moisture and density gauges)

Coffey Partners/Coffey Geosciences

Radiation safety course for soil nuclear/density gauges

EPA Assessment

Safe use of nuclear type soil moisture and density gauges

Precision Energy Services (Australia) Pty Limited (Formerly Reeves Wireline Services and BPB Instruments Australia) Radiation protection well-logging
In-house radiation safety course NDT

Queensland University of Technology

Radiation protection course

Radiation Safety Services (WA)

Well-logging radiation safety course Wireline logging

Radsmart (Gordon Mackenzie)

Radiation safety in borehole logging operations

SA Radiation Pty Ltd Radiation safety - borehole logging

Victorian Health Department Radiation Safety Unit

Radiation protection in the use of nuclear density moisture gauges

*S43: Use gamma irradiator sealed source device for sterilisation of biological samples

Must meet two pre-requisites:

1. Must provide evidence of the attainment of a laboratory technician certificate or equivalent (minimum requirement).

2. Must provide evidence of the training received in the operation of the equipment.

Installation/servicing

IA10: Use radiation apparatus for installing and/or servicing radiation apparatus

S10: Use radioactive substances for installing and/or servicing devices containing a radioactive substance

IA10: Use radiation apparatus for installing and/or servicing radiation apparatus

Must meet three pre-requisites:

1. Must demonstrate an appropriate level of competency in the principles and practices of radiation protection which are relevant to the particular item(s) that are to be serviced or installed or successful completion of one of the following courses, which is applicable to the particular work proposed to be carried out:

Institutions Courses

Asia Pacific Institute of Nuclear Sciences

Radiation safety for personnel servicing x-ray equipment
Radiation safety in industry (3 days)

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation

Safety in laboratories
Safe use of fixed radiation gauges SIG (formerly Safe use of industrial gauges)

Australian Radiation Services Pty Ltd

General radiation awareness and cabinet x-ray
Medical/Cabinet X-ray Systems (RT001/RA004/RA007)

BHP Steel and NSW Health

Industrial applications (2 and 5 days)

CW Pope and NSW Health

Industrial radiation safety (industrial gauges)

GE Healthcare PETtrace Service Training Certificate of Achievement - Cyclotron safety for technical service 

Radiation Engineering Measurement Services Pty Ltd

Industrial radiation safety - Its basics, use and your responsibilities

Radiation Safety Services (WA)

Analysis x-ray course (use and restricted service)

Radsmart (Gordon Mackenzie)

Radiation safety in the installation and servicing of x-ray equipment (2 days)

R & X Nuclear Safety Services Pty Ltd

Industrial radiation safety course (2 days)

2. Must demonstrate an appropriate level of competency in the electrical, electronic and mechanical engineering principles of design and operation of the item(s), e.g. TAFE trade certificate or equivalent.

3. Must demonstrate an appropriate level of competency in the skills needed to install, test and service the particular item(s) so that it operates in accordance with any relevant regulatory guidelines or standards, e.g. specialised employer/manufacturer training course.

Applicants must submit documentary evidence to support their application for items 1, 2 and 3 respectively. Primarily the type of equipment that the applicant requires to service or install will determine the level of competence they require for each of the above criteria.

S10: Use radioactive substances for installing and/or servicing devices containing a radioactive substance

Must meet three pre-requisites:

1. Must demonstrate an appropriate level of competency in the principles and practices of radiation protection which are relevant to the particular item(s) that are to be serviced or installed, or successful completion of one of the following courses, which is applicable to the particular work proposed to be carried out:

Institutions Courses

Asia Pacific Institute of Nuclear Sciences

Radiation safety in industry (3 days)

Australian Radiation Services Pty Ltd

General radiation awareness and radiation devices (1 day)

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation

Industrial radiation safety
Industrial radiation safety officer training SIRSO (3 days)
Protection from ionising radiation
Safe use of fixed radiation gauges SIG (formerly Safe use of industrial radiation gauges)
Safe use of portable density/moisture gauges SNG (formerly Safe use of nuclear type soil moisture and density gauges)
Safety aspects of using ionising radiation (3 days)
Safety in laboratories with ionising radiation

Barringer Research

Ionscan 400 and maintenance of sealed sources (2 days)

BHP Steel and NSW Health

Radiation protection 'Industrial applications' (2 days)

Central Queensland University

Industrial radiation safety (3 days)

Coffey Partners/Coffey Geosciences

Radiation safety course for soil nuclear/density gauges

GE Healthcare PETtrace Service Training Certificate of Achievement - Cyclotron safety for technical service 

JL Shepherd Training-Servicing

Nordian 220 irradiators and Shepherd 109 and 143 blood irradiators

Radiation Safety Services (WA)

Static gauges

Radsmart (Gordon Mackenzie)

Industrial radiation safety officer (1.5-3 days)
Radiation safety for brachytherapy unit service technicians (2 days)

R & X Nuclear Services Pty Ltd

Industrial radiation safety course (2 days)

Reeves Wireline Services (formerly BPB Instruments Australia)

In-house radiation safety course NTD

SA Radiation Pty Ltd   Radiation safety (fixed gauges) training course

Sentinel TM

Service of industrial radiography cameras

University of Queensland Gatton College

Safe use of soil moisture and density gauges (1 day)

University of Wollongong, Gammasonics Institute for Research and Calibration

Industrial radiation safety

2. Must demonstrate an appropriate level of competency in the electrical, electronic and mechanical engineering principles of design and operation of the item(s), e.g. TAFE trade certificate or equivalent.

3. Must demonstrate an appropriate level of competency in the skills needed to install, test and service the particular item(s) so that it operates in accordance with any relevant regulatory guidelines or standards, e.g. specialised employer/manufacturer training courses.

Applicants must submit documentary evidence to support their application for items 1, 2 and 3 respectively. Primarily the type of equipment that the applicant requires to service or install will determine the level of competence they require for each of the above criteria.

Medical diagnosis

S41: Use radioactive substances for in-vitro medical diagnosis - Medical practitioners

S41: Use radioactive substances for in-vitro medical diagnosis - Medical practitioners

In addition to fulfilling the following requirements, the EPA will consider each application on its merits.

Must meet two pre-requisites:

1. Must provide evidence of current registration as a medical practitioner from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

2. Must provide evidence of completion of one of the following courses applicable to the particular work proposed to be carried out:

Institutions Courses

Asia Pacific Institute of Nuclear Sciences

Radiation safety in biological research laboratories

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation

Radiation safety for laboratory workers SLW (formerly Safe handling and use of unsealed radioactive sources)
Radionuclides in medicine
Safety in laboratories (3 days)

John Hunter Hospital

In-house training in the safe handling of unsealed radioactive substances

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Radiation safety training for medical laboratory scientists

Medical - Nuclear medicine

*S4: Use radioactive substances for medical scintigraphy and medical therapy - Nuclear medicine physicians

*S14: Use radioactive substances for nuclear medicine technology - Nuclear medicine technologists

*S14Y: Use radioactive substances for nuclear medicine technology (PDY) - Nuclear medicine technologists

IA15: Use computed tomography radiation apparatus for coronary angiography - nuclear medicine physician

*IA16: Use computed tomography radiation apparatus for nuclear medicine technology - Nuclear medicine technologists

IA16D: Use computed tomography radiation apparatus for diagnostic radiography and nuclear medicine technology

*IA16T: Use computed tomography radiation apparatus for nuclear medicine technology under transitional arrangements

*S4: Use radioactive substances for medical scintigraphy and medical therapy - Nuclear medicine physicians

Must provide evidence of current registration and recognition as a specialist in nuclear medicine from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

*S14: Use radioactive substances for nuclear medicine technology - Nuclear medicine technologists

Must provide evidence of current registration as a medical radiation practitioner (nuclear medicine technology) from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

*S14Y: Use radioactive substances for nuclear medicine technology (supervised practice program) - Nuclear medicine technologists

Must provide evidence of current provisional registration as a medical radiation practitioner (nuclear medicine technology) from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

IA15: Use computed tomography radiation apparatus for coronary angiography - Nuclear medicine physician

Must provide two pre-requisities:

  • Must provide evidence of current registration and recognition as a specialist in nuclear medicine from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Must provide evidence of accreditation by the Conjoint Committee for the recognition of training in computed tomography coronary angiography. Note: The Conjoint Committee consists of representatives from: The Australian and New Zealand Association of Physicians in Nuclear Medicine (ANZAPNM); The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ); and The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR).

*IA16: Use computed tomography radiation apparatus for nuclear medicine technology - Nuclear medicine technologists

Note: This condition of licence is for applicants who hold an S14 licence to use radioactive substances for nuclear medicine technology (nuclear medicine technologists).

Must provide evidence of successful completion of one of the following courses:

Institutions Courses

Charles Sturt University

Computed tomography for nuclear medicine (NMT415)

Bachelor of medical radiation science (nuclear medicine) - only for graduates completing Bachelor from 2009 onwards (Bachelor includes subject MRS380 tomographic principles for nuclear medicine)

NSW Hospital and University Radiation Safety Officers Group

(the course is conducted at various Area Health Service Hospitals)

NSW Hospital and University Radiation Safety Officers Group computed tomography safety course for nuclear medicine technologists

Queensland University

Radiation safety course: oncological CT Course (2007)

University of Newcastle

Bachelor of medical radiation science (nuclear medicine) Note: only for graduates completing Bachelor from December 2009 onwards

University of Sydney

University of Sydney and ANSTO

Computed tomography for nuclear medicine technology unit of study (18587X)

Computed tomography for nuclear medicine technology unit of study (MRTY3116) - Note: this is a compulsory unit of study for nuclear medicine technologists studying for a Bachelor of applied science (medical radiation sciences) nuclear medicine

Master of nuclear medicine (includes online course CT with SPECT and PET components)

Computed tomography with SPECT and PET (online course with asssessment and attended a workshop)

IA16D: Use computed tomography radiation apparatus for diagnostic radiography and nuclear medicine technology - nuclear medicine technologist

Must meet two pre-requisites:

1. Must provide evidence of current registration as a medical radiation practitioner(nuclear medicine technology) from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

2. Must provide evidence of successful completion of one of the following:

Institutions Courses

Charles Sturt University

Bachelor of medical radiation science (nuclear medicine) for graduates completing this degree from December 2014 onwards

Rural Alliance in Nuclear Scintigraphy (RAINS)

Diagnostic CT certification

Victorian Society of Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Diagnostic CT for molecular imaging course

*IA16T: Use computed tomography radiation apparatus for nuclear medicine technology under transitional arrangements

Note: This condition is for applicants who have attained provision registration or registration from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) but who require additional time to complete training in CT for nuclear medicine as indicated at IA16. Once this training is completed applicants will be eligible to receive a licence to use CT in nuclear medicine (IA16).

Must meet two pre-requisites:

1. Must provide evidence of current registration or provisional registration as a medical radiation practitioner (nuclear medicine technology) from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

2. Must provide evidence of training in the use of the apparatus, e.g. in-house training provided by a radiation safety officer or by another appropriately qualified person, such as a radiographer or supplier of the apparatus.

Medical - Physics

*IA29: Use radiation apparatus for radiation oncology physics - Radiation oncology physicists

*IA29S: Use radiation apparatus for radiation oncology physics (under supervision) - Radiation oncology physicists

*S29: Use radioactive substances for radiation oncology physics  - Radiation oncology physicists

*S29S: Use radioactive substances for radiation oncology physics (under supervision) - Radiation oncology physicists

IA47: Use radiation apparatus for the production of radionuclides

*IA29: Use radiation apparatus for radiation oncology physics - Radiation oncology physicists

Must provide evidence of one of the following:

  • Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM) accreditation in Radiotherapy equipment commissioning and quality assurance
  • Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM) certification in Medical physics (radiation oncology).

*IA29S: Use radiation apparatus for radiation oncology physics (under supervision) - Radiation oncology physicists

Must meet one of the following pre-requisites:

1. Hold a degree in:

medical/health physics, or

physics and evidence of medical/health physics training or radiation safety training such as:

  • ACPSEM Training, education and accreditation program
  • Westmead Hospital cadetship in medical physics.

2. Provide evidence of enrolment in a postgraduate course in medical/health physics.

OR

3. Where an applicant has an overseas qualification the applicant must provide:

  • certified copies of qualifications
  • verification that the last employer was contacted and a verbal reference given
  • verification by National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR) or other acceptable assessment process to show that the qualifications are equivalent to Australian qualifications.

*S29: Use radioactive substances for radiation oncology physics - Radiation oncology physicists

Must provide evidence of one of the following:

  • Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM) accreditation in Radiotherapy equipment commissioning and quality assurance
  • Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM) certification in Medical physics (radiation oncology).

*S29S: Use radioactive substances for radiation oncology physics (under supervision) - Radiation oncology physicists

Must meet one of the following pre-requisites:

1. Hold a degree in:

medical/health physics, or

physics and evidence of medical/health physics training or radiation safety training such as:

  • ACPSEM Training, education and accreditation program
  • Westmead Hospital cadetship in medical physics.

OR

2. Provide evidence of enrolment in a postgraduate course in medical/health physics.

OR

3. Where an applicant has an overseas qualification the applicant must provide:

  • certified copies of qualifications
  • verification that the last employer was contacted and a verbal reference given
  • verification by National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR) or other acceptable assessment process to show that the qualifications are equivalent to Australian qualifications.

IA47: Use radiation apparatus for the production of radionuclides

Must provide evidence of successful completion of one of the following courses:

Institutions Courses

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

GEMS PETtrace cyclotron applications training

GE Healthcare

GEMS PETtrace cyclotron applications training

Medical - Radiography, radiology and fluoroscopy

*IA4: Use radiation apparatus for diagnostic radiology - Radiologists

*IA14: Use radiation apparatus for medical diagnostic radiography

*IA14M: Use radiation apparatus for medical diagnostic breast imaging

*IA14R: Use radiation apparatus for medical diagnostic radiography (restricted) - General medical practitioners or registered nurses

*IA14T: Use low risk medical diagnostic x-ray apparatus under transitional arrangements

*IA14Y: Use radiation apparatus for medical diagnostic radiography (supervised practice program)

*IA22: Use radiation apparatus for medical fluoroscopy - Specialists other than radiologists

*IA4: Use radiation apparatus for diagnostic radiology - Radiologists

Must provide evidence of current registration and recognition as a specialist in diagnostic radiology from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

*IA14: Use radiation apparatus for medical diagnostic radiography

Must provide evidence of current registration as a medical radiation practitioner (diagnostic radiography) from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

IA14M:Use radiation apparatus for medical diagnostic breast imaging

Must provide evidence of completion of Charles Sturt University Graduate Diploma in Mammography.

*IA14R: Use radiation apparatus for medical diagnostic radiography (restricted) - General medical practitioners or registered nurses

Must meet two pre-requisites:

1. Must provide evidence of current registration as a medical practitioner or nurse from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

2. Must provide evidence of successful completion of one of the following courses:

Institutions Courses

Dubbo Base Hospital

Remote operators licensing course

University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health

NSW limited licence radiography course (formerly NSW remote x-ray operators licensing course)

South Australian EPA Radiation Protection Division

Basic radiography for nurses and medical practitioners (extended)

*IA14T: Use low risk medical diagnostic x-ray apparatus under transitional arrangements

Must provide evidence of acceptance into an AIR accreditation bridging course in medical imaging.

*IA14Y: Use radiation apparatus for medical diagnostic radiography (supervised practice program)

Must provide evidence of current provisional registration as a medical radiation practitioner (diagnostic radiography) from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

*IA22: Use radiation apparatus for medical fluoroscopy - Specialists other than radiologists

Must meet two pre-requisites:

1. Must provide evidence of current registration and recognition as a specialist from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

2. Must provide evidence of successful completion of one of the following courses:

Institutions Courses
 

Hunter New England Area Health Service

 

Fluoroscopy radiation safety training course (formerly Theory and practical course in fluoroscopy and radiation safety)

Liverpool Hospital

Fluoroscopy radiation safety course

RADSMART X-ray image intensifier course (formerly X-ray safety for mini-C arm image intensifier)

Royal North Shore Hospital

Radiation protection course in x-ray fluoroscopy for medical specialists

SA Radiation Pty Ltd Radiation safety - fluoroscopic X-ray units used for imaging
St Erme Pty Ltd Fluoroscopy radiation safety training
The Canberra Hospital Radiation safety course for medical practitioners involved in fluoroscopy

Westmead Hospital

Fluoroscopy radiation safety training course

X-Ray Safety Services The safe use of fluoroscopy equipment

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Medical - Radiation therapy

*IA3: Use radiation apparatus for radiation oncology - Radiation oncologists

*S3: Use radioactive substances for radiation oncology - Radiation oncologists

*IA13: Use radiation apparatus for radiation therapy - Radiation therapists

*IA13Y: Use radiation apparatus for radiation therapy (PDY) - Radiation therapists

*S13: Use radioactive substances for radiation therapy - Radiation therapists

*S13Y: Use radioactive substances for radiation therapy (PDY) - Radiation therapists

*IA11: Use radiation apparatus for dermatology

*S32: Use radioactive substances for ophthalmology

*IA3: Use radiation apparatus for radiation oncology - Radiation oncologists

Must provide evidence of current registration and recognition as a specialist in radiation oncology from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

*S3: Use radioactive substances for radiation oncology - Radiation oncologists

Must provide evidence of current registration and recognition as a specialist in radiation oncology from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

*IA13: Use radiation apparatus for radiation therapy - Radiation therapists

Must provide evidence of current registration as a medical radiation practitioner (radiation therapy) from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

*IA13Y: Use radiation apparatus for radiation therapy (supervised practice program) - Radiation therapists

Must provide evidence of current provisional registration as a medical radiation practitioner (radiation therapy) from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

*S13: Use radioactive substances for radiation therapy - Radiation therapists

Must provide evidence of current registration as a medical radiation practitioner (radiation therapy) from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

*S13Y: Use radioactive substances for radiation therapy (supervised practice program) - Radiation therapists

Must provide evidence of current provisional registration as a medical radiation practitioner (radiation therapy) from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

*IA11: Use radiation apparatus for dermatology

In addition to fulfilling the following requirements, the EPA will consider each application on its merits.

Must meet two pre-requisites:

1. Must provide evidence of current registration and recognition as a specialist in dermatology from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

2. Must provide evidence of successful completion of the University of Sydney web-based course 'Introduction to radiation biology and protection'.

*S32: Use radioactive substances for ophthalmology

Must meet two pre-requisites:

1. Must provide evidence of current registration and recognition as a specialist in ophthalmology from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

2. Must provide evidence of successful completion of training in the use of ophthalmic applicators appropriate to the purpose for which the licence is sought to the satisfaction of the EPA

OR  provide evidence of successful completion of the following two courses that are applicable to the particular work proposed to be carried out:

Institutions Courses

RADSMART AND

Surgical Images Pty Ltd (Manufacturer)

Radiation safety for intraocular brachytherapy and

Certificate of completion from manufacturer: Intraocular brachytherapy applications course

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Radiopharmacy

S36: Use radioactive substances for radiopharmacy

S36: Use radioactive substances for radiopharmacy

Must meet three pre-requisites:

1. Must provide evidence of successful completion of the following course, that is applicable to the particular work proposed to be carried out:

Institutions Courses
Bartolo Management Services Safe use of unsealed sources in the laboratory (formerly known as Radiation safety in the laboratory)

2. Must provide evidence of completing a science degree related to chemistry or biology.

3. Must provide confirmation of the successful completion of one of the following in-house training courses:

  • Global Medical Solutions in-house dispensing training
  • Cyclopet in-house nuclear medicine radiation safety training
  • Royal Pince Alfred Hospital in-house dispensing and radiation safety procedures in the PET and nuclear medicine hot labs. 

Scientific and research

*IA8: Use radiation apparatus for scientific or research purposes

S8: Use radioactive substances for scientific or research purposes

S45: Use radioactive substances for tracer studies (excluding studies on humans)

*IA8: Use radiation apparatus for scientific or research purposes

Must provide evidence of successful completion of one of the following courses, which is applicable to the particular work proposed to be carried out:

Institutions Courses

Asia Pacific Institute of Nuclear Sciences

Radiation safety for x-ray equipment personnel

Australian National University

Ionising radiation hazards

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation

Industrial radiation safety officer SIRSO (3 days)
Radiation safety course
Safe use of x-ray devices SXD

Hunter New England Area Health Service Fluoroscopy radiation safety training course (formerly Theory and practical course in fluoroscopy and radiation safety)
Liverpool Hospital Fluoroscopy radiation safety course

Prince of Wales Hospital

In-house training on the safe use of irradiating apparatus

Queensland University of Technology  Master of Applied Science (medical physics) 

Radiation Engineering Measurement Services Pty Ltd

Industrial radiation safety - Its basics, use and your responsibilities

Radsmart (Gordon Mackenzie)

Industrial radiation safety officer (1.5-3 days)
Safe use of x-ray equipment in the laboratory environment

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Master of Applied Science (medical and health physics)

Royal North Shore Hospital

Radiation protection course in x-ray fluoroscopy for medical specialists

Universtiy of Adelaide Master of Science (medical physics) 
University of Canterbury  Master of Science (clinical medical physics) 

University of NSW

Radiation protection training program (2 days)

University of Sydney  Master of Medical Physics
Universtiy of Western Australia   Master of Science (medical physics) 
University of Wollongong Master of Science (medical radiation physics)
Virtual Accident Pty Ltd Ionising Radiation Research (IA5 and IA8 NSW)
Westmead Hospital Fluoroscopy radiation safety training course

S8: Use radioactive substances for scientific or research purposes

Note: All applications for the substances: Carbon 14; Hydrogen 3; Iodine 125; Phosphorus 32; Phosphorus 33; Sulphur 35; and Chromium 51 with an activity of 500 MBq or less will be assessed by the EPA. Applications for use of substances with an activity of more than 500 MBq will be referred to the Radiation Advisory Council.

In addition to fulfilling the following requirement, the EPA will consider each application on its merits.

Must provide evidence of successful completion of one of the following courses, which is applicable to the particular work proposed to be carried out:

Institutions Courses

Asia Pacific Institute of Nuclear Sciences

Radiation safety in biological research laboratories
Radiation safety in research laboratories

Australian National University

Radiation safety course

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation

Protection from ionising radiation (Radioisotope Course No. 36) (20 days)
Radiation safety for laboratory workers SLW (formerly Safe handling and use of unsealed radioactive sources - 1 day)
Safe use of portable density/moisture gauges SNG (formerly Safe use of nuclear type soil moisture and density gauges)
Safety aspects of using ionising radiation (3 days)
Safety in laboratories (3 days)

Australian Radiation Services Pty Ltd

Safe handling unsealed radioactive material

Bartolo Management Services

Safe use of unsealed sources and XRD equipment in the laboratory
Safe use of unsealed sources in the laboratory (formerly known as Radiation safety in the laboratory)
Safe use of XRD equipment in the laboratory

Bioclone Australia

In-house radiation safety and procedures training 'Iodination'

Children's Medical Research Institute

In-house radiation safety training
In-house training on radiation protection from ionising radiation
In-house training on the safe handling of unsealed radioactive substances
Radiation safety in the laboratory

CSIRO

In-house radiation safety training
In-house training on safe handling of various unsealed radioactive substances

EPA Assessment

Safe use of nuclear type soil moisture and density gauges

Garvan Institute

In-house training on safe handling of various unsealed radioactive substances

Heart Research Institute

In-house training on safe handling of various unsealed radioactive substances

John Hunter Hospital

In-house training in the safe handling of unsealed radioactive substances

Liverpool Hospital

In-house blood irradiator safety training course (half day)
In-house training in the use of unsealed radioactive substances

Macquarie University

Radiation safety training
Supervised training in the use of radioisotopes

Monash University

Radiation safety course
Radiation safety course in the safe use of unsealed radioactive substances (3 hours)

National Institute of Health

Radiation protection and safety

National On-site Training and TLC First Aid Educators

Radiation safety for laboratory workers

New Children's Hospital

In-house training on the safe handling of unsealed radioactive substances

Peptech Ltd

In-house training on the safe handling of unsealed radioactive substances

Prince of Wales Hospital

In-house training on the safe handling of unsealed radioactive substances

Queensland University of Technology

Handling of radioactive materials

Master of Applied Science (medical physics)

Radsmart (Gordon Mackenzie)

Industrial radiation safety officer (1.5-3 days)

Radiation safety for laboratory staff

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology  Master of Applied Science (medical and health physics)

Royal North Shore Hospital Knolling Institute

Training course on radiation

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Radiation safety training for medical laboratory scientists

University of Adelaide   Master of Science (medical physics) 

University of Alabama (Birmingham)

Radiation safety training

University of Canterbury  Master of Science (clinical medical physics) 

University of Newcastle

In-house training on the safe handling of unsealed radioactive substances
Training courses in radiation safety

University of New England

In-house training on safe handling of various unsealed radioactive substances
Safe handling of radioactive isotopes
Safe use of radioisotopes (1 day)
Safe use of unsealed radioactive substances (1 day)

University of New South Wales

Radiation protection training program (1.5 days run by Risk Management Unit)
In-house radiation safety training course (same as above previously run by Risk Management Unit)
In-house training on the safe handling of unsealed radioactive substances (same as above previously run by Risk Management Unit)

University of NSW and Australian Atomic Energy Commission

Radiation protection course no. 9

University of Queensland

Radiation safety course

University of Sydney

In-house radiation safety course
In-house training on the safe handling of unsealed radioisotopes
Radiation safety for laboratory workers (formerly Radiation safety in laboratories)

Master of Medical Physics

University of Technology Sydney

In-house training on the safe handling of unsealed radioactive substances

University of Western Australia

Radiation safety course (3 days)

Master of Science (medical physics)

University of Wollongong Master of Science (medical radiation physics)
Virtual Accident Radiation and research

S45: Use radioactive substances for tracer studies (excluding studies on humans)

No specific qualifications have been determined. The EPA will consider each application on its merits.

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Veterinary

*IA23: Use radiation apparatus for veterinary purposes

*IA23S: Use radiation apparatus for veterinary purposes under supervision - Assistants

*S23: Use radioactive substances for veterinary purposes

*IA23: Use radiation apparatus for veterinary purposes

Note: An applicant receiving provisional registration for veterinary science for equine practice from the NSW Veterinary Surgeon's Board will only be granted a 12 month non-renewable licence.

Must provide evidence of current registration with a veterinary board in an Australian jurisdiction (NSW Veterinary Practice Amendment (Interstate Veterinary Practitioners) Act 2011).

*IA23S: Use radiation apparatus for veterinary purposes under supervision - Assistants

Must provide evidence of successful completion of one of the following certificates:

  • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing (Animal Care and Management Training Package) conducted by a registered training organisation (RTO) in NSW.
  • Certificate 111 in Equine Nursing (RTO No. 90000, NSW TAFE course 3726).

Note: The RTO must be currently registered with the Vocational Education and Training Accreditation Board (VETAB) to deliver the course within NSW. VETAB is administered by the NSW Department of Education and Training.

*S23: Use radioactive substances for veterinary purposes

Radiotherapy/Radiaton Oncolgoy

Must meet one of the following pre-requisites:

1. Must provide certificate of current specialist registration in veterinary oncology from the Veterinary Practitioners Board of NSW (Veterinary Practices Act 2003).

OR

2. Must provide all of the following:

  • certificate of current registration as veterinary practitioner from the Veterinary Practitioners Board of NSW (Veterinary Practices Act 2003)
  • evidence of attainment of a Diploma in Oncology from an overseas tertiary institution including guidance information on the training undertaken to gain the Diploma
  • letter of support from an overseas tertiary institution including a summary of radiation safety and practical training undertaken.

Nuclear medicine for diagnostic purposes

Must meet all three pre-requisites:

1. Must provide a certificate of current registration as a veterinary practitioner from the Veterinary Practitioners Board of NSW (Veterinary Practices Act 2003).

2. Must provide evidence of completion of formal radiation protection training.

3. Must provide one of the following:

  • letter of support from an overseas tertiary training institution verifying training and experience in nuclear medicine and an overview of the institution’s facility and protocols
  • a letter of support from a medical facility such as a hospital or an existing veterinary nuclear medicine practice that includes details of the radiation safety and practical training undertaken in nuclear medicine
  • evidence of attendance of lectures held by the Australian and New Zealand Association of Physicians in Nuclear Medicine (ANZAPNM) as part of their basic science course in nuclear medicine
  • evidence of medical nuclear medicine qualifications.

Nuclear medicine for therapeutic purposes (I-131)

Must meet one of the following pre-requisites:

1. Must provide all of the following:

  • a certificate of current registration as a veterinary practitioner from the Veterinary Practitioners Board of NSW (Veterinary Practices Act 2003)
  • evidence of successful completion of formal radiation protection training
  • a letter of support from a veterinarian, who holds a radiation licence to use I-131 on cats, which includes a summary of the training and experience provided.

OR

2. Must provide all of the following:

  • a certificate of current registration as a veterinary practitioner from the Veterinary Practitioners Board of NSW (Veterinary Practices Act 2003)
  • must provided evidence of attaining Fellow of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in the discipline of feline medicine
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