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Course Overview

This course offers an advancement on RSWA’s core licensing courses in the areas of radiological risk assessments; enhanced survey meter use; analytical techniques; radioactive waste management; and dealing with Security Enhanced Sources.

This course caters to individuals responsible for designing and supervising radiation management systems in various work environments, particularly in the fields of oil and gas, mining, energy, education, and research.

RSWA has a streamlined and customised assessment approach (endorsed by regulators) that offers various licensing outcomes for those interested in pursuing this option.

This course focuses on the following areas:

Radiation Gauges: Import; installation; auditing and compliance; radiation monitoring; wipe (contamination) testing; transport and storage; emergency response and disposal.

Transport of Radioactive Materials: Consigning; load management; storage & source security; legislative compliance and emergency response.

Industrial X-ray Equipment (X-ray Analysis & Portable XRF): Auditing and compliance; radiation monitoring; legislative compliance; and incident response.

Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM): Unsealed radioactive material and radiation exposure assessment, including contaminated equipment; protection principles, hygiene, and PPE requirements; regulatory framework and responsibilities and implementation and oversight of Radiation Management Plans (RMP).

About this course

It is a requirement under the Radiation Safety Act 1975 that radiation sources (radioactive material both sealed and unsealed) and x-ray devices are managed by a competent and licensed person.

This course is aligned with the following ARPANSA Codes of Practice:

  • RPS 13 – Fixed Gauges Code
  • RPS C-2 – Transport Code
  • RHS 9 – X-ray Analysis Code
  • RPS 9 – NORM Code

A moderate level of mathematical understanding is required to successfully complete this course.

Course Structure

  • Radiation & Radioactivity
  • Radiation in Perspective
  • Radiation Protection Principles (External and Internal)
  • Regulatory Considerations
  • Procedures: Radiation Management Systems; Security; Incident Response
  • Focused Radiation Purposes: Fixed Radiation Gauges; Transport of Radioactive Material; X-ray Analysis Equipment (including Portable XRF); and NORM.
  • Analytical Techniques; Waste Management & Disposal; Security Enhanced Sources
  • Practical Activities integrated throughout the course
  • Practical & Theoretical Assessments


There are multiple practical exercises and activities throughout the course and theoretical understanding is assessed against Radiological Council requirements.


A Certificate of Completion is issued upon successful completion of this course.  This course is recognised as a pre-requisite for licensing in all Australian States & Territories for the following purposes:

  • Fixed Radiation Gauges
  • Transport of Radioactive Material
  • X-ray Analysis; Portable XRF; & Cabinet (Security) X-ray devices

The following purposes are varied and complex and approval for licensing purposes will depend upon the individual’s experience and circumstances – please call RSWA to discuss your specific situation prior to booking your attendance:

  • NORM (Storage, pending disposal; Analytical Laboratories)
  • Education and Research (Tertiary and Secondary Education)

Course Details

  • Location: Perth, WA
  • Duration:  5 days
  • Times: 08:00 to 16:30 (approx.)
  • Cost*: $3750 pp (min 3 people) + gst

*ex. GST and merchant fees additional

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