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Course Overview

This 1 Day course is aimed at personnel who are supervising the use of Enclosed X-ray Equipment for Special Applications (Diamond Sorting), on behalf of their organisation.

This course provides course participants with the skill and knowledge requirements for the radiation management of Enclosed X-ray Equipment including aspects such as: auditing and compliance; radiation monitoring; legislative compliance; and incident response.

About this course

It is a requirement under the Radiation Safety Act 1975 that the use of Special Purpose X-ray Analysis (XRA) Equipment (Diamond Sorting) is performed under the supervision of a competent and licensed person.  This course is aligned with the NHMRC (ARPANSA) RHS22 Statement on Enclosed X-ray Equipment for Special Applications (1987).

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

Course Structure

  • An Introduction to Radiation
  • Radiation in Perspective
  • Radiation Dose, Measurement & Protection Principles
  • Regulatory Considerations
  • X-ray Analysis Introduction & Equipment
  • Enclosed X-ray Equipment (Special Applications)
  • Safety Aspects of XRA
  • Basic Calculations (Exposure, Time, Distance & Inverse Square Law)
  • Procedures: Radiation Management Systems; Security; Emergency Response
  • Assessment


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


A Statement of Attainment is issued upon successful completion of this course.

Course Details

  • Location: West Leederville, WA
  • Duration:  1 Day
  • Times: 08:00 to 16:30
  • Cost*: $850 pp (min 3 people)

*ex. GST and merchant fees additional

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