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Course Overview

This course is aimed at personnel preparing to sit the Industrial Radiography Assistant’s exam.  This exam is a pre-requisite for personnel to begin practical training under a licenced Industrial Radiographer.

Participants will gain an appropriate level of understanding of radiation and its effects, including the ALARA principle and the legal and practical considerations required of Industrial Radiography Assistants, allowing them to work under a licenced Industrial Radiographer.

About this course

It is a requirement under the Radiation Safety Act 1975 that the use of Industrial Radiography is performed only by a licensee assisted by an approved Industrial Radiography Assistant, or a second licensed person.  This course is aligned with the ARPANSA Code of Practice for the Safe Use of Industrial Radiography Equipment.

A foundation 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
  • Procedures: Radiation Management Systems; Security; Emergency Response
  • Practical 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.

This course is recognised as a prerequisite for licensing in all Australian States & Territories.

Course Details

  • Location: West Leederville, WA
  • Duration:  1 day
  • Times: 08:00 to 16:30 (approx.)
  • Cost*: $750 pp (min 3 people) ex GST

*ex. GST and merchant fees additional

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