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Course Overview

This course is aimed at personnel who are working with NORM (Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material) in their workplace and are seeking a pathway to becoming a Radiation Safety Officer (RSO).

About this course

It is a requirement under the Radiation Safety Act 1975 that NORM is managed under the supervision of a competent and licensed person.   Licensing for NORM requires a degree of mentoring and experience prior to working autonomously.

This course provides the participant with the skill and knowledge requirements to work safely with NORM under the guidance of a NORM RSO and existing radiation management plan.

Course Structure

  • NORM underpinning knowledge
  • NORM assessment – radiation exposure and contamination of equipment
  • Protection principles, hygiene and PPE requirements
  • Regulatory framework and responsibilities
  • Working in accordance with your Radiation Management Plan (RMP)
  • Course Structure
  • An Introduction to Radiation
  • Radiation in Perspective
  • Radiation Dose, Measurement and Protection Principles
  • NORM Assessment & Measurement
  • Handling, Storage & Transport of NORM
  • Regulatory Considerations
  • Radiation Management Procedures
  • NORM Incident Response
  • Assessment


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


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

Course Details

  • Location: West Leederville, WA
  • Duration:  3 days
  • Times: 08:00 to 16:30 (approx.)
  • Cost*: $2100 pp (min 3 people)

*ex. GST and merchant fees additional

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