Radiation licences for medical and dental practitioners

Radiation safety training

This page has information for professionals who use radiation apparatus or sources.

You need to provide evidence of appropriate qualification, experience and training to use or operate a radiation source. This includes people in the following professions:

  • registered nurses
  • general practitioners or doctors working in remote clinics
  • dental practitioners
  • people who use handheld XRF
  • industrial radiographers or NDT technicians
  • soil technicians
  • borehole loggers or engineers
  • research students
  • people who transport radiation sources
  • people training to use or operate radiation apparatus or sources.

Nationally recognised radiation safety training courses are generally accepted in the Northern Territory (NT). These courses are listed on the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency website.

For more advice about training contact Radiation Protection.

X-ray courses for remote health workers

The x-ray department at Royal Darwin Hospital runs courses for doctors and nurses who work in remote health clinics in the NT.

The courses gives doctors and nurses basic radiographic skills so that patients don’t have to travel to regional centres for chest, arm or leg x-rays.

Phone the Royal Darwin Hospital x-ray department on (08) 8922 8512 to book a course.

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Last updated: 08 March 2016

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