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Advanced Radiation Safety Officer

Advanced Radiation Safety Officer

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$4,060 plus GST
New Illawarra Road
Lucas Heights NSW 2234
SOLD OUT: 6-10 May 2024
Register: 14-18 October 2024
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Course Objective

Develop sufficient radiation protection knowledge and skills to be able to:

  • recognise the need for an operational and management framework for the safety and security of radioactive substances and radiation apparatus
  • formulate and implement a radiation protection program
  • comply with regulations, standards and requirements


Personnel that have operational or management responsibilities for radioactive substances and/or radiation apparatus as part of their work:

  • as a Radiation Safety Officer responsible for a range of radioactive substances, radiation apparatus and/or radiation services across a variety of facilities or industries
  • in a role that deals with radiation safety on a daily basis
  • in a role that requires a comprehensive understanding of the science of ionising radiation, radiation safety and security, emergency response and diverse applications of radiation

Course Content

  • Scientific Background
  • Review: Preliminary Reading
  • Workshop: Scientific Background
  • Biological Effects of Radiation
  • Radiation Protection Principles
  • External Radiation Hazards
  • Internal Radiation Hazards
  • Workshop: Derived Air Concentration
  • Ionising Radiation in the Environment
  • NORM in Industry
  • Lecture & Workshop: The Chart of Nuclides
  • Workshop: Radiation Protection Calculations
  • Detection and Measurement
  • Practical: Dose Rate Survey
  • Personal Dosimetry
  • Industrial Gauges
  • Working with Sealed Sources
  • Lecture & Workshop: Safe Transport of Radioactive Materials
  • Practical: Shielding Effectiveness
  • Practical: Surface Contamination Survey
  • Working with Unsealed Sources
  • Working with X-Ray Equipment
  • Legislation and Codes of Practice
  • Workshop: Codes of Practice and Safety Guides
  • Radioactive Waste Management
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • Workshop: Incident Scenarios
  • Role of a Radiation Safety Officer
  • Workshop: Developing a Radiation Management Plan
  • Source Security
  • Workshop: Workplace Monitoring Scenarios
  • Workshop: Safety Assessment


  • GATRI (Gamma Technology Research Irradiator)
  • Instrument Calibration Facility
  • OPAL (Open Pool Australian Lightwater) reactor
  • Waste Management

Radiation Safety training

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