Department of Health

Approved assessors

Key messages

  • An approved assessor assesses a security plan or transport security plan to ensure the security plan complies with the relevant security standards.
  • Approved assessors must comply with certain conditions and requirements
  • As of January 2023, we are unable to issue new approvals for approved assessors due to the unavailability of the required accreditation course through the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA)


An assessor's approval allows an individual to issue security compliance certificates indicating that a security plan or transport security plan meets the applicable security standard.

It is an offence for a person other than an approved tester to issue a certificate if compliance. For more information visit Serious offences under the Radiation Act 2005.

This page details the information and the form required for a person to apply for or vary an existing assessor's approval.

Applicants seeking an assessor's approval must meet certain prerequisites prior to being issued with a assessor's approval.

Applying to become an approved assessor

As of January 2023, we are currently unable to issue new approvals for approved assessors.

The Graduate Certificate in Radiation Security (a required training program) is no longer provided by the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA).

Please check back to this page for details of future ARPANSA training programs.

Current assessors 

Requirements for approval

Certain requirements must be met, and information provided, for an assessor application to be approved.

All applicants must:

  • be a Nationally Accredited Radiation Security Advisor 
  • have completed a Graduate certificate in radiation security through the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA)

Once training is complete an application for approval can be submitted.

For more information please us contact us via

Conditions of approval and other relevant documents

The approved assessor's authority is subject to limitations and conditions.

Refer to the schedule issued with your approved assessor's authority for the conditions that have been placed on your approval.

It is also a condition of the approval that you comply with the Mandatory requirements for approved assessors.

Approval duration

Assessor's approvals are issued for periods of 1, 2, or 3 years. The applicant can choose which period they wish to apply for.

List of approved assessors

We maintain a list of the approved assessors that can be contacted by management licence holders to have their security plans assessed.

Reviewed 10 January 2023


Contact us

Our phone service is available Monday to Friday, from 9.00am to 1.00pm or we can be contacted via email. 

Radiation safety team Department of Health GPO Box 4057, Melbourne, VIC 3000

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