- A use licence is required to operate (use) radiation sources/units within Victoria.
- This page details the information and the form required for a bone mineral densitometer operator to apply for or vary an existing use licence in relation to the use of a bone mineral densitometer unit.
- Supporting documents are required when submitting an application for a use licence.
- You are not authorised to use a radiation source until you receive your licence certificate.
A use licence can authorise individuals in the medical profession to use a bone mineral densitometer.
Applicants seeking a licence to use radiation sources must meet certain prerequisites prior to being issued with a use licence.
Do you need a use licence?
If you are unsure whether you require a licence, we recommend that, prior to lodging an application, you the department with a description of your proposed activity to clarify your licensing requirements.
Prerequisites: what information do I include with my application?
All of the following information must be included with your application (electronic files can be attached with your application).
Bone Mineral Densitometer Operator
Bone Mineral Densitometer
Recognised Training Course
|Course Number||Course Title||Course Provider/Contact Details|
|MED5-1||Bone Densitometry Course|
|MED5-2||Bone Mineral Density (DXA) - off campus learning course|
|MED5-3||Bone Densitometry Course|
|MED5-4||Certificate of completion - InMed Radiation Safety Course and Training Certificate for DEXA & pQCT|
|MED5-5||Osteoporosis: Essentials of Densitometry, Diagnosis and Management - An International Course by ISCD and IOF|
|MED5-6||Certificate of Attainment - Hologic Radiation Awareness for Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Operation|
|MED5-7||Radiation Safety for Bone Densitometry Operators|
A person who is registered in an equivalent occupation in another state or territory or New Zealand may be entitled to apply to the department under the Commonwealth Mutual Recognition Act 1992 for a licence to use radiation sources in Victoria related to their occupations.
Conditions of licence and other relevant documents
Licence durations, licence fees, assessment process and timeframes
Apply for a use licence or apply to vary an existing licence
Once you familiarise yourself with the prerequisites for licensing you can apply using the licensing portal.
Select your occupation and then choose the radiation sources that you would like to be authorised to use. You will then be asked to upload the required prerequisites and pay the prescribed fee with either credit card (preferred) or BPay. There is no fee applicable to vary your use licence.
Reviewed 10 January 2022