Department of Health

Key messages

  • A use licence is required to operate (use) radiation sources/units within Victoria.
  • This page details the information and the form required for a dental assistant / nurse to apply for or vary an existing use licence in relation to the use of a dental intra-oral X-ray unit, panoramic radiography unit, cephalometric radiography unit and /or a dental 3D volumetric imaging 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.

Overview

A use licence allows an individual to use specific types of a radiation sources for a specific purpose. Failure to hold the required use licence is an offence under the Radiation Act 2005.

This page details the information and the form required for a dental assistant / nurse to apply for or vary an existing use licence in relation to the use of a dental intra-oral X-ray unit, panoramic radiography unit, cephalometric radiography unit and/or a dental 3D volumetric imaging unit.

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?

Before you apply for a radiation use licence read the full exemptions to check if you are exempt from the requirement to hold a use licence. 

If you are unsure whether you require a licence, we recommend that, prior to lodging an application, you can email the department via radiation.safety@health.vic.gov.au 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).

Apparatus Prerequisites
Intra-oral X-ray unit, Must have successfully completed Recognised Course DEN1 or Recognised Course DEN3 within the last two years.

Intra-oral X-ray unit,

Panoramic radiography unit,

Cephalometric radiography unit

  • Must have successfully completed recognised course training DEN1 and DEN2 within the last two years or
  • Must have successfully completed recognised training course DEN3 within the last two years.
Dental 3D volumetric imaging unit
  • Must have successfully completed, within the last 12 months, recognised training course DEN4, and
  • Must have successfully completed, within the last 12 months, recognised equipment training course DEN5

Recognised training courses

Dental intra-oral X-ray unit

Course Number Course Title Course Provider/Contact Detail

DEN1-1

Certificate IV in Dental Assisting RMIT University
GPO Box 2476 Melbourne VIC 3001
Phone: 03 9925 2000
Website: rmit.edu.au

Panoramic / Cephalometric X-ray units

Course Number Course Title Course Provider/Contact Detail
DEN2-1

Panoramic Radiography Licensing Course

RMIT University
GPO Box 2476 Melbourne VIC 3001
Phone: 03 9925 2000
Website: rmit.edu.au
DEN 2-2 Cone Beam CT and Panoramic Imaging System Training Program Carestream Dental
Ground Floor, Suite 403
18-20 Orion Road Lane Cove NSW 2066
Phone: 02 9919 4564
Mobile: 0419 306 135
DEN 2-3 Extra-Oral OPG and Lateral Cephalometric Radiography Elite Dental Education
405 Wattletree Road East Malvern, VIC 3145
Phone: 1800 413 520
Email: registrations@gravityspace.com.au
Website: gravityspace.com.au
DEN 2-4 OPG and Lateral Cephalometric Radiography Teledent Education – Dr Louisa Brown
Phone: 03 9816 9026
Email: louise@teledent.com.au
Website:  teledent.com.au
DEN 2-5 Extraoral Radiography (OPG and Lateral cephalometry) Dr Amar Sholapurkar
BDS, MDS (Oral Medicine and Radiology)
Phone: 0455 254 361
Email: dramar.radiologycourses@gmail.com
Website: https://cbctopglicensing.com.au/
DEN 2-6 Extraoral Radiology Licence Course (OPG) MFI Radiology
Phone: 03 9500 9811
Email: admin@mfimaging.com.au
Website:  mfiradiology.com.au

Dental intra-oral and Panoramic / Cephalometric X-ray units

Course Number Course Title Course Provider/Contact Details
DEN3-1 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting -- speciality units Radiography (HLT43007) Dental Assistant Training Solutions
Level 1, 360 Bourke Street Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: 02 4929 7411
Mobile: 0448 381 743
Email: contact@datraining.com.au
Website: dentalassistanttraining.com.au
DEN3-2 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting - Radiography (HLT43007) ADA Queensland
26-28 Hamilton Place, Bowen Hills QLD 4006
Phone: 07 3252 9866
Fax: 07 3252 4488
Email: training@adaq.com.au
Website: adaq.com.au
DEN3-3 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Radiography) - HLT43012 Indigo Healthcare Education Pty Ltd
Suite 602, Avanti Building 90 George Street Hornsby NSW 2077
Phone: 02 9477 4545
Freecall: 1300 652 187
Email: enquiries@indigo.edu.au
Website: indigo.edu.au
DEN3-4 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting with Radiography Specialisation - HLT43012 Dental Assistant Training Solutions
Level 1, 360 Bourke Street Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: 02 4929 7411
Mobile: 0448 381 743
Email: contact@datraining.com.au
Website: dentalassistanttraining.com.au
DEN3-5 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Dental Radiography) - HLT45015 Menzies Institute of Technology
355 Spencer Street Melbourne VIC 3003
Phone: 1300 244 002
Email: info@menzies.vic.edu.au
Website: menzies.vic.edu.au
DEN3-6 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting - HLT45015 Foundation Education
PO Box 303 Lutwyche QLD 4030
Phone: 1300 138 434
Fax: 1300 137 253
Website: foundationeducation.edu.au
DEN3-7 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Radiography, Oral Health Promotion) - HLT45015

Kangan Institute 
Jessica Leggo 
Phone: 03 9279 2545
Email:  JLeggo@kangan.edu.au

Bendigo TAFE 
Teresa Lamont
Phone: 03 5434 1713
Email: tlamond@bendigotafe.edu.au 

DEN3-8 Certificate IV Dental Assisting (Dental Radiography) (2019 onwards) RMIT University 
GPO Box 2476 Melbourne VIC 3001
Phone: 03 9925 2000
Website:  rmit.edu.au

3D volumetric imaging unit (Radiation Safety)

Course Number Course Title Course Provider/Contact Details
DEN 4-1 Cone Beam CT Training Course Dr Louise Brown
Phone: 03 9816 9026
Email: louise@teledent.com.au
Website:  teledent.com.au
DEN 4-2 Cone Beam Dental Clin Prof Bernard Koong and Dr Tom Huang
Envision Medical Imaging
Suite 5, 178 Cambridge Street, Wembley WA 6014
Phone: 08 6382 3888
Email:  cbctlicensingaustralia@gmail.com
Website: cbctlicensing.com.au 
DEN 4-3 Dental 3-d Volumetric Imaging Elite Dental Education
405 Wattletree Road East Malvern, VIC 3145
Phone: 1800 413 520
Email: registrations@gravityspace.com.au
Website: gravityspace.com.au
DEN 4-4  Cone beam computed tomography Dr Amar Sholapurkar
BDS, MDS (Oral Medicine and Radiology)
Phone: 0455 254 361
Email: dramar.radiologycourses@gmail.com
Website: cbctopglicensing.com.au
DEN 4-5 CBCT user radiology licence course MFI Radiology
Phone: 03 9500 9811
Email: admin@mfimaging.com.au
Website: mfiradiology.com.au

3D volumetric imaging unit (Applications training)

Course Number Course Title Course Provider/Contact Details
DEN5-1 Planmeca ProMax 3D - Cone
Beam 3D Dental Imaging System
Training Program
Body Logic Resources
Suite 37, 58 Riverwalk Avenue
Robina QLD 4226
Phone: 07 5562 0355
DEN5-2 i-CAT - Cone Beam 3D Dental
Imaging System Training Program
 
DEN5-3 Sirona 3D X-Ray Radiography
and Application Course
Dentsply Sirona
11-21 Gilby Road Mount Waverley VIC 3149
Phone: 1300 552 929
Email: clientservices@dentsplysirona.com
DEN5-4 Carestream Dental Australia
Cone Beam CT and Panoramic 
Imaging System Training Program 
Carestream Dental
Ground Floor, Suite 403
18-20 Orion Road Lane Cove NSW 2066
Phone: 02 9919 4564
Mobile: 0419 306 135
DEN 5-5 Advanced Diagnostic Imaging
Cone Beam CT, OPG and Cephalometric
Application Course
Advanced Diagnostic Imaging
30 Pepper Tree Road Lidcombe NSW 2141
Mobile: 0499 778 665
DEN 5-6 Inline Medical and Dental Pty Ltd
Cone Beam Application Training 
Course
Inline Medical and Dental Pty Ltd
8 Prosperity Parade Warriwood NSW 2102
Mobile: 0408 370 751
Phone: 02 9999 2696
Fax: 02 9979 8703
Website: inline.com.au
DEN 5-7 Vatech Pax 3D systems Synesis Dental Pty Ltd
Level 13, 140 Arthur Street 
North Sydney NSW 2060
Phone: 02 9466 5950
Mobile: 0408 559 816
DEN 5-8 SOREDEX CBDT Training Program Australian Imaging
54/5-7 Inglewood Pl
Norwest Business Park 
Baulkham Hills NSW 2153
Phone: 02 8814 6888
Mobile: 0450 974 563
Fax: 02 8814 6988
Email: sharmaine@australianimaging.com.au
Website: australianimaging.com.au
DEN 5-9 RAYSCAN Alpha & Alpha+ 
Application Training
NexGen Healthcare PTY LTD
Office 3, 9-11 Rochester Street 
Homebush NSW 2140
Phone: 02 8040 6561
Mobile: 0452 438 879
Email: ian.lee@nexgenhcare.com.au
DEN 5-10 Hyperion X5 and X9 Application
Training
Anthos in Australia
Melbourne Showroom: 117 Bouverie 
Street, Carlton VIC 3053
Sydney Showroom: Unit 11G, Graphix
Row, 160 Bourke Road Alexandria
NSW 2015
Phone: 1300 881 617
Mobile: 0402 732 071
Email: bobbyt@anthos.com.au
Website: anthos.com.au
DEN 5-11 Vatech CBCT Training Program Vatech Medical Pty Ltd
Suite 5.04, Gateway Business Park
63/79 Parramatta Road Silverwater
NSW 2128
Phone: 1300 789 454
Email: info@vatechanz.com.au
Website: vatechglobal.com
DEN 5-12 RAYSCAN CBCT, OPG and 
cephalometric application
training course
Rekha Kapur
Ray Australia
Suite 105, 1 Cassins Avenue North
Sydney NSW 2060
Phone: 0422 650 700
Email: service@rayaustralia.com.au
Website: raymedical.com
DEN 5-13 Medident 3D CBCT Training Andre Fourie
39-41 Lakewood Boulevard, Braeside,
VIC 3195
Phone: 1300 886 674
Fax: 1300 886 675
Email: andre@medident.com.au
Website: medident.com.au
DEN 5-15 Ivoclar Vivadent Pacific
Cone Beam CT and Panoramic Imaging
System Application Training Program 

Ivoclar Vivadent Pty Ltd
5 Overseas Drive, Noble Park, VIC 3174
Phone: 1300 486252
Website: ivoclar.com

DEN5-16 Dental CBCT Imaging Equipment
Training Program
Osstem Australia Pty. Ltd.
Suite 8, Level 5, Building C,
Rhodes Corporate Park
1 Homebush Bay Drive
Rhodes NSW 2138
Phone: 02 9889 2675
Fax: 02 9889 1775
Email: terry.choi@osstem.com.au
Website: osstem.com.au
DEN5-17 Air Techniques’ DEN5 CBCT Training Course Air Techniques Inc.
1473A ANZAC Parade,
Little Bay, NSW 2036
Contact: Len Tanne
Phone: 0423 821 641
Email: len.tanne@airtechniques.com
Website: airtechniques.com
DEN5-18 X-Mind Prime CBT Training

Acteon ANZ
Suite 1/13B Narabang Way,
BELROSE NSW 2085
Contact: Naweed Abdullah
Phone: 02 9669 2292
Email: naweed.abdullah@acteongroup.com
Website: acteongroup.com.au

Mutual recognition

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.

See the mutual recognition arrangements page for more information.

Conditions of licence and other relevant documents

Compliance with the Code of Practice and Safety Guide for Radiation Protection in Dentistry is a condition of use licences issued to dental assistants / nurses and applicants must be familiar with these requirements.

Licence durations, licence fees, assessment process and timeframes

See the general information on use licences section for more information.

Apply for a use licence or apply to vary an existing licence

Before you apply for a use licence it is important that you read the FAQ’s about the new licensing portal  to assist you with lodging your application.

Once you familiarise yourself with the prerequisites for licensing you can apply for your radiation use licence. 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.

Apply for use licence or apply to vary a licence

Reviewed 24 October 2022

Health.vic

Contact details

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

Radiation Safety Department of Health GPO Box 4057, Melbourne, VIC 3000

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