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 an industrial radiographer to apply for or vary an existing use licence in relation to the use of an industrial radiography sealed source apparatus and/or industrial radiography X-ray 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 an industrial radiographer to apply for or vary an existing use licence in relation to the use of an industrial radiography sealed source apparatus and /or industrial radiography X-ray 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 email  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).

Apparatus Prerequisites
Industrial radiography sealed source apparatus, Industrial radiography X-ray unit.

Must have successfully completed a recognised course in radiation safety with respect to industrial radiography appropriate to the radiation sources proposed to be used. (Recognised Course IND1).

Recognised Training Courses

Course Number Course Title Course Provider/Contact Details
IND1-1 Radiation Safety for Industrial Radiographers ATTAR (Advanced Technology Testing and Research)
Unit 1, 64 Bridge Road
KEYSBOROUGH VIC 3173
Phone: (03) 9574 6144
Email: admin@attar.com.au
IND1-2 Radiation Safety Licence Examination X-ray & Gamma Methods Australian NDT Leasing
Neil Joiner
69 Waterloo Road
TRAFALGAR VIC 3824
Phone: (03) 5633 3333
Email: njoiner@austndt.com.au
IND1-3 Radiation Safety For Industrial Radiographers Bureau Veritas (03) 5221 4322
Website: www.bureauveritas.com.au
IND1-4 Radiation Safety For Industrial Radiographers Safe Radiation Pty Ltd
Dr Riaz Akber
Unit 19, 8 Jude Court
BROWNS PLAINS QLD 4118
(07) 3800 9196
Email: safe@saferadiation.com
IND1-5 Radiation Safety (Industrial Radiography) Dr Kent Gregory SA Radiation Pty Ltd
Mobile: 0410 388 018
Email: kent@saradiation.com.au
Web: www.saradiation.com.au
 IND1-6  Radiation Safety for Industrial radiographers   Oceaneering
Steven Hewling
634 Karel Avenue, Perth, WA.
Email: SHewling@oceaneering.com
IND1-7 Radiation Safety for Industrial Radiographers (gamma and X-ray) Kuzer Technical
Mark Topliss
1 Tonsley Boulevard, Tonsley SA 5042
Mob. 0447 930 307
Office 1300 199 086
Email: topo@kuzer.com

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 NHMRC Code of practice for the safe use of industrial radiography equipment (1989) is a condition of use licences issued to industrial radiographers 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 an application.  

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.

Apply for use licence or apply to vary a licence

Reviewed 11 November 2021

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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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