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Industrial Radiation Safety Officer (IRSO)

Qualification Information


29 Oxford Close



5 days


08:00 to 16:30 (approx.)


$ 3750 + GST


Monday 19th of August, 2024

Course Overview

This course provides participants with the skill and knowledge requirements to design and oversee radiation management in the workplace, including aspects such as:

Fixed or Portable Radiation Gauges: Import; installation; auditing and compliance; radiation monitoring; wipe (contamination) testing; transport and storage; emergency response and disposal.
Transport of Radioactive Materials: Consigning; load management; storage & source security; legislative compliance and emergency response.
Industrial X-ray Equipment: Auditing and compliance; radiation monitoring; legislative compliance; and incident response.

In addition to the licensing outcomes relating to the above three (3) radiation purposes, this course offers further training in the areas of radiological risk assessments, survey meter use, analytical techniques, radioactive waste management, dealing with Security Enhanced Sources, as well as a basic introduction to Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM) and unsealed radioisotopes.

About this course

It is a requirement under the Radiation Safety Act 1975 that the use of Industrial Radiation Gauges, Industrial X-ray Equipment, and the Transport of Radioactive Material is performed under the supervision of a competent and licensed person.

This course is aligned with the following ARPANSA Codes of Practice:

  • Code of Practice for the Safe Use of Fixed Radiation Gauges
  • Code of Practice for Portable Density/Moisture Gauges Containing Radioactive Sources
  • Code of Practice and Safety Guide for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material
  • Code of Practice for the Safe Use of X-ray Analysis Equipment

Course Structure

  • An Introduction to Radiation
  • Radiation in Perspective
  • Radiation Dose, Measurement & Protection Principles
  • Regulatory Considerations
  • Procedures: Radiation Management Systems; Security; Emergency Response
  • Focused Radiation Purposes: Fixed or Portable Radiation Gauges; Transport of Radioactive Material;
  • X-ray Analysis Equipment
  • Introductions to NORM, unsealed radioisotopes, Radioactive Waste
  • Management; Security
  • Enhanced Sources
  • Practical Activities Integrated throughout the course
  • Practical & Theoretical Assessment


There are multiple practical exercises and activities throughout the course and theoretical understanding is assessed against Radiological Council requirements.


A Statement of Attainment is issued upon successful completion of this course. This course is recognised as a pre-requisite for licensing in all Australian States & Territories for the following purposes.

Course Details

Location: Perth, WA
Duration: 5 days
Times: 08:00 to 16:30 (approx.)
Cost*: $3750 pp (min 3 people) + GST
*ex. GST and merchant fees additional

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