Radiation safety officer certificate - Queensland


Whenever a radiation practice is being carried out all possession licensees must ensure that a person has been appointed as, and is carrying out the functions of, a radiation safety officer for the practice. This person must hold a Radiation Safety Officer Certificate.

Further, a person who holds a Radiation Safety Officer Certificate may be a radiation safety officer for a number of possession licensees.

In circumstances where the possession licensee is an individual, and where the individual holds a qualification specified in Schedule 5 of the Radiation Safety Regulation 2010, the licensee may appoint him or herself as the radiation safety officer without obtaining a Radiation Safety Officer Certificate.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

What are the prerequisites to obtaining this authority?

You should contact Radiation Health to obtain information on the requirements as they relate to the specific type of application you intend to make.


A certificate remains in effect for the period stated on the certificate, but not greater than three years.


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Common All Radiation Health application forms (Opens in new window)

Application process

You can obtain this certificate by completing the 'Application for a Radiation Safety Officer Certificate' application and submitting it to Radiaiton Health.

Additional documentation will be necessary. Please discuss your proposed application with Radiation Health prior to submitting the application.

If the Chief Executive considers the extent of your existing training is inadequate you may be required to undertake radiation safety training of a specified type, and training on the radiation safety legislation.  You should seek the advice of Radiation Health.


This certificate cannot be transferred.

Additional information

All persons holding a possession licence under the Radiation Safety Act must appoint a Radiation Safety Officer. Many of these Radiation Safety Officers will need to hold a Radiation Safety Officer Certificate.

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Administering agency

Queensland Health

Health Protection Branch

Radiation Health Unit

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Senior Licensing Officer

Radiation Health Unit

Health Protection Branch

Queensland Health

Mailing address: PO Box 2368
Queensland 4006
Phone: 07 3328 9310
Email: radiation_health@health.qld.gov.au
Website: Radiation Health (Opens in new window)