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Criteria for gaining accreditation as a CRE

The EPA currently issues acreditation for CREs in the following categories:

  • Diagnostic imaging apparatus (x-ray)
  • Fixed radiation gauges

Diagnostic imaging apparatus

Applicants seeking accreditation as a CRE for diagnostic imaging apparatus (DIA) must have the knowledge and experience necessary for the activities they will be undertaking. Those who meet the criteria in the table on this page are eligible for accreditation in the area specific to their qualifications.

In addition to the listed pre-requisites, anyone wishing to gain accreditation in DIA must also hold a current radiation user licence relevant to the work they will be undertaking.

Applicants requiring advice on the courses currently available to qualify them to be accredited should contact the EPA's Hazardous Materials, Chemicals and Radiation Section on (02) 9995 5959.

Accreditation category Code   Pre-requisites
DIA for dental only  RAD Consulting Radiation Expert for diagnostic imaging (dental) provided by William Green Pty Ltd

Prior to December 2006

Quality Assurance in Diagnostic Radiology - Certificate of successful completion of radiography and fluoroscopy (Stage 3 Pass), University of Sydney School of Medical Radiation Sciences and Education Connections (formerly University of Sydney Continuing Professional Education Unit)

EPA induction seminar on the Radiation Control Act 1990, Radiation Control Regulation 2013 and relevant guidelines

DIA for mammography only  RCM Australian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM) accreditation program mammography physics and quality control conducted by University of Sydney

OR

ACPSEM certification: Digital Mammography Equipment Testing (CR and DR) to the standard defined by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) Accreditation Requirements

EPA induction seminar on the Radiation Control Act 1990, Radiation Control Regulation 2013 and relevant guidelines

DIA (excluding mammography and dental)
  • radiography 
  • fluoroscopy
  • computed tomography
  • bone mineral densitometry                            
  • veterinary and chiropractic

 

 RAR Prior to December 2006

Quality assurance in diagnostic radiology certificate of successful completion radiography and fluoroscopy Stage 3 - pass (equipment registration testing) conducted by the University of Sydney School of Medical Radiation Sciences and Education Connections

EPA induction seminar on the Radiation Control Act 1990, Radiation Control Regulation 2013 and relevant guidelines

Prior to January 2004

Quality assurance in diagnostic radiology certificate - radiographic and fluoroscopy equipment registration testing conducted by the Continuing Professional Education Unit at the University of Sydney

EPA induction seminar on the Radiation Control Act 1990, Radiation Control Regulation 2013 and relevant guideline

Prior to 21 July 2000

Quality assurance in diagnostic radiology three-day course conducted by the Continuing Professional Education Unit at the University of Sydney

EPA induction seminar on the Radiation Control Act 1990, Radiation Control Regulation 2013 and relevant guideline

 DIA (excluding mammography)
  • dental
  • radiography 
  • fluoroscopy
  • computed tomography                      
  • bone mineral densitometry
  • veterinary and chiropractic
 RCR Australian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM) accreditation in radiological physics

EPA induction seminar on the Radiation Control Act 1990, Radiation Control Regulation 2013 and relevant guidelines

 

Fixed radiation gauges

Applicants seeking to be accredited as a CRE to assess fixed radiation gauges must have the knowledge and experience necessary for the activities they will be undertaking. The criteria to gain accreditation for fixed radiation gauges is listed below.

Accreditation category                               Code   Pre-requisites
Fixed radiation gauges  GAG EPA assessement

EPA induction seminar on the Radiation Control Act 1990, Radiation Control Regulation 2013 and relevant guidelines

 

Page last updated: 25 November 2014