Radiation Safety Training

ESR’s National Centre for Radiation Safety has a dedicated team ready to help you develop your knowledge of radiation safety, meet regulatory requirements and protect employees through specialised or tailored training courses. Our expertise covers all areas of radiological safety and security, including medical physics, health physics, transport of radioactive materials, radioactive waste management, emergency response and environmental radioactivity.

Our courses cover best practice principles and include a strong practical component. They can be developed to suit your individual needs and held at your place of work if required.

For any information on training opportunities, please contact:

Tel: +64 (0)3 3516019.  Email: NCRS enquiries

Learn more about courses relevant to your profession:

Industrial Radiation Safety Training Courses

There are currently no courses scheduled, however to register your interest in a course, please email the team at ncrs.training@esr.cri.nz.

Radiation Protection Officer

This course would be beneficial to people who deal with radiation safety on a routine basis or who are responsible for radiation sources, such as X-ray equipment. This may include licensees, principal licensees, managers, supervisors and health and safety professionals with a responsibility to oversee the radiation safety programme at their facility.

You will obtain the technical knowledge and competence to act as a Radiation Protection Officer according to the definition of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) Basic Safety Standards (IAEA GSR Part 3). 

Transport of Radiation Material

This course is designed for people who transport radioactive material.

Radiation Safety for Industrial Gauging

This course would be beneficial to people who operate or work around industrial radiation gauges or who have safety or supervisory responsibilities associated with them. Industrial gauges use X-rays or radioactive sources and are used for a wide range of measurements in industry. These include steel, wood, construction, oil, manufacturing and brewing industries.

You will obtain the technical knowledge required to hold a licence to use industrial gauges.

Medical Radiation Safety Training Courses

There are currently no courses scheduled, however to register your interest in a course, please email the team at ncrs.training@esr.cri.nz.

Radiation Protection Supervisor

The course is designed for health professionals who routinely work with ionising radiation for medical diagnosis (excluding breast screening and nuclear medicine) and who have responsibility for patient, public and occupational radiation safety. This includes medical radiation technologists, radiology managers, theatre managers, radiologists and other medical specialists, and community dental service managers. This course is a NZIMRT approved CPD Activity.

You will gain the technical knowledge and competence to act as a radiation protection supervisor in diagnostic radiology. The importance of this role has been established by the International Atomic Energy Agency. Following completion of the course and an assessment, a Radiation Protection Supervisor certificate will be awarded. For more information about this course refer to the Radiation Protection Supervisor Training brochure [PDF, 937 KB].

X-ray Radiation Safety for Medical Specialists

The course is designed for medical specialists who work with ionising radiation in medical imaging. The training course covers the regulatory ”core of knowledge for a licence to use irradiating apparatus for the purpose of medical imaging (cardiology, urology, orthopaedic and vascular procedures).”

Specialised Radiation Safety Courses

Do you want a customised training to suit your specific training needs or prefer training courses be delivered in your own premises?

Please send your request to: NCRS@esr.cri.nz, so we can work with you to design a tailored training course to suit your training needs.