Public Sector - Draft 2

PSPSS000047 Radiation Environment Safety_validation

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Skill sets


Radiation Environment Safety


This skill set is for those who require radiation protection and site safety training in addition to induction training, prior to undertaking operational, technical, or maintenance tasks in a radiation environment.


Pathways information

This unit is introductory and serves as a foundation for those who may become more involved in radiation-related roles. Completion of this skill set contributes to PSP20116 Certificate II in Government.

Licensing / regulatory information

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this skill set at the time of publication.


Skill set requirements

Unit code

Unit title


Work safely in a radiation environment


Target group

Those undertaking work in mines, construction sites, hospitals and laboratories including:

  • utility and site service personnel, including electricians, plumbers, fitters, and equipment service technicians
  • site cleaners and maintenance workers
  • operators of equipment that emits ionising radiation
  • those who handle and/or transport radioactive material
  • those who use radionuclides
  • those who may work in areas of ionising radiation or equipment that emits ionising radiation

Suggested words for statement of attainment

This unit of competency from the PSP Training Package provides the skills and knowledge for those undertaking work:

  • in contact with radiation as part of other roles where there is potential for occupational exposures of greater than 1 millisievert per annum, and
  • requiring  competence to take action to avoid unacceptable exposure to radiation hazards, or to ensure that others are not unacceptably exposed to radiation hazards due to their work.


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