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Radiation Health - Licencing information for x-ray operators - Chest and extremities

An X-ray Operator Chest and Extremities licence is available to registered medical practitioners in metropolitan areas. In the rural and remote areas of Queensland, it is also available to registered nurses, enrolled nurses and, as approved on a case by case basis by Queensland Health, other health sector employees. It permits the use of plain film diagnostic radiation apparatus for plain film diagnostic radiography of the chest and extremities.

To apply for a licence, the following steps should be followed:

Step 1

Download and complete the application form:

Step 2

Refer to the following information sheets for details on the licensing criteria for this practice.

These information sheets refer to the following documents:

Step 3

Submit the completed application form, with verification of qualifications and experience as requested by the licensing criteria information sheet, to Radiation Health. The prescribed fee must accompany the application.

Information sheets

The following links provide some background information on the legislated requirements applicable to use licence applicants:

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Last updated: 11 December 2014