Limited Licence Radiography

Doctors practice using the x-ray machine during the Limited Licence Radiography course

In rural and remote parts of Australia, where a radiographer may not always be available, non-radiographers can get a licence to perform a limited range of radiographic examinations. In New South Wales, the examination types covered by the licence are:

  • Upper extremity, including AP shoulder;
  • Lower extremity, including AP pelvis; and
  • Chest (AP or PA only)

Licence conditions are given at:

Applicants for a licence must meet two pre-requisites:

  1. Registration as a medical practitioner or nurse from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA); and
  2. Successful completion of an approved course.

Limited Licence Radiography Course

The University of Newcastle offers the Limited Licence Radiography Course as a non-award, short course. Successful candidates receive a certificate of completion, making them eligible to apply for a limited radiography licence in NSW.

Course Content and Delivery

Details of the content and modes of delivery can be found in the Course Outline.

Doctors practice placement of limbs during the Limited Licence Radiography courseAdmission

Those interested must first complete a Course Nomination Form, signed by:

  1. Their local Health Service Manager; and
  2. A local radiographer willing to support the candidate during and after the course.

Further Information

Associate Professor Tony Smith
University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health
Phone: 02 4055 1900

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