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Radiation Qualifications

RADIATION PROTECTION PROGRAMMES

RADIATION PROTECTION MONITORING COURSE (NQF 3) 

TARGET POPULATION

All employees who once worked with Radiation from industry; nuclear facilities; public institutions and people who have passed grade 10 to grade 12 with Physics and Mathematics.

OBJECTIVE

  • Communicating in a variety of ways in the radiation sector
  • Using mathematics during radiation monitoring activities
  • Selecting radiation and contaminant measurement instruments for specific contexts
  • Monitoring radiation and contaminants according to specified requirements
  • Managing own workplace relations for optimal productivity
  • Adhering to radiation protection measures according to given procedures

COURSE CONTENT

  • The structure of matter
  • Radioactivity and radiation
  • Radiation units 
  • Basic Radiation Protection
  • Radiation Protection monitoring Instrument Basics
  • Radiation Monitoring
  • Surface Contamination Monitoring
  • Measurement of Airborne Contamination
  • Radiation Protection Programme Requirements and Work Instructions
  • Practical Training

COURSE DURATION
12 Months

RADIATION PROTECTION OFFICER COURSE (RPO) (NQF 4)  

TARGET POPULATION

All employees who have passed RPM (NQF 3) course and are working in industry; nuclear facilities and public institutions.

OBJECTIVE

  • Determining safety precautions based on radiation protection rules, procedures and standards for a specific task or environment
  • Assessing and interpreting radiological survey results and determine appropriate plan of action or procedures under routine and ad hoc/non-routine task conditions
  • Ensuring implementation of radiological safety compliance of a specific context/work unit
  • Recording and reporting on radiological findings
  • Evaluating activities during safety stand-by.

COURSE CONTENT 

  • The structure of matter
  • Radioactivity and radiation
  • Radiation units 
  • Quantities used in radiological protection
  • Biological effects of radiation
  • Natural and man-made radiation
  • The system of dose limitation (overview)
  • Current international recommendations
  • Radiation dose limitation RP system document
  • Radiation detection & measurement
  • The external radiation hazard
  • The internal radiation hazard 
  • Health physics laboratory techniques
  • Nuclear reactor health physics
  • Radioactive waste
  • X-rays and radiography
  • Radiation protection in medicine
  • National Nuclear Regulatory Act
  • NNR Regulations
  • NL27
  • Occupational Health & Safety Act
  • Hazardous Substances Act
  • Group III & IV Hazardous substances
  • Practical Training
  • Research Project

COURSE DURATION
18 Months

RADIATION PROTECTION OFFICER COURSE (RPO) (NQF 5)

TARGET POPULATION

All employees who have passed RPM (NQF 4) course and are working in industry; nuclear facilities and public institutions. BSc in Physics and BSc honours degree graduates may also apply.

OBJECTIVE

  • Assessing and communicating technical information accurately and according to organization-specific requirements
  • Implementing quality management programmes according to specified procedures.
  • Designing surveillance programmes and reviewing procedures according to specified standards, policies and guidelines.
  • Implementing radiation detection and dosimetry programmes on specified standards
  • Implementing operational Radiation Protection programmes and prescribing radiological requirements/limitations on prescribed standards.
  • Implementing environmental management programmes for radiation protection according to specified limits and criteria. Range: programmes include environmental, waste management, and transportation programmes. 
  • Supervising and managing human resources according to legal requirements

COURSE CONTENT

  • Basic Mathematics
  • Review of physical principles 
  • Atomic and nuclear structure 
  • Radioactivity
  • Interaction of radiation with matter
  • Radiation dosimetry
  • Biological effects of radiation
  • Radiation Safety Guides
  • Health Physics Instrumentation
  • External radiation protection
  • Internal radiation protection
  • Criticality
  • Evaluation of protective measures
  • Non-ionizing radiation
  • Nuclear Facilities RP systems
  • Research Project

COURSE DURATION
18 Months

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