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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