Assessment of applications

When you apply for registration with qualifications obtained outside of Australia we will assess your medical radiation practice qualifications against the Board approved assessment criteria listed below. Your qualifications do not need to meet all the criteria.

Assessment criteria

Criterion  What we assess Supporting documents required with your application for registration 

1.

In the country where you completed your program of study, your qualification was recognised by a statutory registration/licensing body for practice as a:

  • diagnostic radiographer and/or
  • radiation therapist and/or
  • nuclear medicine technologist

or equivalent profession

Certified copy (and translation into English) of degree/qualification certificate awarded to you

Certified copy (and translation into English) of your academic transcript

If applicable, evidence of statutory registration as a diagnostic radiographer, nuclear medicine technologist or radiation therapist 

2. 

At the time you were awarded your qualification (or completed the program of study leading to their qualification) in diagnostic radiography, nuclear medicine technology and/or radiation therapy, or equivalent profession, it was:
  • subject to quality assurance by a body external to the education institution and
  • recognised or accredited by the external body and
  • the quality assurance was based on the following: 
    • published accreditation standards for Medical radiation practice education
    • published processes for reviewing programs/providers against the accreditation standards
    • an assessment conducted by an individual or team with appropriate expertise in education and in Medical radiation practice
    • regular review of the program of study such as annual reporting or cyclic re-accreditation
Nil
3.  At the time you were awarded your qualification (or completed the program of study leading to your qualification) in diagnostic radiography, nuclear medicine technology and/or radiation therapy the education institution was registered or authorised to deliver higher education. Nil
4. The academic level of your qualification in diagnostic radiography, nuclear medicine technology and/or radiation therapy, or equivalent profession is comparable to, at a minimum, an Australian Bachelor Degree at level 7 of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Nil 
5.  As part of your studies in diagnostic radiography, nuclear medicine technology and/or radiation therapy you successfully completed learning outcomes and assessment tasks that map to the following evidence requirements and criteria in the Professional capabilities for medical radiation practice

  1. exercise appropriate levels of autonomy and professional judgement in a variety of medical radiation practice settings 
  2. communicate clearly, sensitively and effectively with patient/client and their family or carers and with other health practitioners 
  3. interpret findings applying clinical reasoning and reflective processes to identify implications for practice
  4. implement safe radiation practice
  5. protect and enhance patient/client safety
  6. apply principles of medical radiation physics and instrumentation
  7.  identify and respond to patient/client’s deteriorating condition or inability to undergo a procedure or treatment.
As part of the certification, the education institution must provide information in English that clearly shows the assessment you completed as part of the program of study 
Nil
6. If your program was in diagnostic radiography:

As part of your studies in diagnostic radiography you successfully completed learning outcomes and assessment tasks that map to the following evidence requirements and criteria in Domain 5A of the Professional capabilities for medical radiation practice

  1. implement and evaluate general radiography examinations for a range of patient/client presentations and complexities 
  2. implement fluoroscopy in a range of settings 
  3. implement diagnostic computed tomography (CT) imaging.  
 
  If your program was in nuclear medicine:

As part of your studies in nuclear medicine technology you successfully completed learning outcomes and assessment tasks that map to the following evidence requirements and criteria in Domain 5B of the Professional capabilities for medical radiation practice

  1. implement the preparation and assess purity of radiopharmaceuticals 
  2. implement routine nuclear medicine imaging 
  3. implement computed tomography (CT) imaging for nuclear medicine imaging
  4. implement the delivery of nuclear medicine radioisotope examinations and therapies.  
 
  If your program was in radiation therapy: 

As part of your studies in radiation therapy you successfully completed learning outcomes and assessment tasks that map to the following evidence requirements and criteria in Domain 5C of the Professional capabilities for medical radiation practice

  1. apply treatment simulation techniques 
  2. apply knowledge of treatment planning 
  3. implement computed tomography (CT) imaging for oncologic treatment planning, and
  4. implement treatment techniques according to approved plans.  
 
 

 

 
 
Page reviewed 5/02/2018