Skill set details

PSPSS00047 - Radiation Environment Safety (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to PSPSS00029 - Radiation Environment Safety Skill SetPSP unit codes updated. 06/Mar/2016

Release Status:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 07/Mar/2016

Training packages that include this skill set

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Modification History




This skill set was released in PSP Public Sector Training Package release 1.0 and meets the Standards for Training Packages.

Supersedes and is equivalent to PSP12 Radiation Environment Safety Skill Set.

  • PSP unit codes updated


This skill set is for those who require radiation protection and site safety training in addition to induction training, prior to undertaking operational, technical, and/or maintenance tasks in a radiation environment.

Such personnel may work in mines, construction sites, hospitals and laboratories and may include:

  • utility and site service personnel, including electricians, plumbers, fitters, and equipment service technicians
  • site cleaners and maintenance workers
  • operators of equipment that emits ionising radiation
  • those who handle and/or transport radioactive material
  • those who use radionuclides
  • those who may work in areas of ionising radiation or equipment that emits ionising radiation

Pathways Information

This unit is introductory and serves as a foundation for those who may become more involved in radiation-related roles. Completion of this skill set contributes to PSP20116 Certificate II in Government.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this skill set at the time of publication.

Skill Set Requirements



Work safely in a radiation environment

Target Group

Not applicable.

Suggested words for Statement of Attainment

This competency meets the industry standard for workers in contact with radiation as part of other roles who may receive occupational exposures of greater than 1 millisievert per annum and who need to be competent and take action to avoid unacceptable exposure to radiation hazards, or to ensure that others are not unacceptably exposed to radiation hazards due to their work.