Statement of Attainment

This unit meet industry requirements for those leading a workplace emergency initial response associated with the exposure of people and environments during radiation-related work activities, as authorised personnel and in accordance with radiation protection safety standards, codes and guidelines.


This skill set is for radiation safety professionals (such as radiation safety officers) who may be called on to perform a leadership role in a radiation or other incident, who are trained to direct a workplace emergency initial response team, and who work:

at a mine or plant that processes radioactive ore and/or minerals

with instruments that emit ionising radiation at geotechnical, construction, mining and manufacturing sites or analytical/research facilities

in a laboratory or licensed facility that handles radioactive materials

in a nuclear facility


The Direct Workplace Emergency Initial Response Skill Set consists of:

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Lead a workplace emergency initial response team


PSP80212 Vocational Graduate Certificate in Radiation Safety must first be attained in order to complete this skill set. However, as the individual unit appears in other public safety qualifications it may provide a credit towards other qualifications.