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Welcome to the ARPS website

The Australasian Radiation Protection Society Inc (ARPS) is a professional society of members engaged in one or more aspects of radiation protection.

ARPS is an Associate Society of the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA).

ARPS publishes a quarterly journal, Radiation Protection in Australasia, and a quarterly Newsletter for its members. 

Public Announcements


Call for Papers
International Congress Programme Committee (ICPC) of the 15th International Congress of the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA 15) cordially invites you to submit abstract to IRPA 15 to be held on 11-15 May 2020 in Seoul, Korea.

All abstracts must be submitted electronically through the website only. Abstracts submitted via e-mail, fax or regular mail will neither be accepted nor acknowledged. Submitted abstracts can be revised on the website during the abstract submission period.

All submitted abstracts will be reviewed and assigned to appropriate session. Notification on acceptance will be sent to the submitter by email.

Abstract templates will be provided. Please refer to the following for details about abstract and paper submission. 

Full details available at


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Opportunity with BHP in Adelaide - Specialist Radiation and Regulat…


BHP have advertised a role as Specialist Radiation and Regulatory Affairs.

About the role
As the Specialist Radiation & Regulatory Affairs your role is to provide expertise and supports compliance, through analysis and improvement initiatives, with regulatory and corporate requirements in relation to Olympic Dam’s Radiation Management Program and Licence Conditions. Reporting into the Manager Health, Hygiene and Radiation this role is based in the Adelaide office with travel to Olympic Dam.

More information can be found in the attachment, or from the BHP website.

BHP Specialist Radiation and Regulatory Affairs

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Executive Officer Ionising Radiation


Please see attached information for Executive Officer Ionising Radiation position. 


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GammaVision Gamma Spectroscopy Training Course (25 - 29 March 2019)


ORTEC®   Training Course

Practical Gamma Spectroscopy using Germanium Detectors and GammaVision Software.

25-29 March 2019 ANSTO, Lucas Heights, NSW, AUSTRALIA


About This Course

This course is designed for beginning to intermediate gamma spectroscopists using germanium detectors and GammaVision software. This course begins with setup procedures for the detectors, electronics, computer, and software, followed by instruction on all aspects of the GammaVision interface. Other topics covered are the construction of nuclide libraries and analysis parameter files, and the setup of GammaVision for dedicated tasks.

This is an interactive class - the students really have to play with spectra and get the right answers. Each participant will have access to a computer supplied by ANSTO and ORTEC software. Each student will receive a book of the class notes with space for notes and a CD with the examples to use later for more experience.


The Trainer

Dr Marc Breidenbach, ORTEC European Technical Support Specialist.



25 - 29 March 2019 in the Woods Centre training room at ANSTO, Lucas Heights, NSW, Australia



$3,400 per person. Students will be provided with course notes, access to a computer and software for use during the course. Lunches, morning and afternoon teas will be provided. Students need to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses.


Cancellation liability

ORTEC reserves the right to cancel classes for any reason

ORTEC’s liability is limited to the return of the tuition fee only

ORTEC will not reimburse registrants for any travel or hotel cancellation fees or penalties


Max. no. of students

The course is limited to a maximum of 16 participants. The course also has a minimum attendee requirement. If this is not met by the registration deadline, the course will be cancelled, and you will be notified.



Please make own arrangements. Please let us know if you need assistance or a recommendation.

More details in attachments below:



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NSW ARPANSA Job Vacancy - Director - Facility Safety

Role: Director - Facility Safety
Classification: Executive Level 2
Location: Miranda, NSW
Branch: Regulatory Services Branch
Restrictions: Negative Vetting - Level 2


Section overview

The Facility Safety Section is responsible for regulation of all prescribed radiation facilities and nuclear installations. This includes the assessment of new and amended licence applications, compliance monitoring via an inspection program and producing regulatory guidance. Major installations include the OPAL reactor, radiopharmaceuticals production, research facilities and the planned facility for immobilisation of liquid intermediate level waste at the Lucas Heights Science and Technology Centre. The Facility Safety Section is also responsible for coordination of ARPANSA’s efforts to prepare for receiving a licence application for the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility (NRWMF), including associated outreach activities.


Primary purpose of the role

Under broad direction from the Branch Head, the Director Facility Safety is responsible for regulation of prescribed radiation facilities and nuclear installations in the Commonwealth. This includes assessment of new and amended licence applications, compliance monitoring via an inspection program and producing regulatory guidance. The role will oversee the coordination of major projects such as the NRWMF through the Major Projects Manager.


Job specific capabilities

The successful applicant will have highly developed managerial skills with a demonstrated record of successfully driving change and being able to respond flexibly and promptly to organisational changes. The applicant must also be capable of developing and motivating staff to successfully contribute to the business outcomes of the Branch and the Agency.

The applicant must have a degree in science or engineering from an Australian university or alternative, or have comparable qualifications or equivalent experience. The applicant must also have excellent communication and consultation skills and expertise in writing scientific and/or technical documents.
You must hold Australian citizenship or possess permanent residency status leading to citizenship and be prepared to travel interstate and internationally as required. The position is a designated security assessed position that will require you to successfully undertake and maintain a security clearance.

If this sounds like you please visit for more information and instructions on how to apply.

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Statement by IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano


Statement by IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano
Issued 12 June 2018
I welcome today’s Joint Statement of President Trump of the United States and Chairman Kim of the DPRK at the Singapore Summit which includes the DPRK’s commitment towards complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
The IAEA will closely follow the negotiations to be held between the two countries to implement the outcomes of the US-DPRK Summit.
The IAEA stands ready to undertake any verification activities in the DPRK that it may be requested to conduct by the countries concerned, subject to authorization by the IAEA’s Board of Governors.
Related resources: Verification in the DPRK

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2018 AIOH Conference


The 36th Annual Conference and Exhibition of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists will be held in Melbourne from 1-5 December 2018 at the Crown Conference Centre, Southbank, Melbourne, Australia.
The Conference will provide opportunities for professional development on a wide range of traditional and trending occupation hygiene topics through:
• Continuing Education Sessions
• Presentations from International and National Speakers
• Exhibitors showcasing products and services.
For further information, go to

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Nominations to the ACT Radiation Council


Nominations to the ACT Radiation Council
For further information and how to apply, please see attachment.

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Senior Diagnostic Imaging Medical Physics Specialist - Nuclear Medi…


Senior Diagnostic Imaging Medical Physics Specialist – Nuclear Medicine
REQ 36115
Permanent Full time
The Senior Diagnostic Imaging Medical Physicist (Senior DIMP) is responsible for fulfilling all of the duties of the Radiation Protection Officer for the Central Coast Local Health District (CCLHD) as per the Radiation Management Plan. The Senior DIMP will manage medical physics related activities in Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging and has a leading role in research and development of new techniques and technologies, the education and training of patients, staff and the general public, and ensuring the highest possible standards are achieved in the duties in which they are involved.
With a rapidly growing population we offer a comprehensive range of services from acute care at Gosford and Wyong hospitals to sub-acute and community based services. We encourage a workforce that is innovative, eager to acquire knowledge and enhance skills and compassionate in caring for our community. As part of our team we will support you and help you develop your career with us.
We invite you to come and be a part of our community. The Central Coast is renowned for its natural beauty. From the bush to the beach there is plenty to do – swimming, surfing, diving, golf, restaurants, cafes, bush walks, sporting clubs and activities for the kids and great shopping – and all in a friendly and relaxed environment.
To hear from our team what it’s like to work with us, you can read their stories on our Instagram account.
Also please connect with us on LinkedIn to stay up to date with career opportunities.
Need more information?
1) Click here for the Position Description
2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Chris Lee on 4320 9830 or via email
Please be aware that the Selection Criteria for this position has changed. Applicants only need to be on the ACPSEM Register of Qualified Medical Physics Specialists (you do not need ACPSEM Certification). Those not on the register may still apply, with the expectation that ongoing employment will be subject to joining the Register.
Applications Close: Sunday 22nd April 2018


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Public Consultation


Please find below a link to the public consultation draft for the Code for Radiation Protection in Medical Exposure (Radiation Protection Series C-5).

We are seeking the views of the public and particularly those in the medical radiation community to assist us in finalising this document.
Comments close on 25 May 2018.
Please use the web page portal to submit your comments

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