Key messages

  • A use licence is required to operate (use) radiation sources/units within Victoria.
  • This page details the information and the form required for a dental assistant / nurse to apply for or vary an existing use licence in relation to the use of a dental intra-oral X-ray unit, panoramic radiography unit, cephalometric radiography unit and /or a dental 3D volumetric imaging unit.
  • Supporting documents are required when submitting an application for a use licence.
  • You are not authorised to use a radiation source until you receive your licence certificate.

Overview

A use licence allows an individual to use specific types of a radiation sources for a specific purpose. Failure to hold the required use licence is an offence under the Radiation Act 2005.

This page details the information and the form required for a dental assistant / nurse to apply for or vary an existing use licence in relation to the use of a dental intra-oral X-ray unit, panoramic radiography unit, cephalometric radiography unit and/or a dental 3D volumetric imaging unit.

Applicants seeking a licence to use radiation sources must meet certain prerequisites prior to being issued with a use licence.

Prerequisites: what information do I include with my application?

All of the following information must be included with your application (electronic files can be attached with your application).

Occupation Apparatus Prerequisites
Dental Assistants/Nurses Intra-oral X-ray unit, Must have successfully completed Recognised Course DEN1 or Recognised Course DEN3.

Intra-oral X-ray unit,

Panoramic radiography unit,

Cephalometric radiography unit

  • Must have successfully completed Recognised Course DEN1,and
  • Must have successfully completed Recognised Course DEN2, or
  • Must have successfully completed Recognised Course DEN3.
Dental 3D volumetric imaging unit
  • Must have successfully completed, within the last 12 months, recognised training course DEN4, and
  • Must have successfully completed, within the last 12 months, recognised equipment training course DEN5

Recognised Training Courses

Radiation Apparatus Course Number Course Title Course Provider/Contact Details
Dental intra-oral X-ray unit
DEN1-1
Certificate IV in Dental Assisting
RMIT University
GPO Box 2476
MELBOURNE VIC 3001
Phone: (03) 9925 2000
Website: http://www.rmit.edu.au
Panoramic / Cephalometric X-ray units
DEN2-1
Panoramic Radiography Licensing Course
RMIT University
GPO Box 2476
MELBOURNE VIC 3001
Phone: (03) 9925 2000
Website: http://www.rmit.edu.au
DEN 2-2
Cone Beam CT and Panoramic Imaging System Training Program
Carestream Dental
Ground Floor, Suite 403
18-20 Orion Road
LANE COVE NSW 2066
Phone: (02) 9919 4564
Mobile: 0419 306 135
DEN 2-3
Extra-Oral OPG and Lateral Cephalometric Radiography
Elite Dental Education
405 Wattletree Road
East Malvern, 3145
Victoria
Ph: 1800 413520
Email: registrations@gravityspace.com.au
Website: gravityspace.com.au
DEN 2-4
OPG and Lateral Cephalometric Radiography
Teledent Education – Dr Louisa Brown
Email: louise@teledent.com.au
Phone: (03) 9816 9026
Web: www.teledent.com.au
DEN 2-5 Extraoral Radiography (OPG and Lateral cephalometry)  Dr Amar Sholapurkar
Lecturer in Clinical Dentistry and Oral Radiology
Office 217, Building D1
14-88 McGregor Road
Smithfield. Qld 4878.
Phone – 0455254361
Email – dramar.radiologycourses@gmail.com 
Dental intra-oral and Panoramic / Cephalometric Xray units
DEN3-1
Certificate IV in Dental Assisting -- speciality units Radiography (HLT43007)
Dental Assistant Training Solutions
Level 1, 360 Bourke Street MELBOURNE VIC 3000
Phone: 02 4929 7411
Mobile: 0448 381 743
Email: contact@datraining.com.au
Website: www.dentalassistanttraining.com.au
DEN3-2
Certificate IV in Dental Assisting - Radiography (HLT43007)
ADA Queensland
 26-28 Hamilton Place,
 BOWEN HILLS QLD 4006
 Phone: (07) 3252 9866
 Fax: (07) 3252 4488
 Email: training@adaq.com.au
 Website: http://www.adaq.com.au
DEN3-3
Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Radiography) - HLT43012
Indigo Healthcare Education Pty Ltd
 Suite 602, Avanti Building 90 George Street,
 HORNSBY NSW 2077
 Phone: (02) 9477 4545
 Freecall: 1300 652 187
 Email: enquiries@indigo.edu.au
 Website: http://www.indigo.edu.au/
DEN3-4
Certificate IV in Dental Assisting with Radiography Specialisation - HLT43012
Dental Assistant Training Solutions
 Level 1, 360 Bourke Street MELBOURNE VIC 3000
 Phone: (02) 4929 7411
 Mobile: 0448 381 743
 Email: contact@datraining.com.au
 Website: www.dentalassistanttraining.com.au
DEN3-5
Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Dental Radiography) - HLT45015
Menzies Institute of Technology
 355 Spencer Street MELBOURNE, VIC. 3003
 Phone: 1300244002
 Email: info@menzies.vic.edu.au
 Website: www.menzies.vic.edu.au
DEN3-6
Certificate IV in Dental Assisting - HLT43012
Foundation Education
 PO Box 303
 LUTWYCHE QLD 4030
 Phone: 1300 13 84 34
 Fax: 1300 13 72 53
 Website: www.foundationeducation.edu.au/
3D volumetric imaging unit (Radiation Safety)
DEN 4-1
Cone Beam CT Training Course
Dr Louise Brown
 Email: louise@teledent.com.au
 Phone: (03) 9816 9026
 Web: www.teledent.com.au
DEN 4-2
Cone Beam Dental
Envision Medical Imaging
 Suite 5, 178 Cambridge Street
 Wembley WA 6014
 t 08 6382 3888
 f 08 6382 3800
 www.envisionmi.com.au
DEN 4-3
Dental 3-d Volumetric Imaging
Elite Dental Education
 405 Wattletree Road
 East Malvern, 3145
 Victoria
 Ph: 1800 413520
 Email: registrations@gravityspace.com.au
 Website: gravityspace.com.au
DEN 4-4  Cone beam computed tomography  Dr Amar Sholapurkar
Lecturer in Clinical Dentistry and Oral Radiology
Office 217, Building D1
14-88 McGregor Road
Smithfield. Qld 4878.
Phone – 0455254361
Email – dramar.radiologycourses@gmail.com
3D volumetric imaging unit (Applications training)
DEN5-1
Planmeca ProMax 3D - Cone Beam 3D Dental Imaging System Training Program
Body Logic Resources
Suite 37, 58 Riverwalk Avenue
ROBINA QLD 4226
 Phone: (07) 5562 0355
DEN5-2
i-CAT - Cone Beam 3D Dental Imaging System Training Program
 
DEN5-3
Sirona 3D X-Ray Radiography and Application Course
Sirona Dental Systems
 Unit 1, 31 Sabre Drive
 PORT MELBOURNE, VIC, 3207
 Phone: (03) 8698 6300
 Fax: (03) 9676 2339
DEN5-4
Carestream Dental Australia Cone Beam CT and Panoramic Imaging System Training Program
Carestream Dental
 Ground Floor, Suite 403
 18-20 Orion Road
 LANE COVE NSW 2066
 Phone: (02) 9919 4564
 Mobile: 0419 306 135
DEN 5-5
Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Cone Beam CT, OPG and Cephalometric Application Course
Advanced Diagnostic Imaging
 30 Pepper Tree Rd
 Lidcombe NSW 2141
 Mobile: 0499 778 665
DEN 5-6
Inline Medical and Dental Pty Ltd Cone Beam Application Training Course
Inline Medical and Dental Pty Ltd
 8 Prosperity Parade WARRIWOOD NSW 2102
 Mobile: 0408 370751
 Phone: (02) 9999 2696
 Fax: (02) 9979 8703
 Website: http://www.inline.com.au
DEN 5-7
Vatech Pax 3D systems
Synesis Dental Pty Ltd
 Level 13, 140 Arthur Street
 North Sydney NSW 2060
 Phone: 02 9466 5950
 Mobile: 0408 559 816
DEN 5-8
SOREDEX CBDT Training Program
Australian Imaging
 54/5-7 Inglewood Pl
 NORWEST BUSINESS PARK
Baulkham Hills NSW 2153
 P: 02 8814 6888 | M: 0450 974 563 | F: 02 8814 6988
 Email: sharmaine@australianimaging.com.au
 Website: www.australianimaging.com.au
DEN 5-9
RAYSCAN Alpha & Alpha+ Application Training

NexGen Healthcare PTY LTD
Office 3, 9-11 Rochester Street
Homebush NSW 2140
P: 02 8040 6561 | M: 0452 438 879
Email: Ian.Lee@nexgenhcare.com.au
Website: www.nexgenhcare.com.au

DEN 5-10
Hyperion X5 and X9 Application Training
Anthos in Australia
 Melbourne Showroom: 117 Bouverie Street, Carlton Vic 3053.
 Sydney Showroom: Unit 11G, Graphix Row, 160 Bourke Road Alexandria NSW 2015.
 Tel 1300 881 617,
 Mob +61 (0)402 732 071
 Email: bobbyt@anthos.com.au
 Web www.anthos.com.au
DEN 5-11
Vatech CBCT Training Program
Vatech Medical Pty Ltd
Suite 5.04, Gateway Business Park
63/79 Parramatta Road
Silverwater 2128 NSW
Tel 1300 789 454
Email: info@vatechanz.com.au
Web: www.vatechglobal.com
DEN 5-12
RAYSCAN CBCT, OPG and cephalometric application training course
Saad Nawaz (Sam)
Ray Australia
Suite 105, 1 Cassins Avenue
North Sydney NSW 2060
Phone: 0422 650 700
Email: service@rayaustralia.com.au
Website: http://www.raymedical.com/support/contact-australia/
DEN 5-13
Medident 3D CBCT Training
Andre Fourie
39-41 Lakewood Boulevard, Braeside, Victoria 3195, Australia
Phone: 1300 886 674
Fax: 1300 886 675
Email: andre@medident.com.au
Website: www.medident.com.au
DEN 5-14
OPTIMA Cone Beam CT Application Training Course
OPTIMA Healthcare Group
181 Station Street, North Shore VIC 3214
Phone: 1800 266 515
Email: support@optimahg.com.au
Website: www.optimahg.com.au

Mutual recognition

A person who is registered in an equivalent occupation in another state or territory or New Zealand may be entitled to apply to the department under the Commonwealth Mutual Recognition Act 1992 for a licence to use radiation sources in Victoria related to their occupations.

See the mutual recognition arrangements page for more information.

Conditions of licence and other relevant documents

Compliance with the Code of Practice and Safety Guide for Radiation Protection in Dentistry is a condition of use licences issued to dental assistants / nurses and applicants must be familiar with these requirements.

Licence durations, licence fees, assessment process and timeframes

See the general information on use licences section for more information.

Apply for a use licence or apply to vary an existing licence

All of the department's forms for applications are on-line forms. The form is completed online and automatically emailed to the department upon submission. Please remember to check what mandatory documents must be included with your application.

Complete the online form