The Course

Rural and Remote Radiography (Four Day Course)

Welcome to the Intermediate Rural and Remote Radiography Course, the first EPA prescribed course in both South Australia and Victoria. This course is designed to teach you the skills and knowledge to safely take and process diagnostic radiographs in a variety of clinical situations. Pre-requisite for entry is that you are a General Practitioner or a Registered Nurse working in a rural or remote area of Australia.

The course is divided into three components; a self directed learning package, theoretical & practical workshop and assessment. The intermediate licence allows you to take radiographs of the upper extremity including shoulder, the lower extremity, chest, cervical spine and pelvis.

As a prescribed qualification, persons who successfully complete the course and the associated examinations may be granted a licence upon application under section 31 of the Radiation Protection and Control Act 1982, to operate ionising radiation apparatus for the purpose of diagnostic radiography.

You can contact us via online support for any assistance.

Course Structure

  • Self directed learning package (contents detailed below)
  • Four day workshop
  • Final written and clinical assessment
  • Ongoing online support

Self Directed Learning Package

  • Study Guide
  • Readings book
  • One assignment
  • Course information
  • Timetable

Study Guide and Readings

The study guide and readings are quite comprehensive and assessments are based on these materials. Numerous recommended texts and websites are included in each section to help with study. The technique section is designed as a positioning textbook for you to use as your reference text in the future.

Study Guide Contents

  • Basic X-Radiation Physics
  • Radiation Protection
  • Regulations Governing a Radiation Worker
  • Radiographic Technique
  • Radiographic Critique
  • Film Processing
  • Quality Assurance and Control


  • Assignment
  • Written Examination split into two sections
    • Multiple Choice Questions
    • Short Answer Questions (open book for Radiation Regulations)
  • Clinical Simulation
    • Twenty minute practical examination for technique and critique


  • Must be submitted by due date and passed (unsatisfactory result must re-submit).
  • Email assignment to [email protected]
  • Please keep answers brief, dot points are accepted
  • Pre-requisite for attendance of workshop
  • Failure to submit a satisfactory assignment will mean you will be excluded from attending this workshop and you will have to attend the next workshop

Four Day Workshop

Day One

Start 9am – Finish 4pm

  • Radiation Physics and Protection
  • Radiographic Technique – Overview
  • Radiographic Critique – Overview
  • Chest X-ray Lecture & Tutorials
  • Upper Limb Lecture & Tutorials

*Morning tea and lunch included

Day Two

Start 9am – Finish 4pm

  • Lower Limb Lecture and Tutorials
  • Trauma Series Lecture and Tutorials
  • Computed/Digital Radiography Lecture and Tutorials

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea included

(Friday night course dinner 7pm)

Day Three

Start 9am – Finish 4pm

  • Directed Equipment Practical Sessions
  • Exposure Manipulation Practical Sessions
  • Regulations
  • Examination Forum
  • Clinical Simulations

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea included

Day Four

Start 9am – Finish 230pm

  • Written Examination Film Reading
  • Clinical Simulation Examinations (20 minutes each)
  • Modified Views Tutorial

Morning tea and lunch included

Cost $2900 plus GST