X-ray operator course

As a model of care, the use of x-ray operators in rural locations not specifically serviced by a qualified medical imaging technologist has proven to be an effective means of delivering quality health care. To those who would otherwise be burdened greatly by the tyranny of distance that presents as one of the greatest challenges facing delivering health care in rural Western Australia, x-ray operators offer a front line service.The x-ray operator course, approved by the Radiological Council, Government of Western Australia for the purposes of the State’s Radiation Safety Act, comprises five days theoretical and practical tuition with a formal examination on the fifth day. The examination includes a practical component.


This course only accepts participants with qualifications of nursing or medical practitioner. Proof of qualification must be provided with your application.

Course dates

The website will be updated by the end of February with specific dates and course information. Applications can be submitted once the website has been updated.

  • July 2018 (Dates TBC) – Application Deadline: 6 weeks prior to course commencement.
  • December 2018 (Dates TBC) – Application Deadline: 6 weeks prior to course commencement.

Course dates are subject to change and will be confirmed 4 weeks prior to each course.

How to apply

1. Download the application form. (For radiographers, download the application form for obtaining approved radiographer status. Approved X-ray operators who would like to apply for the 3 yearly assessment, download the application form for x-ray operators 3 yearly assessment.)

2. Complete the application form and email it to ClinicalMedicalRadiations@curtin.edu.au