Trainee Scopes of Practice

Training scopes of practice are available in nuclear medicine, sonography, or magnetic resonance imaging. You are not permitted to practise unsupervised in an additional scope of practice until registration in that scope of practice has been approved.

Applications are to be made through the online registration link.  Once completed, you will receive a confirmation email with a checklist that is to be included with your application along with the following documentation:

  • Up-to-date Curriculum Vitae; and
  • The name of the clinical site where you will be undertaking the training scope of practice; and
  • The name of the registered medical radiation technologist who will supervise you throughout your training period.  Your supervisor must hold a current practising certificate in the scope of practice for which you are seeking registration in as a training scope.

If you are applying for a trainee sonographer scope of practice, and you are not already registered with the Board, you will need to provide the above, and:

  • One passport-style photograph signed with your usual signature and certified to be a true likeness of yourself (stating your name) by a referee of a Justice of the Peace on the reverse; and
  • A police certificate that is no more than 3 months old.

Please note if you are undertaking a post graduate diploma in Sonography or MRI that does not contain a clinical component, you will be required to complete 3360 clinical hours and undergo a Registration Examination Assessment (REA).  There is an additional cost of $2000 for this examination

Trainee Nuclear Medicine Technologist:

A trainee nuclear medicine technologist (NMT) undertakes training in an approved medical radiation technology programme in nuclear medicine imaging.

If you have a qualification in medical imaging approved by the Board you can apply for registration as a Trainee NMT in an approved training programme in nuclear medicine. Upon completion of the nuclear medicine training programme, and meeting the requirements for demonstrating clinical competence, you will be eligible to apply for registration in the scope of practice of NMT.

Trainee Sonographer:

A trainee sonographer undertakes postgraduate training in an approved medical radiation technology programme in ultrasound.

If you have a qualification in medical imaging and/or relevant health science approved by the Board Suitably you can apply for registration as a Trainee Sonographer in an approved training programme in ultrasound. Upon completion of the ultrasound training programme, and meeting the requirements for demonstrating clinical competence, you will be eligible to apply for registration in the scope of practice of Sonographer.

Trainee Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist:

A trainee magnetic resonance imaging technologist (MRIT) undertakes postgraduate training in an approved medical radiation technology programme in magnetic resonance imaging.

If you have a qualification in medical imaging approved by the Board you can apply for registration as a Trainee MRIT in an approved training programme in MRI. Upon completion of the MRI training programme, and meeting the requirements for demonstrating clinical competence, you will be eligible to apply for registration in the scope of practice of MRIT.

Adding a Scope of Practice:

After gaining your postgraduate qualification in Nuclear Medicine, Sonography, or Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and completing the required number of clinical hours, you may apply to the Board for registration in the relevant scope of practice through online registration.