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Radiographer Courses

A Radiographer operates x-ray equipment at a hospital, dental surgery or medical imaging facility. You’ll take x-rays according the requests of medical or dental professionals and process the required images. Radiographers ensure patients are properly positioned to get the necessary views and ensure radiography safety is maintained. You’ll send images and results to relevant medical or dental professionals.

Radiographers should have excellent attention to detail and keen observational skills. It’s important that you can communicate well with patients as well as with healthcare teams. Radiographers need good personal skills and you’ll need to listen to the concerns of your patients. You must be able to follow correct procedures during your work.

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Popular Radiographer Courses

There are 4 courses available for people who want to become a Radiographer.

HLT35015 & HLT45015
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Radiographer earn?

In Australia, a full time Radiographer generally earns $1,340 per week ($69,680 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Radiographer?

This industry has seen an increase in employment numbers in recent years. There are currently 8,200 people working as a Radiographer in Australia compared to 7,300 five years ago. Radiographers usually work in larger towns and cities where medical imaging facilities are located.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Radiographer?

If you’d like to embark on a career as a Radiographer, consider enrolling in a Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Radiography Specialisation). You could also consider a Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Radiography and Oral Health Promotion Specialisation) or a Dual Certificate III in Dental Assisting and Certificate IV in Dental Assisting with Radiography Specialisation.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within radiography and medical imaging. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.