Historical information

Victorian Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (VIOSH) Australia is the Asia-Pacific centre for teaching and research in occupational health and safety (OHS) and is known as one of Australia's leaders on the field.
VIOSH has a global reputation for its innovative approach within the field of OHS management.

VIOSH had its first intake of students in 1979. At that time the Institution was known as the Ballarat College of Advanced Education. In 1990 it became known as Ballarat University College, then in 1994 as University of Ballarat. It was 2014 that it became Federation University.

VIOSH Australia students are safety managers, senior advisors and experienced OHS professionals. They come from all over Australia and industry.
Students are taught active research and enquiry; rather than textbook learning and a one-size fits all approach. VIOSH accepts people into the Graduate Diploma of Occupational Hazard Management who have no undergraduate degree - on the basis of extensive work experience and knowledge.
Each year an Annual Report was produced outlining the year's activities, award winners ,professional development of staff, graduation of students. The courses taken and specific groups are also outlined.
Sponsorship was important for the continuation of VIOSH. Acknowledgement important in the Reports.

Physical description

Four booklets with white covers and blue print.
.1 Annual Report 1996. 14 sheets folded - 54 pages. Stapled
.2 Annual Report 1997. 41 sheets, glued and book binding tape along spine.
.3 Annual Report 1998. 13 sheets folded - 50 pages. Stapled.
.4 Annual Report 1999. 64 sheets, glued .

Stamp of VIOSH Australia and contact information on back cover.