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.

A position for a lecturer in Safety / Risk Control at Ballarat College of Advanced Education was advertised in major newspapers,The Age and The Australian, 12th and 19th February 1983. They were to appear in the Engineering advertisements.
Dennis Else and Derek Viner submitted a joint application for the position. Rationale for this was clearly explained and costing did not increase. The proposal was for the supply of specialist leadership and co-ordination services to the School of Engineering at the Ballarat C.A.E.

Physical description

Fourteen A4 sheets of typed information.