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.

Information letter sent to those in Intake 6 of the Graduate Diploma of Occupational Hazard Management Course, 1984. It outlines the timetable for subjects and times at the Ballarat College of Advanced Education. Include in the package is a form that must be completed and returned ASAP. Residences are provided and items included are listed. Transport for those coming from interstate can be arranged. Derek Viner is the Course Co-ordinator.

Physical description

Twenty-three A4 pages, typed with diagrams, maps

Inscriptions & markings

Hand written note in blue pen on map. Letter head of Ballarat College of Advance Education on some pages. Signature of Derek Viner, Course Co=ordinator.