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.

Document is "A Proposal to Continue the Development of a Databank of Solutions to Health and Safety Problems". The project title is SHARE PHASE II "Safety and Health Accumulated Research and Experience". It was written by the Health and Safety Unit at Ballarat College of Advanced Education, 1987.
The introduction of WorkCare and the promotional campaigns by the Department of Labour increased awareness and concern about the number of injuries and illnesses in the workplace. It became essential to provide information to employers, employees and inspectors on cost-effective solutions.

Physical description

Twenty-one page document, typed. Budget page with hand written comment, flowchart and timetable