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.

Letter from Eric Wigglesworth requesting accommodation for visiting Health and Safety Staff be found off-campus. Suggestion is the Red Lion which is near the College. This was sent to Dennis Else who also had concerns regarding space for visiting staff within the teaching area. Insufficient space to allow for storage. These concerns were relayed to Derek Woolley, Dean, Faculty of Engineering
Copies of a number of letters written by Eric Wigglesworth to students are also included. These are related to him supervising their dissertation. Each has been given guidance and suggestions to help with their work. He has also contacted outside sources that would be of assistance.

Physical description

Fourteen A4 pages, Thirteen typed and one lined note pad sheet hand written

Inscriptions & markings

Signature of Dennis Else and Eric Wigglesworth. Letterhead - Injury Research Project