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.

Letters written between Dennis Else and Mike Breckin. They relate to the assistance available to students from countries such as India, East Africa and Fiji to train / attend courses out of their country. Australia has the Australian International Development Bureau (AIDAB) that provides financial assistance for this purpose.
See Photograph 26735 shows a group attending a three month short course at Ballarat College of Advanced Education in 1984, assisted by AIDAB.
See Also Document 26686

Physical description

Three A4 pages - typed. .1 on very thin aerogram paper.

Inscriptions & markings

Letterhead for The University of Aston in Birmingham and for Ballarat College of Advanced Education. Signature for Dennis Else and Mike Breckin