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.

Reply to application by P Silbiger for lecturer in Occupational Hazard Management. This reply by Derek Woolley, Head of the School of Engineering, BCAE. Explains that positions at this time are being covered by staff on sabbatical from the University of Aston. Shortly there will be more permanent positions advertised and suggestion he should apply again. It would be a tenured position eligible for superannuation. Derek could meet him personally when he is in England in mid April.

Physical description

Single page letter, typed

Inscriptions & markings

Signature of Derek Woolley. Letterhead of BCAE