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, Chairman of Federal Education Committee, Safety Institute of Australia. He outlines the need for Occupational Health and Safety courses to be in tertiary institutions. There is concern that in the past a number of non-educational organisations opted to offer courses of little content and less validity.

Physical description

Four sheets of A4. Third sheet printed on both sides

Inscriptions & markings

Letterhead of Safety Institute of Australia and Ballarat College of Advanced Education