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

Memo from Dennis Else to E J Barker, Director of BCAE outlining the support externally for a Health and Safety Centre in Ballarat. The Chief Inspector of Factories in Victoria has also discussed the implementation of a Data Bank to allow input of solutions to various problems discovered on inspections. A detailed document for the case for developing the centre at Ballarat prepared by Dr Dennis Else, Visiting Fellow. He suggests a meeting with Derek Woolley, Head of Engineering and other Heads of School be held.

Physical description

Seven A4 pages, typed - some with hand written notations

Inscriptions & markings

D S (Dennis Else)