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.

Collection of newspaper articles related to the VIOSH program at Ballarat College of Advanced Education. Safety Experts from overseas came to see the course developed at Ballarat. They also addressed seminars that were held. Those mentioned who came were William Pope from the United States, James Tye from the British Safety Council, Professor Peter Compes from West Germany, Professor David Klein of Michigan. Lecturers were Derek Viner, Dennis Else, Steve Cowley

Physical description

Newspaper articles related to VIOSH in The Courier, Ballarat. and Ansett News.

Inscriptions & markings

Dates 1977, 1978, 1979, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991