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Wednesday, 20 March, 2019 -
14:30 to 15:30
Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time (AEDT)


SIA / AIOH / HFESA Members - Complimentary
Non Members - Complimentary


Event Organising Body: 
Safety Institute of Australia
(03) 8336 1995



Join us for this free webinar that will provide information on the SIA's OHS Certification Program, it's purpose and assessment processes, with a particular focus on the demonstrated capability assessment and pathways to OHS Professional Certification.

Opportunities for Q&A will be available at the end of the webinar or alternatively please send through your questions in advance to

For information on the SIA’s OHS Certification Program please visit the SIA website.

The aims of this Webinar are to understand:

  • The SIA’s OHS Certification Program, its purpose and assessment processes
  • How demonstrated capability is assessed 
  • Pathways to OHS Professional Certification
  • Provide an opportunity for Q & A

Wednesday 20 March 2019
Time: 2.30 - 3.30 pm (AEDT)
Format: Webinar Format - Login details will be emailed  to registered attendees 1-2 days prior to the webinar.
Audience: This webinar would be suitable for those working in OHS/WHS and interested in OHS Certification, in particular:

  • Practitioner 1 (OHS Officer)
  • Practitioner 2-3 (OHS Advisor, OHS Coordinator)
  • Professional 1 (Graduate OHS Advisor)
  • Professional 2 (OHS Manager)
  • Professional 3 (General/Group Manager, OHS/Safety/VP/Director OHS/ Safety)
  • WHS Leaders
  • Young Safety Professionals
  • Women in Safety and Health
  • Process Safety, Risk and Assurance Engineers/Managers

Cost: SIA / AIOH / HFESA Members - Complimentary  |  Non Members - Complimentary 


Please note this is capped at 100 participants on the live webinar.​​​​​​​
This webinar will be recorded and made available on the SIA website 3-4 days after the event.

JO KITNEY, Chair, Certification Governance Committee

Jo is Chair of the SIA Certification Governance Committee and Brisbane Region Representative. She is a Company Director and has 25 years’ experience in occupational health, safety and business management with a particular interest in governance, strategy, resourcing, coaching and management systems. Jo has worked in Australia and the UK in manufacturing, health care, education, maritime and commercial sectors with small, medium and large organisations.  

ANGELA SEIDEL, Lead Assessor of the Certification Demonstrated Capability Assessor Panel

Angela is a Chair, Board and Council Member and Executive General Manager with over ten years of board level experience across the commercial & not for profit sectors with particular experience in the risk management, health, safety, environment, food manufacturing, transport, printing, marketing, community services and the resources industries. This experience has been gained within the Australasian region.

Dr. JOANNA BOHATKO-NAISSMITH, Course Coordinator, Post Graduate and Graduate Programs, Workplace Health and Safety, University of Newcastle

Joanna is a Course Coordinator for the Post Graduate and Graduate Programs in Workplace Health and Safety at the University of Newcastle. Joanna holds a BOHS and a MWIMOR.
Joanna completed her PhD in 2018 titled ‘A review of the role and current training practices of Australian workplace Return to Work Coordinators, where she has investigated the training, knowledge and skills of Return to Work Coordinators in the Australian workplace injury management sector. Joanna has a keen interest in workplace rehabilitation and her other interests are in education and training of OHS and other health professionals.