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Welcome by the Chair of the College of Fellows

I have been proud to be the Chair of the College of Fellows since March 2019 and welcome all Fellows to engage with me and College of Fellows Executive members – we are all volunteers passionate about making a difference.

The College of Fellows is a senior group of thought leaders within the Institute comprising about 5% of the total AIHS membership. Our aim is to assist the Board in delivering on the AIHS Vision of ‘safe and healthy people in productive workplaces and communities’ and everything we do is about shaping workplace health and safety now and in the generations to come, because we believe that every Australian deserves to be safe and healthy at work. We are particularly engaged in ‘thinking forward’ and ensuring professional capability and excellence and good evidence-based policy and regulation.

You will see below details of College Executive members and the terms of reference for the College as updated in late 2019. In 2019, in addition to the ongoing workload of the College Executive, we assisted the Board and CEO in updating governance and in making a range of policy submissions. Importantly, we encouraged outstanding WHS professionals to apply for fellowship. In the last quarter of 2019, more than 20 new Fellows entered the College and I hope more will apply in our regular biannual processes (see links below). In 2020, the College Executive will assist the Institute with Ethics and CPD in particular, and seek to better communicate with and harness the talents of existing Fellows. We look forward to working with you on this important journey to make a difference to WHS outcomes across Australia.

Kym Bills

Chair, College of Fellows

The College of Fellows was established in 2002 and comprises those members who are Fellows and Honorary Fellows of the Institute. As a senior network of the Institute, the College works to support the Institute’s vision, values and strategy.

Membership of the College recognises OHS/WHS professionals who are making a substantial ongoing contribution to and have a record of achievement in the field. Fellows are committed members of the Institute and leaders within the profession.

The College is managed by a College of Fellows Chair and Executive Committee who are selected from the broader College membership. The College Chair is an ex officio member of the Board of the Institute, and Executive members each have a role to progress priorities in the following areas:

  • Awards and College Membership Committee
  • Ethics and Professional Conduct Committee
  • Standards Committee
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Committee
  • Mentoring Committee
  • Policy Committee
  • Body of Knowledge
  • International

If you would like more information on the College or would like to get involved in the work of the College, please email cofchair@aihs.org.au

College of Fellows Executive Members

CoF Terms of Reference

Fellow Entry Criteria and Application Process

Apply for Fellowship Online