SIA Education Awards 2008 - Victoria Division

Monday, 11 August, 2008 - 10:00
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The Safety Institute of Australia (Victorian Division) was proud to present education awards to six students from Universities in Victoria at the AGM dinner held in August 2008, in the following four categories:

C 4- PhD and Doctorate programs (inc. Masters by course work).

C 3- Postgraduate Degree (inc. Graduate Diploma).

C 2- Undergraduate Degree, Honours programs and Graduate Certificates.

C 1- OHS courses in the Vocational Education & Training sector Diploma and Advanced Diploma.

In order to receive an award students have to be nominated by the Educational Institution where they attained their qualification; and must have demonstrated:

  • A high level of OHS technical skill and knowledge;
  • Ability to apply OHS knowledge to practical solutions;
  • Good communication skills; and
  • Professional initiative.

The purpose of these awards is to provide an opportunity for students studying OHS and demonstrating high levels of achievement and initiative in the areas of OHS to be officially recognised by the SIA.

The awards were presented by Phil Kamay (Victorian President) assisted by Debra Burlington (EAT member) to each winner; and a plaque of recognition was also presented to academic staff from each University.

Recipients of the SIA Education Medal Award and Academic representatives are pictured with Phil Kamay:                                     

C4. Tony Smith - Master of Technology Management (Risk Management);  Swinburne University of Technology.

C3. Adrian Berryman - Graduate Diploma in OHS Management; RMIT University.

C3. Katrina Wakeling - Graduate Diploma of Occupational Hazard Management; University of Ballarat.

C2. John Panayi - Bachelor of Science (OHS); RMIT University.

C2. Jennifer Thomas (no photo) - Graduate Certificate in OHS; La Trobe University.

C1. Ian Dempsey (no photo) - Diploma of OHS; Swinburne University of Technology.

Mervat Dawoud - Accepting Plaque on behalf of Swinburne University of Technology.

Suzanne Tepe - Accepting Plaque on behalf of RMIT University.

David Borys - Accepting Plaque on behalf of University of Ballarat.

Dr Glenys French - Accepting Plaque on behalf of La Trobe University. 

Awards for Categories 1,2,3,4, consisted of:

  • Student commemorative medal and certificate
  • Membership of the SIA paid for 1 year
  • Participation in the SIA Graduate Mentor program
  • Entrance to the next Safety in Action (including dinner)
  • Book voucher to the value of - $200 (L1, L2); $300 (L3); $500 (L4)

Nominations for the 2009 Awards will be invited in January 2009.