Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Health and Safety Excellence

The Vice-Chancellor's Award for Health and Safety Excellence was introduced in 2015 to encourage and reward outstanding health and safety performance by an individual or a team.


All staff of the University who are either ongoing or on a fixed term appointment normally greater than 12 months are eligible for nomination. Faculties and Divisions may submit 1 individual and 1 team/group nomination for the Health and Safety Award category.

  • A team may consist of either a work unit team or individuals from different work units whose collaboration has produced an outstanding contribution.
  • The majority of a group must consist of an academic or professional staff member who can demonstrate their lead in the activity/project. The team members must be identified and their critical contributions and role clearly stated.
  • The Award recognises performance that exceeds what would be expected of staff in the normal performance of duties.


Nominations for individual and team awards must meet the essential criteria:

  • An outstanding and exceptional initiative which has contributed to a safer and healthier workplace


Award recipients receive $2,000 for individuals and $4,000 for groups, which will be paid as salary. Awards will be presented at end of year awards ceremony in December.


Download the 2019 VC's Awards for Health and Safety Guidelines and Nomination Form (PDF, 700KB).

Completed nomination forms should be submitted via email to


For any queries please contact:
Leah Pringle on (02) 4921 8847 | or
Sharon Stow on (02) 4985 4579 ;

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