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. Please see the 2018 VC's Awards for Health and Safety Guidelines (PDF, 890KB) and Nomination Form (PDF, 979KB) for full details.


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.


Award recipients receive $2,000 for individuals and $4,000 for groups, to be paid either as salary or Professional Development. Awards will be presented at a public Awards Ceremony scheduled for Monday 3 December 2018 at the Conservatorium.


Completed nomination forms should be submitted via email to

For any queries please contact Dr Maggie Goldie on (02) 4913 8140 or


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