Diploma puts officer on right career path

DEDICATED lecturers have made changing to a career in occupational health and safety easy for Busselton Freight Services’ newest employee.

Vishal Sharma, who migrated to Australia from India in 2010, was recently appointed as an OHS officer for the company. Mr Sharma said he started a diploma for occupational health and safety at the Australian-International Institute of Workplace Training after deciding to switch from studying law.

He said the staff at AIWT were “highly qualified and highly experienced” and they even helped him apply for the job with Busselton Freight.”My director (Tracy Teo) told me about this job and that it had become available and helped me to get an interview,” he said.

Training and Workforce Development Minister Peter Collier said OHS was a “vital component of contemporary industries” and there was increasing demand for trained officers across the State. Skills West Expo, the three-day event showcasing tertiary institutions and training colleges in WA, will be held at Perth Convention Centre on August 10-12.

13 April, 2012

Publication: Busselton Dunsborough Times, Busselton WA; Section: News

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