We are committed to the professional development of our members. One of the ways that you can fast track your professional development is to apply for one of our Professional Development Awards. Whether you are starting out at the AIOH, mid-career or looking at your next career move, then you should seriously consider applying for one of the many awards available.
Please Note: the Airmet Professional Advancement Award and the Draeger Young Hygienist Award are reopened for 2021 with the hope that travel restrictions will be eased by early 2022. Problems may still arise with difficulties in ensuring international site visits, and uncertainty with travel insurance coverage. Travel for the 2021 awards may be delayed to future years. Both Airmet and Draeger are committed to continuing these awards when it is safe to do so.
Please send your applications to admin@aioh.org.au
We are very fortunate to have long standing supporters of our Professional Development Awards. Without our supporters, we would not be able to provide such a tremendous opportunity to our members.

Young Hygienist Award

The Draeger Safety Pacific Young Hygienist Award is aimed at young hygienists and applicants must be less than 40 years of age, working full time as an occupational hygienist and a financial full or provisional member of the AIOH.

It comprises travel to the BOHS Conference in the UK and Draeger's research & development facility in Germany and other industry and government institutions in the UK or Europe.

Professional Advancement Award

The Air-Met Scientific Award is aimed at young hygienists and applicants must be working full time as an occupational hygienist and a financial full or provisional member of the AIOH.

The award provides a selected applicant with the opportunity for professional development through attendance at the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHCE) and an invitation to travel, post-AIHCE, to SKC Inc in Pennsylvania and other industry and government institutions in USA and or Canada.

Active Environmental Solutions

The Active Environmental Solutions Scholarship provides generous support for AIOH members to develop their academic credentials in occupational hygiene. The aim is to develop the academic standing of members of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists Inc. through postgraduate study in the contemporary academic system.

The scholarship will provide for attendance at an AIOH accredited post-graduate course majoring in occupational hygiene, or at an Australian based academic postgraduate course where the subject matter studied is principally  occupational hygiene.

AIOH Conference Package Award

Sponsored by Industrial Scientific Australia Pty Ltd the AIOH Conference Package Award is designed to facilitate the attendance at the annual AIOH Conference of a "deserving" member of the Institute.

Best AIOH Conference Paper Award

The 3M Best Paper Award is given to the paper judged by the awards and sponsorship committee to be the best occupational hygiene paper submitted for the annual AIOH conference.

Best AIOH Conference Electronic Poster Award

Best AIOH Conference Electronic Poster Award is given to the electronic poster judged by the Awards Committee to be the best occupational hygiene electronic poster submitted for the AIOH Annual Conference.

AMCOSH Pty Ltd is an independent, privately Australian owned company established in 2003 which provides advice in Occupational Health and Safety, specialising in Occupational Hygiene, to a wide range of clients both in the public and private sector.

The AIOH would like to sincerely thank AMCOSH for their ongoing support of this award.

Past Award Winners

The Air-Met Scientific Award is a premier, professional award of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists. It is sponsored by AirMet Scientific on an annual basis.

2019 - Peter Aspinall
2018 - Jwalit Paikh
2017 - Sharyn Gaskin
2016 - Samantha Clarke
2015 - Raelene Young
2014 - Kerrie Burton
2013 - Liam Wilson
2012 - Sue McGurty
2011 - Tracey Bence
2010 - Jane Whitelaw

2009 - Linda Apthorpe
2008 - Kevin Hedges
2007 - Caroling Langley
2006 - Gerard Tiernan
2005 - Julia Norris
2004 - Yanel Lara
2003 - Jennifer Hines
2002 - Robert Golec
2001 - Gary Rhyder

The Draeger Safety Pacific Young Hygienist Award is aimed at young hygienists and applicants must be less than 40 years of age, working full time as an occupational hygienist and a financial full or provisional member of the AIOH.

2019 - Carmen Naylor
2018 - Ritesh Patel
2017 - Kristy Thornton
2016 - Andrew Bennett
2015 - Perdita Dickson
2014 - Mitchell Thompson
2013 - Kate Cole
2012 - Mark Solomons
2011 - Simon Worland
2010 - Melanie Jensen
2009 - Nathan Redfern
2008 - Sally Jones

2007 - Kelly Hey (Sutherland)
2006 - Kerrie Burton
2005 - Samantha Clarke
2004 - Stephen Turner
2003 - Lisa Keenan
2002 - Brett Young
2001 - Karen Witchell
2000 - Lisa Kelley
1999 - Jaemie Wilson
1998 - Not awarded
1997 - Paul Yeung

The Active Environmental Solutions Scholarship provides generous support for AIOH members to develop their academic credentials in occupational hygiene. The aim is to develop the academic standing of members of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists Inc. through postgraduate study in the contemporary academic system.

2019 - Clare Di Corleto
2018 - Morgan Mathers
2017 - Michael Ryan
2016 - Jen Hines
2015 - Jane Whitelaw
2014 - Vanessa Bannatyne
2013 - Holly Fletcher

Sponsored by Industrial Scientific Australia Pty Ltd the AIOH Conference Package Award is designed to facilitate the attendance at the annual AIOH Conference of a "deserving" member of the Institute.

2019 - Lachlan McPhail
2018 - Corinne Vinkenveugel
2017 - Catherine Redshaw
2016 - Sandra Gooderham
2015 - Candace Buff
2014 - Anne Kelly

The 3M Best Paper Award is given to the paper judged by the awards and sponsorship committee to be the best occupational hygiene paper submitted for the annual AIOH conference.

2019 - Kate Cole & Michael Fisher
2018 - Candice Dix
2017 - Bara Drover & Brian Murphy
2016 - Fritz Djukic
2015 - Kerrin Alamango
2014 - Not awarded
2013 - Not awarded
2012 - Ross DiCorleto & Ian Firth
2011 - David Grantham
2010 - Jimmy Hu, Ana Milosavljevic, John Tran & Greg O'Donnell
2009 - Anita Aiezza
2008 - Ross DiCorleto & Lisa Keenan
2007 - Kerri-Ann Jessep
2006 - Dr Geza Benke
2005 - Dr Jacques Oosthuizen
2004 - Darren Joubert

2003 - Linda Apthorpe
2002 - Michelle Wakelam & Paul Barton
2001 - Errol Conroy
2000 - Not Awarded
1999 - Brian Davies
1998 - Linda Apthorpe, Gary Foster & Megan Smith
1997 - Ross DiCorleto
1996 - Gary Foster, Cheryl Murdock, Linda Apthorpe & John Mandryke
1995 - Gary Foster, Cheryl Murdock & Robert Geyer
1994 - Graham Saunders, Alan Rogers, Brian Davies & Alan Conaty
1993 - Not awarded
1992 - Michael Weller
1991 - Philip Turner
1990 - Peter Kirton
1989 - Dino Pisaniello
1988 - Martin Jennings
1987 - Laurie Glossop

The Amcosh Best AIOH Conference Electronic Poster Award is given to the electronic poster judged by the Awards Committee to be the best occupational hygiene electronic poster submitted for the AIOH Annual Conference.

2019 - Lisa Mills

Sponsored by Safe Work Australia the Scholars for Worker Protection Award provides University Students with the opportunity to participate in the premier Occupational Hygiene Conference in Australia.

2019 - Caroline Asbury, Christan Madden & Hannah Menzies
2018 -  Lisa Mills, Melinda Gardner & Ellary Broun

This award provides registration costs for the one day duration 'Leadership and Teamwork' Continuing Education Seminar (CES) run on the Sunday prior to the AIOH Annual Conference.

2019 - Melissa Milo & Jonathan Li
2018 - Carolyn Topping & Catherine Redshaw
2017 - Adrian Moscoso
2016 - Shelley Rowett
2015 - Michelle Wakelam, Amy Morris & Kerrin Alamango

2011 - John Snooks
2010 - Gillian Felton
2009 - Carolyn Topping
2008 - Mark Solomons
2007 - Brett Young
2006 - Andrew Gaggiano
2005 - Shelley Rowett
2004 - Paul Gerber
2003 - Raelene Young
2002 - Sarah Thornton
2001 - Peter Simmonds
2000 - Not Awarded

1999 - Richard Connolly
1998 - Shelley Rowett
1997 - Deborah Glass
1996 - Kevin Hedges
1995 - Greg Oldfield
1994 - Roy Schmid
1993 - Catherine Nolan
1992 - Jane Farrell & Rex Archer
1991 - Not Awarded
1990 - Not Awarded
1989 - Geza Benke
1988 - Malcolm McInnes

1999 - Michael Rowe
1997 - Darren Taylor
1995 - Siew Yong Tai
1994 - Ron Connor
1993 - Paul Barton
1992 - Brendan Biviano
1991 - Richard Morgan
1991 - Malcolm McInnes

2011 - Conny Gissel
2010 - Sharyn Gaskin
2009 - Carolyn Topping
2008 - Craig Tayler
2007 - Ryan Kathage
2006 - Melanie Cox
2005 - Adam Hiscox
2004 - Richard Crafter
2003 - Jack Farry
2002 - Kerry McDougall & Jen Hines
2001 - Trini McLean

2000 - Jillian Wright
1999 - Not Awarded
1998 - Robert Geyer
1997 - Geza Benke
1996 - Mike Rowe
1995 - Georgia Sinclair
1994 - Paul Yeung
1993 - Barry Chesson
1992 - Martin Jennings
1991 - Richard Barton
1990 - Paul Jones
1989 - Dino Pisaniello
1988 - Pamela Woerfel

1997 - Lisa Cattarin
1996 - Megan Tranter
1995 - Tracy Long
1994 - Michael Boyle
1993 - Ross Di Corleto

2015 - Paul Paciullo, Naree Carton
2014 - Geoffrey Smith
2013 - Carmen Smith, Dylan Walker
2012 - Troy Jones, Kerrin Alamango, Corinne McConnell