AFOEM Training Committee

The Australasian Faculty of Occupational & Environmental Medicine (AFOEM) Training Committee oversees regional processes for recruitment, training, career development and support of occupational and environmental medicine trainees. Training Program Directors (TPDs), who are the main contact for trainees in their jurisdiction, approve training plans and supervisor reports.

The Committee undertakes activities for both trainees and supervisors.


  • Manage the operation of the Training Program within their region
  • Provide information and advice to prospective trainees regarding prerequisites for entry to the Training Program
  • Assist trainees in identifying a supervisor
  • Review and endorse a trainee's Trainee Status Report
  • Provide post-examination advice, if necessary
  • Liaise with the Faculty regarding inactive trainees or discuss any problems with a trainee
  • Ensure awareness of changes to the Training Program


  • Hold regular meetings with supervisors to review trainee progress
  • Ensure that supervisors are aware of and fulfill their roles
  • Strongly encourage supervisors to attend Faculty educational and training workshops

Read the AFOEM Training Committee Terms of Reference.

Committee members

Dr Kalesh Seevnarain, Chair

Dr Steven Clarke, Training Program Director – Western Australia

Dr Brett Opperman, Training Program Director – South Australia

Dr Joseph Slesenger, Training Program Director – Victoria

Dr Michael Tombros, Training Program Director – Aotearoa New Zealand

Dr Clare Wood, Training Program Director – Queensland 

Dr Peter Yu, Training Program Director – New South Wales

Vacant, Trainee Representative

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