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 Armand Casolin, Chair

Dr Rod Douglas, Training Program Director – New Zealand

Dr Steven Clarke, Training Program Director – Western Australia

Dr Kalesh Seevnarain, Training Program Director – Queensland 

Dr Nee Chen Khoo, Training Program Director – New South Wales

Dr Joseph Slesenger, Training Program Director – Victoria

vacant, Training Program Director – South Australia

Dr Michael Tombros, Trainee Representative

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