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5 tips to help you choose a course (when you don’t know what you want to do)

5 tips to help you choose a course (when you don’t know what you want to do)

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Perhaps you’ve just finished school or returned from a gap year, or maybe you’re thinking of a career change. Either way, there are many times in life when we’re not sure what we want to do. When you’re trying to choose a course, that lack of direction doesn’t make it any easier! If you’re ready […]

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Taking the next steps: getting enrolled in your course

Taking the next steps: getting enrolled in your course

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

You’ve worked out what you want to do, the career direction that you’re after. You’ve even determined which course is right for you. But what’s next? The answer: figuring out how to enrol in your course. There are three main things to consider when looking into how to enrol. Check the requirements Make sure you […]

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Start your own family day care service: here’s how

Start your own family day care service: here’s how

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

There are many perks you get when you start a family day care — flexible hours, less stress, rewarding work. Take a look at many more benefits of being a family day care educator here. Many people, particularly parents, are looking for employment options where they can have the flexibility to earn money around their […]

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The must-know ins and outs of running a family day care

The must-know ins and outs of running a family day care

Starting a family day care service is an exciting venture that can bring you plenty of success, flexibility and fulfilment. You do need to get to know the rules and regulations to follow when starting a family day care, so let’s take a look. Providing a safe space for your family day care service The […]

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What is family day care (and why you might start your own)

What is family day care (and why you might start your own)

Monday, January 8, 2018

Living expenses have increased a lot over the years, yet wages have not. To make ends meet and provide for their families, or to continue with a career they love, many mums and dads are both at work. This has lead to higher demand for child care services throughout Australia, including newer options like family […]

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New Year, new career for 2018

New Year, new career for 2018

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

As we farewell 2017 and say a big ‘hello’ to 2018, it’s only natural that we reflect on the year that was — and start making our plans for the year to come. Could the end of the year be the beginning of a new career for you? New Year’s resolution: start a new career […]

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A merry inclusive Christmas

A merry inclusive Christmas

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. With images of Santa Claus, elves and his reindeer filling shopping centres, homes and child care centres alike, it is an exciting time for children. Celebrating Christmas in your child care centre can be a fun and educational experience, but it is important to be mindful that […]

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Finding jobs in Australia

Finding jobs in Australia

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Spending time finding jobs in Australia can feel like a full time job in itself. While there are plenty of jobs out there, when you don’t have qualifications, options can feel limited. You might have been looking at retail jobs without any luck — probably because according to Australian Bureau of Statistics data, there are […]

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Top 5 strategies to improve your mental health

Top 5 strategies to improve your mental health

Thursday, September 28, 2017

When you’re focused on excelling in your career, it’s easy to forget about your own mental health and wellbeing. If you are working in the aged care or child care industries, chances are you are passionate about caring for others. You need to remember that in order to care for others well, you must care […]

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Don’t Just Get Qualified… Get Employed At A Childcare Centre!

Don’t Just Get Qualified… Get Employed At A Childcare Centre!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Too often you hear about friends or family members studying something they love and then continuing to work in a job that is irrelevant to their passion. It’s easy to feel disheartened and to start to think that getting qualified doesn’t lead to a career… It could even put you off studying altogether. Thankfully, training […]

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Aged care trainer’s favourite activities

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Aged care trainer’s favourite activities At Selmar Aged Care Education Institute, all of our trainers are experienced aged care workers. We chatted to two of our trainers about their favourite activities in aged care facilities from their experience working. Sally I was a night shift worker and for those night owl residents we regularly hosted “ice-cream […]

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Benefits of an engaged work placement

Benefits of an engaged work placement

Thursday, October 1, 2015

While everyone undertaking a child care course or an aged care course has to undertake work placement, there are ways to really make the most of this experience. When on work placement, it is important to be actively engaged with your environment to ensure you truly learn from experienced educators at your placement centre. When searching […]

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Meet Liz, a Selmar Graduate

Saturday, July 18, 2015

You can always learn more Whether it’s a new career or an update of qualifications, Selmar Aged Care training provides a supportive environment on your way to a range of career outcomes for aged care. When 57-year-old Liz Baker decided to return to the Aged Care sector after a hiatus from the industry, Selmar Aged […]

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