The level of support and empathy provided to a learner are two key ingredients for a successful learning journey. Selmar’s dedicated, passionate trainers connect with student support and practical placement teams to take a holistic approach in supporting learners to ensure no-one is left behind – whether it’s training in early childhood education and care (ECEC) or aged care.
Of course, support can look different for different people — it’s not one size fits all. Anna Connor is an ECEC Trainer and Assessor and a Trainer Support Coordinator from Selmar Institute of Education and considers each learner as an individual with unique requirements.
“When we are delivering our courses and training our learners, we are looking at their individual needs. It might be English as a Second Language or it might mean that they learn better visually as opposed to written tasks.”
Learner Success Advisor Ashleigh Norton says “I think it’s really important to have that empathy when dealing with students and understand the difficulties that they are currently facing.”
Everyone should have access to support as needed, which is why we ensure our trainers are taken care of too. In her role, Anna Connor offers support to Selmar trainers to enable them to do their best work with our learners.
“I’m really passionate about my trainer support role. We do invest all our time into our learners and making sure that they have the best training experience that they can. But it is really important that our trainers have that support as well.”
At times learners can feel overwhelmed in the early stages of their course, but with the right support every learner is capable of progressing through their course and gaining the qualifications required to thrive in a meaningful and rewarding career.
With Selmar’s practical and supportive approach, confidence grows quickly.
Anna Connor says: “We also provide on-job-training to our learners, where they go out to an early learning service, and do practical placements, which will enable them to be job ready and get a better understanding of the roles and responsibilities in an early childhood service.”
When you choose to commence or further your career with Selmar you get the support you need to succeed.