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Selmar partners with Head Start for traineeship program

Selmar partners with Head Start for traineeship program

Monday, October 25, 2021

Providing a supported pathway to train in early childhood education and meeting the workforce needs of the sector. Selmar is excited to announce a new...

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eLearning: The future of learning online

eLearning: The future of learning online

Life has changed a lot in the last couple of years, to say the least. From masks to working from home, checking in at shops and cafes and periods of n...

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Easing back into the ‘new normal’

Easing back into the ‘new normal’

Monday, October 18, 2021

For many, especially in Victoria and New South Wales, pre-pandemic life seems a distant memory after almost two years of studying from home, working f...

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National Carer’s Week 2021

National Carer’s Week 2021

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Each day across Australia carers are doing valuable work supporting those who are in need. This week is National Carer’s Week — the perfect opport...

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World Mental Health Day 2021: Self-care for learners and workers

World Mental Health Day 2021: Self-care for learners and workers

Thursday, October 7, 2021

An international day dedicated to raising awareness and promoting mental health education, World Mental Health Day takes place on Sunday 10 October. I...

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How to support children’s wellbeing

How to support children’s wellbeing

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

As early childhood educators, children’s health and wellbeing is always a top priority. Through the pandemic, mental health has been impacted for ma...

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Considering a career change? Switch to aged care

Considering a career change? Switch to aged care

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

For many who are working or have worked in a career in the care sector, it’s hard to imagine doing a job without a sense of purpose. Care careers ad...

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Creative ways to improve early childhood occupancy rate

Creative ways to improve early childhood occupancy rate

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Increasing occupancy in early childhood education settings is a priority for many childcare service providers. While the sector has been booming, attr...

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The importance of play, fun and adventure

The importance of play, fun and adventure

Thursday, September 16, 2021

One of the most critical ways a child learns and develops is through play. It goes without saying that playing is fun for children, but did you know i...

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Assisting elderly residents to embrace technology

Assisting elderly residents to embrace technology

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Throughout elderly people’s lives, technology has advanced dramatically. From breakthroughs that saw humans land on the moon, developments on the me...

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Building partnerships with families

Building partnerships with families

Friday, September 10, 2021

There are many elements involved when it comes to building and maintaining a high-quality early childhood education service. From effective recruitmen...

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Keeping aged care residents connected to loved ones

Keeping aged care residents connected to loved ones

Sunday, September 5, 2021

For many aged care residents, aged care workers – either in residential care or home care – may be the only people they have seen in quite some ti...

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Striving for National Quality Standard excellence among COVID restrictions

Striving for National Quality Standard excellence among COVID restrictions

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Early childhood education services have been impressive in their swift pandemic response, making vital changes to the way they operate when faced with...

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How educators can support children in an ever-changing environment

How educators can support children in an ever-changing environment

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Since early 2020 Australians along with the rest of the world have been faced with dramatic and challenging changes to the way we live. The COVID-19 v...

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Home care and the changing face of aged care

Home care and the changing face of aged care

Monday, August 30, 2021

For many ageing Australians, staying at home and living independently for as long as possible is a top priority. In fact, each year more Australians a...

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Leadership in the aged care sector

Leadership in the aged care sector

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

By Heleni Bagiartakis, Strategic Growth & Partnerships Manager at Catalyst Education As seen on LinkedIn, published 12 August 2021.  It is unques...

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Saying thanks on Early Childhood Educators’ Day

Saying thanks on Early Childhood Educators’ Day

Friday, August 20, 2021

Early childhood educators enter children’s lives at a crucial time, nurturing babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers to safely explore their own capabil...

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Royal Commission recommends Certificate III as minimum qualification

Royal Commission recommends Certificate III as minimum qualification

Monday, August 16, 2021

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety launched in 2018 with the purpose of reviewing aged care services in Australia. Earlier this ye...

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Health and wellbeing for personal care workers

Health and wellbeing for personal care workers

Friday, August 13, 2021

Aged care and personal care workers play an amazing role in the lives of others; not only supporting their daily needs, but lighting up their days wit...

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Changing careers and finding meaning in the aged care sector

Changing careers and finding meaning in the aged care sector

Monday, August 9, 2021

The career you choose, or fall into, when you first enter the workforce is probably not going to be the career you are in throughout your lifetime. Fo...

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Working in early childhood education: a smart career choice

Working in early childhood education: a smart career choice

We all want to find that dream career that doesn’t feel like work at all, but when you’re exploring career options it can be difficult to know whi...

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Boosting staff morale in challenging times

Boosting staff morale in challenging times

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Life can be challenging at times, and perhaps for many the last 18 months have been particularly difficult. Staying optimistic when life seems to cont...

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Aged care – more than just a job

Aged care – more than just a job

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

The average person is likely to spend around a third of their time at work over the course of a lifetime. Sure, this figure is approximate and will va...

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Lockdown ideas with young children

Lockdown ideas with young children

Monday, July 19, 2021

Whether you’re an educator or a parent or both, it’s likely that you will agree that young children and lockdown aren’t an ideal pairing. While ...

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Seasonal Affective Disorder in the elderly community

Seasonal Affective Disorder in the elderly community

Sunday, July 18, 2021

For some people the seasons have a greater impact that simply preferring one to the others. In fact, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) means that the ...

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COVID-19 Update – Supporting you through your learning

COVID-19 Update – Supporting you through your learning

Friday, July 16, 2021

This communication is to provide our learners with an update on Selmar Institute of Education’s plan for managing your learning journey now and ...

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Skilling to make a difference in an essential sector

Skilling to make a difference in an essential sector

Monday, July 12, 2021

When you embark on aged care qualifications, you are not just training to get a job — you are training to make a difference. The impact quality aged...

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How to find a high quality online course

How to find a high quality online course

When researching online early childhood education courses, it can be confusing to know what to look for. It’s important to realise that while course...

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Supporting your team to upgrade aged care qualifications

Supporting your team to upgrade aged care qualifications

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

It is said that any organisation can only be as good the people within it, and this certainly includes organisations in the aged care sector. A high-q...

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Combatting loneliness in aged care

Combatting loneliness in aged care

Monday, June 28, 2021

For many elderly people living in residential care facilities or at home alone, loneliness can be overwhelming. In fact, the Royal Commission into Age...

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