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Incredible seniors smashing through age barriers!

Incredible seniors smashing through age barriers!

Monday, September 17, 2018

The month of October the Victorian Seniors Festival is on, and to honour this we’re highlighting some of the incredible feats achieved by the oldest people in our community. Senior simply means ‘of a more advanced age’, yet it can be attached to unflattering connotations – namely about being less capable. Flying in the face of this, […]

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Why aged care is more than just a job

Why aged care is more than just a job

Friday, September 7, 2018

A look at aged care through the eyes of our trainers. Aged care trainers: Cheryl Peacock, Sally Forbes and Karen Richards It’s often said that working in aged care isn’t a job that’s chosen at random, instead, it’s a vocation – people have a strong feeling it’s what they are meant to do. Sometimes it […]

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Exceeding Expectations — ECMS Beyond Tomorrow Conference

Exceeding Expectations — ECMS Beyond Tomorrow Conference

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Professional development in early childhood education is something that we are passionate advocates of, and the ECMS Beyond Tomorrow Conference is an excellent example of what childcare services can do as a team to continue to build on their knowledge and skills and stay up to date in the industry. It all took place on August […]

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Child care jobs boom in Australia

Child care jobs boom in Australia

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

In a time where it can seem like jobs and industry growth are uncertain, there’s one area in Australia that’s booming: Child care services, which is always generating plenty of child care jobs. In fact, people of all ages are undertaking child care courses, keen to join the country’s ever-growing industry. According to IBIS World, […]

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Why you don’t need to let learning difficulties hold you back

Why you don’t need to let learning difficulties hold you back

    While learning and studying can come easily for some people, there are many others who dread the idea of starting a course. Many students are keen to get qualified but have experienced learning difficulties which make it hard to imagine the thought of studying again. Getting qualified isn’t a journey you need to take alone! We […]

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Mary Fennessy, Selmar’s student support Guru

Mary Fennessy, Selmar’s student support Guru

Monday, July 2, 2018

     Humans of Selmar: Mary Fennessy, Student Support Coordinator   Getting qualified isn’t a journey you need to take alone, and with committed support from people like Mary Fennessy, why would you? Let’s face it, the thought of studying can be daunting. Add in work and family commitments, you can quickly feel overwhelmed. But it doesn’t […]

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What can I claim — top student tax deductions

What can I claim — top student tax deductions

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Top 5 tax hacks for students If you’re a student who’s wondering ‘ What can I claim at tax time? ‘, you might be surprised to learn of these five hacks to maximise your tax return. Don’t let these tax deductions slip past you while you’re studying. With tax time coming up at the end […]

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Selmar’s placement matchmaker Kylie Jackson

Selmar’s placement matchmaker Kylie Jackson

Friday, May 25, 2018

Selmar’s practical placement co-ordinator, Kylie Jackson is passionate about the importance practical work placement plays for students and takes great pride in making it a valuable and positive experience.     We all know what an important industry early childhood education is. Providing nurturing care as well as play-based learning experiences to enhance children’s development during the […]

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Gaining meaningful employment as a Permanent Resident of Australia

Gaining meaningful employment as a Permanent Resident of Australia

Friday, April 13, 2018

If you have recently becoming a Permanent Resident in Australia, Congratulations! Living in Australia gives you so many opportunities to enjoy, but you might be feeling concerned about finding employment as a Permanent Resident. Not to worry, as there are many industries in Australia with rewarding career options for you to explore. Aged care is […]

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Are all first aid courses found on online genuine? Here’s how to tell

Are all first aid courses found on online genuine? Here’s how to tell

Monday, April 9, 2018

You’ve been researching first aid courses online and they all seem okay, but how do you know if they are genuine? You want an accredited first aid certificate that is nationally recognised, and not all trainers offering first aid courses can deliver that. Telling the difference between genuine, accredited first aid courses and ones that […]

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How to become an Aged Care Team Leader

How to become an Aged Care Team Leader

Friday, April 6, 2018

The aged care industry has many roles on offer to enjoy throughout your career. A position you might like to pursue is that of Aged Care Team Leader. This role involves leading a team of carers to ensure the highest standard of care is provided at all times. The position description for an Aged Care […]

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How to become a Room Leader in child care

How to become a Room Leader in child care

Thursday, March 29, 2018

There are many roles to pursue in an early childhood education career. One position in a child care setting is Room Leader. This is the educator who is responsible for running a room. To become a Room Leader you’ll need experience along with the right qualifications. Things that are expected of a Room Leader can vary […]

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Follow up email samples for child care jobs

Follow up email samples for child care jobs

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Now that you know what to expect at a child care job interview, its time for your next move. Many people accept that after your child care job interview, it is really just a waiting game. But it doesn’t have to be. You can take steps to impress your prospective employer even after the interview […]

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What to expect from a child care job interview

What to expect from a child care job interview

Monday, March 26, 2018

Getting the call to schedule a job interview for a role you applied for is exciting and means a big opportunity is in front of you. It’s no surprise then that so many people feel anxious and nervous at the thought of it. Knowing what to expect from your child care job interview can help […]

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Follow up email samples for aged care jobs

Follow up email samples for aged care jobs

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Now that you know what to expect at an aged care job interview, its time for your next move. Part of the process of applying for jobs is standing out from the other applicants. A professional, thought-out resume can get you an aged care job interview, and then you need to really shine. Good interview […]

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Aged care job interview — what to expect

Aged care job interview — what to expect

Friday, March 16, 2018

Job interviews can make even the most confident person feel nervous. Thankfully, a little preparation can go a long way. Get an idea of what to expect from your aged care job interview and you’ll be one step ahead. For the best chance of success at your upcoming aged care job interview, there are a […]

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Three good reasons to update CPR training yearly

Three good reasons to update CPR training yearly

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Keeping your qualifications up to date is essential.  ACECQA states that first aid qualifications should be renewed every three years as the industry standard. CPR refresher training should be taken every 12 months. CPR training with Selmar is simpler than ever thanks to our new online learning portal. This means you can do pre-learning online when […]

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5 steps to getting your first aid certificate

5 steps to getting your first aid certificate

Monday, February 26, 2018

Whether you’re looking to get a first aid certificate for your employment, work safety, family reasons or just to have life-saving skills for an emergency, you need to make sure you choose an accredited first aid course. An accredited first aid certificate is one that will be recognised nationally and the course material covers all […]

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Keep your first aid up to date and you could save a life just like these people!

Keep your first aid up to date and you could save a life just like these people!

Saturday, February 24, 2018

First aid training is not a one-off, especially if you work in an industry like child care. Your first aid renewal is required every three years, and it’s certainly worthwhile. You might think you have retained plenty of information from your initial first aid training, but procedures can change and guidelines are regularly updated. Staying […]

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Why first aid training is a must

Why first aid training is a must

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Did you know that first aid training could enable you to save a life? Even multiple lives? With the knowledge and skills gained through a first aid course, you will have the confidence and capability to deliver quality medical assistance in an emergency situation. If you haven’t completed first aid training yet, now is the […]

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What is first aid?

What is first aid?

Friday, February 16, 2018

Chances are you have a first aid kit in your home or workplace, filled with things like plasters, gauze, bandages and tweezers. But what is first aid and first aid training? First aid is all about helping those around us who are in need. We are all prone to an accident or falling ill, and […]

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Salary guide for aged care jobs

Salary guide for aged care jobs

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Aged care qualifications can set you up for a rewarding career with employees in high demand. If you’re considering an aged care career you’re probably wondering about aged care pay. Your hours, responsibilities, experience and the individual employer will affect what you earn in aged care. If an aged care career is something you’re looking […]

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New Child care subsidy, everything you need to know

New Child care subsidy, everything you need to know

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Are you a child care centre operator or parent? Learn about the new child care subsidy coming into effect July 2 and how it will impact you.   Get to know the new child care subsidy package here   The new child care package for approved child care providers   Facts about the new child […]

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Why updating your first aid training is so important

Why updating your first aid training is so important

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

First aid training is something everyone can benefit from. Regardless of your industry, parental status, age or hobbies, an understanding of first aid is a life skill that could save someone else’s life. Equally important is keeping your first aid training up to date. If you already completed a first aid course, you should congratulate […]

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Salary guide for child care jobs

Salary guide for child care jobs

Monday, February 12, 2018

When you’re qualified in early childhood education there is a range of meaningful career paths you can take. From nanny to centre-based educator, family day care owner to child care centre director, each role is unique. Child care wages, hours and responsibilities can also vary depending on your position. If you’re exploring child care positions, […]

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How much early childhood educators earn (and how to become one)

How much early childhood educators earn (and how to become one)

Sunday, February 11, 2018

The role of early childhood educator, also known as child care worker, is a valued role in communities. With the responsibility of caring for children to give them the best start, plus enabling parents to go back to work, a child care career is incredibly fulfilling. So what is the child care salary you can […]

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Facts about the new child care subsidy for parents!

Facts about the new child care subsidy for parents!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

     As of July 2, 2018 the existing Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate subsidy scheme will be replaced by the single payment Child Care Subsidy across Australia. As with anything new, many rumors have been circulated about what is wrong and right with the new Child Care Subsidy package. To help you […]

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The new child care package for approved child care providers

The new child care package for approved child care providers

Friday, February 9, 2018

If you deliver child care to the youngest members of your local community, chances are the latest changes to the child care package will have an impact on the services you provide (…check some facts here if you are a parent) Let’s take a look at some of the things you should know as a […]

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How much aged care workers earn (and how to become one)

How much aged care workers earn (and how to become one)

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Aged care work is rewarding, challenging and a great career path for many. But how much is an aged care salary? And how can you go about getting into the industry? Aged care is a sector that is growing rapidly in Australia, and with the high demand for quality aged care workers to care for […]

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Get to know the new child care subsidy package

Get to know the new child care subsidy package

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Parents and child care providers, get ready to say farewell to the current government assistance as we welcome a new child care subsidy package in July 2018. Working parents will have more access to subsidised child care and therefore have more support in returning to work after having children. Meanwhile, high-quality child care providers will […]

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