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5 Things I wish I knew before my first day working in aged care

5 Things I wish I knew before my first day working in aged care

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

When it comes to the first day of a new role, you might find yourself feeling nervous or excited or unsure —or a combination of many feelings! Even ...

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The top 4 funniest stories from working in aged care

The top 4 funniest stories from working in aged care

If you’ve been exploring the idea of pursuing a career in aged care, you have probably heard how rewarding being an aged care worker is. But what yo...

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Hilarious things you’ll hear from children in early childhood

Hilarious things you’ll hear from children in early childhood

Monday, December 12, 2022

Early childhood educators have their work cut out for them. It’s not just the daily stuff – chaos, tantrums, mess – but also the big responsibil...

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Top most-read aged care blogs in 2022

Top most-read aged care blogs in 2022

Meeting the needs of our learners and the aged care sector is at the heart of what we do at Selmar. As part of our goal to provide you with everything...

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Top early childhood education blogs for 2022

Top early childhood education blogs for 2022

With the end of the year around the corner, it’s time to start reflecting on 2022 so we can launch into 2023 with a clear idea of what we want to ac...

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A helpful guide on government funded courses

A helpful guide on government funded courses

Friday, December 2, 2022

At Selmar we believe in minimising barriers to education. So, we’ve put together a helpful guide of everything you need to know about government fun...

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Things I wish I knew before my first day

Things I wish I knew before my first day

Thursday, December 1, 2022

The first day of anything can bring about nerves, let alone the first day in a new role or in a new career. Knowing what to expect can make a big diff...

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Answering your questions about studying with us

Answering your questions about studying with us

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

If you’re thinking about studying a new course in aged care or early childhood education and care, you might have some questions on your mind. These...

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Debunking 5 myths about working in early childhood

Debunking 5 myths about working in early childhood

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Like most professions, there are a lot of assumptions about working in early childhood education and care. You might have heard a few of them, and it...

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Busting the myths about working in aged care

Busting the myths about working in aged care

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Aged care is one of those professions with a lot of assumptions attached. People say some pretty unfavourable things – trust us, we’ve heard them ...

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How many people in VET get jobs after their studies?

How many people in VET get jobs after their studies?

Friday, October 14, 2022

Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses are developed with the specific goal of employment in mind, and with high job demand in aged care and ...

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87.1% of learners trust independent skills training providers

87.1% of learners trust independent skills training providers

Monday, October 10, 2022

A recent report from the Independent Tertiary Education Council of Australia (ITECA) shows that 4.3 million learners were enrolled in training during ...

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Opportunity awaits: high job demand in aged care

Opportunity awaits: high job demand in aged care

Monday, September 19, 2022

The Labor Jobs and Skills Summit took place in early September 2022, with employment, training and in-demand roles taking centre stage. Projections fr...

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Understanding the latest ECEC National Workforce Census results

Understanding the latest ECEC National Workforce Census results

At a moment when early childhood education and care faces distinct challenges and ongoing staff crises, the insights provided by the latest National W...

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Make the most of high job demand in early childhood education

Make the most of high job demand in early childhood education

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

With Labor’s Jobs and Skills Summit taking place earlier this month, the spotlight is on employment, training and in-demand roles. Government projec...

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New career pathways into leisure and health

New career pathways into leisure and health

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Putting people at the heart of aged care means empowering elderly Australians with the tools and opportunities to live rich and fulfilling lives. If y...

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Reminiscence therapy – unique support for the elderly

Reminiscence therapy – unique support for the elderly

Monday, August 22, 2022

You’ve heard that phrase the mind is a muscle, right? Thinking about the mind as a muscle means understanding that it is flexible and needs regular ...

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More than one pathway to a meaningful career

More than one pathway to a meaningful career

Monday, August 15, 2022

Having a meaningful career and doing fulfilling work is a goal for many of us. Maybe you’ve set your sights on a role where you’ll have a direct i...

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Do I have the skills to work in aged care or early childhood?

Do I have the skills to work in aged care or early childhood?

Monday, August 8, 2022

No matter what stage you’re at, changing careers or deciding on a new job involves many questions. If you’re considering a career in aged care or ...

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The importance of friendship and companionship for the elderly community

The importance of friendship and companionship for the elderly community

Friday, July 22, 2022

July 30 is International Day of Friendship and a happy reminder of the value of friendship and companionship in all our lives, especially for the elde...

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Workforce Solutions: Meet our learners

Workforce Solutions: Meet our learners

Friday, July 15, 2022

We’ve been talking a lot lately about our Workforce Solutions initiative, designed to alleviate staffing issues and develop retention strategies acr...

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Ten ways to teach children about cold and flu etiquette

Ten ways to teach children about cold and flu etiquette

Thursday, July 14, 2022

It’s the middle of winter, which means we’re deep into cold and flu season. We all know how dismal it can get at home, in early learning centres a...

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Which aged care training delivery mode suits you?

Which aged care training delivery mode suits you?

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Striking the balance between work and studying is an area of concern for many learners. However, while getting this balance right may seem like a chal...

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Choosing a delivery mode to suit your early childhood studies

Choosing a delivery mode to suit your early childhood studies

When planning your studies, one of the main concerns is how to strike a balance between study and work while still leaving time for your personal life...

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Digital literacy for effective work online

Digital literacy for effective work online

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Digital literacy is a form of literacy in the digital age that involves having the skills and ability to utilise digital technologies and the internet...

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Mentoring: fostering strong relationships between learners and trainers

Mentoring: fostering strong relationships between learners and trainers

Monday, July 4, 2022

We’ve all had mentors in different stages of learning – from early caregivers and educators to that teacher in high school who made a huge differe...

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Transferable skills for a meaningful career change

Transferable skills for a meaningful career change

A career change can be a great way to shake things up, find inspiration and discover a new road to meaningful work. Changing careers is a pretty natur...

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Get the best of both worlds when you study with Selmar

Get the best of both worlds when you study with Selmar

Thursday, June 23, 2022

The pandemic has been tough on learners, with most of our courses transitioning to online delivery. While online learning works for some people, other...

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Start your career in aged care with a traineeship

Start your career in aged care with a traineeship

Monday, June 20, 2022

Aged care is a rewarding sector in which you’ll have the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in people’s lives. The pandemic has highlight...

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Aged care jobs: Home care vs Residential

Aged care jobs: Home care vs Residential

The growing aged care sector offers the opportunity to be a part of a workforce with the vital role of supporting individuals as they grow older. Ever...

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