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QUIZ: Is working in aged care for you?

QUIZ: Is working in aged care for you?

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Have you been considering a career in aged care, but aren’t sure if it’s the right path for you? Wondering if you have the skills and qual...

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Quiz: How your skills can work in early childhood education

Quiz: How your skills can work in early childhood education

Are you interested in a career in early childhood education but aren’t sure if it’s the right path for you? When considering an early chil...

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Support from our Learner Success Team

Support from our Learner Success Team

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Success is about enabling individuals to achieve their full potential. Putting our learners’ needs and experience at the heart of our approach, we p...

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Best start, best life: the need for educators in the early childhood sector 

Best start, best life: the need for educators in the early childhood sector 

Friday, April 21, 2023

It’s hard to overestimate the role early childhood educators play in giving children the best start in life. These are some of the most crucial year...

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Climbing the ladder in early childhood education and care

Climbing the ladder in early childhood education and care

No matter where you are in your employment journey, the early childhood sector is full of opportunities. All it takes is passion and ambition to level...

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Diversify your career in aged care: leadership, leisure and health

Diversify your career in aged care: leadership, leisure and health

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Working in aged care doesn’t have to mean being a personal care assistant forever. If you’re wondering about a new direction, we have study opport...

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Meet our Language, Literacy and Numeracy Coordinator, Stacey!

Meet our Language, Literacy and Numeracy Coordinator, Stacey!

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Studying is rewarding and can be really fun, but it can also be challenging. This is especially true if literacy and numeracy are areas that you find ...

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Digital safety for older individuals

Digital safety for older individuals

Digital technology is now very much a part of everyday living. It’s important for elderly people to embrace technology and use it safely, knowing th...

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Online safety for young children

Online safety for young children

Monday, April 17, 2023

It’s a big wide world out there on the internet, and in this fast-paced digital age it’s becoming commonplace for children to access the web. Whil...

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Are you born to be an educator?

Are you born to be an educator?

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

We all remember that one teacher who inspired us from a very early age. Chances are it was a person inclined to nurture and support young minds to lea...

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Upskilling or reskilling for a rewarding career in aged care

Upskilling or reskilling for a rewarding career in aged care

The aged care sector has changed over the past few years with a renewed emphasis on compassion, dignity and people-focused care. To maintain this comm...

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Born to care: become an aged care worker

Born to care: become an aged care worker

Some people are naturally caring and gravitate toward supporting others. People with these intrinsic qualities are kind, respectful and patient. They ...

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Children’s mental health: building resilience in children

Children’s mental health: building resilience in children

Monday, March 13, 2023

Mental health is an essential component of children’s overall wellbeing. Not only does it have a significant impact on their social, emotional, ...

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Tackling the big questions that children ask

Tackling the big questions that children ask

As children grow and develop, their curiosity about the world around them grows too. They begin to ask questions about everything, from how the world ...

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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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