Top 10 things to consider when choosing a training provider
If you’re in the process of choosing a trainer provider to get your qualifications and career on track, there are some essential things to look for ...Read More
How do you decide between studying at an RTO vs TAFE?
Deciding where to study can be challenging, with seemingly many options to choose from to enrol in the same course. Certificates and Diplomas are deli...Read More
Child care industry: Meaningful employment in a growth sector
Studying for a career in a meaningful industry where you can really make a difference is a goal for many, but you want to be sure there will be jobs a...Read More
Four Things To Consider When You Finish School
Students across Australia are preparing to finish high school and take on the next chapter of their lives. If you’re one of these students and you are farewelling your secondary school education, you might be wondering what’s next for you. What will you do with your time? What will your career be? With so many […]Read More
Funny Stories Working In Aged Care
Working In Aged Care and providing care to Australians in the later years of their lives is a meaningful and commendable career path. After all, ageing is inevitable and having dedicated aged care workers to take care of us when the time comes can be essential to maintain quality of life. From words of wisdom […]Read More
5 Reasons To Work In Aged Care!
‘Rewarding’ is one of the most common words used to describe what it’s like to work in aged care, but what are the rewards and who are the recipients of them? Aged Care Workers Make People Happy As an aged care worker your job is to improve the quality of life for your client by […]Read More
Flexible Hours In Aged Care For A Better Work Life Balance
We all want a job we can be passionate about and enjoying going to. But we also want to have the time to enjoy our personal lives too. Of course, our personal lives are all different so what suits one person may not work for another person at all. So what sort of career offers […]Read More
The Top 4 Reasons Why Working in Child Care is the Best
When it comes to amazing, rewarding careers, we think working in childcare is the best. You often hear what a rewarding job it is working with children, but have you ever wondered WHY it’s so rewarding? We’ve narrowed it down to three reasons that explain why working in childcare really is so rewarding. 1. […]Read More
Work Life Balance Can Be Yours With A Career In Child Care
When you work in child care you can feel pretty lucky – working with children is one of the most rewarding jobs you will find. Of course, we have personal lives to enjoy as well. Thankfully, working in the early childhood industry allows you to enjoy all the rewards of a job you love while […]Read More
Don’t Just Get Qualified… Get Employed At A Childcare Centre!
Too often you hear about friends or family members studying something they love and then continuing to work in a job that is irrelevant to their passion. It’s easy to feel disheartened and to start to think that getting qualified doesn’t lead to a career… It could even put you off studying altogether. Thankfully, training […]Read More
7 Benefits Of Working As A Family Day Care Educator
For many Australians, working from home is thought to be living the dream. The hardest thing is finding a career you can do from home. Even if your job could be done from your couch, many managers won’t allow it. Working for yourself can be a great way to have a career from your […]Read More
Child Care Educators Help Shape Children’s Lives
Did you know that some of the most significant wiring of our brains occurs in our first five years of life? According to the Australian Early Development Census (AEDC), at age three a child has approximately 1000 trillion brain connections (also known as synapses). By the time they hit adolescence the number is halved and […]Read More
Top 3 Reasons To Study Aged Care
If you’ve been thinking about a new career, you might have considered aged care as an option. To help you gain a better understanding of why working in aged care is so great, we’ve come up with our top three reasons to study aged care: Aged care is a fast growing industry As Australia’s population […]Read More
Perceptions of LGBTIQ Community In Aged Care
As the glitter settles on Sydney’s 2016 Mardi Gras celebration, it’s incredible to see just how much has changed in the parade’s 38 year history. This year for the first time Malcolm Turnbull became the first Prime Minister to attend the event, whilst Labor opposition leader Bill Shorten went a step further – becoming the […]Read More
The Last Chapter: The Different Ways We Say Goodbye
Grief is a very personal experience for each individual. It has no set pattern and will depend on a number of factors including cultural approaches and beliefs. There are different ways to say goodbye to family members and loved ones who have passed away. Some people have customs within their community that may not be […]Read More
What Do You Know About Workplace Bullying?
Bullying is not something that’s confined to the school yard – it happens in the workplace too and it takes many forms. According to Worksafe Victoria, workplace bullying involves ‘persistent and repeated negative behaviour directed at an employee that creates a risk to health and safety.’ Workplace bullying can extend to: Unjustified criticism or complaints […]Read More
Common Allergies In Children And How To Spot Them
Allergies in children and allergic reactions can be quite serious so it’s important to understand what they are and how to spot them. What is an allergy? According to the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, an allergy occurs when the immune system reacts to a substance (allergen) in the environment which is […]Read More
Getting Older With Iron
Although there remains some confusion and misinformation surrounding iron, we all know that this nutrient is essential for healthy human bodies. This is true for people at all ages and stages of life, including as we get older. Iron regulates a number of important bodily functions, including transporting oxygen through the body, maintaining healthy enzymes, […]Read More
Celebrating Children’s Birthdays
Birthdays can be a really exciting time for kids, but as an early learning educator or assistant, it’s crucial to remember that there’s no ‘one size fits all’ approach when it comes to celebrating children’s birthdays. Whether you hope to (or already) work in a kindergarten, childcare or early learning centre there are a number […]Read More
United Nation’s International Day of Happiness
There’s something special about a day that is dedicated to happiness, which is why the United Nation’s International Day of Happiness should be embraced. Coming up on Sunday 20 March, the International Day of Happiness encourages us to celebrate by creating positive connections with others and sharing happiness around the world. The pursuit of happiness […]Read More
How To Have An Awesome Birthday At Work
So your birthday is coming up and you have to work. Depending on how you feel about your workplace and colleagues, this is either an exciting proposition or, well, not that exciting at all. Not all cultures and religions recognise birthdays as a big deal, but if you’re in the mood to celebrate there are […]Read More
How To Celebrate Birthdays In Aged Care
Many will agree that birthdays are something to treasure. The day you were born, no matter how long ago, is a day to celebrate your existence, all you’ve achieved, all that lies ahead and (hopefully) the wonderful relationships around you. Working in aged care gives you an even greater appreciation of this as you get […]Read More
Tips For Supporting Others To Quit Smoking
Despite heavy campaigning, fantastic initiatives from the government and increasingly strict advertising laws, the tobacco industry remains a multi-billion dollar industry in Australia. We all know about the impact smoking has on our wellbeing, and according to The Department of Health it also costs the country an incredible $31.5 billion in social (including health) […]Read More
Why Do Kids Need Iron?
Iron is a nutrient that most of us have heard of, but often underestimate. It’s essential for helping people of all ages and stages to feel strong and well. It supports oxygen to move through the body, contributes to energy production and helps keep our immune system fighting fit. So of course, it’s incredibly important […]Read More
Certificate III In Aged Care Is Now Certificate III In Individual Support
You might have noticed that Selmar’s Certificate III in Aged Care (CHC30212) has been replaced. We now offer Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015), and there’s a good reason for this change. Previously, the Certificate III in Aged Care was focused on providing care to older Australians, however, we have updated this to reflect that […]Read More
Have You Got Enough Iron?
When we think about Iron, many of us picture Popeye – the comic sailor who simply popped a can of spinach to increase his iron and his strength. Whilst Popeye has been touted as somewhat of a health hero (we’ve somehow overlooked his tendency towards chain smoking), a lot of us are still unclear about […]Read More
The Benefits Of Reading To Children And For Children To Read.
International Children’s Book Day (ICBD) has been celebrated since 1967 on or around 2nd April, which is the birthday of celebrated fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen. Created by The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), the day aims to highlight the importance of children’s literature and instil a love of reading at an […]Read More
More Aged Care Jobs, More Opportunities
It is no secret that like many developed countries, Australia’s population is an ageing one. Statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics indicate that our ageing population can be attributed to Australians having fewer children and our increasing life expectancy. With an increasingly older population, the need for Aged Care workers grows too. Australia’s Aged […]Read More
Talking To Families
Open and positive communication between educators and parents is essential to get the best out of childcare and schooling for children. Communication is important to gain a full understanding of a child’s development and experiences. It also provides support to parents by offering ideas and information that can help them make decisions about their child’s […]Read More
Mental Health And Ageing
More than 20% of adults aged 60 and over live with a mental or neurological disorder, according to data from the World Health Organization. The data also shows that often mental health problems for older individuals are not being diagnosed by healthcare professionals, making this figure potentially much larger. The stigma surrounding mental illness means […]Read More
What Do You Wish Someone Had Told You Before Your First Day On The Floor?
We sat down with our aged care training staff and asked them about their experience in the industry. This time, we got them to reflect back to starting in the industry with “What’s do you wish someone had told you before your first day on the floor?” “That aged care would be the most rewarding […]Read More
What’s The Funniest Thing You Experienced While Working As An Educator?
We sat down with a few of our early childhood trainers and asked them about their experience in the industry. Getting to the lighter side of early childhood, we asked “What’s the funniest thing you experienced while working as an educator?” One time a girl stopped mid-puzzle and turned toward me, looked me squarely in […]Read More
Are You Ready For A Promotion?
You’re keen to become a leader of tomorrow, to take the next step into a more senior role…but how do you ensure your boss knows this? And once they know, how to do you ensure you’re ready? It takes planning and ambition to grow your career. Here are some tips for actions you can take […]Read More