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Why should you work in the aged care sector

Why should you work in the aged care sector

Monday, July 13, 2020

A career path in aged care is one that is fulfilling and can truly change the lives of others for the better. Not only that, but with Australia’s ageing population, an aged care career also has excellent job prospects. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, by 2042 more than 1 million Australians will be […]

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Case study: Working with industry to improve lives

Case study: Working with industry to improve lives

Monday, September 16, 2019

Selmar Institute of Education teamed up with the Department of Jobs and Small Business, home care provider Calvary Community Care and Ternary a specialised recruiter in the health care sector to help deliver a quality workforce to Calvary and an opportunity for job seekers to find meaningful employment. Selmar created a 6-week refresher training program which was aligned to Calvary Community Care’s […]

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Dementia Action Week 2019 – Dementia doesn’t discriminate. Do you?

Dementia Action Week 2019 – Dementia doesn’t discriminate. Do you?

Monday, September 9, 2019

In 2019 there are over 447,000 Australians who are living with dementia. According to Dementia Australia, this figure is on the increase, with around 250 people adding to it each day. Dementia is also the second leading cause of death in Australia. Dementia Action Week takes place from September 16 to 22, 2019, timed to […]

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Selmar graduates ‘Launch into Work’ with Calvary Community Care

Selmar graduates ‘Launch into Work’ with Calvary Community Care

Monday, May 27, 2019

Investing in people, helping them to grow and to access career opportunities is of vital importance to us as trainers and educators. That’s why Selmar Institute of Education was part of a cross-sector collaboration with the Department of Jobs and Small Business, Calvary Community Care, a home care provider based in Mount Waverly, Victoria, and […]

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Selmar training rates highly with employers

Selmar training rates highly with employers

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) released the results of their annual National Student Outcomes Survey in December last year – and the data highlights strong satisfaction from employers and VET graduates.   NCVER, which is the main supplier of research, statistics and data on Australia’s VET sector, surveyed 206,944 students – including […]

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Assist Clients with Medication Skill Set: Refreshed short course

Assist Clients with Medication Skill Set: Refreshed short course

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Organisations which invest in the knowledge and skills of their people are rewarded with better business outcomes – and this is particularly true of the aged care sector. With a Royal Commission exploring aged care quality and safety in full swing, the spotlight is on this important industry which is set to care for a […]

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Selmar view: Building a Quality Aged Care Workforce

Selmar view: Building a Quality Aged Care Workforce

Thursday, December 6, 2018

It was a fantastic opportunity to join like-minded industry professionals at the ‘Building a Quality Aged Care Workforce’ conference, with the shared aim that we are so passionate about – developing strategies to meet the workforce needs of the aged care industry   Creating positive change through collaboration in training and education   The future […]

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The four biggest aged care recruitment challenges the industry is tackling

The four biggest aged care recruitment challenges the industry is tackling

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

As the aged care sector evolves at lightening pace a number of unique recruitment challenges have emerged. And with aged care booming, it is clear that the industry is set to become a huge employer in Australia. In fact, according to a Hesta report titled Transforming Aged Care, by 2050 the aged care workforce will […]

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The growing and evolving aged care industry landscape

The growing and evolving aged care industry landscape

Thursday, October 25, 2018

The most recent report from IBIS World on aged care residential services in Australia suggests that the aged care industry’s revenue is now worth more than $20bn – employing more than 256,000 Australians within over 1,800 businesses. These numbers may seem staggering, but this is only the beginning for aged care in Australia. In the […]

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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: Sally Forbes, Daniel Hau, Karen Richards and Glen Perry 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. […]

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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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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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QUIZ: Should I Work in Aged Care?

QUIZ: Should I Work in Aged Care?

Thursday, January 18, 2018

If you are reading this blog, you must have asked yourself ‘Should I work in aged care’ at least once in your life. The aged population is at its highest level in human history. What this means is that due to a higher life expectancy, there will be more and more people requiring aged care […]

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Pharmaceutical and Prescription Drug Addiction

Pharmaceutical and Prescription Drug Addiction

Monday, September 4, 2017

We hear a lot about drug epidemics in the news, but taking a look at the facts reveals a number of surprising revelations. Pharmaceutical and prescription drug addiction is on the rise. Arguably in recent times, there has been a focus on the abuse of crystalline methamphetamine, better known as ice. According to a survey […]

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Caring for younger individuals living in aged care facilities

Caring for younger individuals living in aged care facilities

Friday, September 1, 2017

Working in aged care, you expect to work with older Australians. What you might be less prepared for are the younger individuals requiring care due to living with a disability. A Senate inquiry in 2015 found that upward of 7,000 individuals under the age of 65 with physical and intellectual disabilities are living in aged […]

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Understanding dementia as an aged care worker

Understanding dementia as an aged care worker

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Dementia – as an aged care worker you are likely to come across individuals living with it, but how much do you know about it? Dementia is often associated with confusion and frustration, including for the families of those impacted, though there’s still quite a bit of misconception around what it actually is.   What […]

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Four Fresh Activities for Aged Care Facilities

Four Fresh Activities for Aged Care Facilities

Friday, August 18, 2017

While some aged care residents may be quite happy with their routines, many older individuals look forward to trying something new or doing something fun or interesting. As an aged carer, introducing fun or different activities into the lives of those in your care can be as simple or as complex as you like. Here […]

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Top 10 Films about Ageing

Top 10 Films about Ageing

Monday, August 14, 2017

Ageing is a fact of life, but until it happens to you it can be difficult to fully understand what it’s like. Can you imagine yourself in 10 years? 20? What about 40 years from now? What about your partner or family members? To gain some insight into the experience of ageing, aged care workers […]

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Aged Care: adopting and adapting to new technology

Aged Care: adopting and adapting to new technology

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

  You only need to make a trip to your local supermarket to sense that the way we work, shop and consume is rapidly changing. A big part of this is thanks to automation – that is, the use of automatic technology to replace tasks that are completed manually by a person. In many Australian […]

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Selmar partnership with Better Caring

Selmar partnership with Better Caring

Friday, March 17, 2017

At Selmar Institute of Education we are always on the look out for opportunities that enable us to give our students the best training experience possible. When it comes to the aged and disability care sectors, we’re committed to improving industry standards and ensuring that we deliver graduates who are confident and capable of providing […]

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What I learned from working in aged care

What I learned from working in aged care

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Working in aged care comes with many challenges, and many rewards. Here are just a few of the things you’ll discover once you’ve finished your studies and are in the job. You’ll be surprised just what you will learn!   Never judge a book by its cover Clients in aged care are all different. Not […]

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A Day In The Life Of A Home Care Assistant

A Day In The Life Of A Home Care Assistant

Friday, January 20, 2017

So you’re thinking about a change in career, or getting back into the workplace and looking for a meaningful and rewarding job? A CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) from Selmar Institute of Education might be just the starting point you’re looking for. With a range of job outcomes to be […]

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5 Reasons To Apply To Enrol Before New Years

5 Reasons To Apply To Enrol Before New Years

Friday, December 9, 2016

Now that you’ve decided to apply to enrol in an child care or aged care course at Selmar Institute of Education, don’t let your motivation slip during the festive season. With parties to attend, gifts to buy and family and friends to spend time with, it’s easy to push your goals to one side during this […]

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Simulation Laboratories – Practical Training To Build Your Confidence

Simulation Laboratories – Practical Training To Build Your Confidence

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

You want to work in aged care and make a difference to the lives of older Australians, but how on earth will you manage to dress an individual in your care or feel comfortable approaching someone’s bedside? This is where our simulation laboratories – or ‘sim labs’ as they’re sometimes called – give you the […]

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A Career While You’re Planning Your Next Move

A Career While You’re Planning Your Next Move

Friday, December 2, 2016

Deciding on a career can be challenging, and when it comes to committing to the years and financial expense of a university degree, the pressure to make the right choice can be overwhelming.   One in five uni students dropping out According to the Department of Education figures, up to one in five university students […]

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Top 3 Tips For Communication With Families In Aged Care

Top 3 Tips For Communication With Families In Aged Care

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Open and positive communication between aged care workers and those closest to the individuals in their care can make a big difference when it comes to your ability to offer the best support. Communication is important to gain a good understanding of the older individual/s in your care so you know how to best approach […]

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Get To Know The Selmar Campus In Melbourne

Get To Know The Selmar Campus In Melbourne

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

When you’re planning your approach to incorporating study and training into your life, there’s a lot to think about. Heading on campus is one training delivery mode option that deserves consideration. To help you get to know what you’re in for when you head to our Melbourne campus, let’s get to know it a little […]

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Funny Stories Working In Aged Care

Funny Stories Working In Aged Care

Monday, November 7, 2016

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 […]

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5 Reasons To Work In Aged Care!

5 Reasons To Work In Aged Care!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

‘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 […]

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