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Workforce solutions for the aged care sector

Workforce solutions for the aged care sector

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

In this article we’ll take you through all the ways we can work with your business to find strategic workforce solutions. Our aim, as always, is to bring skilled and passionate workers to the sector, so you can continue providing the highest quality care. Let’s work together – how we can support you We understand […]

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Jobs Victoria Fund – everything you need to know

Jobs Victoria Fund – everything you need to know

Monday, April 18, 2022

Under the Jobs Victoria Fund, wage subsidies of up to $20,000 per employee are available to support businesses to support their staff. The scheme has been updated to enable more businesses to be eligible, so if you are a Victorian aged care employer who hasn’t yet taken advantage of this government funding, now is a […]

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Aged Care Employment Program – benefits for employers

Aged Care Employment Program – benefits for employers

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Selmar’s new Aged Care Employment Program trains highly proficient and compassionate individuals to join the aged care sector. After the success of our pilot program, the program is continuing into its second cohort – ensuring we keep providing the sector with skilled and confident staff. Program update In partnership with aged care provider Uniting NSW.ACT, […]

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A guide for job seekers looking to work in aged care

A guide for job seekers looking to work in aged care

Saturday, March 12, 2022

As Australian’s population ages, the demand for skilled aged care workers continues to rise. Working in aged care can be incredibly rewarding, and because of the demand for aged care workers there’s a lot of opportunity to keep developing your skills as you progress your career in this essential sector. Getting the job you want […]

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Assist Clients with Medication: upskill your staff with a short course

Assist Clients with Medication: upskill your staff with a short course

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Medication forms an essential part of delivering and receiving comprehensive aged care — and for this reason, it’s an important skill to train. The Assist Clients with Medication Skill Set (CHCSS00070) is a nationally recognised short course designed to upskill those already working in direct care and support roles. The course develops competencies required to […]

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Returning to study as a mature age student

Returning to study as a mature age student

Returning to study might feel a little intimidating at first, especially if you haven’t studied in a while or have other commitments to balance. But there’s no need to worry – it’s not as daunting as it sounds. If you are heading back to study, beginning a new course in your later 20s, 30s, 40s, […]

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Work Readiness Program – learner experience

Work Readiness Program – learner experience

Friday, February 25, 2022

Getting to know the ins and outs of a sector you’ve never worked in before can be a challenge. At, Selmar, we identified the need for a solution for those who want to start a course and gain hands on experience, but are keen to learn about what the aged care sector is all about […]

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We’re here to support you

We’re here to support you

Saturday, February 19, 2022

There are many reasons to work in aged care. If you’re interested in this sector you probably know already that it’s more than just a job. Working in aged care is an opportunity to engage in fulfilling work, make a meaningful contribution to society, cultivate valuable skills, and foster rewarding relationships. Aged care is not […]

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Supporting aged care staff and the sector

Supporting aged care staff and the sector

Monday, January 31, 2022

The valuable contribution made to communities by aged care workers, managers and facilities across the country cannot be overstated. As trainers to those working directly with the aged care teams who support our vulnerable elderly citizens, the team here at Selmar recognises the inspiring work they do day in, day out. We have just entered […]

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Caring for diverse aged care residents

Caring for diverse aged care residents

Thursday, January 27, 2022

One of the best things about working in aged care is meeting and looking after an array of people from diverse backgrounds. Australia is a multicultural country, and this diversity is reflected in our ageing population. Culture, language and identity are important, because they affect the ways people live, think and feel. Many elderly residents […]

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Adaptive skills for a career in aged care

Adaptive skills for a career in aged care

Friday, January 21, 2022

Change is constant in all aspects of life, from nature to technology, work to relationships and everything in between. Having the skills required to navigate and adapt to changing environments and situations can make life easier. Not only that but being adaptable can help you advance your career across any sector too. Workplaces continually grow […]

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Why school leavers should consider a career in aged care

Why school leavers should consider a career in aged care

Thursday, January 20, 2022

The aged care sector in Australia (and around the world) is growing at a fast pace, as more of our population become older and, as a result, require the services of aged care professionals to maintain quality of life. If you recently finished high school, or you’re a few years into your working life, a […]

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Recruiting your best aged care team

Recruiting your best aged care team

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Many aged care providers are now thinking about what they want their business to look like in 2022 and beyond. It’s good to start at the end goal and work back from there so you can ensure you create an effective pathway to take your aged care organisation in the direction you want it to […]

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The right aged care training for you

The right aged care training for you

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

If you’re new to aged care but want to thrive in the sector and deliver much-needed support to our ageing population, let’s look at what you need to know to choose an aged care course that will ensure you achieve your career goals. Pursuing a career path in the aged care sector provides an opportunity […]

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Flexible work for better balance

Flexible work for better balance

Sunday, December 19, 2021

A career that is meaningful and can also offer a healthy balance between work and life might sound hard to find, however an aged care career path can offer just that. From its variety of settings and roles with a range of hours and shifts, working in aged care can empower you to enjoy your […]

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Safe holiday celebrations with the elderly

Safe holiday celebrations with the elderly

Friday, December 17, 2021

While for many the festive season is a time to enjoy alongside our nearest and dearest, it can also be a lonely time, particularly for the elderly. Families like to come together to share food, gifts and fun, partaking in traditions and creating lasting memories, but older family members may not be able to participate […]

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Selmar learners satisfied: NCVER survey results

Selmar learners satisfied: NCVER survey results

Friday, December 10, 2021

The results are in from the latest survey from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), and Selmar is on track, continuing to deliver training satisfaction and employment outcomes for learners. Informing and influencing the vocational education and training (VET) space in Australia drives NCVER’s research, and each year learners who have completed studies […]

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Selmar’s New Aged Care Employment Program

Selmar’s New Aged Care Employment Program

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Our new initiative is designed to support compassionate individuals to join the aged care sector. Introducing, the Aged Care Employment Program. Through this program, we’re providing quality training to people who want to be a part of the aged care sector. With the aged population in Australia increasing, the aged care sector must continually grow […]

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Giving back dignity to dementia

Giving back dignity to dementia

Monday, November 29, 2021

In aged care, over two thirds of people living in residential care have cognitive impairment that is considered moderate or severe. With this in mind, having a thorough understanding of what dementia is and how we can support people to live with dignity is essential for those working in the aged care sector. Did you […]

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Enhancing the aged care workforce with traineeships

Enhancing the aged care workforce with traineeships

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

The new year is coming and now is the time to start considering how you will succeed and grow professionally in the coming year. Familiarising yourself with aged care traineeships could be a good place to start. An aged care service requires high quality aged care workers to thrive. Finding skilled, knowledgeable carers to join […]

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Could education be the secret to ageing well?

Could education be the secret to ageing well?

Monday, November 15, 2021

When we read interviews with the oldest living people in the world, everyone always wants to ask ‘What is your secret?’. However, research suggests that there may not be just one silver bullet to feel good and live a long life, rather a combination of factors. Some of these factors we can’t control, such as […]

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Using experience to upskill

Using experience to upskill

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Did you know that you can leverage your experience, passion and caring instinct and turn it into a meaningful and fulfilling career?   For many, caring for others comes naturally. An innate ability to recognise someone’s needs and an in-built desire to help them and ensure they are okay. In many instances natural carers take […]

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Certificate III in Individual Support – Different streams for different careers

Certificate III in Individual Support – Different streams for different careers

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Starting fresh with a new career begins with finding the right qualifications to meet your goals. A Certificate III in Individual Support is the perfect place to start for those seeking a fulfilling career where you can make a difference every day. Growing older, many of us will need to have a helping hand to […]

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National Carer’s Week 2021

National Carer’s Week 2021

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Each day across Australia carers are doing valuable work supporting those who are in need. This week is National Carer’s Week — the perfect opportunity to take the time to reflect on just how vital the role of carers is in our communities. In fact, carers are crucial to our health care system and underpin […]

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World Mental Health Day 2021: Self-care for learners and workers

World Mental Health Day 2021: Self-care for learners and workers

Thursday, October 7, 2021

An international day dedicated to raising awareness and promoting mental health education, World Mental Health Day takes place on Sunday 10 October. In 2021, the World Mental Health Day theme is Mental health care for all: let’s make it a reality. What better time to reflect on mental health and its impact, particularly during the […]

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Considering a career change? Switch to aged care

Considering a career change? Switch to aged care

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

For many who are working or have worked in a career in the care sector, it’s hard to imagine doing a job without a sense of purpose. Care careers add meaning to your life and are fulfilling in a way that not many other career paths can offer. Working as a carer, you still might […]

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Assisting elderly residents to embrace technology

Assisting elderly residents to embrace technology

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Throughout elderly people’s lives, technology has advanced dramatically. From breakthroughs that saw humans land on the moon, developments on the medical front and the introduction of the internet, technological progress has set a rapid pace. Fast forward to today and video calling with people across the globe is easily and instantly achievable from the comfort […]

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Keeping aged care residents connected to loved ones

Keeping aged care residents connected to loved ones

Sunday, September 5, 2021

For many aged care residents, aged care workers – either in residential care or home care – may be the only people they have seen in quite some time. Unfortunately, there are many elderly people who are not visited by family or friends, or perhaps do not have family and friends to visit them. The […]

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Home care and the changing face of aged care

Home care and the changing face of aged care

Monday, August 30, 2021

For many ageing Australians, staying at home and living independently for as long as possible is a top priority. In fact, each year more Australians are choosing home care as a means of continuing to enjoy life in the comfort of their own homes and familiar surroundings. We spoke with the team at Home Instead, […]

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Leadership in the aged care sector

Leadership in the aged care sector

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

By Heleni Bagiartakis, Strategic Growth & Partnerships Manager at Catalyst Education As seen on LinkedIn, published 12 August 2021.  It is unquestionable – the age care sector is facing the greatest overhaul in its history. For decades, many strong, admirable and even inspirational leaders have steered the course for hundreds of thousands of older people […]

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