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What is home and community care?

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

As Australia’s population ages, our aged care sector is changing and adapting to offer more services to home and through community care. Today’s miracles of modern medicine allow people to live longer. The number of people aged 65 to 84 is expected to more than double by 2050. The number of people over 85 will […]

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Aged Care Trainer — Sherene Magana

Aged Care Trainer — Sherene Magana

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Sherene has 14 years’ worth of experience over multiple aged care organisations as a PCA and Lifestyle and Leisure Coordinator. Sherene is an eager aged care trainer and assessor, with strong commitment to providing quality aged care so the individuals can live with maximum dignity, comfort and independence. With these commitments, she strives to deliver […]

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Child protection case study — Cradles to Crayons

Child protection case study — Cradles to Crayons

Monday, September 28, 2015

Cradles to Crayons Early Learning Centre’s Managing Director, Belle Spillman, attended our recent ECE Industry Consultation and discussed her Centre’s approach during the child protection session. Given the positive and curious response during the Consultation, we got in touch with Belle to chat further. What does child protection mean, to you and your centre? Child protection […]

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Tips to take your career to the next level

Sunday, September 27, 2015

After all the hard work and commitment it takes to achieve your qualification, it’s important to know how to effectively promote yourself. Once you are ready to take your career to the next level, there are three main steps to getting your dream job – your CV, a customised cover letter and the interview. In […]

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SunSmart tips for children

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Because UV radiation can’t be seen or felt, we can’t always rely on our senses. Don’t just wait for a hot and sunny day to check the sun protection times from the weather section of the newspaper, Bureau of Meteorology website or via the SunSmart website and app. Daily sun protection times are issued whenever […]

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School holiday activities for kids and families

Thursday, September 24, 2015

From the 21st of September to the 4th of October 2015, children across Victoria take a well-deserved break from school and kinder to enjoy the freedom and fun of the Spring school holidays. However, little minds and active bodies rarely take a break, so here is a list of some exciting (and some free!) activities […]

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Early Childhood Trainer – Claire Bradley

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Early Childhood Education has been a part of Claire’s life for the past 25 years. Claire has worked in various roles within the industry, most recently finding the educational leader’s position the most rewarding. Being an educational leader Claire has been able to focus on mentoring and supporting students and co educators to develop their […]

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Sophie Ellis – Trainer

Saturday, September 19, 2015

  Sophie Ellis brings over 30 years of experience to her position as an Assessor and Trainer at Selmar Institute of Education. Her experience includes industries including retail, hospitality, business, nursing, occupational health and safety, fashion and education. She is highly skilled in client management, trainer motivation and leading sales managers, and has extensive knowledge […]

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Looking for a professional advantage?

Friday, September 18, 2015

Leadership skills can give your career the boost you need Great leaders provide direction, motivation and inspiration to employees while inspiring trust and confidence among clients. But what does it take to be an effective leader? It is said that managers can get people to do work for them, whilst leaders have people want to […]

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Upcoming Spring and Summer events in and around Melbourne for elder individuals

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Spring has arrived, and Melbourne has many events in and around the city to inspire us to get active and social! We’ve created a list of some events which are particularly suited to older individuals, their families and friends. The Victorian Seniors Festival Sunday 4th October to Sunday 11th October. This festival provides free music, […]

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What does aged care reform mean for you?

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

More than a million people in Australia receive aged care services. This number is expected to rise to more than 3.5 million by 2050 due to better health care. To address this increasing need, the Australian government is reforming the aged care system. The system is moving towards consumer-directed care giving people more choice and […]

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Sun smart in aged care

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Two out of three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70. However, exposure to small amounts of sunlight is also essential to good health. Finding the right balance of avoiding excessive sun exposure and obtaining the right amount of sun exposure for vitamin D levels and general health can be […]

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What is the Unique Student Identifier (USI)?

Monday, September 14, 2015

If you’ve enrolled in a new course this year, you’ve probably heard the term Unique Student Identifier or USI. From the start of 2015, all students enrolling in VET courses are now allocated a USI. Once you are given this number, you will be able to link your training record for every VET course you […]

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