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What Not To Put On Your Resume

What Not To Put On Your Resume

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Scoring a new job it seems is now more competitive than ever – with prospective employers having the luxury of choosing from more applicants, with greater skills and who are presenting themselves in increasingly clever ways. In light of this, the humble resume is still one of the most important tools you have to get […]

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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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How To Ace Your Next Job Interview

How To Ace Your Next Job Interview

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

So, you’ve found your dream job – everything from the company culture to the position description seems like an ideal fit and when you close your eyes you can already see the conversations you’ll have at the water cooler. You applied for the role and they called you! Now all that’s standing in your way […]

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Holi Festival Of Colours in Melbourne

Holi Festival Of Colours in Melbourne

Friday, March 10, 2017

Melbourne’s Tatterson Park in Keysborough will soon become a vibrant playground for hundreds of visitors as the Holi Festival of Colours returns for the ninth time. Holi is an ancient Hindu festival, known as the festival of colours or the festival of love. It’s mainly observed in India and Nepal or other countries where there is a great […]

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7 Qualities of an Effective Leader

7 Qualities of an Effective Leader

Thursday, March 9, 2017

A leader needs to get the best out a team, but this isn’t always a simple task. We’ve looked to the research to find out what some of the most valuable qualities are when it comes to being an effective leader that brings out the best in their team…   1.Inspiring and motivating Leaders tend […]

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3 Signs It’s Time To Change Careers

3 Signs It’s Time To Change Careers

Friday, March 3, 2017

Here at Selmar we get the privilege of seeing thousands of people reinvent themselves every year. No matter your age or current occupation, you can pursue a career in early childhood education, aged care or business as long as you’re willing to believe in yourself and put in the effort. Changing careers isn’t always easy, […]

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How to gain work experience while studying

How to gain work experience while studying

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Making the decision to study with a respected organisation is an excellent way to build skills and open doors into your new (or improved!) career. In today’s competitive world, employers are looking for a formal qualification and they want their candidates to be experienced too. You may be deciding to start a course with us […]

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What children want from child care providers

What children want from child care providers

Thursday, February 23, 2017

What do children want from their child care providers? It’s a super-important question that’s surprisingly seldom asked. Surprising since ultimately, it’s children who child care professionals spend the most time with and have the most impact on. So aside from the expectations of employers, parents and co-workers, today we’re asking what’s important to children? Anyone […]

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Time Management Essentials When Studying

Time Management Essentials When Studying

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Whether you’re studying now or plan to in the future getting your time management right can make all the difference to your success (and stress levels!) Before we impart some advice, let’s get a quick definition on time management. According to Google, it’s defined as: The ability to use one’s time effectively or productively, especially […]

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Challenges in child care (and rewards!)

Challenges in child care (and rewards!)

Thursday, February 9, 2017

In recent years, Australia has witnessed a massive surge in demand for child care services. Today, more than 1.2 million children attend around 17,000 government-approved child care services nationwide; numbers which have grown massively over the past five years.   Like all industries, working in child care comes with a unique set of challenges and […]

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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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5 tips to turn your study dreams into a reality

5 tips to turn your study dreams into a reality

Friday, January 27, 2017

The beginning of a new year gives us an excellent opportunity to reflect on all that we’ve achieved, not to mention our plans for the future. For many, this includes starting a new career and commencing study for the first time (or again!) Every year, we welcome thousands of enquiries from people interested in following […]

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Five Digital Tools To Help You Study

Five Digital Tools To Help You Study

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

When it’s time to study and absorb all the facts, ideas and theories that you’re learning and apply your understanding of them, it’s important to be organised. You can prepare for the most effective use of your study time with some handy digital tools that will help you to plan, revise, take cohesive notes and […]

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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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Apps For Learning

Apps For Learning

Friday, January 13, 2017

Technology is prolific in this day and age, as we are surrounded by iPhones and iPads, television and computers (just to name a few). Statistics from the ABS show that households with children aged under 15 years have an average of 7 devices they use to access the internet, and that over 79% of children […]

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Skills First 2017 Contract Awarded

Skills First 2017 Contract Awarded

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Selmar Institute of Education has been officially recognised as one of Victoria’s highest quality training organisations under the government’s new Skills First approach. Real training that leads to real jobs Skills First is a system that ensures students are guaranteed to get real training that leads to real jobs – this is exactly what we […]

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Choosing A Child Care Course In Melbourne

Choosing A Child Care Course In Melbourne

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

It’s an awesome feeling when you’ve decided that you know what you want to study. You know child care is the path for you – you want to play a vital role in children’s lives, enriching their education and setting them up for lifelong learning. Choosing from the many child care courses in Melbourne (and […]

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7 Rules For A Safe Holiday Season

7 Rules For A Safe Holiday Season

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Working in child care and aged care, it’s essential to maintain the highest safety standards at all times, no matter how busy it can be. Every day you must take the necessary precautions to protect those in your care to avoid falls, choking and even the spreading of germs. But, seeing as we are heading […]

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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 early childhood 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 […]

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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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Funny Stories Working In Child Care

Funny Stories Working In Child Care

Thursday, November 24, 2016

We all know it’s important to take work seriously – a career in child care means a lot of responsibility. After all, you’re looking after young children and playing a role in shaping their future. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a laugh on the job too… In fact, working in child care is […]

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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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Four Things To Consider When You Finish School

Four Things To Consider When You Finish School

Friday, November 11, 2016

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 […]

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Funny Stories Working In Aged Care

Funny Stories Working In Aged Care

Monday, November 7, 2016

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 to run ins with technology, […]

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The Complete Guide To Starting Your Career In Early Childhood Education

The Complete Guide To Starting Your Career In Early Childhood Education

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Have you been thinking much about your career lately? Sometimes that first step in the right direction is the hardest one. We want to help make it easier for you to make it happen, so we put together ‘The Complete Guide to Starting Your Career in Early Childhood Education’. This comprehensive e-book summarises everything you […]

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Why Is It So Rewarding Working In Aged Care?

Why Is It So Rewarding Working 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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Flexible Hours In Aged Care For A Better Work Life Balance

Flexible Hours In Aged Care For A Better Work Life Balance

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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 […]

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The Top 4 Reasons Why Working in Child Care is the Best

The Top 4 Reasons Why Working in Child Care is the Best

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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. […]

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