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Benefits of Yoga and Meditation for Children

Benefits of Yoga and Meditation for Children

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Though practiced for thousands of years, yoga is still relatively new in western cultures – but it’s popularity just keeps growing. Yoga cultivates health and wellbeing through the regular practice of different movements, postures, breathing exercises, relaxation and meditation. It helps to build physical, emotional and mental strength and its benefits are certainly not confined […]

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9 reasons why males make excellent early childhood educators

9 reasons why males make excellent early childhood educators

Childcare is required fairly equally for both boys and girls, so it makes sense that educators can also be male or female, doesn’t it? As children grow up in a society that is increasingly focused on equality issues, early childhood is definitely an area where a greater presence of male role models is needed. Statistics […]

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Aged Care: adopting and adapting to new technology

Aged Care: adopting and adapting to new technology

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 supermarkets […]

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Top 10 tips for writing a resume that gets results

Top 10 tips for writing a resume that gets results

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

You have completed your course (yippee!) and it’s time to apply for the job of your dreams. But writing a resume can be daunting. After all, first impressions count and your resume is often your prospective employer’s first introduction to you. So you need to make a good impression. Writing a resume that gets you […]

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Why Children Need To Play Outside In Winter!

Why Children Need To Play Outside In Winter!

  Winter is here and the days of shorts and thongs are gone for a while. It’s all about coats, boots, and scarves. Working in child care, it can seem natural to keep children indoors now that the temperature has dropped, but there are many benefits to playing outside. Get outside, it’s good for your […]

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Upskill and claim it this EOFY

Upskill and claim it this EOFY

Monday, June 19, 2017

If you’re thinking about taking on some extra training to advance in your career, enrol now and take advantage of your potential tax deductions. End of financial year is fast approaching, with June 30 the cut off date for your work-related expenses to count towards your deductions for the 2016/17 tax year. The Australian Tax […]

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VET Graduates find jobs faster and earn more

VET Graduates find jobs faster and earn more

Friday, May 26, 2017

  VET Graduates find jobs faster and earn more Graduates of vocational education and training (VET) are on average finding jobs faster and gaining better starting salaries than those with university degrees, a landmark study has revealed. The research, conducted by McCrindle and released by Skilling Australia, goes a long way to expel the myths […]

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Aged Care Jobs Boom In Australia

Aged Care Jobs Boom In Australia

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

A recent report from IBIS World on the aged care residential services industry in Australia has revealed positive growth in the sector – which this financial year is expected to generate more than $20 billion in revenue. The aged care residential services industry includes facilities that provide long-term accommodation or support to older residents, such […]

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Tips to stay motivated while studying

Tips to stay motivated while studying

Your career success can often have a lot to do with keeping motivated while studying and pushing through when things get frustrating. If you’re a student who is having trouble getting motivated – or staying motivated – these tips could make all the difference. Break it down – Big tasks can be overwhelming and it […]

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Childcare Jobs Boom In Australia

Childcare Jobs Boom In Australia

Monday, May 1, 2017

In a time where it can seem like jobs and industry growth are uncertain, there’s one area in Australia that’s booming: Child care services. In fact, people of all ages are undertaking child care courses, keen to join the country’s ever-growing industry. According to IBIS World, the child care industry is expected to generate more […]

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6 things to look for when choosing a training provider

6 things to look for when choosing a training provider

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Deciding a career path can be a difficult yet exciting decision. Once you do work that part out and find out what what’s required to get job ready, choosing a reputable registered training provider (RTO) can be overwhelming! While qualifications may have the same name at various RTOs, the quality of the training is not. […]

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An Eggciting Easter in Early Childhood

An Eggciting Easter in Early Childhood

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Easter is a time of the year when working in child care is especially fun! Children love Easter and the fun and games that come with it. From the concept of a magical bunny to the permission to eat more chocolate than usual, there are plenty of things for children to get excited about. When […]

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Benefits of Training at Selmar!

Benefits of Training at Selmar!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Pursuing a rewarding career and the qualifications you need for it takes time and energy. There’s no doubt that it pays off, but a little extra support can go a long way when your juggling life commitments with training. At Selmar, we want to give you all the support you need to succeed. That’s why […]

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Flu Vaccination – What you need to know

Flu Vaccination – What you need to know

Monday, April 3, 2017

Flu vaccinations often become a hot topic as we farewell summer and make our way towards the colder part of the year. There is no hard and fast rule about getting the flu jab, but it helps to know what’s available and why it might be an option worth considering. Causes in ‘Flu Season’ While […]

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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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5 Time Management Tips to Study Effectively

5 Time Management Tips to Study Effectively

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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7 Useful Apps To Boost Children’s Learning!

7 Useful Apps To Boost Children’s 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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