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What Do You Know About Workplace Bullying?

What Do You Know About Workplace Bullying?

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Bullying is not something that’s confined to the school yard – it happens in the workplace too and it takes many forms. According to Worksafe Victoria, workplace bullying involves ‘persistent and repeated negative behaviour directed at an employee that creates a risk to health and safety.’ Workplace bullying can extend to: Unjustified criticism or complaints […]

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Are You Ready For A Promotion?

Are You Ready For A Promotion?

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

You’re keen to become a leader of tomorrow, to take the next step into a more senior role…but how do you ensure your boss knows this? And once they know, how to do you ensure you’re ready? It takes planning and ambition to grow your career. Here are some tips for actions you can take […]

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Top Three Tips For Building Confidence

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Feeling confident is not something that comes naturally to everyone. Even the most confident person can experience nerves before a big presentation or key meeting. Here are some tips on how to speak and present yourself with confidence. Know your audience Think about the knowledge and experience of the people in your audience: Do they […]

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Overcome Procrastination…Now!

Overcome Procrastination…Now!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Most of us have put off something that needs to be done at one time or another. It might be avoiding that dentist appointment or sorting out your inbox. It’s also often the bigger things we put off, like updating our resume or dealing with a difficult situation. Why do people procrastinate? We can all […]

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Embracing change

Embracing change

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Many people see change as a threat but with a shift in mindset change is an opportunity. You can then not only survive but thrive through times of change. For business leaders, the term change management is used when dealing with these situations. By developing creative ways of enabling employees, clients and other stakeholders to […]

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International Computer Security Day

International Computer Security Day

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Top tips for computer security For International Computer Security Day, Selmar is presenting top tips for maintaining your safety while using computers. Celebrated each year on November 30, Computer Security Day was started in 1988 to remind people to protect their computers and information and raise awareness of computer related security issues. External surrounds Computer […]

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Tips for effective conflict resolution

Tips for effective conflict resolution

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Conflict is impossible to avoid and is not always a bad thing. From the innocuous water cooler arguments around whose football team is the best or where we should go for Friday night drinks, humans deal with dozens of conflicts daily and almost all are resolved peacefully. So what makes for effective conflict resolution? The […]

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Stress management

Stress management

Friday, November 20, 2015

Managing stress is a balancing act. Looking forward to the start of a race or football match is good stress and is called excitement. Survival stress is how we react when faced with real threat. When we were cave dwellers it might have given us the ability to run from a saber-toothed tiger. Bad stress […]

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Understanding emotional intelligence

Understanding emotional intelligence

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Emotional intelligence is the ability to recognise our own emotions and the feelings of others. Understanding what causes our emotions and how we react to them helps us to manage our responses to difficult situations. This knowledge can help you to make better decisions and become a better leader. Here are some basic tips for […]

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Approaches to mentoring

Approaches to mentoring

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Mentoring can provide the guidance, support and encouragement needed to succeed and overcome challenges. A mentor can be a friend, a boss or an industry professional unknown to you. A mentor is someone that listens to your plans, problems and ambitions and offers their advice and expertise. There are several types of mentoring programs and […]

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Encouraging safe work practices for Safety Month

Encouraging safe work practices for Safety Month

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

October is National Safe Work Month, or Safety Month, an opportunity to raise awareness of workplace health and safety. Safe Work Australia estimate that every year, more than 260 Australians die and a further 135000 are injured due to work related injuries. “National Safe Work Month provides an opportunity for us all to focus on […]

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5 top tips for customer service

5 top tips for customer service

Saturday, October 24, 2015

There is a well-known adage in sales that it costs you five times as much to win a new customer than to keep an existing one. How you treat your customers determines the likelihood of them returning. Customer service tends to be focused on external customers, and generally around securing and maintaining business. Whilst external […]

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Leading by innovation

Leading by innovation

Friday, October 23, 2015

Innovation means being creative, thinking outside the box, to discover new ways of doing things. Creativity and innovation in the workplace can be vital to the success of a business because they allow for better processes, more engaged staff and ultimately happier customers. So how can you cultivate creativity and innovation in the workplace? The […]

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Frontline Management is now Leadership & Management

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Selmar Education Institute is now offering the updated Certificate IV Leadership and Management replacing Frontline Management as the nationally recognised qualification for leadership skills in education. Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages, the Government mandated changes increase the number of units required increased from eight to 12. Providing nationally endorsed standards, Training Packages help […]

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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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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 of […]

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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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Nissan/BRW Corporate Triathlon National Series 2012

Monday, March 5, 2012

On Sunday 4th March 2012, the Nissan/BRW Corporate Triathlon National Series 2012 was held at Elwood Beach. Over 5000 athletes from corporate Victoria gathered to participate in the southern hemisphere’s largest triathlon. With heads held high and nerves of steel, Selmar Education Institute was proudly represented by three of Selmar’s bravest athletes: Mark “Iron Man” […]

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KellyCo Group “Wall of Knowledge” Initiative

Monday, November 21, 2011

Selmar Education Institute is committed to individuals getting the most out of their employment, while offering opportunities to employees in furthering their education and employability prospects. We are extremely proud to position ourselves forward as a provider of quality training to the KellyCo Group. Read more about the KellyCo Group’s “Wall of Knowledge” initiative to […]

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VILLAGE CINEMAS AUSTRALIA is setting a New Standard in Providing a Diploma of Management Qualification for Cinema Managers

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Press release from Village Cinemas Australia Following on from its success in delivering Nationally Recognised Qualifications to over 900 frontline employees, Village Cinemas Australia are pleased to announce its commitment to providing its managers with an opportunity to receive a Diploma of Management Qualification. Village Cinemas Australia will continue its successful partnership with Registered Training […]

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