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QUIZ: Should I Work in Aged Care?

QUIZ: Should I Work in Aged Care?

Thursday, January 18, 2018

If you are reading this blog, you must have asked yourself ‘Should I work in aged care’ at least once in your life. The aged population is at its highest level in human history. What this means is that due to a higher life expectancy, there will be more and more people requiring aged care […]

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5 tips to help you choose a course (when you don’t know what you want to do)

5 tips to help you choose a course (when you don’t know what you want to do)

Perhaps you’ve just finished school or returned from a gap year, or maybe you’re thinking of a career change. Either way, there are many times in life when we’re not sure what we want to do. When you’re trying to choose a course, that lack of direction doesn’t make it any easier! If you’re ready […]

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Taking the next steps: getting enrolled in your course

Taking the next steps: getting enrolled in your course

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

You’ve worked out what you want to do, the career direction that you’re after. You’ve even determined which course is right for you. But what’s next? The answer: figuring out how to enrol in your course. There are three main things to consider when looking into how to enrol. Check the requirements Make sure you […]

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QUIZ: Should I Work in Child Care?

QUIZ: Should I Work in Child Care?

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Figuring out what you want to do after school can be both terrifying and overwhelming, especially with so many different options out there. If you’ve been thinking about a career in child care, there are a number of different opportunities that move beyond working in a child care centre. You can be an Au Pair […]

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Things NOT to say in your next job interview

Things NOT to say in your next job interview

Thursday, September 7, 2017

After the great success of our first blog giving 10 tips on how to write a resume that gets results, we were asked by our students what they should say or do that would get them results at a job interview too! There are many things you can say right at an interview. What’s more […]

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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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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 child care, 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, but […]

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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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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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Funny Stories Working In Aged Care

Funny Stories Working In Aged Care

Monday, November 7, 2016

Working In Aged Care and 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 […]

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