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Finding jobs in Australia

Finding jobs in Australia

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Spending time finding jobs in Australia can feel like a full time job in itself. While there are plenty of jobs out there, when you don’t have qualifications, options can feel limited. You might have been looking at retail jobs without any luck — probably because according to Australian Bureau of Statistics data, there are […]

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Your guide to starting work placement

Your guide to starting work placement

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Starting work placement can be scary. New people, new environment and putting your new skills and know-how to the test. To make it easier and help you start work placement with confidence, we’ve compiled a handy guide with tips to get you prepped. Know where you’re going: Do a trial run to get to your […]

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Five fun ways to help children think outside the box!

Five fun ways to help children think outside the box!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Helping children think outside the box is one of the most important roles of the child care environment. Lucky there are so many ways to engage and excite young minds while having fun. To help children think outside the box, we’ve got five approaches to share with you. Try these and you will be opening up […]

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Top 5 strategies to improve your mental health

Top 5 strategies to improve your mental health

Thursday, September 28, 2017

When you’re focused on excelling in your career, it’s easy to forget about your own mental health and wellbeing. If you are working in the aged care or child care industries, chances are you are passionate about caring for others. You need to remember that in order to care for others well, you must care […]

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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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Tips to stay motivated while studying

Tips to stay motivated while studying

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

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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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 in […]

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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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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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Student story – Kelsey Dean

Sunday, November 22, 2015

“The values of Jewish Care and Selmar translate for everyone: respect your elders, have empathy and be involved in your community”, explains recent graduate Kelsey Dean. With a successful career in sales and marketing under her belt, Kelsey was looking for a change; “I asked myself, what can I study that will still be relevant […]

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Student story – Kidiste Alene

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Having arrived in Australia only nine months ago, Kidiste Alene has already graduated from the aged care cert III – and is now employed as a Personal Care Assistant! Kidiste is a recent graduate of Selmar Aged Care Education Institute’s Jewish Care stream. This stream is a partnership between Jewish Care and Selmar Aged Care […]

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Understanding social media in aged care

Friday, October 16, 2015

Using social media in aged care is a fast and effective way to communicate to your customers, clients and potential staff. It’s your chance to put your digital footprint on an online world and communicate with like-minded people. Studies show social media can also help with feelings of isolation, particularly in older people, with multiple […]

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Making the most of your time

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Good time management skills help you make the most of each day whether you’re juggling work and family, work and study or all three. Here are some handy time management hints to help you work at your best even when there are not enough hours in the day. Prioritise Decide which task is most important […]

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Meet Selmar Aged Care Certificate Graduate, Kerry

Monday, October 5, 2015

After raising 5 children, Kerry Erskine decided to use her well-honed caring skills to join the aged care workforce. Training with Selmar was the next logical step. “The kids are all grown up now, so it was time to do something new”, explains Kerry. Kerry’s son Duncan gave her the final nudge, when he suggested […]

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Benefits of an engaged work placement

Benefits of an engaged work placement

Thursday, October 1, 2015

While everyone undertaking a child care course or an aged care course has to undertake work placement, there are ways to really make the most of this experience. When on work placement, it is important to be actively engaged with your environment to ensure you truly learn from experienced educators at your placement centre. When searching […]

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5 tips for positive change and a rewarding new career

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Changing your career path can be a daunting process, but it can also be so rewarding. A new career can reinvigorate all aspects of a person’s life, job satisfaction can be so rewarding, enrich your personal life and general happiness and wellbeing. The initial hurdle, make a decision.  This can be the hardest part of […]

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