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Creating a Hazard Free Workplace in Childcare and Aged Care

Creating a Hazard Free Workplace in Childcare and Aged Care

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Creating a hazard-free workplace is something that all employers and employees should aim to achieve – for plenty of reasons. From an economic point of view alone, workplace injuries cost the Australian economy more than $60 billion every year according to Work Focus Australia. And then there are the social, organisational and personal impacts on […]

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Four Fresh Activities for Aged Care Facilities

Four Fresh Activities for Aged Care Facilities

Friday, August 18, 2017

While some aged care residents may be quite happy with their routines, many older individuals look forward to trying something new or doing something fun or interesting. As an aged carer, introducing fun or different activities into the lives of those in your care can be as simple or as complex as you like. Here […]

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9 reasons why males make excellent early childhood educators

9 reasons why males make excellent early childhood educators

Friday, June 30, 2017

  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. […]

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Benefits of Yoga and Meditation for Children

Benefits of Yoga and Meditation for Children

Thursday, June 29, 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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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 […]

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Embrace the festive season

Embrace the festive season

Sunday, November 15, 2015

In Australia, December brings an abundance of celebration occasions, presenting lots of opportunities to catch up with friends and family. Last month, we gave you plenty of reasons to celebrate. Now that December is on our doorstep, let’s take a closer look at some ideas for the festive season. 1 Summer begins The first day […]

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Reasons to celebrate

Reasons to celebrate

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

One of the best things about living in a multicultural country like Australia is the many different cultural and religious events and activities. Here are some of Selmar’s top picks for reasons to celebrate throughout the year! January 7 Orthodox Christmas Day 14 Orthodox New Year Many Orthodox churches in Australia recognise the holiday dates […]

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Putting Spring in your step with Walktober

Putting Spring in your step with Walktober

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Walking during October in Australia can be beautiful. With the colourful sights and scents of spring flowers, it’s a great time to be outside enjoying the weather before it gets too hot. Breathe in the fresh air and feel the sunshine on your skin this October with Walktober. On the website, you can join a […]

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Different learning styles

Monday, October 19, 2015

Every individual learns differently. Visual, auditory and kinesthetic (VAK) learning styles theory focuses on these three main cognitive learning styles. Proposed by Neil Fleming in 1992, it can help you understand how you learn and what methods of learning suit you. Understanding your particular learning method will allow you to get the most out of […]

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New LLN requirements ensure best practice in trainer qualifications

Thursday, October 8, 2015

offLanguage, Literacy and Numeracy, or LLN, has recently been added as a mandatory requirement for the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110). In today’s global society, it is vital for trainers to possess the skills needed to work with people who may have a varying degree of language, literacy and numeracy abilities. Under the […]

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Celebrating Literacy and Numeracy across Australia

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The 17th National Literacy and Numeracy Week was celebrated across the education industry last month. From the 31st of August to the 6th September 2015, children all around Australia participated in activities and initiatives to encourage skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. The Australian Government launched a new Learning Potential mobile app as part of […]

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What is the Unique Student Identifier (USI)?

Monday, September 14, 2015

If you’ve enrolled in a new course this year, you’ve probably heard the term Unique Student Identifier or USI. From the start of 2015, all students enrolling in VET courses are now allocated a USI. Once you are given this number, you will be able to link your training record for every VET course you […]

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When ‘qualified’ is no guarantee of competence

Monday, September 8, 2014

WANT to be a builder? After 36 hours of fast-tracked training, you can graduate with a Certificate IV in building and construction from the Capital Training Institute. Victoria University offers the same qualification — yet its course takes three years to complete part-time. Graduates may supervise construction of low-rise buildings. Brisbane TAFE students study full-time […]

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Selmar Education Institute recognised for providing valued support to CRS Australia

Friday, December 13, 2013

Selmar Education Institute is proud to announce that Michelle Bono, a staff member of the Selmar Assessment and Training team has been recognised as a finalist in CRS Australia’s Victoria & Tasmania Employer Awards 2012 (Individual Achievement). This recognition is a result of Michelle’s ongoing support to CRS Australia to assist in providing employment opportunities […]

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Selmar Education Institute Winner of the 2012 ACPET/TDC Coaching and Mentoring Initiative

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Selmar Education Institute is proud to announce that we are a Winner of the 2012 ACPET/TDC Coaching and Mentoring Initiative. The Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET) is the national industry association for independent providers of post-compulsory education and training for Australian and international students whose mission is to enhance quality, choice, innovation […]

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Selmar Education Institute Again Proves Outstanding Business Performance

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Selmar Education Institute has again made the 2011 BRW Fast 100 list ranking for the second time. With previous success in 2010, Selmar Education Institute has achieved the ranking of 56 in 2011 proving its continued business performance and growth. The 2011 BRW Fast 100 list ranks Australia’s fastest growing, public and private,

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