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National Reconciliation Week: Respect and connection in aged care

National Reconciliation Week: Respect and connection in aged care

by Catalyst Marketing on Monday, June 3, 2019

National Reconciliation Week takes place 27 May until 3 June and is an important time for us all to learn and reflect on our shared history as Australians. The dates are the same each year, marking the successful referendum in 1967 that paved the way for laws protecting the rights of Aboriginal people as equal […]

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VET industry challenges and the way forward

VET industry challenges and the way forward

by Catalyst Marketing on Tuesday, May 28, 2019

  To progress and meet the needs of communities, it’s essential that we are continually reviewing how we deliver education through the VET system. Recent report ‘Strengthening Skills: Expert Review of Australia’s Vocational Education and Training System’ has provided a review of how the vocational education system delivers education and skills to individuals and, in […]

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Scott Morrison’s promises for the the aged care & early childhood education industries

Scott Morrison’s promises for the the aged care & early childhood education industries

by Catalyst Marketing on Monday, May 20, 2019

With Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his Liberal Government returned and with a majority parliament, what does this mean for the aged care and early childhood education and care sector? Let’s take a look at the Liberal promises across areas like aged care jobs, child care jobs, the child care subsidy and more. Tax cuts to help […]

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Selmar’s Diploma of ECEC Gains Academic Recognition from Swinburne Online

Selmar’s Diploma of ECEC Gains Academic Recognition from Swinburne Online

by Catalyst Marketing on Monday, April 29, 2019

Catalyst Education is pleased to announce that students of Selmar Institute of Education’s CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education will now earn credit units for the Bachelor of Education Early Childhood or Primary with Swinburne Online.   The high-quality of the courses delivered by our Registered Training Organisation, Selmar, has been recognised by the University. […]

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Finding your happy place – and staying there

Finding your happy place – and staying there

by Catalyst Marketing on Sunday, April 14, 2019

Maintaining mentally healthy workplaces The Australian Federal Government recently committed $11.5 million to creating and sustaining mentally healthy workplaces, news very relevant to the Early Childhood Education and Care sector given the high rate of staff turnover due to fatigue and mental exhaustion. Many educators say the low rate of pay combined with the increasing […]

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Six ways to effectively manage difficult employees

Six ways to effectively manage difficult employees

by Catalyst Marketing on Thursday, April 11, 2019

No matter the industry you are in, facing challenges with a difficult employee or co-worker from time to time is inevitable. In  any organisation, particularly in a managerial or leadership position, you could be experiencing challenges within your team and the subsequent impact on your workplace culture. Managing difficult employees is an essential leadership skill, […]

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Royal Commission into Aged Care begins

Royal Commission into Aged Care begins

by Catalyst Marketing on Monday, January 21, 2019

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has begun in Adelaide. The initial component of the aged care Royal Commission is set to delve into thousands of allegations against service providers in the industry. Allegations include the abuse, mistreatment and substandard care of the elderly, disabled and mentally ill by those who should have been […]

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VET funding contracts awarded to Selmar and Practical Outcomes for 2019

VET funding contracts awarded to Selmar and Practical Outcomes for 2019

by Catalyst Marketing on Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Catalyst Education’s Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) Selmar Institute of Education and Practical Outcomes have each successfully received Victorian 2019 VET funding contracts! This means eligible students in 2019 have access to free study via government subsidised training in our child care and aged care courses from our industry specialist providers. The Department of Education and […]

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Appointment of Marcus Sellen, CEO Catalyst Education

Appointment of Marcus Sellen, CEO Catalyst Education

by Catalyst Education on Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Catalyst Education, one of Australia’s leading providers of high-quality vocational education and training (VET) in the important aged care, disability and early childhood education sectors has appointed Marcus Sellen as Chief Executive Officer. Marcus is a respected vocational education entrepreneur and practitioner with over fifteen years’ experience as a chief executive officer in the Australian […]

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School readiness funding to support kindergartens

School readiness funding to support kindergartens

by Catalyst Marketing on Wednesday, December 5, 2018

School readiness is a topic that the early childhood education industry is focused on enhancing, and for good reason — after all, childcare and kindergarten is where educators get the opportunity to give children the necessary tools to transition to life as schoolchildren! To support funded kindergarten programs in preparing children for the next stage […]

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