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The power of plants: How to improve workplace wellbeing

The power of plants: How to improve workplace wellbeing

by Catalyst Marketing on Tuesday, December 17, 2019

A focus on wellbeing in the workplace is vital for individuals working in care industries like childcare and aged and disability care, to be effective in their roles. Educators and carers need the support, tools and opportunities to foster wellbeing in themselves — and those in their care — for all to thrive. From exercise […]

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RTO vs TAFE – What is the difference?

RTO vs TAFE – What is the difference?

by Catalyst Marketing on Monday, August 19, 2019

Certificates and Diplomas are delivered by a number of Vocational Education and Training (VET) institutions, but when comparing them, it’s good to understand the key differences between the available providers of VET.   The rise of Vocational Education and Training Because of the practical nature of VET and the focus on learning outcomes for specific careers, VET […]

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7 tips to help you boost employee engagement

7 tips to help you boost employee engagement

by Catalyst Marketing on Thursday, July 4, 2019

An engaged employee is one who is committed, loyal, hard-working, proactive and motivated. In other words, an engaged employee is the kind of employee you want working in your business, whether you’re in aged care, child care or any industry you can think of. Where do you discover this kind of employee engagement that’s going […]

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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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