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Digital literacy for effective work online

Digital literacy for effective work online

Thursday, July 7, 2022

The ability to use digital technologies and the internet to find information and communicate involves a form of literacy known as digital literacy. Smartphones, smart watches, computers, cars — the online world is very much a part of the real world. Being digitally literate in your business, employment and personal life is now essential. The […]

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Studying as a mature age student

Studying as a mature age student

Friday, March 18, 2022

Thinking about heading back to study in your later 20s, 30s, 40s or 50s? This means you will be returning as a mature age student. If it’s been a while since you last studied, whether it was in high school or undertaking a course, you might feel a little nervous. But there’s no need to […]

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International Women’s Day 2022

International Women’s Day 2022

Monday, March 7, 2022

Each year International Women’s Day is acknowledged on 8 March with the mission of celebrating women across the world. It is a time to recognise how far we have come in the pursuit of gender equality but also how far we still have to go. The message is clear: Women’s rights are human rights, and […]

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Selmar’s partnership with the Head Start Apprenticeship Traineeship Program

Selmar’s partnership with the Head Start Apprenticeship Traineeship Program

Friday, March 4, 2022

As schools return for 2022, the Victorian Government’s Head Start traineeship program will make its mark on the early childhood education sector. Head Start Apprenticeship Traineeship Program is supporting essential sectors like early childhood education to develop a highly skilled workforce while also allowing young people to make a start on their careers while completing […]

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New year staff recruitment

New year staff recruitment

Monday, January 10, 2022

The start of a new year often comes with a renewed energy and desire to hit the reset button. This is a great to time to assess your goals for the year and work out what you need to do to achieve them. Many business owners and managers are now thinking about what they want […]

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Effective goal setting for a rewarding 2022

Effective goal setting for a rewarding 2022

Friday, December 17, 2021

Reflecting as the year ends and a new one begins is something that many of us do. We assess what went right, what wasn’t so great, what worked, what didn’t work and so on. What will you do differently next year, and what brought fulfilment to your year? If 2021 has left you feeling depleted, […]

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NCVER survey results show learner satisfaction

NCVER survey results show learner satisfaction

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

The results are in from the latest survey from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), and Catalyst training organisations continue to deliver training satisfaction and employment outcomes for learners. Informing and influencing the vocational education and training (VET) space in Australia drives NCVER’s research, and each year learners who have completed studies in […]

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Tips for adjusting to the ‘new normal’

Tips for adjusting to the ‘new normal’

Pre-pandemic life can seem like a distant memory, especially for those in Victoria and New South Wales. After almost two years of studying from home, working from home, and/or adapting to challenging circumstances as essential workers in aged care and early childhood education, the time has come to explore the new normal. With rising vaccination […]

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Self-care for workers and learners this World Mental Health Day 2021

Self-care for workers and learners this World Mental Health Day 2021

Thursday, October 7, 2021

While every day can be a day to talk about and work on mental health, World Mental Health Day is a powerful reminder. What better time to reflect on mental health and its impact, particularly during the pandemic through these last two years. It’s also an opportunity to renew our focus on how we can […]

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Attract and retain staff in aged care and child care sectors

Attract and retain staff in aged care and child care sectors

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Attracting and maintaining high quality staff is a challenge for many sectors. In particular, this has become a shared challenge of the early childhood education and aged care sectors. Current statistics for employment in these sectors, along with future forecasting, demonstrates clear opportunities for improvement. Estimates from the Australian Government suggest that at least 17,000 […]

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