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How To Ace Your Next Job Interview

How To Ace Your Next Job Interview

Monday, September 11, 2017

So, you’ve found your dream job – everything from the company culture to the position description seems like an ideal fit and when you close your eyes you can already see the conversations you’ll have at the water cooler. You applied for the role and they called you! Now all that’s standing in your way […]

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How To Gain Work Experience While Studying

How To Gain Work Experience While Studying

Tuesday, September 5, 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 […]

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3 Signs It’s Time To Change Careers

3 Signs It’s Time To Change Careers

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Here at Royal College of Healthcare we get the privilege of seeing hundreds of people reinvent themselves every year. No matter your age or current occupation, you can pursue a career in aged care and disability care as long as you’re willing to believe in yourself and put in the effort. Changing careers isn’t always […]

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Student to Employee. A Smooth Transition.

Student to Employee. A Smooth Transition.

Friday, July 14, 2017

We know it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when studying. Tasks and other life commitments can feel like they’re piling up, and sometimes it just feels like there’s not enough hours in the day. All this and the added worry when you’ve completed your training and it’s time to go out there and find a job! […]

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Starting work placement (with confidence)

Starting work placement (with confidence)

Friday, June 30, 2017

We often feel uncomfortable, nervous or downright terrified when it’s time to start something new. Starting work placement is no exception! Your new skills and knowledge are about to be tested in a practical environment – but it doesn’t have to be so scary! We’ve got some advice to help you tackle work placement with […]

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Four things I’ve learnt in my aged care career

Four things I’ve learnt in my aged care career

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Working in aged care comes with many challenges, and many rewards. Here are just a few of the things you’ll discover once you’ve finished your studies and are in the job. You’ll be surprised just what you will learn… 1. We all have a story to tell As you get to know your clients in […]

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How to build an awesome resume

How to build an awesome resume

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Despite all the changes in the way we find jobs and work that have transpired over the past few decades, the humble resume remains one of the most important means for landing your dream job. In many cases, your resume is the first impression you make on a prospective employer – so you had better […]

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Do you dream of having a work-life balance?

Do you dream of having a work-life balance?

Monday, February 13, 2017

What would you say if we told you that you can achieve the mythical ‘Work-Life Balance’ everyone dreams about? We all want a job we can be passionate about and enjoying going to, but it’s important that we have the time to enjoy our personal lives too. Personal lives come in all shapes and sizes, […]

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Why it’s so rewarding working with aged people

Why it’s so rewarding working with aged people

Sunday, January 15, 2017

You often hear how ‘rewarding’ it is to work in aged care, but what it is about being an aged care worker that is so rewarding? Let’s find out.   Aged Care Workers Make Every Day Happier Aged care workers improve the quality of life for clients by helping them with practical things around the […]

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Study dreams become a reality with these 5 tips

Study dreams become a reality with these 5 tips

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

A New Year has kicked off and this is the perfect time to reflect on all that we’ve achieved… and consider our plans for the future. For many, this includes starting a new career and commencing study for the first time (or again!) Every year, we welcome enquires from people interested in following their dreams […]

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Start the career you’ve been dreaming about!

Start the career you’ve been dreaming about!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

We have all heard the stories that a friend of a friend studied for a career that they were passionate about, only to come out of their course with a qualification and are struggling to find a job in their field of study. Hearing these stories can be discouraging when you feel like returning to […]

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Communication with families – Top 3 Tips

Communication with families – Top 3 Tips

Monday, December 12, 2016

When it comes to communication with families in aged care, open and positive communication between aged care workers and those closest to the individuals in their care can make the big difference when it comes to offering the best support.   Communication is so important to gain a good understanding of the older individual/s in […]

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Digital tools to help you study

Digital tools to help you study

Friday, November 25, 2016

When it comes to studying, sometimes it can be hard to stay on track! It is important to absorb all of the facts, ideas and theories that we are learning, but luckily for us modern day studiers, we have plenty of digital tools to help us get organized!   You can prepare for the most […]

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Unsure about your career path? We can help

Unsure about your career path? We can help

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Deciding on what career path is right for you can be overwhelming and difficult, especially when it involves committing to years of studying at university and racking up a mound of financial expenses. One in five uni students dropping out According to the Department of Education figures, up to one in five university students are […]

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Top 10 films about ageing

Top 10 films about ageing

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Can you imagine yourself and what your life would be like in 10 years time? 20? What about 40 years from now? What about your relationships with your partner, family and friends? Ageing is a fact of life, but until it happens to you it can be difficult to fully understand what it’s like. Well, […]

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What you might not expect when working in aged care.

What you might not expect when working in aged care.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Working in aged care, is it expected that you will work with the elderly. What you may have been less prepared for it that there are younger individuals requiring care too, sometimes in the same facilities, due to living with a disability.   Young Australians in aged cared facilities A Senate inquiry in 2015 found […]

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