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A move from electrotechnology to energetic toddlers – one man breaking the mould

Quintin Bell, TAFE NSW says, is “living proof of the remarkable variety of employment pathways” on offer to its students, showcasing the variety of opportunities Quintin has undertaken since finishing school.

a day ago

by Freya Lucas

Labelling parents is negative and doesn’t help children, psychologist says

Labels for specific parenting styles, from the over protective “helicopter” parents, to the lackadaisical “free-range” parents, are often negative and unhelpful to parents, Parenting Research Centre CEO,and child psychologist Warren Cann has said.

2 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Motivated employees are the key to workplace safety, Curtain University says

Safety in the workplace is less about following rules, and more about ensuring employees take initiative and behaved in a proactive manner, research recently published in the European Journal of Work and Organisational Psychology, has found.

2 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Six weeks, or six months: how long should a good placement be?

With a wide range of options for studying Certificate III in Children’s Services, or Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, some emerging professionals are seeking to gain their qualification online, and completing their practicum placement in as short a time as possible. In this opinion piece, Andrea Isitt, Company Director of First Door Training and Development, explores the implications of limiting the amount of time spent gaining practical experience in early childhood education and care (ECEC)

3 days ago

by Andrea Isitt, Company Director of First Door Training and Development

ACECQA submission outlines key challenges for ECEC in the VET space

In November 2018, the Prime Minister announced an independent review, led by the Honourable Steven Joyce, of Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) sector, to examine ways in which the sector could “deliver skilled workers for a stronger economy”.

3 days ago

by Freya Lucas