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Couple of days ago I received a complaint from a course provider stating that students in the class have been copying and pasting assignment answers from the Aussie Childcare Network support forum. It saddens me to hear that the information provided on the forum is being misused by some students. Copying answers from the forum itself is considered plagiarism and…
For educators looking for a job, you've seen a position that you’re interested in, you have a resume but it asks you to respond to the Key Selection Criteria When Applying For A Job. This outlines the qualities, knowledge and skills needed to complete the job and helps employers look for someone with a specific set of skills and experiences.…
Whether you are doing a Cert 3 or a Diploma traineeship or thinking about doing a traineeship it’s a good idea to understand what wages you will be receiving and the conditions of your traineeship. The article Childcare Traineeship Wages and Conditions will provide you with details of the minimum wages you will be expected to receive as a trainee,…
As of the 01 January 2016 new ratio requirements have been put in place across Australia (except TAS & WA). These new ratio changes are for the better. Giving more opportunities for qualified students to gain employment opportunities and for services to bridge the gap and create better working conditions for their employees. It takes a huge load off our…
Over past few weeks I have been noticing there has been quite a few educators very concerned about how they are being treated unfairly in the workplace. It's so important that we all form positive relationships with one other to build a strong foundation for children's learning. Conflicts are bound to happen and knowing how to handle a conflict that…
Open ended materials enables children to play freely. They are objects that have no rules to follow, use or function. Raw materials that can be used to build or to create or to combine to make something new. This article will provide information on the benefits a child gains through playing with open ended materials. It also provides a list…
According to the Australian Medical Association, Queensland is on the brink of an influenza epidemic with thousands of cases been diagnosed just this month (August). This year is shaping up to be the worst flu season in decades and the beginning of an influenza B epidemic. It is advised that people should be vaccinated, even if they have already contracted…
The following 2 articles related to Whooping Cough are now available to read, since there has been an increase of Whooping Cough cases across Australia. 1) Whooping Cough - Article on Signs, Symptoms, Prevention of Whooping Cough and more related information: 2) Whooping Cough Outbreak In Australia - News on the rise of more cases of whooping cough throughout Australia. 

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