First Aid & Poisoning (Children)
📣 As much as it is important for you to be aware of first aid, it is equally essential to speak to children about first aid. Simple role model skills and precautionary steps can protect children from vulnerable actions towards emergency situations.
📣 Common poisons around the home can be:
- Cleaning products
- Household products (like makeups- containing a high level of lead; essential oils, herbs, car cleaning products, batteries)
- Poisonous plants and mushrooms that grow after heavy rains
📣 Symptoms of poisoning may include:
- Falling over
- Abdominal pain
📣 Child poisoning can occur:
When a child can swallow poison, spilled on the skin, sprayed or splashed in the eye or inhaled.
Children are often poisoned by substances left unattended and easily accessed in places such as:
on a bench or table, ready to be used
in visitors’ bags (for example, medicines)
in bedside tables.
However, keeping in high cupboards can be safe but children can also climb to get there, hence locked cabinets are safe.
Poisoning can also be caused by poisonous plants. Austin health page (http://www.austin.org.au/page/532) provides a list of poisonous plants.
📣 Always remember:
Poisons Information line 13 11 26; In severe emergencies call 000.
better health Channel
Royal Children Hospital
Shall I take my next course online?
While every course you study requires you to complete a workplace component, you should consider how much time you require to dedicate in a week for school, family, work, study.
Well, that might sound a lot!
Make your study - work - family life balanced by choosing flexible online courses offered by us.
Remember you have more comfort in your own time to schedule your learning.
You get more interactive time with your trainer online from 8 am to 8 pm.
You will learn to keep pace with technology and new trends in your chosen industry.
Recent technology has been user-friendly and gives you more means of building your own online community of peers interactions and motivations while remotely studying courses with us.
Students say: It has been a flexible and immersive experience while others say: I did the right thing to study online - so much flexibility, I can plan my day better rather than listening to a 6-hour lecture.
So much and so much fun when it comes to online studying - Try it yourself!!
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Interviewing Tips & Tricks – Get Ready Rocking!
1. Search up the right job for yourself
🗣Create a new email with your actual name
🗣Avoid funny email addresses (viz. accidentally hilarious - email@example.com) remember the first impression is the best impression.
🗣Subscribe to the job market, choose areas and skills you would like to receive job updates on.
Education support/ Teacher Aide/ Integration support - School jobs
Subscribe to agencies for OSHC & Early Childhood
Community Services sector jobs
2. Applying for a Job:
a) Read through the selection criteria
b) Here you will need to prepare for the selection criteria or expectations
c) Examples of Selection criteria include
🔖Capacity to undertake routine support tasks across a range of functions
🔖Demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively
🔖Use of office systems (like printer, scanner, lamination, etc.)
🔖Capacity to work cooperatively with a range of people including teachers, educators
🔖Have you done professional development to keep up with your current work role?
d) Prepare for behaviour questions where they can throw certain scenarios like
📌What will you do when a child shows inappropriate behavior?
📌What is the medication procedure?
📌Coming across a difficult parent?
📌What have been the challenging tasks at the workplace?
And having Examples in mind will help you are ready for the interview
Especially for questions
♦Do you understand our service philosophy or school values?
♦What are some of your strengths & weaknesses?
♦ Knowledge of NQF - National Quality Framework
e) Modify the cover letter and resume to show your skills and knowledge as required by the future employer, you must take care to reflect the type of job and selection criteria you are applying for.
f) Directly present your strengths in the covering letter that meet or exceed the selection criteria.
3. At the time of the interview
🗨Show professional demeanor (& body language)
🗨Dress up professionally - neat casuals or professional attire as required by the job role.
🗨Use appropriate language
🗨Don’t tell that you know everything about the service/ company and appear desperate
🗨If the service has Values, Philosophy – make sure you are aware of that and you understand it
🗨Allow your future employer to explain to you what they have to say
🗨Listen carefully and speak clearly (if needed slowly) as per their expectation
🗨There is no harm in asking a question or asking about the shift timings, pay scale (these are positive questions you may ask)
4. Follow up
📞Within a couple of days of the interview if you do not hear from your future employer, call them and ask them for an update. This shows you are still interested and keen.
5. Don’t worry
☑If you do not get this job, our advice is to maintain a diary and write those questions you were asked, prepare well for these questions in your next interview.
☑As a student of Inspire & Learn we help you set up your resume and cover letter and also guide you for any prospective interview process.
6. Remember - Every day is a new day and a day full of opportunity.
🤷So why worry?
🤷Let's start again...
Note: Inspire & Learn also provides professional resume writing service including setting up a covering letter, Philosophy, selection criteria review for a small fee for service charged.
Many individuals have been supported and you could be the next one!
Please contact for resume writing service
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Are we all Smiling Minds?
Mindfulness is a big focus at Inspire & Learn. Our students are encouraged to surround themselves with a positive mindset. It’s all about recognising the self-doubt that occasionally springs up in many of us and to simply tune into smiling minds to support one's well being and health. Read more..
Rewarding Career – Call it a Teacher’s Aide or Education Support Worker
Working as a Teacher Aide at School can be such a beautiful experience, one example is showing and teaching children how to respect their land owners and embrace Aboriginal community engagement into the school setting.
One such book we have come across is about the “Welcome To Country: An Introduction to Our First Peoples for Young Australians” written by the Australia's most renowned scholars, Professor Marcia Langton.
In this inclusive guidebook to Indigenous Australia and the Torres Strait Islands answers questions such as 'what does 'country' mean to Indigenous people?' A detailed introduction covers such topics as Indigenous languages and customs, history, native title, art and dance, storytelling, and cultural awareness and etiquette for visitors.
It also explores the vast landscapes, the insight into the culture that includes the history of the Indigenous Australia and the Torres Strait Islands, their language, kinship, art, performance, storytelling, native tile and the stolen generation to name a few.
Reading to children and talking to them about the land they live and belong, and connect with is so essentially important to help build respect and acknowledgement towards the nation they live in.
Inspire & Learn suggests entering into the field of education support and choosing a rewarding career by making your presence in the lives of young individuals those who are ready to take over the history of the nation in future.
Choosing this career path and studying Education Integration Support will prepare you to work in the classroom, assisting teachers and contributing to the development of students of all ages’ primary to secondary. If you are passionate about education and making a positive difference in the lives of young people, Education Support certification could be the perfect career for you.
CHC40213 – Certificate IV in Education Support Course is recognised Australia Wide – Nationally Recognised Qualification
Why study with us?
Enrolling into this course, you will learn some crucial knowledge on
- Managing Children’s Behaviour
- Supervise children/ students in the classroom and outside the classroom
- The various types of disabilities and what resources can be recommended
- Autism Spectrum disorder
- Assisting students/ children in literacy and numeracy
- Supporting the needs of children/ student with additional needs
- Building knowledge on key core skills relating to the legal and ethical framework as guided by the department of education and training of your state.
Our Commitment to you:
Once you enroll! You know you are in safe hands with us.
Fully support is provided whether you choose to study online, distance or come for a classroom study option.
Inspire & Learn Trainer and Assessors provide ongoing support via phone, email and face to face help, if you are engaged at workplace your Assessor will assist you in meeting your obligation and balance of work – study.
Our turn around time is quick and we are available for support daily from 7 am to 9 pm AEST.
So why wait?
Check out the link below to browse school job opportunities, you will be able to narrow your search checking jobs in various categories like
Education Support Class
You may be able to set up your resume and add your resume to ROL (Recruitment Online) so you can get regular updates from the Department of Education and Training.
Let’s take a closer look at what the current trend is after the course completion, here we bring you the report from the Australian Government – Department of Employment, Skills, small and family business that states - Graduates of this course are most often employed in:
83. 3% in Education & Training Sector
6.1% in Health care and social assistance
2.8% in Retail trade
Hence it is so much important to choose Inspire & Learn as your training provider who will be dedicated to your career goal and will be at the same committed level as you.
Contact us at 1300 045 125 and ask for the Christmas Special Offer
Course details and Core & Elective can be checked at
Still Waiting? Career Change Now or Never.
Written & Published on March 23, 2017, by Ritu Reddy - Experienced Trainer & Assessor | Founder of Inspire & Learn Pty. Ltd. RTO 45125
It was not until my job got redundant that I realized I needed a change. Having a pre-schooler entering school and another child starting day care, I knew that I wanted a career that would allow me to spend time with them yet still make professional advancements.
I realized that I had a passion for helping my children work through obstacles that they faced in school. I recall one instance where my son came home from kindergarten and complained that he didn’t have any friends and would never go back to it again.
As a mother, I was confused in the support I could provide to help him assimilate into his new environment. I came up with the idea to help him create an art book that his preschool friends could draw in and that would help him initiate friendships.
This idea was welcomed by the teachers and it was an outstanding and worthwhile way to make him love his kinder program. Through instances like these, I realized that my true passion lay in working with children and their families.
Entering into the field of Early Childhood gave me a better insight into child development, a subject that I had keen interest in as I watched my own children grow. With great mentors, I was able to derive from them positive energy and confidence about my decision. Each discussion with fellow educational leaders was a valuable tool in building positive learning outcomes for children that I worked with. The opportunity of working as an Educator helped me draw from my experiences as a mother to serve the children & families in my local community. And the best part was that I could continue to be close to my family. Perseverance played a great role in fueling my motivation each morning before heading to work. Here were stressful times when my work became more intellectually, physically, and emotionally challenging than I had expected. Playing with children was an excellent source of therapy. The beautiful and innocent smiles that I received during meaningful conversations with children were what made my work worth it and allowed me to focus on the opportunities available.
Today, I take great pride in my decision for a career change to Early Childhood Education. Although my path to a career change took courage and involved uncertainty, I was able to obtain a rewarding career that allowed me to express my passion for working with children.
My specific job focuses on the play-based aspect of Early Childhood Education. For example, through Lego's and train sets, the children are given the chance to learn mathematics concepts such as shape, symmetry and geometry. This child-oriented field allows me to collaborate among children and assist them with activities that ignite their imagination and develop their creativity. Being an Early Childhood specialist has allowed me to shape young minds that will contribute to a stronger community and a beautiful nation.
Why not make a decision today and take a career change on what you are good at? Make your passion your profession!
Why set goals?
Every one of us may spend countless hours to think about our present life and future. Almost everyone wishes to change our lives.
Whether it is family life, friendship, career or finances. We all want to change something. The first step is to set goals.
What are the benefits of goal setting?
There are many of them and many reasons for why set goals.
1. You take control of your life
Goal is like a GPS in life. It gives you direction and helps you choose where to go in life. It makes you vision about your ideal future and to turn it into reality. When you have achieved the goal, you improve your life and become a better version of yourself.
2. You focus on the important things
Goals help us to sort out what is important and what isn't. You will only focus on the things that you want to achieve and spend precious time on them.
3. You will make good decisions
Goals help you identify and establish your priorities and make the right choices based on the long-term view of what is most important to you.
4. You can finish the task efficiently
You will focus and concentrate your time and energy on the task. Keep away all the distractions and this makes you efficiently.
5. You will be self-confident and enthusiastic
When you set a goal and measure the achievement, you are able to see what you have done and what you are capable of. This process of achieving goals gives you confidence and a belief in yourself. And you become enthusiastic too.
6. You will make progress
After you have achieved one goal, you will try to achieve higher goals. In the long turn, you will see big progress you have made when looking back.
7. You are closer to success
Goals are the starting point of success. A good start makes half the success.
Set your next career goal today: Apply for one of our training products listed below
Inspire & Learn Registered Training organisation offers Nationally Recognised Training.
- We deliver qualifications Australia wide.
- First aid training courses within Victoria.
- We offer 2 study modes Online Training with Work Placement option or Work-based Training/ on the job training option.
Nationally Recognised Qualifications:
- CHC30113 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care;
- CHC50113 - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care;
- CHC40113 - Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care;
- CHC50213 - Diploma of School Age Education and Care;
- CHC40213 - Certificate IV in Education Support;
- CHC52015 – Diploma of Community Services;
First aid Training Courses: Nationally Recognised
- HLTAID001 - Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation;
- HLTAID002 - Provide basic emergency life support;
- HLTAID003 - Provide first aid;
- HLTAID004 - Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting;
These training products are Nationally Recognised Training, under Australian Qualification Framework guidelines.
Source reference: Goal Setting for Success.com: http://www.goal-setting-for-success.com