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Managing Your Child Care Centre Amidst COVID-19
Jan
14

International students in Australia allowed to work more hours

After a recent announcement from the Australian Government, International students will temporarily be allowed to work more hours to help alleviate worker shortages. What it means for students: The 40-hour-a-fortnight working restriction on visa holders has been removed International students are in demand in Australia This is great news for students with no restrictions on [...]
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Aug
03

Child care educators in short supply in Australia

If you have wanted to work with children, there is no time better than the present to get qualified. Child care educators have been flagged as an occupation currently in short supply nationally, with anticipated strong future demand likely to add to the shortage according to the Australian Government’s National Skills Commission latest Skills Priority List. The [...]
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Jun
28

Minimum Wages To Increase by 2.5%

The national minimum wage and modern award minimum wages will rise by 2.5% on July 1, 2021. According to the announcement by FWC (Fair Work Commission), the increase was determined in view of the current economic performance, which has “recovered to a greater extent and more quickly than anticipated”. The FWC took into account the [...]
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Jun
24

International students can now work more than 40hrs

The Australian government has relaxed the cap of 40 hours a fortnight for student visa holders in some sectors. While it is a temporary measure during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is aimed to boost certain services, help fill staffing needs in these sectors during the ongoing economic recovery and to extend support to the student [...]
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Jun
17

In demand jobs in Australia: Employers struggling to fill vacancies

If you are unemployed right now, there is no better time than the present to find work. According to data from SEEK, Australian employers have a record-breaking number of jobs up for grabs. Due to a decrease in seasonal workers and other COVID-19 related factors, employers are struggling to find qualified staff to fill roles [...]
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Jan
16

Winners at 2020 Victorian International Education Awards

MCIE has won the Excellence in International Student Experience award at the prestigious 2020 Victorian International Education Awards, presented by Study Melbourne. This award recognises a Victorian education provider who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in enhancing the experience of international students beyond academic support, or engagement with the Victorian community.   “Supporting the community and [...]
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Nov
28

Considering a career in child care?

If you are considering a career in child care and have a passion for working with children, you will play a vital role in helping shape the dreams and futures of children during their most impressionable and formative years.  Will I be able to get a job? With entry through VET qualifications or traineeship study [...]
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Nov
10

Managing Your Child Care Centre Amidst COVID-19

Last month, the Victorian Government announced the easing of restrictions in Melbourne, enabling early childhood education services to reopen. If you have recently opened your child care centre or are looking to reopen - this guide is for you! “Strong and regular communication between ECEC service providers and parents about the COVIDSafe Plan at the [...]
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