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COVID-19 update for Royal College learners and clients

COVID-19 update for Royal College learners and clients

RCH News

The aged and disability care sectors are facing very specific challenges in light of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As we respond to this situation, the health and safety of everyone remains our key priority. We are all certainly in a unique situation and know that the COVID-19 pandemic will impact people in […]

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How music can help manage dementia

How music can help manage dementia

Elderly Health and Lifestyle

Music has a universal effect on humans and has been reported to evoke the full range of emotions. For those living with dementia music could be integrated into care programs to bring back memories from their past and thus improve the quality of life. With almost half a million people in Australia living with dementia […]

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9 essential qualities to help you thrive as a personal care worker

9 essential qualities to help you thrive as a personal care worker

RCH News

More than just a job, working as a personal care worker or personal care assistant in aged care means you fulfil the important role of enhancing the lives of those who are potentially vulnerable and in need of compassionate and empathetic care. In an industry that is growing and changing, with more support from the government […]

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How indoor plants can improve wellbeing in aged care settings

How indoor plants can improve wellbeing in aged care settings

RCH News

  The benefits of plants for wellbeing in the workplace A focus on wellbeing in the workplace is vital for individuals working in aged and disability care. Professionals in the industry need to be given support, tools and opportunities that will foster wellbeing to enable them and those in their care to thrive. There are […]

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Mindful Christmas activities in aged care

Mindful Christmas activities in aged care

Elderly Health and Lifestyle

Reducing stress, lowering blood pressure, improving sleep, relieving pain — mindfulness can have a measurable positive impact on physical and mental health for young and old. More than just a buzzword, research has even shown that mindfulness in aged care could help to prevent dementia, slow its progress, reduce dementia-related stress and improve quality of […]

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Assessing your eligibility for the Certificate 3 Guarantee

Assessing your eligibility for the Certificate 3 Guarantee

RCH News

If you’re planning to study aged care in Queensland, the Certificate 3 Guarantee (C3G) funding could be just the funding you need to get started. Known also as C3G, this Queensland state government initiative provides a helping hand to those who are looking to gain qualifications across various industries. So, who is eligible for C3G […]

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Dementia Action Week 2019 and how to get behind it!

Dementia Action Week 2019 and how to get behind it!

RCH News

In 2019 there are over 447,000 Australians who are living with dementia. According to Dementia Australia, this figure is on the increase, with around 250 people adding to it each day. Dementia is also the second leading cause of death in Australia. Dementia Action Week takes place from September 16 to 22, 2019, timed to include World […]

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Top 10 things to consider when choosing an aged care training provider

Top 10 things to consider when choosing an aged care training provider

RCH News

If you’re in the process of choosing an aged care training provider to get your qualifications and career on track, there are some essential things to look for to make sure you get it right. Chances are you have come across your chosen aged care course at a variety of vocational education and training (VET) […]

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RTO vs TAFE – what’s the difference?

RTO vs TAFE – what’s the difference?

RCH News

Deciding where to study can be challenging, with seemingly many options to choose from to enrol in the same course. Certificates and Diplomas are delivered by a number of Vocational Education and Training (VET) institutions, but when making your decision, it’s good to understand the key differences between the available providers of VET. Because of […]

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