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  • Learning to Drive: Your Questions Answered

    17 December 2021

    If you're learning to drive, you may have some questions about driving lessons and the test that you need to pass to get a licence. This article answers some common questions that learners may have about the process of learning to drive. Read on to discover more! 1) What's involved in learning to drive? During your driving lessons, you will develop the ability to drive on public roads safely. It will include a range of exercises such as reversing, turning and parking.

  • Important Questions to Ask If You're Considering Hosting a Foreign Exchange Student

    16 October 2017

    Hosting a foreign exchange student in your home through an organisation like the Global Booking Service can be a very enriching experience for your entire family; you can learn about a foreign culture from someone who knows it up-close and personal and even learn some foreign words and phrases. The student can also learn about your country from your family. If you're thinking of this type of arrangement for your home, note a few factors to consider and questions to ask so you know if it's the right choice for you.

  • How to Help an Anxious Child Settle in at After School Daycare

    18 January 2017

    After school daycare can be a godsend for parents who work full time, as well as a lot of fun for kids. However, if your child is naturally anxious about change, you might worry about how they'll settle in. Starting after school daycare can feel like a big change of routine if your child is used to coming home and spending time with you. They might worry about socializing with the other children and navigating a new place, and could feel abandoned by you.

  • Maximise Your Chances of Getting Hired as a Maths Teacher With These Tips for Teaching Gifted Mathematicians

    3 January 2017

    There are an estimated 300,000 students in Australian schools who are classed as gifted. If you haven't come across at least one already, you're likely to over the course of your career.  If you're currently looking for your first maths teaching job or you'd like to leave your current school and get a fresh start as a new one, you may find that many schools with vacancies are looking for a maths teacher with the ability to teach gifted and talented students.

  • Does Your Child Suffer from Auditory Processing Disorder? What You Need to Know

    19 December 2016

    At what stage should you worry about the development of your child? If you are like any parent, you tend to worry to a certain extent about everything. However, deep inside you may know that something is wrong, but you're not sure what it is. Somebody may have told you about auditory processing disorder, and you need to find out some more about this. What is it, and what should you be looking for in a young child?

  • Workplace Safety Training: Critical Courses on Confined Spaces

    14 December 2016

    There are numerous workplaces which are considered confined spaces, particularly in the construction and industrial sectors. A confined space generally refers to a small area in buildings and even equipment which is critical for the function or performance of the pertinent structure. This type of 'room' is not designed for occupancy by human beings, but it is large enough to allow workers to get inside and perform various tasks. The most common examples of these important workplaces include silos, ducts, manholes, equipment housing and vaults.

  • Truck Licence Training: Understanding the Important Aspects of Assessment

    13 December 2016

    If you want to drive trucks, you must acquire a heavy vehicle licence. This document is issued to individuals who have received training and are able to successfully pass the assessment test. Generally, the examination is given by Heavy Vehicle Accredited Providers. If you satisfy their standards, you will be presented with a Certificate of Competence. Here are the crucial details that you should understand with regard to the heavy vehicle assessment test.