Healthcare is one of Australia’s largest industries

According to the Bureau of Statistics, the 2016 Census of Population and Housing found that the Health Care and Social Assistance industry was the largest employer in Australia. Over the last 15 years, employment rates and job security haven’t always been on steady ground, but the healthcare workforce has made the most significant contribution to the nation’s workforce.

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Stress in nursing: small changes make a big difference

Workplace wellbeing is essential for a motivated workforce. Long hours, high workloads and non-standard working patterns can have an affect on nurse mental health. In a profession where you’re constantly concerned about the wellbeing of others, it’s important you don’t neglect yourself. We’ve put together some tips for managing stress so that it doesn’t impact your work. Implement these, and you can continue loving the job you do.
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Why ethics are important in business

Stories about underpaid staff in several Australian franchises, not to mention allegations that Australia biggest bank has aided and abetted criminal syndicates to launder ill-gotten gains, often leave us shaking our heads. Why do people do it? How can they get away with it? How can we trust institutions and businesses?

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Interdisciplinary approach to healthcare wins

As a clinical nurse consultant at Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital, Belynda Abbott knows first-hand the benefits of taking an interdisciplinary approach to healthcare. She recently completed a Master of Healthcare Leadership at Southern Cross University (SCU) Online, the only university to offer this approach to learning.

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The importance of engineering in STEM education

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) is linked with generating high levels of productivity, creating better jobs (and more of them) as well as securing healthy economies. That’s just some of the reasons why the capabilities that come along with STEM – including creative problem solving and critical thinking – are becoming an increasingly large focus in the Australian classroom.

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