Careers

What's your passion?

Opal aged care is one of Australia‚Äôs largest aged care providers with over 8,500 dedicated team members caring for 6,500 residents in 77 care homes across New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia, and we are growing each year. We believe investing in our team is essential to providing quality care for our residents both now and in the future.

We offer a diverse range of career pathways through nursing, home management, leisure and health, hospitality, management and corporate services. Read on to discover the exciting and fulfilling opportunities available to you at Opal. 


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Scholarship programs

We are very proud of our long-standing partnerships with tertiary education providers, allied health professionals and specialist organisations. We continue to develop partnerships with others to build our Opal talent, deliver exceptional customer service and enrich the lives of our elders.

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Why work with us?

Meaningful work, ongoing education and development, diverse career opportunities and a supportive, fun team environment are just some of the great things about working with us.

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Career Pathways

We offer an extensive range of career pathways which include frontline care support, nursing, lifestyle, hospitality, administration, and leadership roles.

Through our educational and training partnerships we offer an extensive range of learning and development activities that support each career pathway and our internal leadership programs will assist in fast-tracking a career in healthcare.

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Commonly asked questions about Opal

  • Yes, you are required to have a current police check to work in aged care. If you do not hold a valid check Opal can organise this for you as part of the recruitment process.

    We also conduct two (2) reference checks and a medical check which may include pre-employment drug testing.

     

  • We offer structured career pathways across all areas of care, hospitality and lifestyle. You can progress your aged care career at Opal through a number of pathways supported by our professional development and training programs.

  • Yes, we have a number of training programs in place to support your career pathway, including:

    • Induction and on the job training
    • Online learning
    • Opal Scholarships Program - where Opal supports team members financially towards further studies
    • Traineeships
    • Graduate Registered Nurse Program
    • Internal leadership programs for new, emerging and existing leaders
    • Australian College of Nursing membership discounts

     

  • Yes, we offer sponsorship for Registered Nurses only. This usually occurs in regional areas around Australia.