Opal HealthCare

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Find your career and jobs in aged care.

Opal HealthCare is one of Australia’s largest aged care providers with over 11,000 dedicated team members caring for more than 8000 residents in 91 Care Communities across New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia, and we are growing each year.

We want to invest in your career in aged care and have a wide variety of jobs in aged care.  We believe investing in our team is essential to providing quality care for our residents both now and in the future.  There are many professional development opportunities for your career, and we offer a range of career pathways through our six schools of education at the Opal Academy.

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8,000+ Residents

Careers in Aged Care

Nursing and Health Service Careers

Nursing is a career where you can make a fundamental difference in people’s lives – helping them to make the most of their days. Our Opal HealthCare Academy provides development opportunities so you can expand your knowledge and your circle of influence to make an impact as you grow in your career.

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Hospitality Careers

Our Hospitality school offers a range of courses to support career pathways across the spectrum of cleaning, catering and service delivery. A hospitality career in aged care can offer easier hours to balance home life and can be hugely rewarding.

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Wellbeing and Lifestyle Careers

The Wellbeing and Meaningful Engagement school sets us apart as we build the capability and capacity of our team to support our residents to live with meaning and purpose.

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Business Services Careers

Our Business Services school amplifies the diverse and fast-paced career opportunities available in aged care. We have expert teams in Information Technology, Finance, Communications, Marketing, People and Culture, Administration, Customer Experience, Sales and other support services which provide backbone support to our Care Communities

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Research Careers

Our Research school focuses on undertaking research programs in our Care Communities to improve the way residential aged care is delivered and raise the bar for the aged care sector. We do this in partnership with tertiary education providers and other cross-sector organisations.

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Leadership Careers

We have a suite of leadership programs to guide you in maximising your potential in your role and supporting you throughout your career at Opal HealthCare.

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Opal HealthCare Academy

We believe that companies don’t succeed – people do. To do that we’re creating opportunities for our people to grow, lead themselves, lead others and lead change here at the Opal HealthCare Academy.

Each of our schools offers a career pathway that we have mapped out to help in your development journey.  Use the information and tools to prepare yourself to take the next step in your career with Opal HealthCare.

You can also view a day in the life of some of our team and hear about our leadership development programs from those who have attended.

Opal HealthCare team members can apply for one of our development programs in our schools, sign up for a scholarship and join our online education community where they can grow themselves to succeed and bring joy to those we care for.

Our Schools

Our purpose is to bring joy to those we care for, and that includes our team. It’s why we do what we do each day at Opal HealthCare.

The Opal HealthCare Academy helps us do this by providing you with different development opportunities to further your education so you can set and work towards achieving your career goals.

The Academy is structured around six schools of education. Each school offers a range of courses to suit different development paths – either with one of our leading educational partners such as Western Sydney University or Torrens University, or one of our internal bespoke programs.

Click on the school that interests you and create your own development path by choosing the most relevant courses to help you achieve each step in your career pathway.

NURSING & HEALTH SERVICES

The Nursing and Health Services school provides a complete career development pathway from entry-level team members into practice and onwards to general managers and beyond.

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HOSPITALITY

The experience of living in an Opal HealthCare Care Community is defined by everyday moments that make a difference. Our Hospitality school is focused on delivering quality dining, cleaning and hospitality services that are best in class.

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WELLBEING & MEANINGFUL ENGAGEMENT

The Wellbeing and Meaningful Engagement school sets us apart as we build the capability and capacity of our team to support our residents to live with meaning and purpose – because at Opal HealthCare we believe ageing is living.

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BUSINESS SERVICES

Our Business Services school amplifies the diverse and fast-paced career opportunities available in aged care. If you’re looking to grow in Information Technology, Finance, Communications, Marketing, People and Culture, Administration, Customer Experience, Finance or other support services, our development programs will help you accelerate your career.

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RESEARCH

Our Research School focuses on undertaking research programs in our Care Communities to improve the way residential aged care is delivered and raise the bar for the aged care sector. We do this in partnership with tertiary education providers and other cross-sector organisations.

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LEADERSHIP

At the heart of career development is personal growth. No matter what career path you choose to follow at Opal Healthcare, we encourage everyone to develop self-leadership.

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FAQs

Do I need to have any background checks for jobs in aged care?

Yes, you are required to have a current police check to work in aged care. If you do not hold a valid check, we 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.

What career pathways are available?

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

Do you offer any ongoing training and/or professional development?

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

  • Induction and on-the-job training
  • Online learning
  • Scholarships Program – where Opal HealthCare 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

Does Opal HealthCare offer sponsorship for overseas nurses?

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

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Opal HealthCare has many opportunities for you to obtain skills in Care, Hospitality and Wellbeing & Lifestyle through our Traineeship and Apprenticeship programs.

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