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Launch your Career in Care with Confidence at Opal Healthcare Academy!

If you’re looking for a career where you can make a real difference to older Australians and our community daily, Opal HealthCare is the place for you!

Their industry-led programs are all geared towards helping you get into your care career with the very best support, skills development and mentoring.

Keep reading to learn more about the Care Support Officer (CSO) career pathway and where it can lead you.

Start Where You Are: No Qualifications Needed

Opal Healthcare’s entry programs are designed for newcomers to aged care. They provide opportunities with student placements so you can gain experience and understand aged care while you study.

They also partner with educational institutions to co-deliver traineeships and apprenticeships, so you don’t have to stop earning to gain a new qualification.

“I used to look after my grandmother and developed a passion for aged care,” says Ariani, CSO at Opal Healthcare. “The Care Support Officer (traineeship) program is so good. You get everything you need to work here, and it’s a great place to work.”

These roles are the beginning of defined career pathways where you can grow your career with Opal across residential aged care in any way you choose.

Earn As You Learn Through the CSO Traineeship Program

The CSO Traineeship Program is one of the best ways to kickstart your career in the sector. You don’t need any experience or qualifications – just a genuine commitment to caring for others and the motivation to succeed.

This entry-level program equips you with everything you need to succeed, including:

  • A 3-day orientation program to ease you into aged care
  • Training in key skills to be ready for your traineeship
  • A dedicated buddy or mentor to support your success
  • Reflective practice sessions
  • Structured training program to build competence
  • Practical experience in your chosen field
  • A recognised certification

Learn more about the CSO program.

A Starting Point

The traineeship is just the beginning – and a pretty exciting one at that!

This comprehensive training will set you up well to continue your studies so you can keep learning, growing and developing with a thriving career in care.

Here’s an overview of the CSO Traineeship Program in action:

Ready to Get Started?

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 and Western Australia.

They believe investing in their teams is essential to providing quality care for residents both now and in the future.

Whether you want to pursue the CSO pathway or something else, there are many professional development opportunities available through their range of career pathways and the six schools of education at the Opal Academy.

See where you can go via their exclusive employer profile today.

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