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Career Pathways

Career Pathways at Opal

We believe companies don’t succeed people do.

Our purpose is to bring joy to those we care for however our commitment to enhancing lives extends beyond our residents to every member of our team. We do this by offering many benefits including meaningful work and personal development opportunities which can lead to a rewarding and long-term career.

We offer an extensive range of career pathways which include frontline care support & nursing roles, a variety of lifestyle roles, different hospitality careers, administration positions, and maintenance roles.  All of our career pathways can lead to leadership positions.

Through our educational and training partnerships we offer an extensive range of learning and development activities that support each career pathway, scholarships 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.