Jobs in aged care

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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 9000 dedicated team members caring for more than 7500 residents in 84 Care Communities across New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland 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.

Nursing and Health Service Careers

Nursing is a career where you can make a fundamental difference in peoples’ 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Leadership Careers

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

Read on to discover the exciting and fulfilling opportunities available to you at Opal HealthCare.

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Commonly asked questions about jobs in aged care and Opal HealthCare

  • 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.


  • 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.

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