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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.

  • Opal offers formal career pathways across all areas of care, hospitality and lifestyle. << refer to career pathways link>> You can progress your aged care career at Opal through a number of pathways supported by our professional development and training programs.

  • Yes Opal has a number of training programs in place to support your career pathway in aged care.

    Such programs and support include:

    • Induction and on the job training
    • Online learning
    • Opal Scholarships Program  - where Opal supports its 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 Opal offers sponsorship for Registered Nurses only. This usually occurs in Regional areas.