Why work with us

Why work with us?

When you work with Opal HealthCare, you work for an organisation that is passionate about care. Our values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence stand for C.A.R.E. which is at the heart of everything we do. If you are looking for a rewarding role in a growing area of the healthcare sector, Opal HealthCare could be the right choice for you. Our purpose is to bring joy to those we care for, but our commitment to enhancing lives extends beyond our residents to every member of our team.

We offer an extensive range of career pathways through  our six schools of education - Nursing and Health ServicesHospitality. Wellbeing and LifestyleBusiness ServicesResearch and Leadership, 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, through scholarships and our internal leadership programs which can assist you 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.

  • 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.