Commonly asked questions about Aged care jobs Central Coast

  • There are many clinical roles that require qualifications in aged care but if you have a passion to work in this industry we can support you on a career pathway from no qualifications to fully qualified nurses, managers and administration support.  Check our the Opal HealthCare Academy for more information on career pathways.

    Registered Nurses are required to have a Bachelor of Nursing degree and a current AHPRA registration.

    General Service Officers do not require any qualifications but experience working in a service industry is beneficial.

    Hospitality Attendants are required to have a Certificate Four in Commercial Cookery, Diploma in Hospitality Management and/or Post Graduate qualifications that are industry relevant. 

    Lifestyle Officers are required to have a Certificate Four/Diploma of Individual Support, Ageing or Leisure and Health Well-Being or Therapeutic Recreation or Occupational Therapy or Diversional Therapy. 

  • Kanwal Gardens is located in the beautiful and tranquil setting of Kanwal with all rooms enjoying leafy garden views. 

    Norah Head is located between Budgewoi Lake and ocean beaches, our home is nestled in a quiet suburban street enjoying the best of both peaceful surrounds.

    Killarney Vale can be found on the serene Tuggerah Lake foreshore on the beautiful NSW Central Coast. 

    Berkeley Vale is located on the Central Coast in a peaceful spot near Tuggerah Lake and Chittaway Bay, with local beaches and parkland around the corner.

    Wallarah Point can be found in the heart of Toukely just minutes from the coastline and all surrounding shops.

  • Yes, in Opal HealthCare we require you 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 carehospitality and lifestyle. You can progress your aged care career 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 HealthCare Scholarships Program - where we support 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 discount 

Opal HealthCare Communities in the Central Coast

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Kanwal Gardens

Kanwal Gardens Care Community is located on the Central Coast in a tranquil bush setting with all the amenities of the region and the local hospital close at hand. Known for our extensive landscaped gardens and beautiful koi pond.

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Norah Head

Norah Head Care Community is located between Budgewoi Lake and ocean beaches, our home is nestled in a quiet suburban street enjoying the best of both peaceful surrounds and easy access to the amenities of the Central Coast.

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Killarney Vale

Killarney Vale Care Community is located on the Tuggerah Lake foreshore on the beautiful NSW Central Coast. Nearby you'll find the pristine Shelly Beach and Toowoon Bay, local shops at Killarney Vale, Bateau Bay Square Shopping Centre, and the Westfield Shopping Centre at Tuggerah.

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