Commonly asked questions about Opal HealthCare

  • 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.

    Assistant in Nursing roles require you to have a Certificate Three in Individual Support.

    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. 

  • Cameron Park Care Community enjoys the best of both worlds, being located in a quiet residential setting with the amenities of the Newcastle CBD within 30 minutes drive. Our aged care home is a thriving community of people primarily from the Newcastle and Hunter region. You can find us at 60 Northlakes Drive, Cameron Park, Newcastle, 2285.

  • 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 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 
 Tingira Hills

Tingira Hills

Tingira Hills Care Community is set in the Lake Macquarie region and is a modern and well-appointed home offers a variety of living spaces to spend time with family and friends.

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Raymond Terrace Gardens

Raymond Terrace Gardens

Raymond Terrace Gardens Care Community is located on the Hunter River just north of Newcastle, nestled amongst lush tropical gardens with colourful flower beds.

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Maitland Grange

Maitland Grange

Maitland Grange Care Community is centrally located near Rutherford Marketplace and just minutes from the Maitland town centre

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