Commonly asked questions about Aged Care Jobs in Newcastle

  • 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.

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

    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

  • Cameron Park enjoys the best of both worlds, being located in a quiet residential setting with the amenities of the Newcastle CBD within 30 minutes drive. 

    Tingira Hills is set in the Lake Macquarie region with sweeping elevated district views providing a welcoming and inviting environment for residents and families. 

    Raymond Terrace can be found on the Hunter River just north of Newcastle, our aged care home is nestled amongst lush tropical gardens with colourful flower beds. 

    Maitland Grange is centrally located near Rutherford Marketplace and just minutes from Maitland town centre. 

    Rutherford Grange is located in the beautiful Hunter region in a quiet residential area, with all the amenities of the regional town centre of Maitland just 10 minutes’ drive away.

  • 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 care, hospitality 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 discounts

Opal HealthCare Communities nearby in the Central Coast

Tingira Hills

Tingira Hills

Set in the Lake Macquarie region with sweeping elevated district views, our aged care home provides a welcoming and inviting environment for residents and families, offering residential aged care and assisted living in the one location.

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Cameron Park

Cameron Park

Our Cameron Park Care Community is a thriving community which enjoys a mix of old-world charm and modern styling, with a movie theatrette, shaded courtyards, and a communal BBQ in our gardens for residents, friends, and family to enjoy.

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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, our home offers both serenity and easy access to local amenities.

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