Commonly asked questions about Aged Care Jobs in Tweed Heads

  • 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.

    Care Managers are required to have a Bachelor of Nursing and or qualifications in Business and Leadership. 

    Head Chef roles require you to have a Certificate in Food Safety, Certificate Three in Commercial Cookery or traineeship.

    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. 

  • Tweed Valley is set amongst the leafy surrounds of the beautiful Terranora Valley, our aged care home enjoys a peaceful location while still being close to everything the coastal lifestyle has to offer.

    Tweed River is conveniently located in the centre of Tweed Heads, our aged care home is within minutes of Tweed Mall Shopping Centre, Tweed Heads Bowls Club and the beautiful beaches of the region.

    Murwillumbah Greens offers aged care in tweed shire, located in the lush green surrounds of the beautiful Tweed Valley, opposite the golf club and next door to a retirement village.

  • 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 

Career Progression for Tweed Heads Jobs

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Learning and Development

Opal HealthCare is one of Australia’s largest aged care providers with over 9000 dedicated team members caring for more than 7500 residents in 84 Care Communities across NSW, Vic, QLD and WA, and we are growing each year.

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Nursing Careers

Nursing is a career where you can make a fundamental difference in peoples’ lives - helping them to make the most of their days. The Opal HealthCare Academy provides development opportunities so you can expand your knowledge

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Leadership Careers

We have a suite of leadership programs to guide you in maximising your potential in your role and to support you throughout your career at Opal HealthCare.

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