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Why work with us?

When you work with Opal, 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 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 do this by offering meaningful work, scholarships and ongoing education, career development, a variety of career pathways, national career opportunities, flexible working arrangements, a supportive and fun team environment & a team benefits program

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Realise your potential

No matter what your career aspirations, you will find the support you need to succeed at Opal. Individual roles will determine what learning and development activities are required but for every role we offer core and elective learning programs and on the job skills training.

Scholarships available
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Passionate people making a difference

It makes a difference going to work every day with a group of people who are passionate about what they do. No matter what part of the business you work in, there is huge satisfaction in knowing you are making a difference.

Career pathway options
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Great work culture

Many team members say that Opal is like an extension of their family. You will join a friendly team where everyone works together towards fulfilling our purpose. You will have a supportive leadership team and a job which can offer flexible balance between your work and personal life.

Read more about our Care Team
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Diversity matters

At Opal we believe in cultivating a diverse workforce. We welcome and support team members from all walks of life regardless of ethnicity, religious beliefs, age or sexual orientation.

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Be rewarded

Along with competitive salaries, there are some great rewards that come with being part of our Opal team. Support with learning and development, flexible working conditions providing a work-life balance and a team assistance and well-being program are a few benefits available.

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Innovations in care & design

We are constantly striving to be at the forefront of aged care. To do this we apply innovative solutions to the way we care every day. From cutting-edge clinical software to Virtual Reality experiences, electronic pets, and innovations in foodservice.

We are also growing. You could be working in some of the most beautifully designed homes featuring luxurious spaces, dining rooms, on-site self-service cafés, hairdressers, gardens, and courtyards.

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Community Connection

Being an integral part of the local community is key to our model of care. Getting involved in community activities and events while forming lasting bonds with people from all walks of life makes for a fulfilling working experience.

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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.