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Career Pathways

Career Pathways at Opal

At Opal, we believe companies don’t succeed people do.

Our purpose is to bring joy to those we care for however our commitment to enhancing lives extends beyond our residents to every member of our team. We do this by offering many benefits including meaningful work and personal development opportunities which can lead to a rewarding and long-term career.

At Opal, we offer an extensive range of career pathways which include frontline care support & nursing roles, a variety of lifestyle roles, different hospitality careers, administration positions, and maintenance roles.  All of our career pathways can lead to leadership positions.

Through our educational and training partnerships we offer an extensive range of learning and development activities that support each career pathway, scholarships and our internal leadership programs will assist in fast-tracking a career in healthcare.

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Caring Careers

We are constantly striving to be at the forefront of clinical care. To do this we provide ongoing education and training support for our care team members and apply innovative solutions to the way we care for our residents every day. 
If you are passionate about making a difference, and either just starting your aged care career or already an experienced carer or nurse, Opal can offer a number of opportunities to enhance and progress your journey.

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Hospitality in Aged Care

We are committed to providing exceptional hospitality service standards in our care communities. Our hospitality team comprises of catering and housekeeping roles ranging from Head Chefs to support roles in the kitchen, cleaning, and laundry departments.
We have qualified Chefs in all our care communities with all meals prepared fresh and menus developed in house based on our residents’ preferences and choice.


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Lifestyle Careers

Lifestyle Careers

Our lifestyle team assists with enabling a meaningful life for every resident in our care communities, making lifestyle an integral part of our model of care. Meaningful lifestyle activities include activities that help retain independence, leisure activities, purposeful interactions, and human connections.  Importantly, lifestyle programs are built on an individual resident’s personal goals, needs, and preferences.

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Maintenance roles

Maintenance roles

Maintenance roles are essential for the smooth running of every aged care home from in-home maintenance and repairs to gardening and driving. Take a look at the different career pathway options available with Opal.

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Admin roles

Admin roles

There are many different options for careers in administration within the aged care sector and all of these can lead to leadership roles. Take a look at Pritpal discuss his role as a Client Services Officer and also the different pathways your career could take.

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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.


  • We offer structured career pathways across all areas of care, hospitality and lifestyle. You can progress your aged care career at Opal 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 Scholarships Program - where Opal supports 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, we offer sponsorship for Registered Nurses only. This usually occurs in regional areas around Australia.