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Commonly asked questions about Aged Care Jobs in the Sunshine Coast

  • 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.

    Enrolled Nurses are required to have a Diploma of Nursing and a current AHPRA resgitration. 

    General Service Officers do not require any qualifications but experience working in a service industry is beneficial. 

  • Ranging from the coastal line of Caloundra through to the sub-tropical hinterlands of Nambour, our care communities can all be found within a 15 minutes drive from central Sunshine Coast. 

  • 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 Blue Mountains

Caloundra Place

Caloundra Place

Located on a quiet residential street bordering Caloundra Golf Club, our care community is well-positioned to enjoy the best that the beautiful Sunshine Coast has to offer. 

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Kawana Waters

Kawana Waters

Our beautifully appointed modern care community has a lakeside setting, landscaped gardens and terraced balconies that provide a multitude of spacious and light-filled indoor and outdoor spaces to share with family and friends. 

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Nambour Gardens

Nambour Gardens

Our charming home is located just minutes from Nambour General Hospital and is well positioned to access the best that the hinterland has to offer. Our pretty gardens are a feature of our home and our chef uses our home grown produce to make delicious fresh cooked meals. 

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