Generous salary and career growth pathways!

Start your career with Respect as an aged care Enrolled Nurse

If you’re thinking about a career where you can make a positive difference to the lives of others, while growing professionally and furthering your career, then there’s no better time than now to join the care industry.

Why join us?


  • Full-time base salary of up to $75,332.92
  • NFP salary packaging up to $18,500 increasing take-home pay by $5,000+ p.a.
  • Discounted health insurance


  • $3,000 upfront sign-on bonus* when you join
  • Pro-rata bonus* for part-time/casual hires


  • Family-friendly schedules and work-life balance
  • Make a difference in your local community 

Wage increments

  • The Fairwork Commission recently approved an increase of 15% to aged care award wages and is considering a further 10%.
  • Average annual wage for enrolled nurses in aged care is now higher in comparison to other sectors.
  • Average annual salary for ENs in Aged Care is $65,000 to $70,000 per annum.*

Job satisfaction

  • While salaries are comparable with other sectors, stress levels aren’t
  • Working in aged care is a much more predictable job with less stress and a better work-life balance
  • Average job satisfaction rating for aged care EN jobs is 3.9/5.*

Career growth

  • More predictable doesn’t have to mean boring! Each day brings a fresh and unique experience.
  • As a enrolled nurse, you’ll still have a variety of challenges to keep you motivated and use a broad range of your nursing skills.
  • On top of that, you’ll be leading and supporting lower-classified employees.
  • Average job security rating for aged care EN role is 3.9/5.*


  • Join a national organisation with a regional focus, driven by a 100-year history of community engagement and connection.
  • Be part of a growing aged care provider supporting more than 2,300 older Australians, with a workforce of over 3,000 employees.
  • Build consistent and long-term workplace relationships with colleagues and residents.
  • Stay connected to the community, as you support local people and their families.
*Sources: SEEK and Talent.

Here's what our nurses say about working with us...

Kerrie Irvin

Nurse, Alcheringa

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Working with the organisation here in Alcheringa has been very rewarding. We are close-knit and feel a deep connection in our shared joys and experiences. Each day I feel a sense of pride in coming to do a job that I love and working alongside a great bunch of people

Personally, I have a strong connection with the local community. I’m able to enrich the lives of people who have lived long lives in our town. Each and every one of them have come to feel like extended family.

Working in aged care is so rewarding… you go home with a full heart and sense of wellbeing for having made a difference in someone's life.

Diana Ossa

Nurse, Woodhaven

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Relocating to work in aged care changed my life in every possible way. From my personal point of view, it was the best decision I’ve ever made and wouldn’t change it. We have absolutely beautiful residents and a great team of allied health professionals.

It always makes me feel proud when I see and hear happy residents and families. I work in a small facility where we can get to know our residents, which allows us to provide individualised and a person-centred care. It’s very rewarding to see that our residents enjoy living at our home.

My experience working at Woodhaven has been amazing, I’ve grown so much as a nurse and as a person. Personally, I’ve met the most amazing people at work and in town and even started a family. Professionally, it’s given me the opportunity to learn, develop skills, challenge myself and grow

Nurse, Wellington Views

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I have worked at Respect Aged Care since 26/6/2001. During my employment I was given to opportunity to become an Enrolled Nurse. From there I went on to University to become a Registered Nurse with the support from my managers and peers. The road has not always been smooth. By working hand and having passion, reflecting and growing along the way, I am in a happy place at present.

Aged care is my home and my grounding place. Without the structure and support from Managers and peers throughout this time I would not be where I am today. Aged Care has many opportunities to expand your career with diverse roles and opportunity for growth. Come and work with us, You have nothing to lose but plenty to gain.

What's in it for you?

  • $3,000 sign-on bonus*
  • Competitive wages and daily pay
  • NFPonly salary packaging benefits of up to $18,550 (including an additional $5,000+ tax relief through NFP-only salary packaging)
  • NFP only salary packaging of up to $18,550
  • Increase take-home pay by $5,000 per year (on top of our advertised wage rate) through NFP only salary sacrifice
  • Fast career pathways and salary increase opportunities
  • Discounted health insurance through our corporate partnerships
  • Build, experience and enjoy long-term and consistent client workplace relationships
  • Continuous professional development and training
  • A collaborative workplace culture driven by contemporary clinical systems and frameworks

A career change you won’t ever regret...

Our employees make a real difference in people’s lives. They have passion, drive and commitment toward enhancing the health and well-being of others. You become part of something bigger. Your hard work is for the greater good, and not for the financial benefit of shareholders.

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#1 Sign-on bonuses!

Sign-on bonus of $3,000! An additional to $5,000 tax relief through of NFP salary packaging. Get in touch and make sure you ask us about it.

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#2 Learning & Development

Induction programs and free training to help you upskill and grow professionally.

#3 Work-life balance

Supportive, professional environment with strong clinical framework. Family-friendly work schedules and healthy work-life balance.

*Offer Terms & Conditions

$3,000 sign-on bonus:
Offer valid for any new Personal Care Assistant (PCA) hired during the period 14/8/2023 until 14/11/2023. The $3,000 bonus offer is for full-time positions, and pro-rata incentive will be offered for part-time & casual hires. Offer only applies to new contracts signed after the commencement date. The bonus will be payable following the 2-week induction and training period. Sign-on bonus conditional upon new hire remaining in employment for a continuous 12-month period. If the staff member leaves within that 12-month period, they will be required to repay the bonus amount. This offer is available for direct applicants only and does not apply to applicants supplied by recruitment agencies.