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...

Yumei Zhang

Nurse, St Ann's

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I have been working at St Ann’s for nearly 13 years. St Ann’s has its culture: Respects every staff member, provides good care to residents, supports family in a good working environment, friendly colleagues and staff, pleasant residents, well-organised clinical care system and good relationships with doctors and other health professionals. These are some of the special features of St Ann’s and good teamwork that keeps me working here for so long!

St Ann's has me every opportunity to develop my professional skills and knowledge with supportive management.

I strongly recommend you join our friendly working team with a supportive management team and lovely residents. I believe together we can make a difference in the lives of our residents.

Tushar Chaudhari

Nurse, St Ann's

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I began working for St Ann’s since 2011, originally starting as an Enrolled Nurse and then transitioned through to become a Registered Nurse in 2020. Working at St Ann’s has been rewarding, not to mention the flexibility of working hours and the support that I've received for all these years. There is a sense of work-life balance, which is amazing! The management is understanding and supportive of the employee’s circumstances. It gives us a lovely feeling to be a part of a great team.

Working here has also helped me a lot both personally and professionally. I have gained a lot of knowledge through the ongoing support and education. Particularly with dementia-specific education, to learn in depth about the disease and the symptom presentation with each individual. This has helped to grow my problem solving, time management, communication, time management and leadership skills.

I certainly call my team my second family. It is comforting to know I work for an organisation that is reliable, professional and above all, proficient.

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.