Aged Care Internship Program -SCL 407

The Aged Care Internship Program offers candidates an opportunity to gain professional work experience and improve career opportunities in Aged Care and Nursing in the Australian Aged Care Industry. An internship is a great way to gain exposure into the professional work environment and develop professional workplace skills. All placements are paid training positions and they are available in both cities and regional areas of Australia.


  • Paid training positions available within the Aged Care sector throughout Australia
  • Aged Care Assistant, Nursing Assistant and Personal Care Attendant roles
  • Duration of 6, 9 or 12 months
  • Candidates must be flexible to travel to any Australian location
  • Apply up to 3 – 4 months in advance, pending available vacancies and visas


In order to be eligible for the Aged Care Internship Program you need to meet the following requirements:

  • Be 18 -30 years old
  • Minimum 2 years tertiary education or Diploma Level studies in Aged Care or Nursing
  • Be currently enrolled in a tertiary course, or
  • Be a recent graduate within 24 months (20 months at time of application is recommended)
  • Upper-Intermediate to Advanced level of English (equivalent to IELTS 6.0)
  • Have a current police clearance
  • Have the following up to date Immunizations: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Influenza, Measles, Mumps, Rubella (German measles), Chickenpox (Varicella)
  • Desirable: First aid and CPR skills; current drivers license and professional experience in Aged Care or Nursing.


Eligible Jobs:

  • Accommodation and Hospitality Managers
  • Baker
  • Cafe or Restaurant Manager
  • Chef
  • Hotel or Motel Manager
  • Pastry cook

Remuneration rates congregate around the Australian minimum wage payment requirements ranging between AUD$35,000 to around AUD$70,000 (per year). These variances are broad as they depend on a multitude of factors including but not limited to:

  • Inclusions of additional forms of compensation such as accommodation, meals, etc
  • The host company your internship is with / work terms & conditions
  • How many hours you work / what times of the day you work
  • Your level of experience / your performance, etc

Below is a list of condition ranges that are common among remuneration rates and packages from host companies:

  • Renumeration starting from around AUD$17 per hour; and is sometimes adjusted if packaged to include accommodation, meals, etc
  • Working hours range from 38-60 hours per week, 1-3 days off per week
  • Transport allowance, air tickets, etc., are typically not provided, however this depends on the host company
Eligibility Criteria:
  • Be of good health and character
  • Be at least 18 years of age near to the time of application
  • Have a genuine intention to undertake the occupational training program
  • Have a minimum English ability of:
    • IELTS 4.5 average or equivalent for entry level roles
    • IELTS 6.0 average or equivalent for guest-facing and or managerial roles
  • Meet at least one of the two following criteria:
    • Qualification Merit Basis: Hold a relevant qualification of at least a diploma level for which the study duration spanned for a minimum of 12 months, which you completed within the last 18 months, OR
    • Experience Merit Basis: Have at least 12 months of related work experience in which you worked 38 hours per week or more

General Skilled Migration (GSM) & Skilled Occupation Lists -Australia

The Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) will apply to following visa subclasses which are lodged as from 19 April 2017.  Any applications lodged already in these visa categories will not be affected.

  • Skilled Independent (subclass 189),
  • Skilled Regional family sponsored (subclass 489)
  • Temporary Graduate – Graduate work stream (subclass 485) visas

The Short-term Skilled List (STSOL) which with the MLTSSL will apply to all new Employer nomination Direct Entry (subclass 186), Skilled Nominated (subclass 190), Skilled Regional state sponsored (subclass 489), Temporary work (subclass 457) and Training (subclass 407) visas.



For Eligibility Assessment: You must forward resume & English Language test results.

  • Be aged between 18 and 49 inclusive
  • Pass Skills Assessment in an occupation on the relevant MLTSSL
  • Have Competent English or higher.