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An IRT carer smiling with her arm around an elderly lady in a retirement home garden

Care Careers

Working in aged care is a fulfilling career for those who want to make a difference in the lives of older Australians. Carers provide personal, physical and emotional support to people who require assistance with daily living. This can be either in our clients own home or in an IRT aged care centre.

We recognise that everyone who works for us plays a vital role in supporting and enriching the lives of those we care for and we are always looking for great people to join us. If you have a passion to work in aged care, whether you have experience as a carer or you are looking to start a new career we’d love to hear from you.


Our facility at Unanderra produces some 40,000 home-style and nutritious meals each week. We have a team of dedicated professionals who ensure we deliver the highest quality products for our customers. Our catering division employs Chefs, Food Preparation and Hospitality staff, Nutritionists, Delivery Drivers and other health professionals who are committed to providing nutritious meals safely to our residents and customers.

Two IRT Catering staff members smiling in the commercial kitchen
Two male IRT workers standing by a ute shovelling bark into a garden

Apprenticeships and Trades

IRT offers apprenticeship opportunities where valuable work experience is gained with qualified professionals in hospitality, electrical, general maintenance, painting, horticulture and a range of other trades and services. IRT own and manage a number of retirement villages and residential aged care centres across NSW, Queensland and the ACT, where apprentices have the opportunity to work in their field in various locations.

By gaining experience in IRT retirement villages and aged care centres, apprentices acquire valuable knowledge both in the theoretical and practice requirements of their trade. By working within the industry, apprentices are likely to encounter a diverse range of people, plus receive satisfaction from supporting our customers.

Corporate Shared Services

Our corporate facilities are based in Wollongong City Centre. Roles in these areas include: administration, customer service, executive, finance, payroll, information technology, human resources, marketing and sales, communications, learning and development, property development, project work, work, health and safety. Corporate shared services teams work hard supporting our people who provide such valuable caring and support to our residents and customers. We are always looking for talented professionals to join our corporate shared services teams.

IRT Foundation General Manager Toby Dawson and IRT CEO Patrick Reid posing in front of media wall with local politician.
IRT carer smiling with elderly woman in retirement village

Registered Nurses and Clinical Educators

Our registered nurses (RNs) are core members of our care team. They work with our residents, carers and families to provide the best possible outcomes for our residents and customers. RNs are role models and we offer specific leadership training and other professional opportunities (such as our Journey of Care Program) to support their career development and progression.

Registered Nurse – Graduate Program and Cadetships

IRT offers a number of programs for students currently undertaking a nursing degree as well as students wishing to undertake a nursing degree and work within aged care. Our Graduate program offers clinical mentorship, paid work and paid study leave. IRT will also provide financial assistance for university HELP fees and contribute towards the cost of text books. Placements are limited and will depend on operational requirements. IRT is committed to recruiting graduates who are passionate about caring for those in need and providing the best possible care.

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IRT CEO Patrick Reid with recipients of volunteer awards in 2018

Volunteer with us

Volunteering is a great experience to meet new people, learn new skills and make new friends while making a difference. The IRT volunteer program is designed to enrich the lives of older Australians through meaningful connections. Our volunteers play a valuable role in supporting our mission and values.

We provide enhanced opportunities for volunteers to connect with IRT customers, and to contribute through volunteering within their own communities. In doing so, improving the quality of life for customers and volunteers, whilst achieving IRT social impact outcomes.

IRT welcomes volunteer application for a range of fulfilling roles that make a difference in the lives of older Australians. Some of the roles we offer are: companionship, friendly visitor, arts and crafts, activities and games, singing and dancing, social inclusion, and spiritual and cultural activities.

IRT offers individuals wishing to volunteer rewarding and meaningful opportunities to become part of our vibrant community.

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