Partners sought to help place 150 nurses and aged care workers in Australia

Some of the participants at the information session held in Honiara, Solomon Islands - February 2023

Standard of Care, a startup in aged care recruitment, has returned from a two-year mission in the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. The company has been connecting candidates in these countries with opportunities in Australia’s aged and healthcare sectors.

An information session was held in Honiara last weekend attracting over 300 people interested in working in the Australian aged care sector. The company claims there are currently around 100-150 nurses and other healthcare workers in the Pacific region who are eager to work in Australia.

Standard of Care’s mission is to provide a positive recruitment experience for these candidates, many of whom have had poor experiences in other countries, and to connect them with reputable companies in Australia. The company also focuses on empowering Pacific Island women to achieve their career aspirations and become financially independent. To achieve this, Standard of Care invests in on-island training and support facilities and provides a culturally aligned well-being program for candidates during their visa and repatriation.

Inside Ageing spoke with Standard of Care director Simon Talbot earlier today who mentioned that they are looking for around 3-4 long-term partners who they can work closely with, including devising training programs that best suit employer and candidate need.

‘Many of the people we met at the information session are nurse qualified and come from a culture that is quite nurturing’

Simon Talbot, Director Standard of Care

All candidates are available through employer-sponsored visas and the PALM program. Standard of Care is not a labour-hire company and does not charge candidates any fees. The company’s goal is to create long-term, sustainable partnerships between Pacific Island communities and Australian aged and healthcare companies.

If you’re interested please contact Simon directly:


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