Australian Nursing Homes Hiring Nurses From Greece



nursesFronditha Care, an organization established to provide care services for the Greek-Australian elderly in Melbourne and Newcastle, has organized a special workshop in Athens in search of Greek employees.

The recent Labour Agreement with the Australian Immigration Department for employment of Greeks in Australia was presented in the conference. According to the agreement, the organization is now able to employ and grant temporary work visas (subclass 457) to 20 Greek nationals per year. At the moment, Fronditha Care is searching the Greek labor market for assistant nurses.

According to Fronditha Care officials, Greeks have shown great interest in the opportunity and the workshop was attended by people from different regions across the country.

Fronditha Care, formally known as the Australian Greek Society for the Care of the Elderly (AGSCE), was established with the formation of a representatives’ committee from several Greek community organizations including the Australian Greek Welfare Society, members of the Cypriot Community of Melbourne and Victoria, EEAMA, AHEPA and others. The committee has its origins in the Australian Greek Welfare Society, which identified the need to establish aged care services from its welfare work.