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Graduate recruitment

Applications have now closed for the July 2017 intake of Mater's Graduate Nurse Program.

Mater's Graduate Programs for registered nurses and midwives are designed to assist graduates with the transition from study into nursing and midwifery. The programs allow Mater's graduates to work within a supportive learning environment to provide exceptional care to patients.

Mater is committed to providing personal and professional development opportunities for all of our team members. The aim of all of our graduate programs is to provide new graduates with the skills and knowledge required to assist them in becoming exceptional registered nurses and midwives.

Our organisation

Mater comprises several hospitals, health centres, a world-class medical research institute and pathology and pharmacy businesses—all with one aim—to provide Exceptional Care. Our concerted pursuit of innovation—to discover, improve, adopt and adapt—differentiates Mater as a leader in the areas of health, education and research. By integrating these fields into the delivery of exceptional healthcare services, Mater is committed to the development and maintenance of healthy communities.

Mater is dedicated to providing healthcare services through a sincere commitment to our core values of Mercy, Dignity, Care, Commitment and Quality. A Catholic not-for-profit ministry, we are committed to an holistic approach to healthcare in response to ever-changing community needs. We continually strive to improve how we deliver patient care, keep our knowledge and skills relevant, advance our understanding of illness and health and manage resources effectively. Mater's hospitals comprise of:

With such a wide variety of specialties, Mater offers a broad range of medical, surgical, outpatient, emergency and community health services across the spectrum of clinical specialties.

At Mater, we aim to provide our staff with the highest standard of professional and personal support offering flexibility and conditions not readily available elsewhere.

Graduate programs

The following programs will be offered for the July 2017 intake:

All programs include:

  • one week orientation, inclusive of corporate, graduate and clinical orientation
  • supernumerary time throughout all programs
  • professional development days
  • clinical learning packages and competencies
  • full support by nurse/midwifery managers, education coordinators, clinical supervisors, clinical facilitators and clinical staff.


The following information will help you to understand the requirements when submitting your application for future Graduate Nursing and Midwifery Programs at Mater. 

How do I apply?

Before submitting your application we strongly recommend all applicants read the Registered Nurse and Midwife Graduate Program Recruitment Outline document in full.

The document outlines the eligibility for the program, the program requirements and a full overview of Mater's recruitment process, including a program checklist and answers to our Frequently Asked Questions.

Applications for the July 2017 intake can be submitted here.

What needs to be included in your application?

Please note that any applications not including the details and documents requested will not be considered, so please ensure your application is complete before submitting.

  • Cover letter
    Introducing yourself, explaining your area of interest and identifying why you are interested in undertaking a Graduate Nurse or Midwifery Program with Mater.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Two (2) recent clinical referee details
    Including the telephone and email details of each referee.
  • If English is not your first language
    You must provide evidence of undertaking an English exam (IELTS) to obtain AHPRA registration.
  • If you are not an Australian citizen
    You must provide a copy of your residency / working rights visa clearly showing your eligibility to work full time in Australia for 12 months.

Useful information

To assist you with completing your application we have put together some information that you may find useful.

  • Cover letter—hints and tips on how to write a cover letter and an example of a cover letter already written.
  • CV—hints and tips on what to include in your CV specifically for a Graduate Program application.
  • Two (2) recent clinical referrees
  • Mater's Graduate Programfull details of Mater's recruitment process, eligibility for the program and the requirements to apply for the Registered Nurse Graduate Program.