2023 Graduate Program Timeframes

NEW UPDATE for the Graduate applications for our 2023 Feb in-take!!!!


Confirmed Graduate Recruitment Timeline for Feb 2023 in-take:

Applications open July 2022
Applications close 4 weeks after 
Interviews Sep/Oct 2022
Offers & contracts Nov/Dec 2022
Commencement month Feb 2023

Please note: These are guidelines only; time frames may change however rest assured you will be provided with email updates along the way during your application process.

Please refer to the ‘How to Apply’ booklet below for all information regarding the application process.

FAQ's - Applications: 

When will I receive an update?

Throughout each application process the graduate’s team will reach out to you once we have an update. This may mean you won’t receive an update for a period of time up until the commencement of the graduate program date. Please refrain from contacting the graduate’s team unless you do not receive any form of update after the start of the program.

Will I receive feedback?

Only those who attend an interview will be provided with feedback regarding their application. Due to the high volume of applications received and the bulk graduate process we run, no feedback is provided during any other application stage.

Can I apply for a grad program after the portal closes?

When the portal closes, under no circumstances do we accept late submissions so please be prepared and apply during the application window. 

Do not email your resume or cover letter to the graduate’s team, we do not accept emailed applications at any stage of the recruitment process. You must go through the application portal only.

Who should I contact for assistance with my application?

If you are having any technical issues with the Mater application portal or unsure on how to fill out the application form please contact graduates@mater.org.au

Please refer to the updated graduate booklets below for all information regarding our programs and the application process:

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How To Apply Booklet Book-1.png

Our Program

Do you want to be part of an amazing network of hospitals, with access to a world-class medical research institute and clinical simulation and education facilities?

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

We offer a range of programs for newly qualified nurses and midwives working across Mater's hospitals at South Brisbane, Redland and Springfield. 

Our programs offer the opportunity for you to learn on the job in a hospital as you transition from academic learning to professional practice.  Each of our programs run for 12 months and cater for those who have already identified their nursing speciality and those who are wanting more experience in a range of clinical areas before deciding on a speciality.

We offer a range of options because your career is yours to decide.

Our graduates

As a Mater Graduate Nurse or Midwife you will be provided with all the tools you need to build a rewarding and enriching professional career. You will learn from the best and be a part of a world-class organisation. If you are passionate about caring for others, you will come together with like-minded people who will help you to progress and achieve your goals. We don't see you as graduates, but as the leaders of the future.

Looking for the Enrolled Nursing Graduate page? Click here

Programs & Application

Our Programs and Clinical Areas - details of our graduate program, benefits, support and clinical areas.

How to apply - Details on eligibility, how to apply, our recruitment process and FAQs. 

(Please note the Mater Enrolled Nurse Graduate Program is only open to Mater Education Diploma of Nursing graduates and eligible Mater employees. Details on the EN program will be made available to all eligible students. To find out more about Mater's Diploma Program  click here.)


If you are successful following your face-to-face interview you will be requested to provide 2 (two) references. Please make arrangements in advance to have these references completed prior to your potential interview:

(If you are not able to provide an employment reference, two clinical placement regerences can be provided)

If you require assistance please contact Mater's Graduate Support Team by emailing graduates@mater.org.au

Acknowledgement of Country: Mater acknowledges the people and the Elders of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nations who are the Traditional Owners of the land and seas of Australia.