Applications are now closed for Mater's first 2020 intake

We have received an uprecendented number of applications for our 2020 intake.  All applicants will be advised by the first week in September as to the outcome/progress of their application. 

Please do not contact for an update on your application prior to this time.

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.

2020* Mater Graduate Program Recruitment timeframes

Application stage Applications open Monday 1 July 2019
Applications close Sunday 21 July 2019
Interview stage 1 Video screening opens Thursday 1 August 2019 (updated)
Video screening closes Tuesday 6 August 2019 (updated)
Interview stage 2 Face-to-face interviews commence Monday 2 September 2019
Face-to-face interviews conclude Friday 27 September 2019
Offer stage Offers made by Friday 15 November 2019
Contracts issued by Friday 29 November 2019

Commencement date**

Monday 10 February 2020
Monday 6 April 2020

*Applications for our 2020 mid-year program are not included in this intake and applications will open in 2020.
Details will be updated on this page.

**Commencement dates subject to change depending on business requirements.

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.

Our program

Program information (updated)  - Full details of our Graduate Programs 
Please note that Registered Midwifery positions are only offered at the beginning of each year and are not available for mid-year intakes.

How to apply (updated) - Details on eligibility, how to apply, FAQs and our selection and recruitment process

(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.)

How to apply

Applications are now closed.

Please ensure you have reviewed the details  of our Program Information and How to Apply booklets.

In order to be eligible for our program applicants must submit the following:

  • Resume/CV (maximum of 4 pages)
  • Cover letter (maximum of 1 page) outlining your suitability and interest in the Mater Graduate program and clinical areas.
  • Program Preferences*
    • Preferences listed are our Medical and Surgical Rotational Program within Adult Services and our 12 month Speciality Programs across all services
    • If the specific ward/clinical area you are interested in, is not individually listed, then it is encompassed as part of our Rotational Program and you should select this as your preference
    • All wards/clinical area preferences that are available within our Rotational Programs will be discussed with applicants who are successful for interview

*Please note that not all preferences may be offered for each intake, as they are subject to business requirements. 

Clinical placement reports and references

If you are successful for a face-to-face interview you will be requested to provide:

References should be emailed by your referee to prior to your interivew (where possible) or within 2 weeks after your interview.

Please do not email your references or reports to Mater prior to being requested for an interview.

If you require assistance please contact Mater's Graduate Support Team by emailing