2021 Program Recruitment Timeframes

UPDATE - Mater Private Hospital Brisbane is now offering graduate RN positions within our Perioperative Service commencing in August 2021.

If you wish to be considered for our Perioperative program please submit an application (even if you have already applied for our rotational program).

  • Applications will be opened for a strictly limited time from Monday 29 March - Thursday 1 April 2021 and late applications will not be accepted. 
  • Applications must be submitted via the Mater Careers Page
  • Our 2021 mid-year program does NOT include positions in ED, CCU, ICU, neonatal, paediatric, midwifery or Enrolled Nurse positions
  • Positions are only offered at our South Brisbane campus for this intake
  • Selection Criteria is not required to be completed for our mid-year intake

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.

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, selection crieria, our recruitment process and FAQs.


To submit your application click here to view the vacancy on the Mater Careers page

(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.)

Update: Mater will not be offering a 2021 mid-year Enrolled Nurse Graduate Program. Our next intake for Mater staff and Mater Education students will be commencing in February 2022.


If you are successful for a face-to-face interview you will be requested to provide 2 (two) references:

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

References should be emailed by your referee to graduates@mater.org.au prior to your interview (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 graduates@mater.org.au