2023 Graduate Program Timeframes 

For any current students looking to register your interest for any future Mater Graduate Programs, Please click here

NEW UPDATE (last updated 04 Jan 2023)

Mater will open the portal for the mid-year intake in March 2023. Please register your interst for updates by clicking the above link. 

Previous Updates: 

Applications are CLOSED for our February 2023 RN & RM Graduate in-take. 

FAQ's - Applications: 

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

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.

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. 

We do not accept emailed applications at any stage of the recruitment process. You must go through the application portal only.

How do I apply for regional Mater Campus Graduate programs?

At this stage, please contact the relevant campus you wish to submit an application for. The South Brisbane team (including Springfield and Redlands) do not run the recruitment for either our Mackay, Townsville, Rockhampton and Bundaburg campus. Further contact details can be found here: https://www.mater.org.au/health/hospitals please ask for the HR team in the respective campuses to discuss their graduate program.  

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

Will there be a Dual Degree (Registered Nurse/Midwife) in-take?

Mater offer Dual Degree intakes for Feburary intakes. Please refer to the Mater Careers website for open positions. 


DO NOT send a reference to the graduate inbox until you have been advised to, this will generally be once you have been selected to conduct a face to face interview. 

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

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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.

Do not send through references until you are advised to by the graduate recruitment team. 

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.