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 to practical 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 part of a world-class organisation. If you are passionate about caring for others, you will have the opportunity to work alongside like-minded people, who will help you to progress and achieve your goals. We don't view you as graduates, but as the leaders of the future.

Mid year intake - August 2023 -  Graduate Program Timeframes 

NEW UPDATE (last updated on 03/04/2023)

Applications are now closed for our mid-year intake. This website will be updated for our February intake in due course

Applications for our mid-year intake will open via the Mater Careers website on Monday 6 March 2023 at 9am, with applications closing on Sunday 2 April 2023 at 10pm

Confirmed Graduate Recruitment Timeline for August 2023 in-take:

Applications Open - 6 March 2023

Please click below to apply for the relevant program:

Applications Close - 2 April 2023

Interviews - April-June 2023

Offers & Contracts - June - August 2023

Commencement - August 2023

Please note: These timeframes are guidelines and may change, so please ensure you check this website and any communication received from Mater during your application process.

FAQ's - Applications: 

When will I receive an update?

The graduate team will reach out to you once we have an update.

This may mean you do not receive an update for a period of time, please be patient and refrain from contacting the graduate 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. Please be prepared and apply during the application window. 

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

How do I apply for regional Mater Campus Graduate programs?

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 our Mackay, Townsville, Rockhampton and Bundaburg campus.

Further contact details can be found here: https://www.mater.org.au/health/hospitals  we would recommend asking for the Talent team in the respective campus.

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?

Yes, Mater will be offering an 18 month Dual Degree Graduate  intake. This will involve a 12 month midwifery rotation in Mater Mothers Hosital South Brisbane and a 6 month nursing rotation either at Mater Private Hospital Redlads AND/OR Mater South Brisbane campus.

APHRA registration

Please be aware that if your registration is not acquired 10 business days prior to commencement, you will be permitted to attend orientation week, however, you will not be able to commence in your clinical area until registration is received.


DO NOT send a reference to the graduate inbox until you have been advised to do so, we will ask those who have been selected for video screening to send through references before progressing to face to face interviews.

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

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  • For current students looking to register interest for future Mater Graduate Programs (South Brisbane, Redlands and Springfield), please click here
  • For current students looking to register interest for future Mater Graduate Programs (Townsville), please click here

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 selected to progress to reference stage following your video screen, the graduate recruitment team will advise and request for your reference details. 

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

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.