We are an iconic provider of hospital-based healthcare, striving to deliver an exceptional standard of care
We comprise several hospitals, health centres, a nationally accredited education provider and a world-class research institute
We are a nationally accredited, hospital-based Registered Training Organisation - the only one of its kind in Queensland
We are part of a collaborative research institute with The University of Queensland and founding partner of the Translational Research Institute
As always, the health and well-being of students and our staff is top priority. In light of the recent COVID-19 announcements, precautionary measures have been put in place by Queensland Health in order to protect our patients and staff. This means that all staff, patients and visitors in clinical areas of Mater’s South East Queensland facilities (South Brisbane, Redland, Springfield) will be required to wear surgical masks from Tuesday, 25 August 2020 until further notice.
Students attending Mater Education’s onsite classroom or simulated teaching environments will also be supplied with surgical masks where social distancing cannot be maintained.
A mask will be made available to you as you enter our hospitals and education space and the following recommendations are to be followed when wearing a surgical mask:
If you’re feeling unwell, have been in contact with anyone who has a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19, or have been to locations where a confirmed case of COVID-19 has spent time, please do not attend your placement. If you have any concerns or questions, please speak directly with your educator or the Mater Education team on 1300 070 350.
Mater Education remains committed to the continuity of teaching and learning during the COVID-19 situation. We are delivering our programs through a combination of online learning via Virtual Learning Environment, cohort collaboration in Microsoft Teams, and on-site training and assessment activities only as needed. Our educators are on-site Monday to Friday and are available to answer any questions.
Mater Education has a COVID-19 plan in place. You will see hand hygiene stations across the campus and antiseptic hand gel in all classrooms and labs. We are asking everyone on campus to practice social distancing when in class and moving between classes. We follow industry best practice hygiene and cleaning procedures of simulation equipment.
Professional Development and Community Education courses were paused over April, May and June, however most courses will recommence from July 2020. If you were notified of the cancellation of a course you were registered for, you will be notified of the rescheduled date as they become available.
We remain committed to continuity of teaching and learning for all our Certificate Course students, Diploma of Nursing students and VETiS students. Students have been notified directly if there have been any changes to teaching and learning arrangements.
Mater Education will be guided by Queensland Government advice, which includes maintaining good social distancing practices in the classroom. You can find out more about the guidelines here.
The health and wellbeing of students, classmates and educators is our number one priority. Students who are feeling unwell, have recently returned from overseas or have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, have been asked to not attend their class.
If you are unable to attend a class, please notify your educator (via email) that you will absent. If you have symptoms such as a fever, cough, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath, please seek medical advice and obtain medical clearance before coming back to class.
If you have any questions about your course, please call the Mater Education team on 1300 070 350. You can also continue to monitor the Department of Education, Skills and Employment website for updates on COVID-19 and the effect on education.