Student stories

 

Every student enrolled in a Mater Education course is given a great chance at a successful healthcare career. Here are a few stories from our students. We hope to share your story soon.

 

Mater Education student Joy

Joy chose Mater Education for heart, values and history

Joy chose to take the first step in her Nursing career with an organisation that she’d seen continue to deliver exceptional quality and healthcare.
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Personalised learning the point of difference for Isabella

Isabella, a Mater Education Townsville Diploma of Nursing student is a self-confessed people-person. She already has a steer on where she wants her nursing career to lead.
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Mark following his heart into aged care

Mark decided to study Mater Education’s Certificate III in Individual Support after some life-changing circumstances that made him realise what really is important to him.
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Jordy shares her Mater Education journey

Having completed Mater Education’s VETiS program during high school, Jordy continued her journey with Mater Education, a provider she trusted.
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A change of pace for Diploma of Nursing student, Chris

We recently sat down with Chris, a current Diploma of Nursing student and student representative, who has been on an adventurous path towards healthcare.
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Long awaited career change worth the wait for Darlene

Despite her many and varied jobs, the ever-generous and compassionate Darlene says she’s dreamt about becoming a nurse since she was just 17.
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Ten years on, Courtney's journey with Mater has come full circle 

2020 marks a monumental year for Mater Education, as we celebrate ten years of our Diploma of Nursing program. We had the pleasure of speaking to Courtney, both a member of our very first cohort and now nurse at Mater Mothers’ Hospital.
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Mum of three taking the leap to study nursing

Born and bred Townsville mum of three, Alison, has always wanted to be a nurse; but after entering the workforce and having children, the timing never seemed right. 
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Caring for others passed down through generations for Liam

Liam, a healthcare enthusiast, has come from a family of empathetic carers and healthcare workers, which has instilled in him a strong sense of community care.

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Phil's journey from defence to healthcare

Phil, who served in the Australian Defence Force, shares his experience as a student of Mater Education's first Diploma of Nursing intake in Townsville.
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Casandra making a difference to the future of Enrolled Nurses

We spoke to Casandra, a passionate Diploma of Nursing graduate from 2017, and now Mater Education Diploma of Nursing Advisory Committee member, who is using her qualification to make a real difference to the field she has worked in since age 16.

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Student life VS dad life: managing family and study to become a nurse

For Diploma of Nursing graduate and father, David, finding a supportive learning environment was critical in starting out his healthcare career.
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