Student Success Stories

Every student enrolled in Mater Education’s Diploma of Nursing is given a great chance at a successful nursing career. Here are a few stories from recent graduates, and we hope to share your story soon.

Darlene Miller
Darlene describes her long awaited career change and her experience studying the Diplomoa of Nursing as a a mature age student.

Read her story here.

David Bruce

2019 Mater Education Diploma of Nursing graduate David talks about the supportive learning environment at Mater Education. 

Read his story here

Joy Bristol

2019 Mater Education Diploma of Nursing graduate Joy talks about choosing Mater Education to purse her Nursing career.  

Read her story here

Sara Saeidi


Refugee Scholarship and Diploma of Nursing graduate, Sara, talks about her challenges and why she is so passioniate about a career in healthcare.

Read her story here


Jac Webster

2015 Mater Education Diploma of Nursing graduate Jac talks about why she chose to study nursing at Mater Education as a mature-aged student, and her placement experience and life now as an Enrolled Nurse at Mater Private Hospital Brisbane.



Katelyn Davey

2016 Diploma of Nursing graduate talks about her career as part of Mater's graduate enrolled nurse program and other opportunities provided through the Diploma of Nursing.



Ayesha Skeen

2016 graduate and Indigenous scholarship recipient, Ayesha Skeen, talks about her experience as a Mater Education Diploma of Nursing student.


Lyle Kitchiner

Lyle graduated with a Diploma of Nursing from Mater Education in 2014. He enrolled in our program as a mature-aged student after deciding on a career change, bringing with him valuable experience from his work in the defence force. In this video he talks about:

  • his decision to change careers and become a nurse
  • what it was like studying as a mature-aged student
  • undertaking his diploma at Mater.

Please note: not all electives mentioned are available in the HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing; please see the "course outline" section of the course page for full details of the available elective subjects.