Student Placement

Mater is committed to the development of future health professionals by providing opportunities to achieve their student placement objectives in supportive learning environments across our hospitals in South Brisbane, Redland and Springfield.
We offer student placement opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying nursing, midwifery, medicine, allied health and other health disciplines through Mater Education or select university partners.
Students can gain valuable experience across many areas of our hospitals, with student placement opportunities in the following exceptional areas, Neurosciences, Cancer Care, Gynaecology, Maternity, Neonatal, Paediatrics, Adolescent Health, Intensive Care, Emergency, Cardiac, Day Surgery, Endoscopy, Respiratory Medicine, Outpatients, Mater at Home, Rehabilitation, Allied Health, Medical Imaging, Pathology, Pharmacy, Diabetes Centre, Health Information and more.


Mater welcomes students on placement, and aims to provide exceptional supervision and guidance as you further develop your knowledge and skills in the workplace.

 All requests and arrangements for student placements should be made through your Education Provider by requesting that they contact Mater’s Clinical Placement Coordinator.

Student Placement Online Tool
Student Placement Online Too

At Mater we use the Student Placement Online Tool (SPOT) to manage student placements and student rosters. Students on a placement at Mater will be given a SPOT login and password to access their placement details and/or roster and the Mater Student Placement Handbook. Any students experiencing issues with their SPOT account should contact, or speak to your supervisor.

Pre requirements

All students accepted for placement at Mater must read the Mater Student Placement Handbook before starting placement and complete the Student Placement Checklist and Acknowledgement in Appendix 1. It is important that all students attend any relevant orientation of the hospital and/ or clinical area you will be working in, and have met all placement requirements such as compulsory vaccinations and criminal history checks. This will be coordinated and checked by your Education Provider and Mater Student Placements.


Students are offered a discounted parking rate in the Mater Hill and Hancock Street Car parks for entry between 12pm-12am only. Public rates are charged at all other times.

You can find information on public transport and parking at Mater, along with a campus map, on the Contact Us page.

Student Resources

Education Providers

To request a student placement at Mater, Education Providers are required to contact Mater's Clinical Placement Coordinator or phone 07 3163 8758. A student deed is required to be in place between the Education Provider and Mater. Once a student deed has been established and placement details have been agreed on by both parties, a schedule for the placement needs to be completed to accompany the deed.

Mater co-ordinates all our student placements through our Student Placement Online Tool (SPOT). Education Providers will be guided to complete an online placement request through SPOT to process all requests efficiently.

Our education providers must ensure all their students and staff provide all consents and permissions necessary or required under the Deed prior to commencement of a Placement, including those requirements specified in Schedule 5.

Education Provider Resources