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Fee-free Mater Education nurse training comes to Springfield


Mater Education is bringing its renowned nurse training program to Springfield – and it will be fee-free for students starting in October.

The Mater Education Diploma of Nursing program is being launched in Springfield to help meet the region’s demand for nurses, which is set to soar with the Stage 2 expansion of Mater Private Hospital Springfield.

The new hospital will employ more than 1,100 people, creating an exciting range of new opportunities for students and those looking for a career change.

And thanks to the support of the Australian and Queensland Governments’ Fee-Free TAFE initiative, all students who enrol for the first intake in October will receive free training for their new career.

Springfield’s Diploma of Nursing students will become hospital-trained Enrolled Nurses in just 18 months.

“We are excited to be bringing our Diploma of Nursing program to Springfield, which will give local students the chance to learn from highly qualified clinical educators with real-world experience,” said Mater Education Executive Director Barry Hankinson.

“And the timing of our first Diploma of Nursing program could not be better, as all our new Springfield students will now receive their nurse training for free.

“This is a great opportunity for people to become part of Queensland’s fast-growing health workforce – and to become part of this community’s bright future.”

The nurse training program will be taught at the new Mater Health Hub, Springfield, which is set to open on Southern Cross Circuit, Springfield Central, in October.

As well as Mater Education, the hub will provide a range of health services, including allied health services, women’s health, paediatric and child development services and group wellbeing services. Many specialists from Mater Private Hospital Springfield will also have consulting rooms at the new hub.

Mater Education’s Springfield nursing students will study in a purpose-built centre with state-of-the-art simulation technologies. 

They will gain hands-on, practical learning during placements at Mater Private Hospital Springfield and Mater’s South Brisbane hospital campus.

Mater Education is the only hospital-based Registered Training Organisation in Australia which connects the hospital and classroom environments for those seeking a career in healthcare. 

Potential students can also contact Mater Education student services on 1300 070 350 or go to matereducation.qld.edu.au.

Apply now to study with us in October fee-free in Brisbane or Springfield.

This program is proudly supported and funded by the Queensland Government. Conditions and elibility criteria apply. The delivery of the Diploma of Nursing in Springfield is subject to ANMAC approval. 

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