Mater Education wants everyone enrolled into the program to have every opportunity to succeed at their study. Our program is dynamic, and delivered in a way that caters to all learning styles.
When applications are open, you will need to complete an online application including:
1. addressing the following three criteria:
• What motivates you to pursue a career in healthcare at this time?
• Why do you think the Mater Education program would suit you?
• How do you plan to balance your life, work and full-time study commitments while undertaking the allied health assistance program?
2. details of your work history and voluntary experience
3. details of any prior education, including copies of any qualifications, statements of attainment or a transcript of completed study and/or your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education awarded for the completion of year 12.
Applicants that address the defined criteria as published and whose answers are clear and informative will progress to the next stage.
1. To set you up for success, we'll ask you to undergo a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) evaluation before starting the program. The LLN evaluation will give us an insight into your reading, writing and numeracy skills, and help us plan any extra support you may need to succeed in the program.
2. Applicants who display competence at or above Exit Level 2 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) in both reading and numeracy will be invited to an interview, and complete a writing assessment at Mater Education.
To be an allied health services assistant you need to be responsible, physically fit, mentally alert and practical. You also need to be able to carry out all of the physical activities that are a part of caring for someone.
Immunisations and blue card:
As an Allied Health Assistance Student you’ll need to obtain a criminal history check prior to commencement.
You also need to provide proof of immunity (or that you’ve started vaccination) for:
• hepatitis B
• influenza (seasonal)
• varicella (Chicken pox)
• MMR (Measles Mumps and Rubella)
• pertussis (whooping cough).
You need a Blue Card for all clinical placements, which is free to students. We will discuss this with you if you progress to an interview, but if you have any questions about these requirements simply contact us for more information.