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About Macleay College

About Macleay College

At Macleay College, we create opportunities for our students to develop the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in their chosen career.

We are committed to providing a positive education experience that motivates students to explore and fulfil their potential. Macleay’s students are encouraged to investigate new ideas, critically analyse the professional world and industries that they are about to enter, and to continually pursue challenging career goals. 

Over the last 30 years, Macleay College has built a vibrant community of successful alumni and industry connections that students and new graduates are encouraged to join.

Founded in 1988

Founded in 1988, Macleay College is an accredited higher education provider with approximately 440 enrolled students.

Originally established in Surry Hills, Sydney, with a strong focus on journalism, the College has continued to expanded its course offering across advertising and digital media as well as business, marketing and accounting programs. In 2015, Macleay proudly opened its Melbourne campus in the heart of the Melbourne CBD. 

We are committed to creating premium learning experiences for our students.

Our mentors teach a contemporary curriculum in a supportive environment which respects, inspires and grows the individual.
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Macleay College teaches people to believe in themselves and their ability to succeed. 

Registration & Accreditation

Macleay College is a registered Higher Education Provider under Commonwealth legislation, regulated by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and listed on the National Register of Higher Education Providers (PRV12031).

Macleay College is also a Registered Training Organisation (RTO No 7096) under Commonwealth legislation, regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).

Macleay College Pty Limited is a privately owned business.

Macleay College is approved for FEE-HELP and a member of the TAFE Directors Australia Tuition Assurance Scheme (Higher Education) which ensures tuition protection for students enrolled in a course of study at Macleay College. Our Statement of Tuition Assurance can be viewed here.

Macleay College is an approved education provider for international students under the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS provider 00899G).


The Macleay Name

Named after Alexander Macleay, the Colonial Secretary of New South Wales in the 1820s, Macleay College has built a strong reputation for excellence on a name that has been held in high esteem for almost two centuries.

From the Macleay Museum at the University of Sydney and Macleay Street in Potts Point, through to the Macleay River: this pioneer family name has been blazoned across places of high distinction, and Macleay College is proud to be one of them.

About Macleay

Our Executive Team

Board of Directors

  • Paul Young, Chairman
  • William Sweeney
  • Esther Dunford
  • Ian Harvey
    • Shannon Sweeney

Academic Board

Prof. Andrew Gonczi, Chairman

Professor Chris Auld, Dean

Emeritus Prof. Bob Robertson

Emeritus Prof. Mark Tennant

Katarina Djukic

Glen Fraser

Dr Roger March

Karen McMurray

Fiona West

Executive Management

Professor Chris Auld, Dean

William Sweeney, CEO

David Grau, CFO

Emma Coakes, Head of Marketing and Recruitment

Karen McMurray Quality Assurance and Accreditation Manager

Rob Miles, Registrar

And of course, our teachers.

Macleay College is proud to engage a stellar line up of Journalism, Advertising, Media, Business and Marketing professionals who will be guiding our students to industry success. With a diverse range of specialities and experience, this year’s team of lecturers promises to provide our students with hands-on, real-world educational experience in their chosen field.

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