Advertising touches almost every part of our highly digital lives. Experts in this field provide creative and strategic solutions for brands, businesses, services and social organisations.
Macleay College’s advertising & digital media courses offer a comprehensive overview of all aspects of the advertising and media industries, including creative, account management, marketing, media planning and digital production.
Macleay College courses in business, accounting and marketing foster entrepreneurial thinking with a focus on action and project-based learning.
Interactive presentations, industry-specific case studies, and collaborative and individual assignments combined with small business-related projects stimulate innovative thinking to help students achieve their full potential.
Society relies on quality journalism to question, investigate and inform. The media industry demands well-trained, digital-savvy journalists who can adapt their skills in a dynamic landscape.
Macleay College courses embed digital reporting skills into the key disciplines of news reporting, investigative journalism, international journalism, television reporting, audio journalism and photojournalism, so you become a working journalist from day one.
The criteria for admission to our courses are detailed in our Admissions Policies. You can view the Admissions Policy for domestic students here, or international students here.
You may change your study load from full-time to part-time and vice versa during your studies. However, to avoid academic and/or financial penalty, you should make any changes to your enrolment prior to Census Date for that trimester.
You can defer the start of your course for up to a maximum of 12 months. If you want to defer for a longer duration, you’ll be required to withdraw from the course and re-apply when you are ready to recommence your study at Macleay College.
If you have studied at a university or other tertiary institution, you may be eligible for course credit for the subjects you have completed. This is known as Recognition of Prior Learning (or RPL) and may result in course credit via the grade ‘Advanced Standing’. Advanced Standing recognises your previous study and may reduce the number of subjects required to complete your course at Macleay College.
Both diploma and bachelor students are required to complete a minimum number of internship hours dependant upon the course of study. However, you are encouraged to do more intern hours in order to increase job-readiness after you graduate. Find out more about our Internship Program and the hours required by course here.
We constantly receive offers from employers requesting interns. Our lecturers are industry practitioners and can also help you to find work placement in an area of your interest. However, it is recommended that you select the internship of most interest to you and make an application.
Domestic students can pay course tuition fees either with an upfront invoice, via the FEE-HELP loan system, or a combination of both. International students must pay upfront.
FEE-HELP is a Commonwealth Government loan scheme that helps eligible students pay their tuition fees. If eligible, you can borrow up to the amount of the tuition fee being charged by your provider for your subject of study. However, over your lifetime you can borrow only up to the FEE-HELP limit (this amount is indexed each year). The Commonwealth Government will pay the amount of the loan directly to the College. You then repay your loan through the taxation system once your income is above the minimum threshold for compulsory repayment. Find out more by downloading the 2020 FEE-HELP Guide here.
Many of our graduates find jobs soon after graduation and some are offered work as a result of their internships. View some of our graduate success stories here.