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Diploma of Journalism

Are you ready to take on the dynamic and ever-changing world of journalism?

Why choose a Macleay College Course?

  • At Macleay College we believe in real world course content to ensure you're job ready.
  • Our course material and teaching method incorporates the latest industry practices and real world experience.
  • Our lecturers have industry experience and up-to-date knowledge.
  • Our small classes feature personalised teaching that nurtures your unique strengths.

Why study Journalism at Macleay College?

Society relies on quality journalism to inform, investigate, question, explore and debate.

In the age of a fast moving digital media and fake news, the role of journalism is more critical than ever before.

The media industry demands well trained, digital savvy journalists that can adapt their skills in an ever changing landscape.

Macleay College courses overlay digital reporting skills across the key disciplines of investigative journalism, international journalism, television reporting, audio journalism and photojournalism.

Students become working journalists from the first day they step into Macleay. They work on real stories in a real newsroom across all media platforms.

Journalism students are taught by industry experts that are up to date with the latest trends and are well connected in the industry.

Curious to know more about the Journalism programs at Macleay? Check out the student run Journalism website here

Start studying Journalism at Macleay today. With diploma and bachelor options available and flexible study times, we have something to suit everyone.

Potential job opportunities

  • Digital Journalist
  • Editor
  • Business Reporter
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Investigative Reporter
  • Radio Producer      
  • News Reporter
  • Sports Journalist
  • Travel Writer
Course Features
Next Trimester:
February 2020
Full Time:
1 Year
Part Time:
2 Years
1 Year
Number of Units:
40 Hours
Evening Classes:
Sydney + Melbourne
Admission Requirements:
Fees per Unit:
Payment Options:
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Options for International Students:
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This qualification is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework and is accredited to 11/09/2021 CRICOS Code 056025F

Meet the course lecturers and Alumni

Leah Creighton
Jill Stark
Eleanor Pendleton
Marc Moncrief
Fiona West
Kathy Marks
Wendy Squires
Donna Demaio
Lynelle Scott-Aitken
Lauren Kavanagh
Andrew Leeson
Matt Connellan
Yalda Hakim
Peter Weaving
Terry Brown

A Taste Of The Internship Possibilities

Nova 969
SBS Australia
Fairfax Media
Fox Sports
Daily Telegraph

The Diploma of Journalism Curriculum



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