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Course Credit & RPL
I have completed subjects at another institution, can I get credit towards my course 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.

For more information you can view the Course Credit for RPL Policy here or call 1300 939 888 to speak to our Course Advisors about how to apply for course credit.

What is the maximum amount of credit I can get from prior study towards a course at Macleay College?

The maximum number of subjects for which exemption (course credit) may be granted is 50% of the total credit points of your course at Macleay College.

How do I apply for course credit?

You apply for course credit by submitting an Application for Course Credit and attaching the following documents for the subject/s you are seeking exemption from:

  • Academic transcript(s) of previous courses of study including year completed and grades attained
  • Subject outlines and/or course description including information on learning outcomes.

Applications for course credit should be made before Census Date to avoid academic and/or financial penalty.

Click here for an Application for Course Credit, or call 1300 939 888 to speak to a Faculty Coordinator if you need assistance to complete your application.

How do I apply for course credit?

You apply for course credit by submitting an Application for Course Credit and attaching the following documents for the subject/s you are seeking exemption from:

  • Academic transcript(s) of previous courses of study including year completed and grades attained
  • Subject outlines and/or course description including information on learning outcomes.

Applications for course credit should be made before Census Date to avoid academic and/or financial penalty.

Click here for an Application for Course Credit, or call 1300 939 888 to speak to a Faculty Coordinator if you need assistance to complete your application.

I completed a Diploma course at Macleay College, can I get credit if enrol now into a Macleay College Bachelor Degree?

If you passed all subjects of a Macleay Diploma course, you may then articulate into a Macleay Bachelor Degree course. The maximum number of subjects for which credit may be granted is 12 subjects, but this depends on the Diploma you completed and the Bachelor Degree you are enrolling into.

Click here for an Application for Course Credit and here for the Course Credit for RPL Policy, or call 1300 939 888 to speak to a Faculty Coordinator if you need assistance to complete your application.

Fees & Payment
Does Macleay College offer scholarships to International students?
What payment options are available?

Macleay College accepts various payment options including online transfer via Flyrwire, or Cheque / Money Order:

Online Transfer via FlyWire

Macleay College has partnered with Flywire to offer students the safest, easiest and most cost-effective choices for your upfront international payments.

To pay, go to macleay-college.flywire.com and enter your payment details based on the invoice sent to you and your country of origin.

What is Flywire?

Flywire is trusted by thousands of students and families around the globe. Flywire is a safe, convenient way to make international education payments to Macleay College. Flywire allows you to pay securely from banks worldwide offering competitive foreign exchange rates and no hidden fees. 

Depending on your home country, payment options can include local bank transfer, credit card, e-payments, e-wallets and more. Receive email or text alerts each step of the way and track the progress of your payment online or via the Flywire App by creating a Flywire account. 

Should you need assistance with your payment, multilingual customer support via phone, live chat, Wechat and email are available 24/7.

How can I make my upfront tuition fee payment?
  1. To get started, review the invoice from your Letter of Offer or our accounts department and click the link that goes to macleay-college.flywire.com. Select if you are a Commencing or Continuing student and enter your required details and country of origin.

 

  1. Enter the basic required information to initiate your payment booking.

 

  1. Follow the instructions provided to send funds to Flywire. For debit/credit card payments, enter your card details online to complete your payment in your home currency. Note: Additional local payment options may be available depending on the country you are paying from.

 

  1. Receive text and email status updates each step of the way, including a confirmation when your payment has been delivered to your institution. You can also create a Flywire account to track your payment online 24/7. View a video of how to make your international payment here.


Note: Each time you need to pay your tuition fees, you must book a bank transfer on our Flywire portal to complete your international bank transfer. This will generate new Flywire payment instructions with a unique ID allowing us to track your bank transfer and reconcile your payment quickly and accurately.

What if I need customer support using Flywire?

Flywire Customer Support

Email: support@flywire.com

Phone: +61 (2) 8311 4772

Website: flywire.com/help

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Cheque / Money Order

Cheques and money orders should be made payable to Macleay College with the student name printed on the reverse side of the cheque or money order, and mailed to: 

Macleay College, Level 2, 28 Foveaux Street Surry Hills NSW 2010

How do I apply for a fee refund?

You can apply for a refund of fees paid up front or recredit of your FEE-HELP balance by submitting an ‘Application for Fee Refund’ with the Registrar before Census Date.

The college Tuition Fee Refund Policy for International Students contains important information about the process to obtain a fee refund.

Does Macleay have tuition fee protection assurance coverage?

Yes, Macleay is covered by TAFE Directors Australia Tuition Assurance Scheme (Higher Education) which ensures tuition protection for students enrolled in a course of study at Macleay College. Click here for our Statement of Tuition Assurance.

Internships
What’s the benefit of the internship program?

Macleay College students develop professional and practical skills through our industry-recognised placement program, where they benefit from the College’s ongoing relationships with hundreds of industry partners.

The internships help you to develop informed insights and build valuable experience in the workplace. You’ll be learning about the value of planning and preparation and its effect on your initial job search and subsequent career progression. Not only is it a great way to ‘test-drive’ the industry you want to work in, it can also help determine what you don’t want to do as a career.

Interning is also fantastic for making professional and personal contacts, finding a mentor, learning new skills and building up a CV.

What’s involved in the internship program?

Students undertake the compulsory work experience under the guidance of industry supervision generally for one to two days a week throughout the trimester.

The internship program also includes interview experience and the creation of relevant career application documents (e.g. resumés, cover letters etc).

How many hours do I have to do for my internship/work placement?

The following outlines the internship hours required for each course; however you are encouraged to do more intern hours in order to increase job-readiness after you graduate.

Advertising & Digital Media Hours
Diploma of Advertising & Media 84 hours
Diploma of Digital Media 84 hours
Bachelor of Advertising & Media 168 hours
Bachelor of Digital Media 168 hours
Business Hours
Diploma of Accounting 84 hours
Diploma of Business Management 84 hours
Diploma of Marketing 84 hours
Bachelor of Business 168 hours
Bachelor of Business (Accounting) 168 hours
Journalism Hours
Diploma of Journalism 40 hours
Bachelor of Journalism 120 hours
Do I get paid for it?

It varies. Some companies offer paid internships although typically internships are unpaid.

Does Macleay assist in securing each internship?

We constantly receive offers from employers in the media, business and accounting industries requesting interns. Our lecturers are industry practitioners and can assist you to find work placement in an area of your interest. It is recommended you select the internship of most interest to you and make an application

International Agents
Find a Macleay College Agent

Macleay College works with a number of local agents. These agents are fully versed in the Macleay College offering and can guide you through the process of becoming an International Student at Macleay. Find a list of current International agents here.

Become a Macleay College Agent

Macleay College welcomes onshore and offshore agents to become official partners. To begin the process of becoming an official partner, please email snarayan@macleay.edu.au. Once we receive your initial email you will be contacted by a Macleay College representative. We encourage all prospective agents to have reviewed our website and course offerings before contacting us directly.

International Student Information
International Student Guide

The International Student Guide is specifically for international students to give you some important information about living and studying in Australia. Download the guide here. This guide outlines the policies and procedures applicable to all students enrolled in a course of study at Macleay College.

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

Australian Government regulations require all international students to have OSHC insurance for their time in Australia. A student visa can only be granted once OSHC has been paid. The current cost for 14 months’ coverage is approximately AUD$600 and the OSHC Australia website provides a tool to compare all Australian Government approved providers. Visit OSHC Australia HERE. For more information, an FAQ guide on Overseas Student Health Insurance is available at the Department of Health website.

Student Visas

Student visas are administered by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). For further information, please visit the DIBP website. DIBP (Department of Immigration and Border Protection) Student Visa conditions. A student must:

  • maintain enrolment in their registered course;
  • maintain Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) during stay in Australia;
  • continue to have sufficient financial capacity to support your study and stay in Australia;
  • maintain satisfactory attendance in their course and course progress for each study period as required by your education provider;
  • notify Macleay College of any change in their residential address within 7 days.
ESOS Framework

The Australian Government has established a legislative framework to ensure the provision of quality education and to ensure that the rights of international students are protected. This legislation is known as the Educating Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Framework.

An easy to understand guide to the protection of international students in Australia is available here.

Funds

The funds required for prospective Student Visa applicants to demonstrate their ability to meet living costs in Australia is $18,610 per year. For further details, please refer to DIBP Student Visa Living Costs and Evidence of Funds.

Deferment, Suspension or Cancellation of Studies

If Macleay College cancels or suspends an enrolment, it will notify the student that this decision may affect the student’s visa. Macleay College is required to report students failing to comply with the course progress requirements of their visa to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) through the Provider Registration and International Student Management System (PRISMS). The student will then be given 20 working days to access the Macleay College internal complaints and appeals process.

The visa suspension, or cancellation of enrolment, will not take effect until all internal or external processes are completed, unless extenuating circumstances relating to the welfare of the student apply.

School-Aged Dependents

Students are advised that any school aged dependents accompanying them will be required to pay full fees if they are enrolled in either a government or non-government school.

Living in Australia
Living in Australia

Macleay College recommends the following providers to assist International Students with finding accommodation. Sydney has a wide range of suitable options depending on budgets, plus Macleay College is only 200 metres away from Sydney’s main railway station and transport hub, so you don’t need to live near the campus.

Accommodation Websites

For home stay options (living with Australian Families) visit Oz Homestay or Auzzie Families. For youth hostels, visit Youth Hostels Association of Australia. For student accommodation postings in Sydney, visit Study Connect then scroll down and click on ‘Sydney Student Accommodation (NSW)’.If you want assistance in finding a room-mate visit  Student Flatmates or Gumtree. For a listing of real estate agents visit RealEstate.com.au or Domain.com.au.

Rental Laws

The state of New South Wales, of which Sydney is the capital city, has well defined tenancy laws that support the rights of landlords and tenants. For more information go to the renting section on the Fair Trading website. If you have a problem with your landlord you can call Fair Trading on 13 32 20 or 13 14 50 for language assistance.

Living in Sydney

Here are some helpful websites to help you find out more information about living in Sydney, Australia 

Living in Melbourne

Here are some helpful website about living and studying in Melbourne, Australia 

Academic calendar
Click here for Macleay 2020 Academic Calendar
Student Admissions & Enrolment
How do I apply?
  1. Apply - Submit an online application at https://www.macleay.edu.au/apply-now-international including certified copies of supporting documentation (passport, high school results, evidence of IELTS or equivalent English language proficiency, details of any further study or professional work experience). Documentation must be certified by a notary, a Justice of the Peace, or your agency.
  2. Offer - Successful applicants will be emailed a Letter of Offer.
  3. Acceptance - Applicant signs and returns the Letter of Offer accepting their place at Macleay College, makes payment of their Initial Tuition Fee and organises Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).
  4. Confirmation - On receipt of the Initial Tuition Fee Payment and evidence of OSHC coverage, Macleay will issue a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). A CoE is required to apply for a student visa.
What are the entry requirements at Macleay College?

The entry requirements for Macleay include qualification equivalent to an Australian Year 12 with the required entry grade, plus English language comparable to Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5. For Journalism courses the IELTS band score is 6.5 with no band less than 6.

Applicants may also be invited to an interview as part of the final application process. Please note that 

Macleay College cannot accept applications from students under the age of 18.

For full details download the International Student Admissions Policy

What are the English Language requirements?

All applicants must meet Macleay College language requirements for admission as set out in the Minimum English Proficiency Assessment Scores.

Advertising & Media Programs

  • IELTS Band Score 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)
  • Cambridge CAE Range 52-57
  • Person Academic Range 48-52
  • TOEFL iBT Range 60-78

Business (Diploma Programs)

  • IELTS Band Score 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)
  • Cambridge CAE Range 52-57
  • Person Academic Range 48-52
  • TOEFL iBT Range 60-78

Business (Degree Programs)

  • IELTS Band Score 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)
  • Cambridge CAE Range 52-57
  • Person Academic Range 48-52
  • TOEFL iBT Range 60-78

Journalism Programs

  • IELTS Band Score 6.5 (no band less than 6)
  • Cambridge CAE Range 58-66
  • Person Academic Range 56-60
  • TOEFL iBT Range 79-93

IELTS: International English Language Testing System
CPE: Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English
TOEFL PBT: Test of English as a Foreign Language - paper-based test
TOEFL iBT: Test of English as a Foreign Language – internet-based test
PTE: Pearson Test of English
ISPLR: International Second Language Proficiency Rating
CEFR: Common European Framework of Reference for Languages * Suggested English language comparable scores only.

If I enrol as a full-time student, can I change to part-time study after I've started the course?

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.

Applications to change your study load can be accessed here or by calling 1300 939 888 to speak to your Faculty Coordinator if you have any questions.

What is the longest time I can take to complete a course?

How long you take to complete your course of study at Macleay College depends on a number of factors such as the duration of your course, your study load, your academic progression and if you take any time away from our studies. Generally, the maximum number of subjects you can take per trimester is four (for a full-time study load) and the minimum number of subjects per trimester is two (for a part-time study load).

For more information about course progression and study loads, call 1300 939 888 to speak to your Faculty Coordinator.

Can I enrol in two courses of study at the same time?

You are only allowed to enrol in one course at a time, however you may transfer courses by contacting registrar@macleay.edu.au

What is a Census Date?

Census Dates are the official deadline for finalising your enrolment and fees without incurring any academic and/or financial penalties. For example, if you wish to withdraw your enrolment or change to a part-time study load, you must do so before the relevant Census Date to avoid a ‘Withdrawn Fail’ on your academic transcript and incurring a fee liability for those subjects.

Each trimester has its own Census Date and these listed in the Academic Calendar and Student Handbook

Can I defer the start of my course?

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 will be required to withdraw from the course and re-apply when you are ready to recommence your study at Macleay College.

Applications to defer your enrolment should be made before Census Date to avoid academic and/or financial penalty. Click here for an Application to Defer the Commencement of Study.

For more information about deferring your enrolment, click here for the Enrolment Policy or call 1300 939 888 to speak to your Faculty Coordinator to discuss your enrolment options.

Can I take a break from my course to travel overseas?

You can suspend your enrolment to take a leave of absence, for example to travel, for up to a maximum of 12 months. If you want to suspend your enrolment for a longer duration, you will be required to withdraw from the course and re-apply when you are ready to recommence your study at Macleay College.

Applications to suspend your enrolment should be made no later than five working days before Census Date to avoid academic and/or financial penalty. Click here for an Application for a Leave of Absence.

For more information about deferring your enrolment, click here for the Enrolment Policy or call 1300 939 888 to speak to your Faculty Coordinator to discuss your enrolment options.

Non-Year 12 applicants

Applicants who are applying based on a recent Vocational Education & Training (VET) study or Higher Education study or Work & Life Experience must submit the following:

  1. VET Certificate IV or higher obtained in the last 2 years or
  2. Relevant higher education qualification within the last 5 years or
  3. A 500-word Personal Statement outlining work and life experience that also addresses their achievements, experience, knowledge and communication skills.

Full criteria for admission to a course at Macleay College is detailed in our Admissions Policies. You can view the Admissions Policy for International Students here.

Employment
Employment

Many of our graduates find jobs soon after graduation and some are offered work as a result of their internships. You can read more about our graduates here.

Student Admissions & Enrolment
How do I apply?
  1. Apply - Submit an online application at https://www.macleay.edu.au/apply-now
    including certified copies of supporting documentation (high school results, details of any further study or professional work experience). 
  2. Interview – If required, an interview may be requested by Macleay College either face-to-face or via phone. Macleay will make contact to arrange a time and date once an application has been received.
  3. Offer - Successful applicants will be emailed a Letter of Offer.
  4. Acceptance - Applicant signs and returns the Letter of Offer accepting their place at Macleay College. 
  5. Confirmation – Once acceptance has been received your Confirmation of Enrolment will be issued.
What are the entry requirements at Macleay College?

 

BACHELOR COURSES

Year 12 applicants and recent high school graduates

Current Year 12 students and recent high school graduates must provide evidence of suitable ATAR to gain entry in one of Macleay bachelor’s degrees.

Bachelor of Advertising and Media 60

Bachelor of Business 60

Bachelor of Business (Accounting) 60

Bachelor of Digital Media 60

Bachelor of Journalism 65

 

Non-Year 12 applicants

Applicants who are applying based on recent Vocational Education & Training (VET) study or Higher Education study or Work & Life Experience must submit the following:

  1. VET Certificate IV or higher obtained in the last 2 years or
  2. Relevant higher education qualification within the last 5 years or
  3. A 300-500 word Personal Statement outlining work and life experience that also addresses their achievements, experience, knowledge, and communication skills. 

 

DIPLOMA COURSES

Year 12 applicants and recent high school graduates

There is no ATAR requirement for our diploma courses however applicants must provide evidence of having completed an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (Year 12) within the last 2 years. 

Non-Year 12 applicants

Applicants who are applying based on recent Vocational Education & Training (VET) study or Higher Education study or Work & Life Experience must submit the following:

  1. VET Certificate IV or higher obtained in the last 2 years or
  2. Relevant higher education qualification within the last 5 years or
  3. A 500-word Personal Statement outlining work and life experience that also addresses their achievements, experience, knowledge, and communication skills.

Full criteria for admission to a course at Macleay College is detailed in our Admissions Policies. You can view the Admissions Policy for Domestic Student here.

If I enrol as a full-time student, can I change to part-time study after I've started the course?

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.

Applications to change your study load can be accessed here or by calling 1300 939 888 to speak to your Faculty Coordinator if you have any questions.

Can I defer the start of my course?

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 will be required to withdraw from the course and re-apply when you are ready to recommence your study at Macleay College.

Applications to defer your enrolment should be made before Census Date to avoid academic and/or financial penalty. Click here for an Application to Defer the Commencement of Study.

For more information about deferring your enrolment, click here for the Enrolment Policy or call 1300 939 888 to speak to your Faculty Coordinator to discuss your enrolment options.

Can I take a break from my course to travel overseas?

You can suspend your enrolment to take a leave of absence, for example to travel, for up to a maximum of 12 months. If you want to suspend your enrolment for a longer duration, you will be required to withdraw from the course and re-apply when you are ready to recommence your study at Macleay College.

Applications to suspend your enrolment should be made no later than five working days before Census Date to avoid academic and/or financial penalty. Click here for an Application for a Leave of Absence.

For more information about deferring your enrolment, click here for the Enrolment Policy or call 1300 939 888 to speak to your Faculty Coordinator to discuss your enrolment options.

What is the longest time I can take to complete a course?

How long you take to complete your course of study at Macleay College depends on a number of factors such as the duration of your course, your study load, your academic progression and if you take any time away from our studies. Generally, the maximum number of subjects you can take per trimester is four (for a full-time study load) and the minimum number of subjects per trimester is two (for a part-time study load).

For more information about course progression and study loads, call 1300 939 888 to speak to your Faculty Coordinator.

Can I enrol in two courses of study at the same time?

You are only allowed to enrol in one course at a time, however you may transfer courses by contacting registrar@macleay.edu.au

What is a Census Date?

Census Dates are the official deadline for finalising your enrolment and fees without incurring any academic and/or financial penalties. For example, if you wish to withdraw your enrolment or change to a part-time study load, you must do so before the relevant Census Date to avoid a ‘Withdrawn Fail’ on your academic transcript and incurring a fee liability for those subjects.

Each trimester has its own Census Date and these listed in the Academic Calendar and Student Handbook

Non-Year 12 applicants

Applicants who are applying based on a recent Vocational Education & Training (VET) study or Higher Education study or Work & Life Experience must submit the following:

  1. VET Certificate IV or higher obtained in the last 2 years or
  2. Relevant higher education qualification within the last 5 years or
  3. A 500-word Personal Statement outlining work and life experience that also addresses their achievements, experience, knowledge and communication skills.

Full criteria for admission to a course at Macleay College is detailed in our Admissions Policies. You can view the Admissions Policy for Domestic Students here.

Early Offers
NSW Early Offers Program

Year 12 students in NSW can apply for early admission to Macleay’s Bachelor level programs for the Sydney Campus.  For further information on the selection criteria and how to apply click here.  

To apply for our early entry offer, please click here.

VIC Early Offers Program

Year 12 students in VIC can apply for early admission to Macleay’s Bachelor level for the Melbourne Campus.  For further information on the selection criteria and how to apply click here

To apply for our early entry offer, please click here.

Course Credit & RPL
I have completed subjects at another institution. Can I get credit towards my course 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.

For more information you can view the Course Credit for RPL Policy here or call 1300 939 888 to speak to our Course Advisors about how to apply for course credit.

What is the maximum amount of credit I can get from prior study towards a course at Macleay College?

The maximum number of subjects for which exemption (course credit) may be granted is 50% of the total credit points of your course at Macleay College.

How do I apply for course credit?

You apply for course credit by submitting an Application for Course Credit and attaching the following documents for the subject/s you are seeking exemption from:

  • Academic transcript(s) of previous courses of study including year completed and grades attained
  • Subject outlines and/or course description including information on learning outcomes.

Applications for course credit should be made before Census Date to avoid academic and/or financial penalty.

Click here for an Application for Course Credit, or call 1300 939 888 to speak to a Faculty Coordinator if you need assistance to complete your application.

I completed a Diploma course at Macleay College, can I get credit if enrol now into a Macleay College Bachelor Degree?

If you passed all twelve subjects of a Macleay Diploma course, you may then articulate into a Macleay Bachelor Degree course. The maximum number of subjects for which credit may be granted is 12 subjects, but this depends on the Diploma you completed and the Bachelor Degree you are enrolling into.

Click here for an Application for Course Credit and here for the Course Credit for RPL Policy, or call 1300 939 888 to speak to a Faculty Coordinator if you need assistance to complete your application.

Fees & Payment
What are the course fees?
How can I pay my course tuition fees?

You can elect to pay your course tuition fees one of three ways, either:

  • Upfront on invoice
  • Via the FEE-HELP loan system
  • Or a combination of both.
How can I make my tuition fee payment upfront?

The criteria for admission to a course at Macleay College is detailed in the Admissions Policies. View the Admissions Policy for Domestic Students here.

How can I make my tuition fee payment upfront?

We accept the following upfront payment options:

Credit Card: Complete a Payment Authority Form to authorise payment by credit card. Click here for a Payment Authority Form.

Electronic Transfer: Please include your name as the reference when transferring funds electronically to the following bank account:
Bank: National Australia Bank (NAB)
BSB: 082057
Account No: 199594482
Account Name: Macleay College Pty Ltd

Can I pay my tuition fees by instalment?

Your tuition fees are charged and payable each trimester making it three equal instalments each year. Tuition fee payment is due by Census Date each trimester.

Do I get a discount if I pay my fees upfront?

There is no discount for upfront fee payment.

Can I pay my tuition fees by FEE-HELP?

Yes, Macleay College is an approved FEE-HELP Provider. Find out more about FEE-HELP and how to apply below.

How do I apply for a fee refund?

You can apply for a refund of fees paid up front or recredit of your FEE-HELP balance by submitting an ‘Application for Fee Refund’ with the Registrar before Census Date.

The college Tuition Fee Refund Policy for Domestic Students contains important information about the process to obtain a fee refund.

Do I have to pay extra fees if I fail a subject?

If you are required to repeat a subject, then you will be charged at the current fee schedule.

Does Macleay have tuition fee protection assurance coverage?

Yes, Macleay is covered by TAFE Directors Australia Tuition Assurance Scheme (Higher Education) which ensures tuition protection for students enrolled in a course of study at Macleay College. Click here for our Statement of Tuition Assurance.

University Pathways
Can I go on to study a Bachelor Degree after I finish my Diploma?

After successful completion of your diploma you can articulate into a bachelor degree at Macleay with only one extra year of full-time study.

You may also apply for enrolment to any university undergraduate course, however, please note that your diploma does not guarantee automatic entry. 

Please contact the individual universities to obtain details of application and possible exemptions.

Can I go on to study a postgraduate Degree after I finish my Bachelor at Macleay?

After successful completion of your bachelor degree you can apply for enrolment to any university postgraduate course subject to their entry criteria. 

Please contact the individual universities to obtain details of application and admissions requirements.

Does the College help me with University applications?

We can assist in providing all the relevant information for you to continue your education path into university. The application process is your responsibility, but we’ll help you where possible.

Do Macleay graduates find jobs after they finish their course?

Many of our graduates find jobs soon after graduation and some are offered work as a result of their internships. You can read more about our graduates here.

Internships
What’s the benefit of the internship program?

Macleay College students develop professional and practical skills through our industry-recognised placement program, where they benefit from the College’s ongoing relationships with hundreds of industry partners.

The internships help you to develop informed insights and build valuable experience in the workplace. You’ll be learning about the value of planning and preparation and its effect on your initial job search and subsequent career progression. 

Graduating students who have a paid or unpaid internship on their résumé have a much better chance at landing a full-time position upon graduation. Not only is it a great way to ‘test-drive’ the industry you want to work in, it can also help determine what you don’t want to do as a career.

Interning is also fantastic for making professional and personal contacts, finding a mentor, learning new skills and building up a CV.

What’s involved in the internship program?

Students undertake the compulsory work experience under the guidance of industry supervision generally for one to two days a week throughout the trimester.

The internship program also includes interview experience and the creation of relevant career application documents (e.g. resumés, cover letters etc).

How many hours do I have to do for my internship/work placement?

The following outlines the internship hours required for each course; however you are encouraged to do more intern hours in order to increase job-readiness after you graduate.

Advertising & Digital Media Hours
Diploma of Advertising & Media 84 hours
Diploma of Digital Media 84 hours
Bachelor of Advertising & Media 168 hours
Bachelor of Digital Media 168 hours
Business Hours
Diploma of Accounting 84 hours
Diploma of Business Management 84 hours
Diploma of Marketing 84 hours
Bachelor of Business 168 hours
Bachelor of Business (Accounting) 168 hours
Journalism Hours
Diploma of Journalism 40 hours
Bachelor of Journalism 120 hours
Do I get paid for it?

It varies. Some companies offer paid internships although typically internships are unpaid.

Does Macleay assist in securing each internship?

We constantly receive offers from employers in the media, business and accounting industries requesting interns. Our lecturers are industry practitioners and can assist you to find work placement in an area of your interest. It is recommended you select the internship of most interest to you and make an application.

Employment
Do Macleay graduates find jobs after they finish their course?

Many of our graduates find jobs soon after graduation and some are offered work as a result of their internships. You can read more about our graduates here

Academic Calendar
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