Established in 1988, we’ve been connecting graduates with success for over 30 years. Our project-based learning and real-world briefs give you valuable experience and access to industry networks, so you’re prepared to start the career of your dreams.
Our lecturers are all industry professionals, consistently rated as leaders in their fields. They bring the latest industry knowledge to every course, and with our small class sizes, you get personalised guidance in an intimate learning environment.
Our 2019 Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) scores show that we outperform Australia’s highest-ranked universities in measures like Overall Quality of Educational Experience and Graduate Satisfaction (plus we score well above the national average on all other indicators).
We’re a choose-your-own-adventure kind of college, where you can pick your faculty and your path — diploma or bachelor. No matter your goals, we have something for everyone.
Learn how to develop and manage communications campaigns in a variety of roles and across all mediums, including TV, print, digital, radio, web, podcast and social media.
Develop a broad knowledge of business operations and targeted skills in fields of interest such as accounting, marketing, finance, operations, strategy, business policy, communications and information technology.
Build digital reporting skills across key disciplines including investigative journalism, international journalism, television reporting, radio presenting and photojournalism.
Our students come from all over the world. With our focus on teaching real-world, practical skills and our locations in two of Australia’s most vibrant cities, it’s no wonder our international students thrive. Here are just a few stories from international students who are on their way to their dream careers.
Bachelor of Business Specialising in Event Management, Current Student.
Bachelor of Business Specialising in Entrepreneurship, current student. Finishing his studies to then open up his own business in Ireland.
Bachelor of Business specialising in Event Management graduate.
Bachelor of Digital Media, Current Student.
Australia is the ultimate destination for study and exploration. Both Sydney and Melbourne are lively, vibrant and safe cities, full of fun activities and memories waiting to be made.
Whether you’re swimming at Bondi, dining at the trendiest new restaurants, bushwalking in the Blue Mountains, watching an AFL game at the MCG or shopping along the iconic Chapel Street, you’ll never be bored.
Level 2, 53 Balfour Street, Chippendale NSW 2008
Our Sydney campus is a five-minute walk from Central Station and two minutes to Central Park Mall. Chippendale is one of Sydney’s more creative suburbs and is also home to many of Sydney’s exciting new cafés and restaurants.
Level 7, 250 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
A few minutes walk from the iconic Flinders Street Station and Federation Square, our Melbourne campus sits in a stylish and accessible location, surrounded by eclectic cafés, art galleries and shops.
Level 4, 104 Adelaide Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000
In partnership with NIET, the new Macleay Brisbane campus is located in the inner city region of Spring Hill, an education hub shared with the prestigious Brisbane Grammar and St James College. With easy access to cafes, restaurants and transport options our modern campus welcomes both international and Australian domestic students.
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.
For more information regarding entry requirements, view here.
Please note that Macleay College cannot accept applications from students under the age of 18.
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.
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.You can 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:
Applications for course credit should be made before course commencement.
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), however as an international student your load is eight units per year.
You are only allowed to enrol in one course at a time, however you may transfer courses by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
Knowing the average cost of living and studying in Australia is an important part of your application and financial preparation. Please view the guidelines from Study Australia below.
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