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Student Portrait

Our Library

Our online Library gives you access to a wide range of electronic resources including databases, journals, and eBooks. We have resources on academic support, academic integrity, and referencing with a dedicated librarian who can help you with your research and study needs.


Our Macleay Library has a range of online databases and electronic resources that you can access anywhere and anytime. We constantly update our resources so that you have access to the best resources in Business, Finance, Accounting, and Communications.


We have a range of subject-specific study guides available via our Student Portal MyMacleay. These guides are regularly updated and provide you with current information and resources for your courses.


At Macleay, we use the Harvard Referencing System. During your studies with us, you will have access to a range of resources to help you develop your skills in referencing.


At Macleay, we believe that developing your academic communications skills will help you to succeed in your studies. We have a range of activities to help you with your studies, including workshops, in-class support, online resources, and academic support consultations.

Academic Integrity


As a Macleay College student, we expect you to learn and display Academic Integrity in your assessments by using academically appropriate language, style, grammar, formatting, and avoiding plagiarism through correct referencing. At Macleay, we are here to support you with developing the knowledge and skills to maintain academic standards.


Good academic practice means that you show personal integrity and a respect for academic scholarship. At Macleay, we know that it can be difficult to know the rules of studying in Australia, so we are on hand to support you in developing good academic practice.


Plagiarism and cheating can be intentional or unintentional attempts to deceive the marker or examiner. These can be seen as a breach of the Student Code of Conduct. When completing your assessment tasks, you must use a referencing system to acknowledge your sources. At Macleay College, we have a range of resources and workshops to help you get ahead with your referencing and to understand academic integrity.

Student Support

Student Support

You can contact student support from 8:30am-5pm AEST

on (02) 9698 9919 

or at

Our students are supported every step of the way – from enrolment right through to graduation. Macleay standards of practice and obligations to international students reflect the requirements of the ESOS Act which ensures that overseas students have a safe, enjoyable and rewarding place to study.


We are here for you! At Macleay, time is made available each week for one-on-one discussions with your teacher. In addition, you have access to your myMacleay student portal with self-learning material to enhance your academic skills including presentation skills, blog writing, reflective writing, and many other useful tools.


We are here to support you in developing your academic English. We have a range of resources, workshops, and activities to help you develop your academic English and to succeed in your studies.


Our Student Support Team can assist you as an advocate, mediator, or support person with any issues you may encounter during your studies. There is also a counselling service available for assistance with any personal issues you may experience while in Australia.


The International Student Legal Service NSW gives free, confidential legal advice to international students living in New South Wales. Redfern Legal Centre’s International Student Legal Service is independent of the government. To speak to someone using a free telephone interpreter, call the Translating and Interpreting Service first, on: 131 450. For more information for international students in your language.


You may need additional support outside of Macleay. In an EMERGENCY call: 000 or 112 from a mobile phone.


You have access to a safe and healthy learning environment as a student at Macleay and your well-being is paramount to us while you are living and studying here in Australia. For additional information and support visit the International Student Health Hub.

At The Beach

Only swim at beaches patrolled by surf life savers, and swim in the areas marked by red and yellow flags. For more information on beach safety check out this website and consider downloading the ‘Beach Safe app‘ as well.

On The Road

Drive on the left side of the road. Learn and adhere to road, traffic, pedestrian, and parking rules.


Online Scams

Be careful of online scams often sent to you in the form of scare tactic e-mails impersonating the government, phishing e-mails that aim to get your details. To get more information on the kinds of scams to look out for and also what to do if you get scammed, check out this website.


Drinking & Party Culture

Check out this short-video from Insider Guides that discusses Australian ‘drinking culture’.

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