Macleay College offers a personalised learning environment for students looking to pursue careers in journalism, advertising, digital media, business, accounting and marketing.
Renowned for its practical programs, links with industry and flexible course delivery, Macleay's diploma and degree programs provide students with the skills, confidence and professional networks needed to launch a successful career.
Download Macleay's 2021 course guide
Learn how Macleay's student-focused teaching and strong industry connections support you to achieve your education and career goals.
Graduates for the real world
See how Macleay's real-world education programs prepare students to graduate job-ready and connected to industry.
At Macleay you learn by doing. Our programs offer you an industry-focused alternative to a traditional university experience. You’ll be taught by lecturers working in the field with real-world briefs, equipping you with the skills needed to graduate job-ready.
Whether you are learning on-campus or online, classes are limited to a maximum of 25 students.
Students love us. Macleay College outranked every Australian public university for student experience in the 2019 QILT survey. Check out the results below.
It's who you know. Learn from practising industry experts, guest lecturers and tap into an amazing network of contacts.
Flexible learning options
FEE-HELP is available
Macleay College is an approved FEE-HELP education provider.
Study with Macleay, full-time, part-time, online or a combination of online and face-to-face learning.
A contemporary curriculum with an emphasis on practical skills, informed by the latest ideas, trends and thinking.
Preparing our students for success
ILIAS BAKALLA Cadet Journalist SBS
HOLLY MOODY Events Executive Swarovski
BRYCE WEBSTER Lead Content Producer Sydney Swans
"My lecturer organised for me to interview Jo Puccini, the Head of the ABC Investigations Unit, for the college's weekly guest lectures. This guest lecture helped me secure an internship with the nightly current affairs program, 'The 7:30 Report' at the ABC."
"I found the assessment tasks a real highlight as you were allowed to do things that a PR role requires in the real world. I was so glad to have found a college that actually prepared you for the workforce."
"My relationship with my teachers was superb and the intimate environment allowed students the opportunity to excel and receive the help they needed to get the most out of a class."
MODERN CAMPUSES CLOSE TO MAJOR TRANSPORT HUBS
28 Foveaux Street Surry Hills NSW 2010
250 Collins Street Melbourne VIC 3000
60 Gloucester Street Spring Hill QLD 4000
Our Sydney campus is a two-minute walk from Central Station. Surry Hills is recognised as one of Sydney’s most creative suburbs and is also home to many of Sydney’s exciting new cafés and interesting restaurants.
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.
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.
MEET OUR FACULTY
Macleay College classes are taught by industry experts
GLEN FRASER Head of Faculty, Advertising & Digital Media
RIYADH ZAMAN Head of Faculty, Business & Accounting
I’m a national news presenter and National Newsroom Director for NOVA Entertainment, where I present news for Nova’s Number 1 Drive Time show, “Kate, Tim and Marty” and also direct NOVA Entertainment’s news teams nationally. With a Degree in Politics and a Masters in Journalism, my career has seen me work for Sky News, Prime TV as well as anchoring a news show in Canada.
I’m the Head of Advertising and Digital Media at Macleay and have also taught at the college for almost 6 years. My career spans 35 years’ in the Advertising, Marketing and Communications industries in Europe and Australia working at agencies such as Havas, Ogilvy & Mather, Saatchi & Saatchi and JWT London. The last 20 years have been in agency management as either Partner, MD or CEO.
I am the Head of Business & Accounting at Macleay and a qualified Chartered Accountant (CA ANZ). I have worked in senior management level positions involving accounting, business and administration, both in-house and as a consultant, as well as teaching roles in higher education. My goal is to help learners to reach their highest potential and make meaningful contributions to society.
Students love learning at Macleay College
The Student Experience Survey (SES) is part of the QILT survey program and is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.
Macleay College performed strongly across all categories and ranked sixth in Overall Education Experience from the 42 institutions that took part in the survey.
Current student experience
CI (83.1% - 89.1%)
National average: 81.3%
CI (86.3% - 91.6%)
National average: 81.3%
CI (79.8% - 86.0%)
National average: 78.9%
Had a positive overall
Were positive about their skills development
Rated teaching practices
Based on 239 responses
Based on 230 responses
Based on 235 responses
CI (74.3% - 85.1%)
National average: 84.2%
CI (82.1% - 88.3%)
National average: 73.7%
CI (72.0% - 79.2%)
National average: 63.4%
Were positive about their interactions with staff and students
Were happy with facilities and resources
Rated support services
Based on 223 responses
Based on 236 responses
Based on 225 responses
Data source: Student Experience Survey 2018 and 2019
FIND OUT MORE
Download the 2021 course guide
Learn more about our range of course options, specialisations, teaching methods and premium facilities at our Sydney Melbourne and Brisbane campuses.