Macleay College welcomes international students into our industry-focused degree and diploma programs.
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 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, strong industry connections and international student support services enable 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.
Face-to-face classes on campus are limited to a maximum of 25 students.
Student support and teaching quality
It's who you know. Learn from practising industry experts, guest lecturers and tap into an amazing network of contacts through our internship program.
Students love us. Macleay College outranked every Australian public university for student experience in the 2019 QILT survey. Check out the results below.
Flexible learning options
Scholarships are available
Study with Macleay, full-time, part-time (day or evening), 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.
Scholarships for international students are available. Please ask your education agent for details. We'll send you a list of approved agents after you download the course guide.
MEET OUR HEADS OF FACULTY
Macleay College classes are taught by industry experts
FIONA WEST Head of Faculty, Journalism
GLEN FRASER Head of Faculty, Advertising & Digital Media
RIYADH ZAMAN Head of Faculty, Business & Accounting
I’m the Head of Journalism at Macleay and a member of the Academic Board. I’ve been a journalist for over 25 years, working across newspapers, magazines and digital publications at places like the Daily Telegraph, Manly Daily, Ten Daily, Government News and New Idea. For the past 10 years I’ve also been running my own company, freelancing for a range of publications and corporate clients.
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.
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.
STUDENT AND GRADUATE TESTIMONIALS
Preparing our students for success
Our students come from all over the world. With our focus on teaching real-world, practical skills and our locations in three 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.
THAN DANG (Vietnam) Bachelor of Business Macleay International Alumna
MAHAM TARIQ (Pakistan) Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
DINETH LANKALOKA (Sri Lanka) Bachelor of Journalism
"I chose Australia because of the cultural diversity, friendly people and the high quality education the country has to offer. Macleay is a great college with friendly lecturers and peers. I loved the 'Pitch' unit as it provided me with the first step towards my future business.
I know my degree will be beneficial in my future career. My ideal job is to become a manager in the hospitality industry."
I loved to analyse and evaluate reports and determine that the values are beyond just profit or loss. They are also about drawing budgets, speculating the future performance of a company and possible investment opportunities. All my accounting assignments at Macleay have assisted me to develop extensive analytical skills. This is not just restricted to financial reports, but also improved presentation skills, I am now able to explain and interpret the outcomes even better, which is essential for a Financial Analyst.
After completing high school, Dineth travelled to Melbourne to study at Macleay College and has just secured a paid journalism role - before even completing his Bachelor of Journalism degree. “Macleay College’s practical program has really paid off for me. I’ve learned how to do everything from podcasting, editing, video production, writing, interviewing and photography."
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.