Macleay College

About Macleay College

Macleay’s industry-focused learning ensures graduates are job ready with the essential skills, knowledge and work experience that employers demand. Our contemporary curriculum is taught by industry professionals informed by the latest ideas and thinking in their subject areas. Students learn from experience about current industry concepts and practices that will help them hit the ground running upon graduation. We offer an internship program where students work with leading organisations, businesses and agencies, providing an enviable list of professional contacts before they even graduate. 

Our Surry Hills campus provides students with a unique learning and lifestyle experience. Nestled in Sydney’s creative hub, we are surrounded by Australia’s leading news organisations, advertising agencies and innovative start-ups. Just two-minutes from Central Station and accessible by major bus routes, Macleay College takes advantage of the unique inner-city culture and surrounding lifestyle amenities.

Macleay College student cohort profile.

Acceptance and enrolment

Undergraduate applicants

ACCEPTANCE OF OFFER

Successful applicants will be notified of an offer from Macleay College. Once accepted, the offer will include information about enrolment, the necessary course commencement information and an invitation to orientation.

ADVANCED STANDING

Applications for advanced standing/academic credit may be granted on the basis of completion of previous tertiary studies. Applications may be made at enrolment time and must be accompanied by full documentation of previous studies (including transcripts and subject descriptions).

DEFERMENT

Course deferment is available to all applicants, for up to one year only.

International Year 12 applicants

ACCEPTANCE OF OFFER

Successful applicants will be notified of an offer from Macleay College. Acceptance of the offer results in enrolment, an invitation to orientation and the necessary course commencement information.

ENROLMENT

A written instruction advising the date, time and location of enrolment will be included in your offer letter.

ORIENTATION

All commencing students participate in an Orientation Program the week before their studies commence at Macleay College. The Orientation Program provides students with a detailed course overview, study and time commitment expectations, campus information, a personal login to access online information, and an introduction to academic and student services staff. Orientation is an opportunity to meet your fellow students and the Macleay team so that you can get a head start on your life at Macleay.

DEFERMENT

Course deferment of up to one year is available on application to Macleay College.

Campus information

Locations

Macleay College has two campuses located in Sydney and Melbourne. The Sydney campus is right in the heart of Surry Hills — home to a high number of local businesses involved directly or indirectly with the creative industries.

To find out more, visit the Macleay College website.

Student and campus services

Macleay College has a range of student support services. These include counselling, academic assistance and learning support, career advice and dedicated support services for students with disabilities and special needs.

ACCOMMODATION

Macleay College can assist students with information on affordable accommodation options in Surry Hills and surrounds.

To find out more, visit the Macleay College website.

Fees and charges

Undergraduate applicants

Macleay College’s degree courses run over six trimesters (two years) and the diploma courses run over three trimesters (one year). Tuition fees are charged on a trimester basis and are required to be paid prior to the census date for each trimester. Students can choose to pay their tuition fees in full, through FEE-HELP or via a combination of both.

To find out more about FEE-HELP, visit the Study Assist website.

International Year 12 applicants

A deposit must be paid in order for Macleay College to accept international students and issue a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). Fees are then invoiced each trimester. Annual course fees only cover the cost of your tuition and do not include other expenses associated with tertiary study such as accommodation, books, equipment and living expenses. 

Your Letter of Offer will list the indicative fees you should pay over the duration of your course, including compulsory Overseas Student Health Cover fees and any other general charges levied by Macleay College. The tuition fee must be paid in advance for each trimester or teaching period. Tuition and other fees are subject to change annually. 

For information about tuition fees, visit UAC's course search.

International students

Your stay in Australia

LIVING EXPENSES

It is a requirement of the Department of Home Affairs that prospective international students can demonstrate that they have sufficient funds while living in Australia. 

Living costs include items such as:

  • accommodation (including rental bond)
  • electricity and/or gas
  • entertainment
  • food
  • personal and household items
  • telephone and internet bills
  • transport (bus/train).

WORKING WHILE STUDYING

During your stay in Australia you are permitted to work for up to 40 hours per fortnight during teaching periods, and unlimited hours outside teaching periods. Certain categories of voluntary, unpaid work is included in this total, and work undertaken as part of your course is not included. You should not rely on working to fund your tuition or living expenses while in Australia as work cannot be guaranteed and spending excessive amounts of time working may adversely affect your studies. Applications for work visas can only be submitted after you have arrived in Australia and started your classes. The Department of Home Affairs determines work entitlement for students. 

To find out more about living and working in Australia, visit the Study in Australia website.

PREPARING FOR STUDENT LIFE

Before coming to study at Macleay College, learn more about life in Australia and any requirements by visiting the Macleay College website.

STUDENTS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE

Macleay College does not accept applications from students who are under 18 years of age.

Student support

Macleay College has a range of student support services. These include counselling, academic assistance and learning support, career advice and dedicated support services for students with disabilities and special needs.

For more information on Macleay College’s student and campus services, visit the Macleay College website.

ACCOMMODATION

Macleay College can assist students with information on affordable accommodation options in Surry Hills and surrounds.

For more information call 1300 939 888 (or +61 2 9267 3311), or visit the Macleay College website.

Overseas Student Health Cover

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is insurance for international students to help them with the costs of medical and hospital care they may require while they are in Australia. OSHC does not cover dental treatment. 

The Australian Government requires all international students on a student visa and their dependants to purchase an approved policy from an Australian registered health fund for the duration of their visas. OSHC is not included in tuition fees.

To find out more, visit the Macleay College website.