Macleay College

Macleay College

Macleay College offers an intimate learning environment for students looking to pursue careers in journalism, advertising and media, digital media, business, accounting or marketing. Our bachelor degrees and diploma courses provide students with an alternative to a traditional university experience.


With over 30 years in higher education, we pride ourselves on our unique approach to teaching. Students learn from industry professionals in smaller classes, allowing us to cater to their individual learning needs. We emphasise the importance of positive psychology, with students developing both academic and interpersonal skills to prepare them for a successful career. Our QILT results demonstrate the exceptional educational experience our students receive. We achieved a rating of 90.5% for Teaching Quality against the national average of 80.9%. We also achieved 84.9% for Learner Engagement – well above the national average of 64.1% (QILT, 2018).

Our trimester model allows full-time students to complete a bachelor degree in two years or a diploma in 12 months. This provides the opportunity for our students to step into their chosen career even faster.


Our industry-focused learning ensures Macleay 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 in which 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 2 minutes from Central Station and accessible by major bus routes, Macleay College takes advantage of the unique inner-city culture and surrounding lifestyle amenities.

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Macleay College
Level 2, 28 Foveaux Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010

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