Lee Ushakoff

At Macleay College our mission is to teach people to believe in themselves and their ability to succeed. We are an outward looking College, a leader in practical teaching and learning, committed to providing our students with a positive educational experience.

During your time at Macleay you will learn the skills required to succeed in your future career. You will be encouraged to think, to explore new ideas, and to set and pursue challenging goals.  At the end of your studies you will be prepared for career success.

Macleay is a college with a rich history. Over the last 30 years we have built a community of successful alumni and industry connections that will be invaluable assets for your future. I look forward to welcoming you to the next stage of your life at Macleay.


Macleay College teaches people to believe in themselves and their ability to succeed.


Established in 1988, Macleay College is an accredited higher education provider offering two-year Bachelor degrees in Advertising & Media, Journalism and Business; and one-year Diploma courses in Journalism, Advertising & Media, Marketing and Business Management, with specialisations available in Event Management, Entrepreneurship, Real Estate, Public Relations, Travel and Tourism or Sports Business.

Macleay College has CBD based campuses in Sydney and Melbourne.


Macleay College is a Positive Education organisation, committed to the wellbeing of our students beyond academic achievement to a whole person offering. As one of the first tertiary institutions in Australia to deliver Positive Education via implicit and explicit learning we strive to equip our students with qualities and skills to enable them to flourish, realise their greatest potential and fulfil their life purpose.


Macleay College is a registered Higher Education Provider under Commonwealth legislation, regulated by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and listed on the National Register of Higher Education Providers.

Macleay College is approved for FEE-HELP and a member of the TAFE Directors Australia Tuition Assurance Scheme (Higher Education) which ensures tuition protection for students enrolled in a course of study at Macleay College. Click here for our Statement of Tuition Assurance.

Macleay College is an approved education provider for international students under the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS provider 00899G).

Macleay College is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO No 7096) under Commonwealth legislation, regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).


Macleay College produces graduates who are highly employable and widely recognised as the best in the business. We make careers happen by providing real experiences that lead to real success.


Named after Alexander Macleay, the Colonial Secretary of New South Wales in the 1820s, Macleay College has built a strong reputation for excellence on a name that has been held in high esteem for almost two centuries. Macleay College is a family-owned education provider with a 25-year history of delivering excellence for our students.

From the Macleay Museum at the University of Sydney and Macleay Street in Potts Point, through to the Macleay River: this pioneer’s family name has been blazoned across places of high distinction, and Macleay College is proud to be one of them.


Founded in 1989, Macleay College Pty Ltd is a family owned business, transferring ownership to Bill Sweeney in 2011.

Board of Directors: William Sweeney, Peter Fowler (Chairman), Esther Dunford and Paul Saintilan.

Academic Board: Prof. Andrew Gonczi, Emeritus Prof. Bob Robertson, Gaven Morris, Katarina Djukic, Lee Ushakoff (Dean), Dr. Jane Hession, Monica Attard, Ian Thomson, Kate Kirkman and Lauren Yates.

Executive Management Team: Paul Saintilan (CEO), Lee Ushakoff, Shannon Sweeney, Katherine Payne, Rebecca Brodie and Kate Kirkman.