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Journalism

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  • Overview

    Start working as a journalist after 12 months of study in Melbourne or Sydney

    Journalism is a career for life that can take you around the world working in some exciting roles. But the real scoop is that Macleay can help you get there in just 12 months from now. Study journalism at Macleay and become a journalist sooner with our fast-tracked, practical diploma-level journalism courses.

    Career paths include:

    • Newspaper Journalist
    • Magazine Editor
    • Sports Journalist
    • Political Reporter
    • Fashion Writer
    • TV, Radio or Online Producer

    What you will learn in our Journalism Course

    The Diploma of Journalism at the Sydney or Melbourne campus, is specifically designed to prepare you for the media world by putting you to work as an actual newspaper journalist in Sydney or Melbourne from the first day of your journalism course.

    You will develop your skills by working in The Newsroom, the fully equipped and broadcast-ready news outlet of our journalism college that will expose you to the essential procedures and fast-paced energy of newsrooms worldwide.

    Taught by working journalists, you will be given in-depth and practical journalism training and learn the basics of news research and what makes a great story, as well as the essential skills to become a specialist writer or a foreign correspondent. No other writing courses in Sydney give such an awesome insight into what it’s really like to be a professional journalist in Sydney and around the world.

    You will also gain a solid foundation in video journalism including camera work and news production, as well as radio journalism skills and classes that help you find your professional voice. It’s the most comprehensive way to become job-ready for journalism within just one year and it’s all right here at Macleay. There is also an opportunity to articulate into the Bachelor of Journalism degree dependent on performance.

    Get real-world experience

    During the final trimester you will gain hands-on work experience and make invaluable professional contacts by taking part in our internship placement program – taking you one step closer to a great job before you’ve even graduated.Whether you study the Diploma of Journalism in Sydney or the Diploma of Journalism at the Melbourne campus, you’ll be able to take advantage of an outstanding work experience opportunity.

    Wondering how to get into journalism? This is the most comprehensive way to become job-ready for journalism within just one year and it’s all right here at Macleay.

  • Details

    Course Code DipJourn
    Course Duration 1 year Full-Time – equates to 3 days per week at Macleay College, 12 to 16 hours face to face with your teachers. 4 units per trimester.2 years Part-Time – equates to 1-2 days per week at Macleay College, 6 to 12 hours face to face with your teachers. 2-3 units per trimester.
    Location Sydney Campus or Melbourne Campus
    2015 Start Dates Sep 14
    2016 Start Dates Feb 8, May 30, Sept 19
    University Pathways Macleay College – Bachelor of Journalism
    Diploma of Journalism graduates can articulate into the Bachelor of Journalism degree dependent on results. The degree is a fast tracked degree that can be completed in just 2 years of study.
  • Course Fees

    Macleay College’s Diploma of Journalism is run over 12 months (three trimesters). Fees are charged on a per unit basis and there are 12 units to be completed in the diploma course. The 2015 tuition fee per unit is $2,200 and the 2016 tuition fee is $2300. For a full breakdown on course fees please click here.

    The fees for this course can be paid in three different ways:

    1. FEE-HELP

    Macleay College is an approved higher education provider for FEE-HELP, the government loan scheme that assists eligible students to pay their tuition fees. To be eligible for FEE-HELP, you must:

    • be an Australian Citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa with approved residency for the duration of the course;
    • submit a completed Request for FEE-HELP Assistance Form;
    • not have already exceeded the FEE-HELP limit of $93,204 through previous study.

    2. Full Upfront Payments

    Full fee-paying students can pay upfront via Eftpos, Direct Deposit or Credit Card. The payment must be made by the Census Date of any particular trimester.

    3. Partial Upfront Payments

    You are welcome to pay a portion of your fees upfront and defer the remaining amount through FEE-HELP.

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  • Entry Requirements

    At Macleay College we pride ourselves on the welcome, friendly service and the attention given to applicants and students. Our full-time student admissions staff are available to students for consultation on admissions questions including course details, studying and general questions.

    Who is eligible?

    Admission to a Macleay College course is open to:

    • Students currently sitting for or recently completed the Higher School Certificate or equivalent
    • Graduates who want to add a professional qualification to their degree
    • Individuals looking for a change or re-orientation to their career

    Make a booking with a consultant to discuss your options.

    Book a consultation Ask a question

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Overview
Details
Course Fees
Entry Requirements
Course Guide

Start working as a journalist after 12 months of study in Melbourne or Sydney

Journalism is a career for life that can take you around the world working in some exciting roles. But the real scoop is that Macleay can help you get there in just 12 months from now. Study journalism at Macleay and become a journalist sooner with our fast-tracked, practical diploma-level journalism courses.

Career paths include:

  • Newspaper Journalist
  • Magazine Editor
  • Sports Journalist
  • Political Reporter
  • Fashion Writer
  • TV, Radio or Online Producer

What you will learn in our Journalism Course

The Diploma of Journalism at the Sydney or Melbourne campus, is specifically designed to prepare you for the media world by putting you to work as an actual newspaper journalist in Sydney or Melbourne from the first day of your journalism course.

You will develop your skills by working in The Newsroom, the fully equipped and broadcast-ready news outlet of our journalism college that will expose you to the essential procedures and fast-paced energy of newsrooms worldwide.

Taught by working journalists, you will be given in-depth and practical journalism training and learn the basics of news research and what makes a great story, as well as the essential skills to become a specialist writer or a foreign correspondent. No other writing courses in Sydney give such an awesome insight into what it’s really like to be a professional journalist in Sydney and around the world.

You will also gain a solid foundation in video journalism including camera work and news production, as well as radio journalism skills and classes that help you find your professional voice. It’s the most comprehensive way to become job-ready for journalism within just one year and it’s all right here at Macleay. There is also an opportunity to articulate into the Bachelor of Journalism degree dependent on performance.

Get real-world experience

During the final trimester you will gain hands-on work experience and make invaluable professional contacts by taking part in our internship placement program – taking you one step closer to a great job before you’ve even graduated.Whether you study the Diploma of Journalism in Sydney or the Diploma of Journalism at the Melbourne campus, you’ll be able to take advantage of an outstanding work experience opportunity.

Wondering how to get into journalism? This is the most comprehensive way to become job-ready for journalism within just one year and it’s all right here at Macleay.

Course Code DipJourn
Course Duration 1 year Full-Time – equates to 3 days per week at Macleay College, 12 to 16 hours face to face with your teachers. 4 units per trimester.2 years Part-Time – equates to 1-2 days per week at Macleay College, 6 to 12 hours face to face with your teachers. 2-3 units per trimester.
Location Sydney Campus or Melbourne Campus
2015 Start Dates Sep 14
2016 Start Dates Feb 8, May 30, Sept 19
University Pathways Macleay College – Bachelor of Journalism
Diploma of Journalism graduates can articulate into the Bachelor of Journalism degree dependent on results. The degree is a fast tracked degree that can be completed in just 2 years of study.

Macleay College’s Diploma of Journalism is run over 12 months (three trimesters). Fees are charged on a per unit basis and there are 12 units to be completed in the diploma course. The 2015 tuition fee per unit is $2,200 and the 2016 tuition fee is $2300. For a full breakdown on course fees please click here.

The fees for this course can be paid in three different ways:

1. FEE-HELP

Macleay College is an approved higher education provider for FEE-HELP, the government loan scheme that assists eligible students to pay their tuition fees. To be eligible for FEE-HELP, you must:

• be an Australian Citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa with approved residency for the duration of the course;
• submit a completed Request for FEE-HELP Assistance Form;
• not have already exceeded the FEE-HELP limit of $93,204 through previous study.

2. Full Upfront Payments

Full fee-paying students can pay upfront via Eftpos, Direct Deposit or Credit Card. The payment must be made by the Census Date of any particular trimester.

3. Partial Upfront Payments

You are welcome to pay a portion of your fees upfront and defer the remaining amount through FEE-HELP.

Downloads

At Macleay College we pride ourselves on the welcome, friendly service and the attention given to applicants and students. Our full-time student admissions staff are available to students for consultation on admissions questions including course details, studying and general questions.

Who is eligible?

Admission to a Macleay College course is open to:

  • Students currently sitting for or recently completed the Higher School Certificate or equivalent
  • Graduates who want to add a professional qualification to their degree
  • Individuals looking for a change or re-orientation to their career

Make a booking with a consultant to discuss your options.

Book a consultation Ask a question

Please complete the form below to gain access to the Macleay College Course Guides.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Macleay Course Guide
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Download the Course Guide

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