WELCOME TO MACLEAY

You are one step closer to your dream career.

Enrolling in Macleay College is a simple process, just see the steps below. Or, you can preference Macleay College on UAC or VTAC. Our Admissions Policy can also be viewed here

We know choosing a course that is right for you can be a big decision, so our expert team of career advisors are here to talk through all your options and match a course best suited to you.

We cannot wait to see all the amazing things we know you are going to achieve.

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David Sam

SYDNEY
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Shannon Sweeney

SYDNEY
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MELBOURNE
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Oliver Caprile

SYDNEY
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Adriana Kind

SYDNEY
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Amy Larkin

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WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU

To confirm your enrolment, we need the following documentation:

  • 100 Points of ID
  • HSC/VCE Certificate or state equivalent
  • Current Resume
  • Any other Tertiary Qualification
  • Tax File Number (if applying for FEE-HELP)
CAMPUS TOURS

Campus tours are a great opportunity to check out the campus, as well as ask any questions you might have about studying at Macleay College and potential career paths. Your campus tour is a personalised, individual experience and no question is too small – we are happy to answer them all.

To book your campus tour, call us on 1300 939 888 or email study@macleay.edu.au 

ENROLMENT FAQs

Have a question? We have answers!

Enrolment & Deferment

What is the Admissions Policy at Macleay College?

The criteria for admission to a course at Macleay College is detailed in the Admissions Policies.

View the Admissions Policy for Domestic Students here.

If I enrol as a full-time student, can I change to part-time study after I've started the course?

You may change your study load from full-time to part-time, and vice versa, during your course of study. However to avoid academic and/or financial penalty, you should make any changes to your enrolment prior to Census Date for that trimester. 

Applications to change your study load, can be accessed here, or call 1300 939 888 to speak to your Faculty Coordinator if you have any questions.

Can I defer the start of my course?

You can defer the start of your course for up to a maximum of 12 months.  If you want to defer for a longer duration, you will be required to withdraw from the course and re-apply when you are ready to recommence your study at Macleay College.

Applications to defer your enrolment should be made before Census Date to avoid academic and/or financial penalty. Click here for an Application to Defer the Commencement of Study.

For more information about deferring your enrolment, click here for the Enrolment Policy or call 1300 939 888 to speak to your Faculty Coordinator to discuss your enrolment options.

 

Can I take a break from my course to travel overseas?

You can suspend your enrolment to take a leave of absence, for example to travel, for up to a maximum of 12 months.  If you want to suspend your enrolment for a longer duration, you will be required to withdraw from the course and re-apply when you are ready to recommence your study at Macleay College.

Applications to suspend your enrolment should be made no later than five working days before Census Date to avoid academic and/or financial penalty. Click here for an Application for a Leave of Absence.

For more information about deferring your enrolment, click here for the Enrolment Policy or call 1300 939 888 to speak to your Faculty Coordinator to discuss your enrolment options.

What is the longest time I can take to complete a course?

How long you take to complete your course of study at Macleay College depends on a number of factors such as the duration of your course, your study load, your academic progression and if you take any time away from our studies.  Generally, the maximum number of units you can take per trimester is four (for a full-time study load); and the minimum number of units per trimester is two (for a part-time study load).

For more information about course progression and study loads, call 1300 939 888 to speak to your Faculty Coordinator.

Can I enrol in two courses of study at the same time?

You are only allowed to enrol in one course at a time, however you may transfer courses by contacting registrar@macleay.edu.au.

What is a Census Date?

A Census Date is the official deadline for finalising your enrolment and fees without incurring any academic and/or financial penalties.  For example, if a student wishes to withdraw their enrolment or change to a part-time study load, they must do so before the relevant Census Date to avoid a Withdrawn Fail on their academic transcript and incurring a fee liability for those units.

Each trimester has its own Census Date and these listed in the Academic Calendar and Student Handbook.  Click here to see the 2017 Census Dates.

Course Credit and RPL

I have completed subjects at another institution, can I get credit towards my course at Macleay College?

You may be eligible for course credit via recognition of prior learning (RPL) for the subjects you have completed.

I have completed subjects at another institution, can I get credit towards my course at Macleay College?

If you have studied at a university or other tertiary institution, you may be eligible for course credit for the subjects you have completed.  This is known as Recognition of Prior Learning (or RPL) and may result in course credit via the grade ‘Advanced Standing’.  Advanced Standing recognises your previous study and may reduce the number of units required to complete your course of study at Macleay College.

For more information view the Course Credit for RPL Policy here, or call 1300 939 888 to speak to our Course Advisors about how to apply for course credit.

What is the maximum amount of credit I can get from prior study towards a course at Macleay College?

The maximum number of units for which exemption (course credit) may be granted is 50% of the total credit points of your course at Macleay College.

How do I apply for course credit?

You apply for course credit by submitting an Application for Course Credit attaching the following documents in relation to the unit/s for which you are seeking exemption:

  • Academic transcript(s) of previous courses of study including year completed and grades attained
  • Unit outlines and/or course description including information on learning outcomes

Applications for course credit should be made before Census Date to avoid academic and/or financial penalty.

Click here for an Application for Course Credit, or call 1300 939 888 to speak to a Faculty Coordinator if you need assistance to complete your application.

I completed a Diploma course at Macleay College, can I get credit if enrol now into a Macleay College Bachelor Degree?

If you passed all twelve units of a Macleay Diploma course, you may then articulate into a Macleay Bachelor Degree course.  The maximum number of units for which credit may be granted is 12 units, but this depends on the Diploma course you completed and the Bachelor Degree you are enrolling in.

Click here for an Application for Course Credit and here for the Course Credit for RPL Policy, or call 1300 939 888 to speak to a Faculty Coordinator if you need assistance to complete your application.

University Pathways

Can I go on to study a Bachelor Degree after I finish my Diploma?

You may apply for enrolment to any University undergraduate or post graduate course. Please note that completion of a Diploma at Macleay College does not guarantee automatic entry into university.

Due to the competitiveness of such courses, you may need to obtain at least a credit to distinction average to be eligible. Please contact the individual universities to obtain details of application and possible exemptions.

What Universities do the College have affiliations with?

Macleay College has formal agreements for articulation in Business degrees at The University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) and Bond University.

Does the College help me with University applications?

Macleay College staff can assist in providing all the relevant information for you to continue your education path into university. The application process will be your responsibility, but Macleay College staff will aid where possible.

How many credits can I get if I study the Bachelor of Business at UTS after I finish my Event Management course?

Students can start a course at UTS with an advanced standing of 36 credit points, based on acceptance by UTS and a credit average attained at Macleay College. Students must begin studying at UTS within three years of completing their study at Macleay College.

Fees & Payment

How can I pay my course tuition fees?

You can elect to pay your course tuition fees one of three ways, either:

  • upfront on invoice;
  • via the FEE-HELP loan system;
  • or a combination of both

How can I make my tuition fee payment upfront ?

Macleay College accepts the following upfront payment options:

Credit Card:  Complete a Payment Authority Form to authorise payment by credit card.  Click here for a Payment Authority Form.

Electronic Transfer:  Please include your name as the reference when transferring funds electronically to the following bank account:

Bank: National Australia Bank (NAB)
BSB: 082057
Account No: 199594482
Account Name: Macleay College Pty Ltd

Cheque or Money Order:  Cheques and money orders should be made payable to Macleay College Pty Limited with the student name printed on the reverse, and mailed to: Macleay College, Level 2, 28 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010.

Can I pay my tuition fees by instalment?

Yes, your tuition fees are charged and payable each trimester making it three equal instalments each year.  Tuition fee payment is due by Census Date each trimester.

What is a Census Date?

A Census Date is the official deadline for finalising your enrolment and fees without incurring any academic and/or financial penalties.  For example, if a student wishes to withdraw their enrolment or change to a part-time study load, they must do so before the relevant Census Date to avoid a Withdrawn Fail on their academic transcript and incurring a fee liability for those units.

Each trimester has its own Census Date and these listed in the Academic Calendar and Student Handbook.  Click here to see the 2017 Census Dates.

Do I get a discount if I pay my fees upfront?

There is no discount for upfront fee payment.

Can I pay my tuition fees by FEE-HELP?

Yes, Macleay College is an approved FEE-HELP Provider.

Find out more about FEE-HELP and how to apply below.

How do I apply for a fee refund?

You can apply for a refund of fees paid up front or recredit of your FEE-HELP balance by submitting an ‘Application for Fee Refund’ with the Registrar before Census Date.

The college Tuition Fee Refund Policy for Domestic Students contains important information about the process to obtain a fee refund (click here).

Do I have to pay extra fees if I fail a unit?

If you are required to repeat a unit, then you will be charged at the current fee schedule.

Does Macleay have tuition fee protection assurance coverage?

Yes, Macleay is covered by 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.

FEE-HELP

What is FEE-HELP?

FEE-HELP is a Commonwealth Government loan scheme that helps eligible fee-paying students pay their tuition fees. If eligible, you can borrow up to the amount of the tuition fee being charged by your provider for your unit of study. However, over your lifetime you can borrow only up to the FEE-HELP limit (this amount is indexed each year). The Commonwealth Government will pay the amount of the loan directly to Macleay College. You then repay your loan through the taxation system once your income is above the minimum threshold for compulsory repayment

Find out more by downloading the 2017 FEE-HELP Guide here.

How do I apply for FEE-HELP?

To apply for a FEE-HELP loan, you require a Tax File Number and a ‘Request for FEE-HELP Assistance Form’.

Find out more about applying for FEE-HELP by downloading the 2017 FEE-HELP Guide here and visiting the Study Assist website here.

Where do I get a FEE-HELP assistance form?

A ‘Request for FEE-HELP Assistance Form’ can only be obtained from Macleay College.  Our Course Advisors will provide you with a ‘Request for FEE-HELP Assistance Form’ during the application process.  Alternatively, you can request a form be posted to you by emailing registrar@macleay.edu.au.

Where do I get a Tax File Number?

The ‘Request for FEE-HELP Assistance Form’ will ask for your Tax File Number (TFN).

If you don’t have a TFN, you must apply for one through the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).  While your application is being processed, you can attach a ‘Certificate of Application for a TFN’ with your completed ‘Request for FEE-HELP Application Form’. Your certificate is available from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) after you have submitted your TFN Application.

For more information about applying for a TFN, click here or contact the ATO on telephone 13 28 61.

How do I apply for a fee refund?

You can apply for a refund of fees paid up front or recredit of your FEE-HELP balance by submitting an ‘Application for Fee Refund’ with the Registrar before Census Date.

The college Tuition Fee Refund Policy for Domestic Students contains important information about the process to obtain a fee refund (click here).

Internship Program

How many hours do I have to do for my internship/work placement? Do I get paid for it?

Journalism Diploma students are required to complete a minimum of at least 40 hours of internships. While Journalism Degree students are required to complete 120 hours of internship.

Business, Marketing, Digital Media and Advertising & Media Diploma students are required to complete a minimum of 84 hours of internships. Digital Media and Advertising & Media Degree students are required to complete 120 hours of internship. Business Degree students are required to complete 180 hours of internship.

However, students are encouraged to do more intern hours in order to increase job-readiness upon graduation.

Find out more about our Internship Program here

Will the College help me get my internship/work placement?

Macleay College constantly receive offers from employers in the media and business industries requesting interns. Our lecturers at Macleay College are industry practitioners and can assist you to find work placement in an area of your interest. It is however your responsibility to select the internship of most interest and make an application.

Employment

Do Macleay graduates find jobs after they finish their course?

Many of our graduates find jobs soon after graduation and some are offered work as a result of their internships.

Read more about our Macleay Graduates here