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Enrolment & Deferment
Yes, you may change your study mode from full-time to part-time, and vice versa during the course. Please note that you may only make the changes for a particular Trimester up until the Census Date for that trimester.
If I enrolled in the Diploma of Journalism and changed to the Diploma of Advertising later, will I get credits for the units/subjects I've already completed?
Yes, any subjects that overlap in different courses at Macleay College can be credited at the discretion of the Academic Board
No, you can only defer your course for a maximum of one trimester for full-time students and two trimesters for part-time students. If you need to defer for a longer duration, you will be required to withdraw from the course and apply for re-enrolment when you are ready to recommence your course.
No, due to the intense workload and short duration it is only possible to do one course at a particular time
Recognition of Prior Learning
I'm an advanced user of MS Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Access and MYOB. Can I be exempted from these subjects? Do I get a reduction in fees?
There are assessments available for proficient users of these software packages. You may be exempted from attending those particular computing subjects if you complete the assessments satisfactorily. There is no reduction in fees for this exemption.
I have completed some Bachelor level subjects at another institution. Can I get credits towards similar Diploma or Degree subjects?
You can apply for RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) for units/subjects you would like to be credited for. You need to provide supporting documentation such as transcripts and subject outlines with your RPL application. These will be assessed by the Academic Board to determine whether credits/advanced standing will be granted.
You can complete any course at Macleay College either full-time or part-time. A Diploma is one year (full-time) or two years (part-time) and a Bachelor Degree is two years (full-time) or four years (part-time).
The courses offered at Macleay College have a higher practical element when compared with courses offered at other Universities or Colleges. As expected there are theory components to all of the courses, but these components are taught in a hands-on and practical manner.
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.
Macleay College has formal agreements for articulation in Business degrees at The University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) and Bond University.
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
Macleay College accepts various payment options:
Credit Card: Complete the Payment Authority Form by including the name of payee and the student name, along with credit card details
Cheque / Money Order: Cheques and money orders should be made payable to Macleay College with the student name printed on the reverse side of the cheque or money order, and mailed to: Macleay College, Level 2, 28 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Electronic Transfer: Please include your name as the reference when transferring funds electronically.
Bank: National Australia Bank (NAB)
Account No: 199594482
Account Name: Macleay College Pty Ltd
There is no discount for upfront fee payment.
Yes, fees are charged and payable per trimester – three equal payments over each year.
If you need to repeat failed units, then fees are charged according to the course unit fees.
FEE-HELP is a loan given to eligible fee-paying students to help pay for their tuition fees. 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. Students repay their loan through the taxation system once their income is above the minimum threshold for compulsory repayment
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 60 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
Macleay College constantly receive offers from employers in the media and business industries requesting interns. Many 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.
There are endless options for your future career after completing a Macleay College qualification. Our graduates have had huge success in their employment paths as a result of the great reputation of Macleay College’s programs.