REAL EXPERIENCE. REAL SKILLS.

Macleay College students develop professional and practical skills through our industry-recognised placement program, where they benefit from the College’s ongoing relationships with hundreds of industry partners.

Students undertake the compulsory work experience under the guidance of industry supervision generally for one to two days a week throughout the trimester.

Industry recognise that Macleay College teaches the right skills to produce job-ready graduates, and with our internship program, our graduates can hit the ground running from day one on the job.

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“I got trapped in the elevator at NOVA on the first day, and felt over-dressed in my suit but then their breakfast reader Matt Smithson showed me around the building and I met some highly influential people…”

JESS, Journalism Student 
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INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Students are required to complete a set number of hours as part of our Internship subject in order to graduate from their course.

DIPLOMA OF JOURNALISM 40 hours
DIPLOMA OF ADVERTISING & MEDIA 84 hours
DIPLOMA OF DIGITAL MEDIA  84 hours
DIPLOMA OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 84 hours
DIPLOMA OF MARKETING 84 hours
BACHELOR OF JOURNALISM  120 hours
BACHELOR OF ADVERTISING & MEDIA 168 hours
BACHELOR OF DIGITAL MEDIA  168 hours
BACHELOR OF BUSINESS 168 hours

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WHY INTERN?

Graduating students who have a paid or unpaid internships on their résumé have a much better chance at landing a full-time position upon graduation. Not only is it a great way to ‘test-drive’ the industry you want to work in, it can also to help determine what you don’t want to do as a career.

Interning is also fantastic for making professional and personal contacts, finding a mentor, learning new skills and building up a CV.

WE'RE HERE TO HELP

Each faculty has a dedicated Internship Program manager to assist students with finding an internship position in their desired field. Opportunities are also published on internal noticeboards and via our online Student Portal.

We also equip students with job interview skills and support them with their resume preparation. This intensive approach means our graduates are job-ready and experienced in applying for jobs, once they leave Macleay College.

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