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Named after Alexander Macleay, the Colonial Secretary of New South Wales in the 1820s, Macleay College has, since its establishment, built a strong reputation for excellence on a name that has been held in high esteem for almost two centuries. It’s rather fitting that Macleay College should lead the way as a premier Australian learning institute across a diverse range of studies, as Alexander Macleay himself excelled in a number of different fields—a fact reflected in the way New South Wales has honored his name.

From the Macleay Museum at the University of Sydney to the Macleay Street in Potts Point, and 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.

Campuses and Facilities

Macleay College has two campuses, the first in Sydney, Australia and the second in Melbourne, Australia.

Sydney Campus

The Sydney wing of Macleay College is a modern campus complete with the latest technology.  This brand new campus features modern light-filled classrooms with cutting-edge audiovisual equipment, 65 new Mac and PC computers loaded with the latest industry software and industry-standard television and radio facilities that will help fast-track student success regardless of their chosen field of study.

The Sydney campus of Macleay College boasts a convenient inner-city location, situated just a two-minute’s walk from Central Station and accessible from all major bus routes. Macleay College takes advantage of the unique inner-city culture and surrounding lifestyle amenities, including cafes, restaurants, clothing stores and bookshops, and complements it all with quality education.

Melbourne Campus

A newly renovated campus, the Macleay College in Melbourne has recently reopened with an entirely new layout. Students here will find the latest computers and technology, a dedicated Student Zone and a warm and welcoming environment. The convenient Melbourne location is just 10 minutes from the Melbourne Convention Center precinct and accessible via bus and train for students residing in every direction.


Macleay College is registered as a Higher Education Provider under the Commonwealth legislation, regulated by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and listed on the National Register of Higher Education Providers. Macleay is approved for VET-FEE HELP and FEE-HELP and is a member of the Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET), which includes the Australian Student Tuition Assurance Scheme (ASTAS), the largest Australian private sector scheme ensuring full protection for Macleay College students.

Macleay College is a Registered Training Organization (RTO No 7096) under Commonwealth legislation.  It is regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) and its qualifications are dutifully listed on, the official National Register of information on Training Packages, Qualifications, Courses, Units of Competency and Registered Training Organizations.

Awards and Recognition

Students who earn a diploma or degree from Macleay College join an elite group who has far better career prospects than graduates from other tertiary education institutions in Australia– colleges or universities – in their chosen fields of study. Students who enroll at Macleay College are joining an institution that has been consistently named by professional industries as the best school available in terms of the fields in which it offers programs.

Over the past 26 years, Macleay has won more industry awards than any other tertiary education institution in Australia. Macleay produces students who are not only highly employable but who are widely recognized as the best in the business.

Why Study at Macleay College?

There are a number of reasons to choose Macleay College for your educational and training needs.  Some of these include:

Practical Education

Students at Macleay College experience refreshed courses that have been heavily scrutinized and modified by independent industry panels. As a result, the students at the college can be sure that they are being taught the latest industry knowledge as recommended by their future employers.

Experienced Faculty

The faculty of Macleay College is made up of instructors who have achieved success in business as well as the classroom.  All of its teachers are working professionals in the fields they are teaching, giving students access to the latest industry knowledge and contacts and helping them become job-ready when they graduate.

Gateway to Employment

Macleay graduates consistently find work in some of the most interesting jobs Australia has to offer. Sometimes they are snapped up while they are still studying.  Industry recognizes that Macleay College teaches the right skills needed to find jobs in the Australian workforce.

Small Class Sizes

Macleay College is not a university and they don’t aspire to be one.  With a maximum student to teacher ratio of 20:1, students experience an intimate learning environment with plenty of personal attention and maximum opportunities to reach their goals.


Finally, internships are a compulsory part of all courses at Macleay College, and no student is permitted to graduate without completing one. The good news is that the school has two staff members who are completely dedicated to ensuring students can make themselves as competitive as possible in the workforce. Students are given the utmost assistance in finding internship positions, and are trained in skills such as interviewing for jobs and preparing CVs.  This intensive approach means graduates are much more job-ready—and experienced in applying for jobs—once they leave Macleay College.

All Programs Available:
  • Business
    • Public Relations
  • Communications
    • Communications
    • Journalism
  • Hospitality, Leisure, Tourism and Travel
    • Tourism
Language of instruction


Type of school

Community or Career College, Vocational School




28 Forveaux Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia, NSW 2010


NSW Vocational Education and Training Accreditation Board.