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Established in 1988, Macleay College is an accredited higher education provider offering two-year Bachelor degrees in Advertising & Media, Journalism and Business; and one-year Diploma courses in Journalism, Advertising & Media, Marketing and Business Management, with specialisations available in Event Management, Entrepreneurship, Real Estate, Public Relations, Travel and Tourism or Sports Business. Macleay College has CBD based campuses in Sydney and Melbourne.

Macleay College is a registered Higher Education Provider under Commonwealth legislation, regulated by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and listed on the National Register of Higher Education Providers.

Approved education provider for international students (CRICOS provider 00899G).


Australia is known for being a financially stable country. Australian government is welcoming skilled migrants from all across the globe to work and live in Australia. Apart from skilled migrants, students from overseas come to Australia in search of top class education and facilities.

What stands, as a concern among students is financial stability while studying in Australia. Australian Student Visa allows student candidates to work for 20 hours a week while their study program is on. While on break, student candidates can work for unlimited hours. To be eligible to work while on a student visa, you must be entitled to be working legally in Australia. This permission has to be gained from the Australian Immigration, which makes it easier for a student to work in Australia.



The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is a national policy that ensures there is a uniform and recognised progression for study. The framework was introduced in 1995 and includes secondary school, higher education, and vocational education and training (VET) courses.


Australia welcomes students from all over the world and offers a range of living options to suit all kinds of needs. Depending on the length of your stay, where you’re studying and your personal preference, you can choose between short-term accommodation, rental properties, on campus accommodation and homestays.


The Education Services for Overseas Students Act was introduced in 2000 and is designed to protect standards for international students studying in Australia. This piece of legislation, amended in 2010, delivers regulatory requirements for education and training institutions through the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).


There’s no need to worry if you’re looking to study in Australia and you don’t meet the academic requirements. Many institutions will offer foundation studies one-year preparatory courses designed to provide the skills and qualifications needed to continue higher education in Australia.


Most student visas will permit you to work up to 40 hours per fortnight while your course is in session, and unlimited hours during course breaks. Not only can you work to help cover your costs while studying in Australia but you can gain contacts and spend some of your earnings checking out some of the great destinations the country has to offer.


For a country with a relatively small population, Australia has a history of punching above its weight when it comes to producing outstanding research. Many Australian discoveries and developments have led to tangible benefits around the world. This comes as a result of heavy investment in research, including over AU$140 million to be spent on Federation Fellowships over the next five years.


Australia is indeed a second home, no matter which part of the world you are coming from. Australia believes in multiculturalism. Those who arrive in Australia are invited to continue to celebrate their cultures within a broader culture of freedom but, more importantly, with respect.

According to 1996 Census, to prove Australia’s multiculturalism some facts should be considered:

  • 47 per cent of all Australians were either born overseas, or had at least one parent born overseas.
  • Australians speak over 200 languages including 48 Australian Indigenous languages and come from 232 countries.
  • The most common languages spoken other than English are Mandarin, Italian, Arabic, Cantonese, Greek, Vietnamese. Spanish, Hindi and Tagalog.
  • Australia's main religion is Christianity (13.5million or 61%) followed by Islam, Buddhism (2.5%), Islam (2.2%, Hinduism.(1.3%) and Judaism (0.5%) while 22% of the population identify as non- religious.
  • For 2012-13, migration contributed about 60 per cent of Australia's population growth and has outstripped the natural increase (the excess of births over deaths) in the population since 2005.