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What will I learn?

Get extensive hands-on practice in mobile journalism and data journalism, along with news research, feature writing, audio journalism, video, photography, international reporting, ethics and media law.

Become a working journalist from day one as you experience the rush of meeting deadlines and complete specialist journalism training in your chosen elective.

How you’ll learn

Designed and taught by industry professionals, this course focuses on innovative practices and project-based learning. Small classes (25 or fewer students) feature personalised teaching that nurtures each student’s unique strengths.

You’ll work on real stories across all media platforms, both individually and in teams, and contribute to the national award-winning student-run journalism website Hatch.

The Bachelor of Journalism course allows you to choose from the following industry electives, so you can get hands-on, industry-focused experience to launch your career reporting on topics that interest you:

  • Sports Journalism
  • Photojournalism
  • Music Journalism
  • Investigative Reporting
  • Business Journalism
  • Podcasting
  • Food, Fashion, Lifestyle and Travel Writing

Potential job opportunities

  • Digital Journalist
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Investigative Reporter
  • Radio Presenter
  • Digital Producer
  • News Reporter
  • Social Media Editor
  • Sports Journalist
  • Travel Writer



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$20,000.00 (10,77,586) per year
Fee Per Unit: AUD $2,500; Full Tuition Fees: AUD $60,000
Start date

26 September 2022


Macleay College

Melbourne Campus,

Level 7, 250 Collins Street,



3000, MELBOURNE, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$20,000.00 (10,77,586) per year
Fee Per Unit: AUD $2,500; Full Tuition Fees: AUD $60,000
Start date

26 September 2022


Sydney Campus

53 Balfour Street,


New South Wales,

2008, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants with Recent Secondary Education (within the past two years): Secondary Education Applicants must have completed an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (Year 12) equivalent qualification within the last two years. Applicants with Vocational Education & Training (VET) Study: To gain entry to the Bachelor of Business, VET Applicants must have completed a relevant VET qualification at Certificate IV level or higher within the last five years. All applicants must present evidence of their VET qualification(s) and academic results. Applicants with Higher Education Study: To gain entry to the Bachelor of Business, Higher Education Applicants must have undertaken a relevant tertiary qualification within the last five years. All Higher Education Applicants must present evidence of their qualification(s) and academic results. English Language requirements: IELTS Band Score: 6.0; Cambridge CAE Range: 52-57; Pearson Academic Range: 48-52; TOEFL IBT Range: 60-78.

For international students

The entry requirements for Macleay include qualification equivalent to an Australian Year 12 with the required entry grade.

Macleay College cannot accept applications from students under the age of 18.

English Language requirements

  • IELTS Band Score: 6.5 (no band less than 6)
  • Cambridge CAE Range: 58-66
  • Pearson Academic Range: 56-60
  • TOEFL IBT Range: 79-93