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Entry Requirements

Domestic students! Here is everything you need to know to apply. If you are an International student, please visit our International Students hub for entry requirements and admission information.

Bachelor of Design Arts

  • Satisfactory completion of Australian Year 12, or one of the equivalent qualifications as defined under minimum academic entry requirements.

ATAR scores are not used in the consideration of your application. Unscored VCE (or equivalent) is accepted for entry.

Students must be 18+ years of age at commencement of course.

Bachelor of Entrepreneurship (Creative Industries)

  • Satisfactory completion of Australian Year 12, with an ATAR score of 60 (an ATAR score of 68 or above guarantees entry), or one of the equivalent qualifications as defined under minimum academic entry requirements.

Students must be 18+ years of age at commencement of course.

Direct Applications
You can apply at any time, for our February, June or September intake.

  1. Complete our online application form.
  2. An Admissions Advisor will contact you following submission of your application to discuss the required steps to complete your application.
  3. If you are applying for the Bachelor of Design Arts, you will need to complete your Admission Consultation. This is a discussion on your motivations for study and your potential to benefit from your chosen course. If you are unable to attend in person, virtual consultations are available.

Please note, two valid forms of identification will be required, one from each list below. An Australian Passport fills requirements as both photo ID and evidence of eligibility.

  • Driver’s Licence
  • Passport
  • Student ID
  • Proof of Age

Evidence of Eligibility

  • Australian Passport
  • Australian Birth Certificate
  • New Zealand Passport
  • Permanent Resident Visa
  • Permanent Humanitarian Visa
  • Temporary Entry Permit
  • Other equivalent documentation

VTAC Applicants

Students residing in Victoria can apply via the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) for our February intake. Select LCIM courses have a Guaranteed ATAR. If applicants receive an ATAR equal to or above the Guaranteed ATAR and meet the course entry requirements, they will be guaranteed an offer in the course. For VTAC applicants to receive an offer, the course must be their highest eligible preference.

Year 12 applicants for our Bachelor of Design Arts undergraduate degree via VTAC can get automatic entry (bypass the Admissions Consultation special entry requirement) if they get a pass on one or more of the following Unit 3 & 4 VCE VET units:

  • Art Creative Practice
  • Art Making and Exhibiting
  • Visual Communication Design
  • Product Design & Technology
  • Applied Fashion Design & Technology
  • Creative & Digital Media

To apply via VTAC, please visit the VTAC website.

Please note, if you are applying directly you should not also apply via VTAC. Offers will be sent via VTAC when released.

Please see key dates for 2024 on the VTAC website.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Applicants

LCI Melbourne acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia. 

Via the direct application process, students of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island descent will be able to identify their status. All successful Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island applicants will be entitled to the Indigenous Scholarship.
Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island applicants requiring support for their application, please contact us.

Special Needs/Educationally Disadvantage Students

LCI Melbourne provides a supportive and inclusive community.

Students who require support for special needs or who have been educationally disadvantaged are encouraged to apply.

Via the direct application process, students can identify if they will require additional support or recognition for educational disadvantage. Educational disadvantage includes applicants with physical disabilities, from geographically isolated areas, or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Contact us for more information.

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