Direct applications can be submitted at any stage of the year for admission to one of our three trimesters in February, June or September.

2024 Academic Year

 Trimester 1Trimester 2
 Trimester 3
Start Date12 February 2024
03 June 202416 September 2024
End Date10 May 202426 August 2024
13 December 2024
Census date 01 March 202421 June 202404 October 2024

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Trimesters at LCI Melbourne

What is a trimester?

Our academic year (January – December) is divided into three twelve week study periods, called ‘trimesters’. 

How long is the degree under the Trimester calendar?

The Bachelor of Design Arts can be undertaken in two or more years:

  • Two years - the program is delivered over two years to students studying full-time; OR
  • Longer than two years - Students can choose a lighter part time workload, to balance study with work or personal commitments (3-6 years)

How do trimesters benefit students?

Our trimester calendar has a number of benefits. It allows students to set the pace of their own study. Our international LCI Education partner campuses also run on a trimester system, allowing students to take full advantage of our global connections and seamlessly join a trimester abroad.

How many units can I take per trimester?

Students studying a regular full-time load over three years can undertake 10 units per academic year; or accelerate their studies by taking 15 units per academic year with a fast-tracked degree over two years. 

For more details about trimesters, see our FAQ, Domestic Fees or International Fees.

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