Student resources

Career Support

Developing Employability at LCI Melbourne

LCI Melbourne aims to produce graduates who are job ready, with both the specific skills required to gain employment in their chosen area of design and the broader underpinning attributes required to develop their career over the long term.

This commitment is reflected in the structure of the Bachelor of Design Arts, which includes a series of Professional Studies units across the degree. The Professional Studies stream culminates in LCI Melbourne's Industry Placement Program, enabling students to gain on-the-job experience and build industry contacts as part of their studies.

The majority of our academic faculty are also practicing professionals with strong industry links. This ensures that our students are provided with the most up-to-date and relevant skills and knowledge to prepare them for their future career. Students seeking further career advice can arrange one-on-one meetings with their major study coordinator.

LCI Education Network Portfolios

The Portfolios is a social platform showcasing the achievements, know-how and creativity of students and graduates from LCI Melbourne and other member campuses in the LCI Education network. The platform provides students and graduates with the opportunity to exhibit their creations and CVs to the public as well as employers in search of new talent. Students and graduates registered with Portfolios also have access to exclusive job offers, internships and practical advice.

Advisory Panels

LCI Melbourne maintains further links with creative professionals in the industry through its Industry Advisory Panels in the areas of:

These Industry Advisory Panels ensure the course curriculum remains relevant and aligned with current and emerging industry practice. The strength of LCI Melbourne's approach is demonstrated at the end of each year, in the dozens of design professionals and industry figures who attend the Graduating Students' Exhibition and Industry Showcase.



Placement Agencies

LCI Melbourne is a member of The Brownbill Effect, who provide graduate opportunities to students. 

Professional Associations

There are a number of professional associations relevant to the careers linked to LCI Melbourne’s courses. Many of these provide career advice to prospective members. The most notable are: 

Communication Design

Communications Council
Melbourne Advertising and Design Club
www.communicationscouncil.org.au
www.madc.com.au

Fashion & Costume Design

Council of Textile & Fashion Industries of Australia
Design Institute of Australia
www.tfia.com.au
www.dia.org.au

Filmmaking & Photography

Digital Industry Association for Australia
Australian Institute of Professional Photography
www.aimia.com.au
www.aipp.com.au

Graphic & Digital Design

Australian Graphic Design Association
Design Institute of Australia
www.agda.com.au
www.dia.org.au

Visual Arts

National Association for the Visual Arts
Illustrators Australia
www.visualarts.net.au
www.illustratorsaustralia.com

Setting up your own Business

Managed by the State Government of Victoria's Department of State Development, Business and Innovation (DSDBI), Business Victoria is an online resource to assist in starting, running and growing your own business. It includes sections on Design and Information & Communication Technology plus useful links to news, resources and careers information.