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About Us

About Us

About Us

We are new and old, local and global. LCI Melbourne is part of the global LCI Education Network, and was previously the Australian Academy of Design.

We have considerable expertise and established networks in the art and design profession both in Melbourne and globally with our sister art and design campuses in Barcelona, Indonesia, Morocco, Vancouver, and Montreal.

LCI Melbourne is an Institute of Higher Education and is on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Programs for Overseas Students (CRICOS). Our programs are nationally accredited by the Commonwealth Government’s Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).

Academic Freedom and Integrity

LCI Melbourne is committed to the fundamental principles of academic freedom and rights of freedom of speech and actions. 

As a creative, progressive community we welcome varied opinions and attitudes. We actively support diversity across the community with engaged and positive support across cultures, alignments and beliefs. We value honesty, diversity, collaboration and inclusion.  

As an Institute of Higher Education, we value and promote intellectual discovery, speculative ideas, and the advancement of knowledge, combined with the free and open exchange of ideas and opinions. 

All staff and students have the right to express themselves and to hear and receive information and opinions within the constraints of privacy and the law.
LCI Melbourne is committed to fostering a respectful, open, collaborative, collegiate and fair working environment for all which does not tolerate bullying, harassment, discrimination, victimisation, vilification or violence. LCIM respects individual freedoms providing they do not harm, harass, bully or impinge on privacy of others. 

At LCIM we have both staff and student Codes of Conduct which outline expectations that we all conduct ourselves with integrity, fairness, honesty, privacy and impartiality and we treat others with dignity and respect as constituted in relevant legislation and the policies and procedures of LCIM.

Academic Freedom and Integrity 

Staff and students have the right as individuals and as a collective to their independent thought, scholarship and enquiry without judgment. Academics and students are responsible for maintaining high standards of conduct in carrying out scholarly activities and must collect, analyse and disseminate data in a rigorous manner, without plagiarising, misrepresenting or fabricating data.

LCIM presumes that all intellectual creations produced by students and staff are the result of personal production and do not violate intellectual property rights of other persons. If a student or staff member violates intellectual property and copyright provisions, they will assume their own responsibility, with the associated moral, civil or criminal consequences.

Academic integrity is defined as: ‘a commitment, even in the face of adversity, to six fundamental values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility, and courage. From these values flow principles of behaviour that enable academic communities to translate ideals to action’ (International Centre for Academic Integrity, 2014 in TEQSA Guidance Notes: Academic Integrity).