Annual Tuition Fee

The indicative annual tuition fees listed below are based upon a student enrolling in 100% full time study load. The total cost will depend on the number of units enrolled in, by study period, over the course of the year.

2022 FEES
Course Code Duration Full-time Credit Points EFTSL* Domestic
Annual Tuition Fees
Annual Tuition Fees
Bachelor of Design Arts CRS1201241 2 years (6 trimesters) 300 3.0 $37,235.10 $44,744.25
Diploma of Fashion Design  CRS0102086
1 year (3 trimesters) 150 3.0 $25,900.00 $31,900.00
Diploma of Fashion Styling CRS0102087
1 year (3 trimesters)
150 3.0 $25,900.00
Diploma of Graphic Design CRS0102088
1 year (3 trimesters)
150 3.0 $25,900.00
Diploma of Interior Design
1 year (3 trimesters)
150 3.0 $25,900.00

*  Equivalent Full-time Study Loading

Please note that tuition fees may increase in subsequent study periods.

Unit Fees & Census Dates

Each subject at LCI Melbourne is called a 'unit'. 

Domestic Student Fee Conditions

  • Before enrolling, we encourage applicants to read LCI Melbourne's Policy on Tuition Fee Refunds in the Assurances section of this website.
  • Fees are billed per trimester (based on the number of units undertaken in that trimester)
  • Part-time students pay pro-rata fees. Please consult tuition fees for the units currently on offer.
  • Centrelink Payments: for Centrelink purposes, to be classified as a full-time student you are required to enrol in a minimum of a 75% load. Anything less than 75% load per trimester is deemed by Centrelink as part-time.

International Student Fee Conditions

  • International students commencing study with LCI Melbourne must pay upfront for two Trimesters. Subsequently, the student must pay for one Trimester in advance, each trimester.
  • Fees for units must be paid in advance at the start of each Trimester, before commencement.
  • International students cannot attend classes before payment of fees, and results are not issued to students with outstanding fees.
  • International students who wish to withdraw from a program after the program has commenced, are not eligible for a refund. 
  • Trimester fees are refundable if the student does not commence the Trimester.
  • In the case of provider default, course fees will be refunded within 14 days from the default date in accordance with the provisions of the ESOS Act 2000 and ESOS Regulations 2001. Provider default includes: 
    • the provider does not commence delivering the course,
    • or the course ceases to be provided before it is completed,
    • or the course is not provided in full.
  • Fees for subsequent years may increase.
  • Fees are shown in Australian dollars.

The ESOS Framework is a set of legal regulations related to international students studying in Australia on student visas. It sets guidelines and minimum standards to protect you as a student as well as protecting Australia's reputation for providing quality education and support services. 

Support for Paying Fees - Domestic Students

FEE-HELP (Domestic Students Only)

The Australian Government FEE-HELP loan scheme that assists domestic students with tuition fees is available to LCI Melbourne’s eligible degree and diploma students. Find out more about FEE-HELP or visit the Government's Study Assist website. New Zealand applicants should refer to New Zealand - Study Assist.

Paying Annual Fee Upfront

LCI Melbourne can arrange a payment plan for students who prefer to pay fees upfront. For details about your eligibility and terms, contact the Student Services team.

Government Assistance

The Department of Human Services (incorporating Centrelink) provides benefits for eligible students. Visit www.humanservices.gov.au or call 13 24 90 for details.

A number of other state and federal agencies can provide financial assistance to students. Visit studyassist.gov.au and www.education.gov.au for details.

Bank Loans

The major banks offer student loans. See bank websites or your local branch for details.

Details for Electronic Funds Transfer

If you elect to pay your domestic student tuition fees upfront you need to refer to the Tax Invoice issued by LCI Melbourne.  Details you will need in order to make an Electronic Funds Transfer are below:

Bank Name: HSBC
Account Name: LCI Melbourne Pty Ltd
Beneficiary name: LCI Melbourne Pty Ltd
BSB: 343 001
Account: 433 051 002
Reference: Student's Full Name
Address: 150 Oxford Street, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia 3066 

Material Costs

The studios at LCI Melbourne provide materials for students to study using a range of fashion & costume design, filmmaking & photography, graphic & digital design, and visual arts media. The computer labs are equipped with industry-standard computing equipment and software.

Some materials may be provided over some projects. Students provide their own personal material requirements such as colour markers, folios and USB flash sticks. Students must also pay for printing and photocopying of their own work. Students should budget on paying $200 to $400 per year for studio materials and production costs. Costs can vary depending on student preferences and LCI will endeavour to support students in sourcing materials through industry contacts where possible.

Lockers are available for hire to store personal materials.

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