Selection Criteria | LCI Melbourne | Institute of Higher Education

Selection Criteria

Domestic Students

International students, please see our International Students hub for entry requirements and information on applying to study.


  • Satisfactory completion of Year 12 or equivalent (contact us to discuss what equivalent to Year 12 completion might be)


  • A creative portfolio of original work


  • A completed Creative Pre-selection Task*

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

*If you require a Creative Pre-selection Task, please contact us and an Admissions Advisor will send this to you approximately 5 days before your Creative Interview.


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

  1. Complete our online application form. You do not need to submit your portfolio with your application, we will review this during your Creative Interview.
    Two valid forms of identification will be required, one from each list below. Please note, an Australian Passport fills requirements as both photo ID and evidence of eligibility.

    • Driver’s Licence
    • Passport
    • Student ID
    • Proof of Age
    • Australian Passport
    • Australian Birth Certificate
    • New Zealand Passport
    • Permanent Resident Visa
    • Permanent Humanitarian Visa
    • Temporary Entry Permit
    • Other equivalent documentation


  2. An Admissions Advisor will contact you following submission of your application to organise your Creative Interview.
  3. Complete your Creative Interview. This is a discussion on your creative practice and creative ideas in portfolio format. If you are unable to attend in person, virtual interviews are available.


People currently residing in Victoria can apply via the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) for our February intake.

Year 12 applicants via VTAC can get automatic entry (bypass the Creative Interview) 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.

VTAC applicants will be required to contact LCI Melbourne to organise their Creative Interview. Please see key dates for 2024 on the VTAC website.


Special Needs/Educationally Disadvantaged 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.

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.

Further Information

Access the LCI Melbourne Academic Grievances, Complaints and Appeals Policy and Procedure, related to admission or enrolment decisions.

Application Support

Our Future Student Team can help answer any of your questions about applications or study. Email us and one of our Future Student Advisors will be happy to assist. Please reach out if you require additional assistance with your application.