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Applications can be submitted at any stage of the year for admission to one of our three trimesters.

2021 Academic Year

  Trimester 1 Trimester 2
 Trimester 3
Start Date 15 February 2021
7 June 2021 20 Sep 2021
End Date 14 May 2021 30 August 2021
14 December 2021
Census date  6 March 2021 2 July 2021 15 October 2021

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.  

Are all trimesters compulsory?

Yes. Our units are delivered across all three trimesters. Students undertaking a two year or three year degree are required to study in all three trimesters. 

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 FAQs, Domestic Fees or International Fees