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Australian City Design College

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Australian City Design College (ACDC) is a fully Government registered private vocational education training college, located in Melbourne CBD, which offers comprehensive design and business courses to international students. We believe design and business have the power to define our lives, culture and beyond. 

Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Journalism & Media (1)



Australian City Design College(ACDC) is a special place. A small school with a big dream and a wide-open mind, where you will reach your full potential. This big dream all began in 1998, by the founders Mr. Michael Holgate and Mrs. Bo Chao, two talented designers who started an Interior Design Business in Malvern Australia.


  • ACDC provide the knowledge you need to combine creativity with business sense and insight. We help you to choose the course that suits the future you can picture. Our College exist to empower each learner with skills, knowledge, and values needed for higher programs, workforce entry, advancement, and personal enrichment. Most of all We prepare you for the real world. 
  • By the time you graduate, you’ll have the confidence and skills to apply your knowledge to the workplace or start your own design business. A design course could lead to a future in advertising, animation, industrial design, interior design, website and app design, furniture design and more. We think it’s an experience that makes the adventure worth taking.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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Student Life

Campus life

  • Centrally located in the Melbourne CBD and surrounded by Melbourne’s hip cafes and restaurants, ACDC’s City Campus has cutting edge learning equipment with superfast free WiFi available throughout the campus.
  • ACDC classrooms are welcoming spaces designed to encourage learning and be part of the student community. A breakout area has kitchen facilities and includes an outdoor patio space which is super inviting.