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SAE COVID-19 Updates

SAE continues to monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19, which is presenting unprecedented challenges for our teaching and learning communities.
Byron Bay

We are pleased to announce we are planning for a gradual return to the Byron Bay campus from Monday 11 October.

Your health and wellbeing

To help ensure the health and wellbeing of our community, all staff, students and visitors on campus from Monday 11 October must follow the COVIDSafe protocols in place.

SAE strongly encourages all staff and students to be vaccinated so we can minimise the risk of transmission and provide a healthy teaching, learning and working environment for all.

As always, please do not come to campus if you are feeling remotely unwell, irrespective of whether you are vaccinated, get tested and comply with all relevant public health orders.

Keep up-to-date

As we move towards enjoying more freedoms and reconnecting on campus, we ask that everyone remains vigilant and follows public health orders.

Thank you once again for your patience and understanding.

Sydney

We are pleased to announce we are planning for a gradual return to the Sydney campus from Monday 18 October.

Our initial focus is to provide access to staff and students in disciplines that require specialised hardware and software and to those capstone students who wish to collaborate in person, however we look forward to extended campus access to all students in due course.

We will soon be in contact with more specific plans for each SAE discipline group. Class delivery remains unchanged next week.

Your health and wellbeing

Strict health and safety protocols will be in place on campus, consistent with our COVIDSafe Plan.

SAE strongly encourages all staff and students to be vaccinated so we can minimise the risk of transmission and provide a healthy teaching, learning and working environment for all.

As always, please do not come to campus if you are feeling remotely unwell, irrespective of whether you are vaccinated, get tested and comply with all relevant public health orders.

Keep up-to-date

As we move towards enjoying more freedoms and reconnecting on campus, we ask that everyone remains vigilant and follows public health orders.

Thank you once again for your patience and understanding.

The Queensland Government has announced that mask requirements across Brisbane, Gold Coast and Moreton Bay have been reinstated.

Importantly, please continue to check the list of exposed locations. Even if you’re presenting the mildest of symptoms please get tested, and self-isolate until your results are obtained. If you’re required to isolate please contact your teacher and/or Student Services as soon as possible.

Campus is open

The Brisbane campus will continue to be open to all students and staff. Please adhere to the COVIDSafe rules whilst on campus.

Your health and wellbeing is our number one priority. We’ve learnt a lot as we’ve adapted to the pandemic over the last year. Find out about how we’ve adapted our teaching and learning.

Keep up-to-date

We’ll communicate with you as the situation progresses and recommend that you keep up-to-date and follow any guidance from the Queensland Government.

Please contact Student Services if you have any questions.

Following the recent restrictions for the Lismore local government area, the NSW Government today announced stay-at-home restrictions for the Byron and Tweed local government areas commencing at 5pm today and finishing at this stage on Wednesday 29 September 2021.

Campus access

All classes will remain online for the duration of the stay-at-home restrictions. In our effort to provide you with the best possible support and help with completing your studies, restricted access to resources at the Byron Bay campus will continue from 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Booking conditions

If you would like to make a booking this can be done by contacting the Tech Office. Please be aware that the following rules must be adhered to:

  • Bookings must be made before travelling to campus
  • Students who have bookings are ONLY to remain on campus for the duration of their booking
  • Socialising or meeting with other people outside of their booking is not permitted

Health and hygiene

If you visit campus, please continue to follow the COVIDSafe practices:

  • Your room booking is confirmed before travelling to the campus
  • Compulsory check in via the Service NSW QR code
  • Wear a mask at all times when indoors, working outdoors, and maintain 1.5m physical distance from others
  • Continue good hand hygiene, including regular sanitising and washing of hands, and wiping down of equipment before and after use.

Keep up-to-date

Please get in touch with Student Services if you have any questions. We will continue to communicate any new information both here and via your student email.

The NSW Government has relaxed restrictions across parts of regional NSW, including Byron Bay. The Queensland Government has also reinstated the NSW border zone.

The Byron Bay campus is now open. Please adhere to the COVIDSafe rules whilst on campus:

  • Check in via the Service NSW QR code
  • Wear a mask when indoors. If you don’t have one, you can pick one up from the Tech Office
  • Please physically distance where possible
  • Continue regular sanitising and washing of hands, wiping down of equipment before and after use.

Please do not attend campus if you’re feeling unwell, you’re in contact with anyone unwell or they’re suspected of having COVID-19.

Keep up-to-date

Even if you’re presenting the mildest of symptoms please get tested, and self-isolate until your results are obtained. If you’re required to isolate, please contact your lecturer and/or Student Services as soon as possible.

Please get in touch with Student Services if you have any questions. We will continue to communicate any new information both here and via your student email.

The Victorian Government today announced an extension to the lockdown. We will communicate with you again closer to the end of the lockdown period with details on when the campus will reopen.

Your learning

During the lockdown all classes that can be taught over Zoom will continue to do so. We have also been given approval to provide exemption permits to students who fit certain criteria, to visit campus and complete their learning. Please check your student email for more information on this.

Your wellbeing

Your health and wellbeing is our number one priority. We’ve learnt a lot as we’ve adapted to the pandemic over the last year. This includes implementing strong systems and processes to help you continue with your learning. Find out more about the way we teach.

Confidential, free counselling continues to be available to all SAE students. Currently, we are offering all appointments remotely, via Zoom or phone. Student Services Advisors (SSA) are also available for booked appointments via Zoom or phone if you need them.

Keep up-to-date

We will communicate further with you via your student email as the situation progresses and recommend that you keep up-to-date and follow any guidance from the Victorian Government.

The NSW Government has announced an extension of the stay at home rules until at least Friday 10 September 2021.

Campus update

The Byron Bay campus will be closed from Monday 30 August to Friday 10 September 2021. Any students requiring access to the campus for approved special consideration projects in the trimester break should contact the Tech Office.

Your wellbeing

Your health and wellbeing is our number one priority. We’ve learnt a lot as we’ve adapted to the pandemic over the last year. This includes implementing strong systems and processes to help you continue with your learning. Find out more about the way we teach.

Confidential, free counselling continues to be available to all SAE students. Currently, we are offering all appointments remotely, via Zoom or phone. Student Services Advisors (SSA) are also available for booked appointments via Zoom or phone if you need them.

Keep up-to-date

We will continue to communicate as the situation progresses and recommend that you keep up-to-date and follow guidance from the New South Wales Government.

The Queensland Government has announced that restrictions across the south east local government areas listed will ease from 4pm on Friday 20 August 2021.

Campus is open

The Brisbane campus will continue to be open to all staff and students. At this stage some classes will remain online. Your teachers will be in touch with you regarding this.

Please be aware that there are a number of important requirements that remain in place to attend campus. These are:

  • All students, staff and visitors must sign-in using the “Check in QLD” app
  • All staff and students must wear a face mask at all times during class and when indoors. If you don’t have one, you can pick one up from the Tech Office. If you are unable to wear a mask, please do not leave your residence
  • Please physically distance whenever possible
  • Continue regular sanitising and washing of hands, which includes the wiping down of equipment before and after use.

Please note, if you are able to physically distance safely, removal of your mask is permitted.

Your health and wellbeing is our number one priority. We’ve learnt a lot as we’ve adapted to the pandemic over the last year. This includes implementing strong systems and processes to help you continue with your learning. Find out more about the way we teach.

Keep up-to-date

We will communicate further with you as the situation progresses and recommend that you keep up-to-date and follow any guidance from the Queensland Government. If you have any questions about this update, please contact the Student Services team who can help you.

The NSW Government has announced an extension of the state-wide lockdown until at least 12.01am on Sunday 28 August 2021. This means that the stay at home rules will continue for a further week.

Restricted campus access

All classes will continue online for the duration of the lockdown. In our effort to provide you with the best possible support and help with completing your studies, restricted access to resources at the Byron Bay campus will continue from 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday. Whilst on campus please continue to follow the COVIDSafe practices in place.

Booking conditions

  • You can contact the Tech Office to make a booking.
  • Bookings must be made before travelling to campus
  • Students who have bookings are ONLY to remain on campus for the duration of their booking
  • Socialising or meeting with other people outside of their booking is not permitted

Your wellbeing

Your health and wellbeing is our number one priority. We’ve learnt a lot as we’ve adapted to the pandemic over the last year. This includes implementing strong systems and processes to help you continue with your learning. Find out more about the way we teach.

Confidential, free counselling continues to be available to all SAE students. Currently, we are offering all appointments remotely, via Zoom or phone. Student Services Advisors (SSA) are also available for booked appointments via Zoom or phone if you need them.

Keep up-to-date

We will continue to communicate as the situation progresses and recommend that you keep up-to-date and follow guidance from the New South Wales Government.

The Victorian Government today announced a 14 day extension to our current lockdown. We will let you know when the campus will reopen, closer to the end of the lockdown.

Your learning

During the lockdown all classes that can be taught over Zoom will continue to do so. We have also been given approval to provide exemption permits to students who fit certain criteria, to visit campus and complete their learning. Please check your student email for more information on this.

Your wellbeing

Your health and wellbeing is our number one priority. We’ve learnt a lot as we’ve adapted to the pandemic over the last year. This includes implementing strong systems and processes to help you continue with your learning. Find out more about the way we teach.

Confidential, free counselling continues to be available to all SAE students. Currently, we are offering all appointments remotely, via Zoom or phone. Student Services Advisors (SSA) are also available for booked appointments via Zoom or phone if you need them.

Keep up-to-date

We will communicate further with you via your student email as the situation progresses and recommend that you keep up-to-date and follow any guidance from the Victorian Government.

The NSW Government has announced a state-wide lockdown until 12.01am on Sunday 22 August 2021. This means that the stay at home rules that applied to us last week will continue for a further week.

Restricted campus access

All classes will continue online for the duration of the lockdown. In our effort to provide you with the best possible support and help with completing your studies, restricted access to resources at the Byron Bay campus will continue from 9am – 9pm, Monday to Friday.

Booking conditions

  • You can contact the Tech Office to make a booking.
  • Bookings must be made before travelling to campus
  • Students who have bookings are ONLY to remain on campus for the duration of their booking
  • Socialising or meeting with other people outside of their booking is not permitted

Health and hygiene

If you visit campus, please continue to follow the COVIDSafe practices:

  • Your room booking is confirmed before travelling to the campus
  • Compulsory check in via the Service NSW QR code
  • Wear a mask at all times when indoors and maintain 1.5m physical distance from others
  • Continue good hand hygiene, including regular sanitising and washing of hands, and wiping down of equipment before and after use.

Your wellbeing

Your health and wellbeing is our number one priority. We’ve learnt a lot as we’ve adapted to the pandemic over the last year. This includes implementing strong systems and processes to help you continue with your learning. Find out more about the way we teach.

Confidential, free counselling continues to be available to all SAE students. Currently, we are offering all appointments remotely, via Zoom or phone. Student Services Advisors (SSA) are also available for booked appointments via Zoom or phone if you need them.

Keep up-to-date

We will continue to communicate as the situation progresses and recommend that you keep up-to-date and follow guidance from the New South Wales Government.

The Victorian Government today announced a 7 day extension to our current lockdown. This means that the campus at this stage will reopen on Friday 20 August 2021.

Your teachers will email you directly with details about your classes over the next week. However, if you are unsure of how to access any of your classes please contact your teacher, your Department Coordinator, or Student Services.

Your wellbeing

Your health and wellbeing is our number one priority. We’ve learnt a lot as we’ve adapted to the pandemic over the last year. This includes implementing strong systems and processes to help you continue with your learning. Find out more about the way we teach.

Confidential, free counselling continues to be available to all SAE students. Currently, we are offering all appointments remotely, via Zoom or phone. Student Services Advisors (SSA) are also available for booked appointments via Zoom or phone if you need them.

Keep up-to-date

We will communicate further as the situation progresses and recommend that you keep up-to-date and follow any guidance from the Victorian Government.

The NSW Government has announced a 7-day lockdown for the Byron, Ballina, City of Lismore, and Richmond Valley local government areas commencing this evening until 12.01am on Tuesday 17 August 2021.

Restricted campus access

All classes will move online for the duration of the lockdown. Your lecturers will be in contact with the details. In our effort to provide you with the best possible support and help with completing your studies, restricted access to resources at the Byron Bay campus will continue from 9am – 9pm, Monday to Friday.

Booking conditions

  • Bookings must be made before travelling to campus
  • Students who have bookings are ONLY to remain on campus for the duration of their booking
  • Socialising or meeting with other people outside of their booking is not permitted
  • You can contact the Tech Office to make a booking.

Health and hygiene

If you visit campus, please continue to follow the COVIDSafe practices:

  • Your room booking is confirmed before travelling to the campus
  • Compulsory check in via the Service NSW QR code
  • Wear a mask at all times when indoors and maintain 1.5m physical distance from others
  • Continue good hand hygiene, including regular sanitising and washing of hands, and wiping down of equipment before and after use.

Keep up-to-date

We will continue to communicate as the situation progresses and recommend that you keep up-to-date and follow guidance from the New South Wales Government.

If you require any assistance in the meantime please do not hesitate to contact our Student Services team.

The Queensland Government has announced that the lockdown will be lifted from 4pm today.

Campus to open

The Brisbane campus will reopen from 8am tomorrow. At this stage some classes will remain online. Your teachers will be in touch with you regarding this.

Please be aware that there are a number of important requirements to attend campus. These are:

All students, staff and visitors must sign-in using the “Check in QLD” app.

Students must wear a face mask at all times when inside classrooms, and also when in public spaces. The only time masks can be removed is when you are seated to eat or drink.

For all classes and studio sessions, physical distancing must be observed.

Please continue regular sanitising and washing of hands which includes the wiping down of equipment before and after use.

Your health and wellbeing is our number one priority. We’ve learnt a lot as we’ve adapted to the pandemic over the last year. This includes implementing strong systems and processes to help you continue with your learning. Find out more about the way we teach.

Keep up-to-date

We will communicate further with you as the situation progresses and recommend that you keep up-to-date and follow any guidance from the Queensland Government. If you have any questions about this update, please contact the Student Services team who can help you.

The Victorian Government has announced a 7 day lockdown across Victoria starting at 8pm tonight. This means that campus will be closed from 7.45pm tonight for the next 7 days.

Your teachers will email you directly with details about your classes over the next week. However, if you are unsure of how to access any of your classes please contact your teacher, your Department Coordinator, or Student Services.

Your wellbeing

Your health and wellbeing is our number one priority. We’ve learnt a lot as we’ve adapted to the pandemic over the last year. This includes implementing strong systems and processes to help you continue with your learning. Find out more about the way we teach.

Confidential, free counselling continues to be available to all SAE students. Currently, we are offering all appointments remotely, via Zoom or phone. Student Services Advisors (SSA) are also available for booked appointments via Zoom or phone if you need them.

Keep up-to-date

We will communicate further with you as the situation progresses and recommend that you keep up-to-date and follow any guidance from the Victorian Government.

Brisbane

This morning the Queensland Government extended the lockdown for South Eastern Queensland. This means that the Brisbane campus will be closed until 8am Monday 9 August 2021 at this stage.

Importantly, please check the list of exposed locations. Even if you’re presenting the mildest of symptoms please get tested, and self-isolate until your results are obtained. We also ask whilst isolating, that you register yourself on our Isolated Persons Register.

Your learning

All units of study, scheduled between Monday 2 August – Friday 6 August 2021 will be moved online. Your facilitators will email you shortly to advise how to access your classes.

Student Services

Confidential, free counselling and appointments with Student Services Advisors continues to be available to all SAE students. Currently, we are offering all appointments remotely, via Zoom or phone. Student Services are also available to you by phone or chat.

Keep up-to-date

We will communicate further with you as the situation progresses and recommend that you keep up-to-date and follow any guidance from the Queensland Government.

Byron Bay

The Queensland Government has announced a lockdown for 11 local government areas (LGAs) until 4pm on Sunday 8 August 2021. In addition, the NSW Government has issued stay at home orders for anyone in NSW who has visited the affected LGAs in South East Queensland since Wednesday 21 July 2021.

If you are required to isolate please notify your lecturer and/or Student Services as soon as possible. We also ask whilst isolating, that you register yourself on our Isolated Persons Register.

Campus is open

The Byron Bay campus will remain open for students and staff. Please be aware that there are a number of important requirements to attend campus:

All students, staff, and visitors must sign-in using the NSW check in app when coming onto campus

All staff, students, and visitors must wear face masks at all times when onsite. If you don’t have a mask, you can pick one up from the Tech Office

Sanitise your hands frequently and wipe down equipment before and after use.

While the campus will remain open, we acknowledge that there will be an increasing number of people who are unable to attend campus. Your lecturers will be in touch regarding your classes and whether they will need to be moved online.

Keep up to date

We will communicate further with you as the situation progresses and recommend that you keep up-to-date and follow any guidance from the NSW Government. If you have any questions about this update, please contact the Student Services team who can help you

The Queensland Government has extended the current restrictions by 7 days. Students and staff will need to continue carrying and wearing masks during this time.

Students may only remove their mask when alone, or when they are able to maintain a 1.5 metre distance from others. Restrictions are due to be lifted at 6am Friday 6 August, but may change depending on State Government advice.

Campus is open

The Brisbane campus will remain open for students and staff. Please be aware that there are a number of important requirements to attend campus:

  • All students, staff, and visitors must sign-in using the Check In QLD app when coming onto campus
  • All students, staff, and visitors must wear face masks at all times when they cannot physically distance. If you don’t have one, you can pick one up from the Tech Office
  •  Sanitise your hands frequently and wipe down equipment before and after use.

Student Services

Confidential, free counselling continues to be available to all SAE students. Student Services are also available to you on campus, by phone or chat.

Keep up-to-date

We will communicate further with you as the situation progresses and recommend that you keep up-to-date and follow any guidance from the Queensland Government.

Following yesterday’s SA Government announcement, campus is now open for face to face teaching.

Your health and wellbeing is very important to us. When you visit campus please follow the current health guidelines as we transition out of lockdown. This includes:

  • Wearing an appropriate face mask covering the nose and mouth at all times
  • Maintaining a 1.5 metre distance between you and the next person
  • Regular hand sanitising, washing of hands, and wiping down of used surfaces
  • Following the campus Contact Tracing System by signing in upon entry onto campus.
Student Services

Confidential, free counselling continues to be available to all SAE students. Student Services are also available to you on campus, by phone or chat.

Keep up-to-date

If you are unable to attend campus, please notify your lecturer and/or Student Services as soon as possible. We also ask whilst isolating, that you register yourself on our Isolated Persons Register.

Please get in touch with Student Services if you have any questions. We will continue to communicate any new information both here and via your student email.

The Queensland Government has extended the current restrictions by 7 days. Students and staff will need to continue carrying and wearing masks during this time.

Students may only remove their mask when alone, or when they are able to maintain a 1.5 metre distance from others. Restrictions are due to be lifted at 6am Friday 6 August, but may change depending on State Government advice.

Campus is open

The Brisbane campus will remain open for students and staff. Please be aware that there are a number of important requirements to attend campus:

  • All students, staff, and visitors must sign-in using the Check In QLD app when coming onto campus.
  • All students, staff, and visitors must wear face masks at all times when they cannot physically distance. If you don’t have one, you can pick one up from the Tech Office
  • Sanitise your hands frequently and wipe down equipment before and after use.
Student Services

Confidential, free counselling continues to be available to all SAE students. Student Services are also available to you on campus, by phone or chat.

Keep up-to-date

We will communicate further with you as the situation progresses and recommend that you keep up-to-date and follow any guidance from the Queensland Government.

On Saturday 17 July, the NSW Government announced changes to COVID-19 restrictions.

Campus access

In response to these changes the Sydney campus will be closed from today, Monday 19 July 2021, until at least Friday 30 July 2021. There will be no access to campus facilities during this period. The campus will reopen at 10am on Saturday 31 July 2021 unless advised otherwise.

Your learning

SAE will continue to deliver all classes online via Zoom. We’ve learnt a lot as we’ve adapted to the pandemic over the last year. This includes implementing strong systems and processes to help you continue with your learning. Find out more about the way we teach.

Ongoing support

Your health and well-being is our number one priority. Our support remains available to you as always. You can get in touch with Student Services if you have any questions or concerns. We’ll continue to communicate any new information to you via your student email as soon as it’s available.

The Victorian Government has announced that the lockdown in Melbourne will end from midnight tonight, Tuesday 27 July. Campus will reopen from 8.30am tomorrow.

Supporting your learning

Under the new restrictions only classes that cannot be taught remotely will take place on campus, with the majority of classes continuing over Zoom. Your teachers will email you directly if there is an exception for your class.

  • If you need to visit campus, please make sure you adhere to the following COVIDSafe measures:
  • Wear a mask at all times, unless you have a current medical exemption. Please note that teachers are not required to wear a mask while teaching.
  • Maintain 1.5m social distancing whenever possible;
  • Check-in everyday using the Service Victoria QR codes displayed at all entrances to the campus.
Your wellbeing

Your health and wellbeing is our number one priority. We’ve learnt a lot as we’ve adapted to the pandemic over the last year. This includes implementing strong systems and processes to help you continue with your learning. Find out more about the way we teach.

We’ll continue to communicate any new information to you via your student email as soon as it’s available.

The Queensland Government has announced a New South Wales border zone that will come into effect from 1am AEST Friday 23 July 2021.

Exceptions for border zone residents have been detailed by the government; this includes attending work and tertiary education. As such, any staff or students residing north of the border will still be permitted to attend campus, as the Byron campus is within the Border Zone. If you travel into NSW, outside of the Border Zone, you will need to submit a declaration to return to Queensland and likely quarantine for 14 days.

Campus is open

The Byron Bay campus will remain open for students and staff. Please be aware that there are a number of important requirements to attend campus:

All students, staff, and visitors must sign-in using the NSW check in app when coming onto campus

All staff, students, and visitors must wear face masks at all times when onsite. If you don’t have a mask, you can pick one up from the Tech Office

Sanitise your hands frequently and wipe down equipment before and after use.

Keep up to date

Students are encouraged to check their emails for related updates, and to remain informed by NSW Government health advice.

Frequently Asked Questions

SAE is closely monitoring each of its Australian campuses. If there is a confirmed case of a student or staff member with COVID-19, the SAE student and teaching community will be informed as a priority. If you have been identified as a potential close contact of the positive case, then you will be contacted personally and provided with directions, in line with health department advice.

Our top priority is student and staff health and wellbeing, and we will continue to follow Federal and State authority advice. Flexible, blended delivery continues for select units. Students are welcome to come to campus to attend scheduled on-campus events and use available SAE computers, equipment and studios.

All students who attend campus must, as a condition of entry, log their attendance using the QR codes displayed on campus. Your COVID Safe for Students website has important information that will help you to understand your obligations on campus. It also has important information about:

– Changes to campus opening hours

– Equipment and studio access

  • – Physical distancing and hygiene

– Lesson delivery and practical sessions

Assessment processes will remain the same. For modules that use holistic assessment, please ensure that you continue to participate in class, work on your projects and maintain your learning journals (if required for your module). SAE Faculty have been provided guidance on how to ensure we are making appropriate changes to assessment in order to address any challenges you or your peers face. Your facilitator will let you know in advance if any assessment changes are required, to maximise your progression and success in your course.

SAE will continue to follow the advice of health authorities and medical experts and share information as it is received. We recommend you check your student email on a daily basis for relevant updates. Rest assured, you will be notified via your student email or SMS of any urgent updates.

If you want to reach out to your campus with a question, you can chat online with your campus Student Services team Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm. Simply access this service by logging onto Campus Online.

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