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


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SAE Creative Media Institute is monitoring the coronavirus (COVID 19) situation and will continue to act on the advice given by the New Zealand government and health authorities. Our top priority remains the health and well-being of our community. Please find a list of frequently asked questions regarding studying at SAE and the impacts of COVID-19.

LAST UPDATED: 12th March, 2021



COVID-19 UPDATE: 12th March 2021

Kia ora staff and students

Great news! Cabinet has announced this morning that Auckland is able to lift the current COVID-19 restrictions and revert to Alert Level 1, as of midday today. The most recent outbreak is now regarded as contained and the risk of community transition is low.

This means we can fully return all staff and students to campus. All classes can be held on campus, without the need for physical distancing.

A reminder however that we must still scan/sign in daily, wear face masks when on public transport or in close proximity to others and continue to practice good hand hygiene. Most significantly, please stay home if you are unwell and seek medical attention including a COVID-19 test if required.

I’m sure you are as thrilled as I am that we can fully return to campus. It has been a challenging start to our academic year and I commend you all for the flexibility and resilience you have shown moving in and out of lockdowns. It will be a pleasure to see our SAE creative community together and vibrant once more.

See you on campus!

Ngā mihi nui,



Dr Suzette Major

Campus Director, SAE AUCKLAND


You may view previous announcements here.



SAE Auckland recognises that students may face technology access issues and/or general hardship due to COVID-19. Wherever possible, we will assist students so they can keep studying at SAE. This includes providing funds for data in order to help students access online classes.

If you are facing financial difficulties as a result of COVID-19 and in particular require assistance to access online learning from home, please contact Student Support to discuss your circumstances:

                Alex Harter:

                Alexandra Selkirk-Hanna: