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: 23rd June 2021

Kia ora SAE staff and students

As you may be aware, there has been a community case of COVID-19 identified in Wellington. The Wellington region is being moved to Alert Level 2 as at 6pm tonight.

The Auckland region is currently remaining at Alert Level 1. At present, our SAE classes continue as normal.

If you visited Wellington over 19-20 June, please check the locations of interest. If you visited one of these locations of interest, you must not come to our SAE campus. Please follow the advice of the Ministry of Health and seek a COVID test if required. 

Given that much of our 2021 year has remained untouched by COVID in New Zealand, it can be easy to become complacent. But this serves as a timely reminder for us to follow our Alert Level 1 guidelines in Auckland including scanning/signing in daily, wearing face masks when on public transport or in close proximity to others and continuing 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.

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. If you are needing to isolate due to the Wellington outbreak, please let me know through a Slack DM or via email. 

Keep safe everyone.

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: