COVID-19

General Information

COVID-19 Response

The University of Divinity has established a course of action in response to the current Federal and State requirements to contain and minimise the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak.  Please read the following information about changes that may affect you.

Extended COVID Restrictions

In regards to tertiary study, the health authorities advise us to work and study from home if possible, and so accordingly, the SAC community – as well as other Colleges of the University of Divinity who are based in Victoria – will continue to study and work from home as much as possible.

SAC students are asked NOT to visit SAC’s Donvale or City campus during “Final Step Restrictions” unless:

  • you have a confirmed face to face appointment with a member of the College administration or faculty;
  • you have a confirmed appointment with the librarian (contact Mrs Deborah Decru at ddecru@sac.edu.au to arrange) to pick up or return a Library resource. Click here for general library information during COVID-19.

*Please note that all the readings and resources you need to complete your units and assessment tasks will be made available to you through the Library Hub and ARK

IF YOU ARE NOT FEELING WELL

If you become unwell or suspect you may have come in contact with the virus, please phone your doctor or clinic and follow their advice. Please inform the Academic Dean, Dr Lisa Agaiby at lagaiby@sac.edu.au of your condition, and she will liaise with the principal and your lecturers to support you in continuing with your study when you are able.

SEMESTER 2, 2021

For the official statement from the Vice-Chancellor, go to the VOX website.

SAC is committed to the health and safety of its community as well as of the wider community and is also committed to the continuity of learning and teaching.

In Semester 2 2021, all units will be delivered in online mode, or if the situation permits in a blended mode of study. Should this occur, the requirements of building capacity and density quotient in learning areas and public areas will affect how much face-to-face teaching can take place, but priority for face-to-face teaching will be given to units with a practical component that are more effectively conducted in person – such as the unit on Coptic Iconography.

Should you have any questions or wish to discuss your course or unit selection, please feel free to contact our course advisors: Rev Dr Peter Dobson (for undergraduate and postgraduate courses) or Dr Lisa Agaiby (for Minor Thesis and HDR courses).

ENQUIRIES

ONLINE STUDY RESOURCES

Although SAC has been offering units online for a number of years now, no one ever imagined a pandemic would force all students to study online and be restricted from accessing libraries. Therefore the staff and faculty at SAC have endeavoured to ensure that all the required readings and resources that you need to effectively study and complete your units and assessment tasks will be made available to you through the Library Hub and ARK.

In addition, there are a number of useful resources listed below that are easily accessible online and can help facilitate your learning and research experience.

If at any time you are experiencing difficulties accessing information through the Library Hub, please contact SAC’s librarian Mrs Deborah Decru, or otherwise, do not hesitate to contact your lecturers.

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

As we continue with our study and our teaching predominantly online, we seek to continue fostering a supportive learning community for all our SAC members. Apart from our weekly zoom classes, here are some ways in which we hope to keep connected to you…

SAC on Facebook

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Events

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