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WHY CREATIVE MEDIA | PURSUING POTENTIAL
WHAT A PRIVATE EDUCATION AT SAE CAN OFFER
OUR COURSE STRUCTURE
YEARS 10 TO 12 EXPERIENCE SAE
STUDENT WORK PLACEMENT
STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM
SAE STUDENT SERVICES AND SUPPORT
FEES AND PAYMENTS FAQS
HOW TO APPLY
BOOK A TOUR
It’s my pleasure to welcome you and your child to SAE Creative Media Institute. SAE was established in Sydney in 1976 and is now providing creative media education to students in almost 50 locations around the world. As one of the world’s leading creative media educators, SAE provides courses in a range of disciplines such as audio, film, animation, games, design and web and mobile as well as a postgraduate offering - The Master of Creative Industries. THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES ARE EXPERIENCING A RAPID GROWTH TRAJECTORY IN AUSTRALIA. THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION REPORTS THAT BETWEEN THE FINANCIAL YEARS OF 2008-09 AND 201617, CULTURAL AND CREATIVE ACTIVITY IN AUSTRALIA GREW TO $111.7 BILLION, THIS IS AN INCREASE OF 30 PER CENT. With growth comes exciting new prospects on the creative media landscape, never before have we seen the kind of change that technology is bringing to the way we work, live, study and play. The creative industries sit at the heart of this revolution, presenting exciting opportunities for anyone aspiring to a career in creative media.
SAE offers a rewarding and enjoyable study experience, preparing students for the workplace through practical learning environments. Our specialist educators recognise the dynamic nature of creative industries, ensuring students are immersed in learning experiences that evolve alongside industry trends and developments. We also believe part of our role is to motivate, inspire and support our students to discover their creative potential and help them on their way to an incredible future. SAE is proud to be part of empowering today’s learners to solve future problems through the lens of imaginative and innovative thinking and I am excited to introduce you and your child to Australia’s leading creative education provider, SAE Institute.
Dr Luke McMillan General Manager Academic President, SAE Dubai
WHY SAE? SAE has been setting the global benchmark for higher education and VET qualifications in creative media since 1976. With almost 50 campuses in over 20 countries, we ensure our students receive an outstanding industry-focused and internationally recognised education. We are committed to providing innovative, real-world learning that challenges, develops and inspires. We proudly offer government accredited Certificates, Diplomas, and Bachelor degrees across six disciplines – Animation, Audio, Design, Film, Games, Virtual Reality and Web & Mobile.
PRACTICAL PROJECTBASED LEARNING
Our global reach and expertise means we are able to keep our finger on the pulse of worldwide industry trends, guaranteeing graduates are ahead of the curve.
Quality teaching provided by industry professionals with extensive experience.
CAREER READY GRADUATES
SAE curriculums are designed in conjunction with industry leaders and are focused on the important requirements students need to be job ready when they graduate.
Practical, work-ready learning opportunities and the compulsory employability skills module ensures students leave SAE with the desirable attributes employers look for.
With accredited fast-tracked learning pathways, graduates can be on the way to their dream job sooner.
FLEXIBLE PAYMENT OPTIONS
SUPPORTS STUDENTS’ STUDY EXPERIENCE
Payment plans, access to FEE-HELP or VET Student Loans are some of the payment options that may be available to you.
SAE outperforms Australia’s top five ranked universities in Teaching Quality, Learner Engagement, Skills Development and Student Support*
Creative campuses with cutting edge equipment and software offer students inspiring workspaces to develop practical skills.
Students use leading edge tools specific to their craft alongside educators who offer practical and technical experiences, grounded in theory and critical analysis.
* 1Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching, Student Experience Survey 2018
WHY CREATIVE MEDIA? PURSUING POTENTIAL Having a creative child means having a child with unlimited potential and the creative media industries is a rapidly growing field, full of possibilities for passionate and talented individuals to make their mark.
GROWTH AND EARNING POTENTIAL OF CREATIVE INDUSTRIES Creative media is becoming increasingly integral to the success of Australia’s economy and as a result careers in the creative industries have grown almost three times as much as the rest of the workforce in Australia1. The creative economies are experiencing growth at twice the rate of other industries, a trend that is expected to continue2, these industries also contribute more than $90 billion to our economy annually in turnover, add more than $45 billion to GDP and generate annual exports of $3.2 billion3. As the creative sector continues to grow, so too does the need to educate the next generation of creatives.
And those employed in the creative industries don’t just experience more job satisfaction and happiness, they also earn more than 30% than the average Australian wage4. SPECIALIST KNOWLEDGE IN AN EXPANDING FIELD Completing a higher education degree in creative media means students gain the skills required to prosper in the emerging creative sector. Higher education not only grows students’ communication skills, as well as critical thinking and analysis, it also helps broaden creativity, leading to new ideas and skills that they will carry with them as they join the workforce.
At SAE we don’t just want our graduates to be book smart, we want them to step into their chosen fields as innovators who push the boundaries of creativity. We tailor our courses to include hands-on and practical learning opportunities, delivered by industry professionals, ensuring they are as ready as they can be to step into their first creative role. They will also be able to start their working journey with a fully formed and professional portfolio that will enable them to showcase their professional work, even before they land that first job.
WHAT A PRIVATE EDUCATION AT SAE CAN OFFER SAE is world renowned for being closely integrated with industry, which in turn offers students better preparation for the workplace, up-to-date, relevant training and innovative, practical learning. As the industry changes, so does SAE. With our finger on the pulse of what is happening within the creative field, SAE is able to tailor course structures and outcomes, preparing the most capable and employable graduates.As is required for all public and private education providers offering tertiary courses, SAE Institute is Australian Government accredited, subject to regulation by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and is registered with the Commonwealth Register of Institution and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). SMALLER CLASSES ensures that students receive more of the tutor’s attention that they need and deserve. They will have the ability to feel comfortable in an intimate cohort and have their voices and ideas heard. SENSE OF COMMUNITY cross collaborations between classes of different disciplines is an important part of the learning experience at SAE. Our students tell us that this creates new opportunities for creative enrichment and fosters a welcoming sense of community, meaning students are supported not only by staff but also their fellow cohort.
EVERYTHING THEY NEED IS SUPPLIED with no outlay for expensive equipment required for their studies, students also have access to discounts on industry standard software and there are no pricey textbooks to buy. SIMULATED STUDIO ENVIRONMENT allows students to be educated on the same equipment, using the same skills that they will utilise on the job after graduation.
ANIMATION With SAE animation courses, students learn computer and 3D modelling, character animation and visual effects on industry-leading hardware and software.
OUR DISCIPLINES AUDIO Study internationally recognised courses in audio engineering, studio production, mastering and music production at SAE Institute’s world-class facilities around Australia.
Understand the multidisciplinary world of Creative industries and study a cross section of Animation, Design, Film, Games and Music with SAE.
Study design at one of our world-class campuses around Australia. Using industry standard software, SAE students get hands-on experience as they learn Graphic Design & Web Design.
WEB & MOBILE
Study film-making and cinematography at SAE and learn film production, post-production and digital video production using state-of-the-art equipment and suites.
Study games programming and design, and create end-to-end projects for a wide range of industries using emerging technologies for a variety of devices and platforms.
Study Web & Mobile and apply your knowledge as a web developer, UX designer, App developer, digital media specialist and more...
OUR CAMPUSES BRISBANE
A four storey, world-class campus with state-of-the-art technology located in the city’s creative hub, West End.
Purpose-built to offer students access to leading edge equipment and facilities, this campus is set amongst lush, subtropical gardens just five minutes from Byron town centre.
Purpose-designed, seven storey campus located in the heart of Sydney’s arts and cultural hub, Chippendale.
After a $5 Million expansion in 2016, this South Melbourne campus offers students leading edge equipment and facilities in one of our largest campuses globally.
Conveniently located on the fringe of the CBD, Adelaide is our specialist audio campus and has purpose-built audio studios and classrooms.
Located within walking distance of the CBD, this campus has architect designed facilities and affordable accommodation nearby.
OUR COURSE STRUCTURES SAE Diploma, Associate and Bachelor Degrees courses are conveniently structured in an integrated course framework. This means that students who complete an SAE Diploma will be awarded with the maximum credit points available to them, providing them with the opportunity to seamlessly transition into the higher level Associate and Bachelor degree qualifications if they choose to do so.
THE BENEFITS OF THE SAE DIPLOMA TO BACHELOR INTEGRATED PATHWAY INCLUDES;
Ensuring every student enjoys consistent teaching and learning experiences
Providing students with easy progression for program level transition and articulation pathways
Enabling all students to be immersed in a learning community by creating a greater collaborative environment among diploma and degree students
Incorporating a project focus from the outset Greater flexibility in qualification outcomes
OUR QUALIFICATIONS CERTIFICATE
An entry-level qualification that provides students with niche skills in a specific discipline area. KEY BENEFITS Students learn specific skills quickly and discover if an area of learning is right for them.
MONTHS FULL TIME
A foundation level qualification that develops industry skills for specific employment outcomes and furthers students’ learning opportunities. KEY BENEFITS Fast-tracked learning to gain industry valued skills that will set the student up for entry level employment.
A higher education qualification that gives students the knowledge and skills to work in a supervised paraprofessional role, supporting qualified industry professionals. KEY BENEFITS Students complete a professional portfolio to showcase their skills. An excellent pathway to a Bachelor qualification. TRIMESTERS
A higher education qualification that offers rigorous skills development in a studio-based learning environment for broad industry and employment applications. KEY BENEFITS Students complete an industry based work placement and graduate with an extensive creative portfolio. TRIMESTERS
QUALIFICATION • Higher Education Diploma • VET Diploma INTAKES • Feb • May • Sept
QUALIFICATION • Associate Degree INTAKES • Feb • May • Sept
MONTHS FULL TIME
INTAKES • Feb • May • Sept
MONTHS FULL TIME
QUALIFICATION • VET Certificate
QUALIFICATION • Bachelor Degree INTAKES • Feb • May • Sept
YEARS FULL TIME
A progressive, project-based qualification designed for either postgraduate students or people with extensive industry experience. Students who have completed an undergraduate degree can choose to deepen their skills within their existing discipline or compliment this experience with cross-discipline electives.
QUALIFICATION • Masters Degree • Graduate Diploma • Graduate Certificate
KEY BENEFITS Upon graduation students will be prepared to take on on strategic and leadership roles within the creative industries and own a completed project of their own making.
INTAKES • Feb • May • Sept
MONTHS FULL TIME
YEARS 10 TO 12 EXPERIENCE SAE Graduating and stepping into tertiary education is a daunting and overwhelming prospect for many high school aged students and their parents. It’s also not unusual for students to be unsure of what direction to take. SAE offers prospective students the opportunity to participate in hands-on, practical events and workshops that will help them gain insight into the fields of study they are interested in: CREATE FOR A DAY WORKSHOPS
SAE’s Create For A Day workshops give attendees a glimpse into student life at our campuses while learning from industry experts in their chosen creative sphere. These workshops are an amazing way to experiment within creative media and may give students insight and clarity into which direction they’d like to take after graduating. Due to the tertiary level of learning provided during our Create For A Day workshops, these events are open to students aged 15 years and over (year 10 and above).
At the end of their SAE Bachelor degree, our students are given the unique opportunity to showcase their finished creative projects to industry insiders, professionals and studios through our Industry Showcases. These events are attended by experts in various creative fields and often lead to real career opportunities. Prospective parents and students are encouraged to attend our showcases, not only to chat to our graduates about their experience studying with SAE but to get an idea of the type of finished work they could create during their course and add to their professional portfolio as they step into their chosen creative industry.
CREATIVE WORKSHOPS SAE offers three-day creative workshops during the summer school holidays that are designed to expand your child’s skills whilst they work on inspiring creative projects in various study disciplines. Our Creative Workshops offer attendees a chance to experience life as an SAE student as well as gain a glimpse into the industry they are passionate about. During the workshop, attendees will participate towards producing a piece of creative work they can then add to their personal portfolio or show reel. They will also receive a certificate of participation to acknowledge the creative work they have undertaken. These workshops are open to attendees aged 15 and above (year 10 and over), spaces are extremely limited.
CAREER EXPOS When your child visits the SAE stall at career and school expos, they will have the opportunity to speak with current lecturers and students to find out more about life at SAE. Attendees will also have the chance to get up close and personal with some of the cutting edge equipment SAE offers through fun and interactive experiences at the expo. Your school’s career advisor can provide information on local career and school expos near you.
To find out more or register for an event please visit: sae.edu.au/events
STUDENT WORK PLACEMENT PROGRAM As a part of your child’s course, they will have access to SAE’s large range of industry connections throughout their studies, in particular through their compulsory work placement program* SAE offers unique and highly sought after work experience opportunities to all its Bachelor students. Their work experience placement will be tailored to their speciality in consultation with the dedicated campus Industry Liaison Coordinator. *The student work placement program applies to Bachelor Degree students only.
THE SAE STUDENT WORK PLACEMENT PROGRAM INCLUDES; Job readiness seminars Online portfolio development Interview preparation Connections with professional industry contacts Support network throughout their placement Opportunity to gain on-the-job experience with leading companies Access to leading job network providers
STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM SAE Bachelor and Associate Degree students have the opportunity to study up to two trimesters at an SAE campus overseas.* Not only will studying abroad be a life changing experience, they will have the chance to make new friends and industry connections, enhancing their future career prospects while broadening their horizons. During the student’s overseas study journey they will still be enrolled as an Australian student, therefore still accessing FEE-HELP if required. As an Australian student they will also receive the one transcript that will cover the entire duration of their studies, both in Australia and abroad. SAE can truly offer our students the global perspective. *Currently available at SAE campuses in England and Dubai
SAE DUBAI CAMPUS
STUDENT SERVICES AND SUPPORT We believe that to be successful in their studies, students need access to high quality academic, administrative, counselling and other support services. Your child will have access to a wide range of support services during their time at SAE, all of which are free of charge. Services are available to help your child’s experience at SAE to be a happy, healthy and successful one.
Wellbeing Support is provided on each SAE campus by an experienced Student Services Adviser (SSA) that your child has access to during normal business hours. The SSA provides a multi-functional counselling, safety and wellbeing and advisory service to students who present with a range of personal, educational and career development concerns. The SSA also provides referral and assistance to students in seeking local health services such as external counselling, legal advice, advocacy, and accommodation and welfare services. After hours services are provided on the SAE website: sae.edu.au/wellness
Our Disability Service supports students with a range of temporary and/or ongoing disabilities. This includes learning disabilities, medical conditions, mental illness, and short term medical issues. With a strong commitment to confidentiality, assistance may include finding ways to improve study habits, and making reasonable adjustments to assessments. Your child is encouraged to contact the Student Services Adviser as soon as possible to discuss their needs, and put in place a Student Access Plan Disability (SAPD) as required. Further details on this service are available via the SAE website: sae.edu.au/disability
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & E-LEARNING SUPPORT
THE LIBRARY AND LEARNING CENTRE
Information Technology & e-Learning Support is provided by the IT Support Officer on each SAE campus who can provide your child with support relating to all matters of SAE’s digital learning environment. A 24/7 service desk is available to all SAE students to provide support both on and off campus. Your child may access this service either directly on campus via Student Services or via the 24/7 email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Library and Learning Centre supports learning and research. Information and learning resources are available to your child in many physical and online formats, most of which can be borrowed or downloaded for use at home/offline. A wide range of information literacies and other learning support such as assignment writing and referencing is provided by Campus Librarians at each SAE Campus Library. More information about the Library and its services is available via the Library website: library.saeaustralia.edu.au
EMPLOYMENT & CAREERS
Emergency Support is available for immediate crisis support. If your child requires emergency support, they are encouraged to contact Student Services on their SAE campus for one-on-one crisis appointments and all contact information is located on the SAE website. For emergency support outside of usual business hours, students are encouraged to contact after hours services as listed on the SAE website: sae.edu.au/wellness
Orientation is an important time where your child will prepare for their studies, meet members of staff and other new students, and familiarise themselves with the campus. They will also receive important information about their academic studies, support services available to them, staying healthy and how to make the most of their time and experience at SAE. Orientation dates are available on the SAE website: sae.edu.au/orientation
Employment & Careers assistance provides your child with support in the areas of employability and careers. The Industry Liaison Coordinators (ILC) provide individual case management and support to students undertaking Work Integrated Learning, as well as providing tailored support to current students and alumni. Your child may access their local ILC through the Student Services front desk teams during normal business hours.
COUNSELLING SERVICE The Counselling Service is available to assist your child with any issues that may be impacting their wellbeing, and can help them explore options to resolve their difficulties. This is a free and confidential service, which can include individual counselling, workshops, and crisis intervention. The Counselling Service can assist your child with a variety of issues, including grief and loss, trauma and crisis, relationship issues, self esteem and identity, stress, depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. After hours services are provided on the SAE website: sae.edu.au/wellness
FEES AND PAYMENTS FAQS UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HECS AND FEE-HELP The Australian Government offers loan options for eligible students, most would know this as HECS-HELP, which has in many ways become the overarching term for loan options provided by the Australian Government. However, as a private training organisation, SAE works in conjunction with the Australian Government to offer approved students FEE-HELP and VET Student Loans (VSL). More information can be found on the Australian Government’s Study Assist website about the difference between these options, as well as eligibility requirements. studyassist.gov.au
GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE (CENTRELINK) The Department of Human Services (Centrelink) gives eligible students financial help with everyday costs of living and some study expenses. More information on this kind of assistance is available at Centrelink’s website. humanservices.gov.au FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE SAE offers students a range of scholarships and financial assistance opportunities. Contact your local campus for more information and eligibility requirements. For detailed information about SAE’s scholarship eligibility criteria visit: sae.edu.au/scholarships
WHAT COURSE FEES DO FEE-HELP AND VET STUDENT LOANS COVER? Eligible students studying higher education Diplomas, Associate or Bachelor degrees can borrow up to the FEE-HELP limit to pay their tuition fees for courses at SAE. For students studying VET Diplomas the maximum VET Student Loan amount for SAE courses is $15,793 which the remainder can then be supplemented with a SAE student loan. For further information on FEE-HELP and VET Student loans please visit: sae.edu.au/fees
Details of the current SAE Fee Schedule are available through: sae.edu.au/fees
For entry requirements, visit sae.edu.au/admissions Or contact our national Admissions Team at email@example.com Your child’s school career advisor can also assist you with this process.
HOW TO APPLY HOW TO APPLY DIRECTLY WITH SAE INSTITUTE 1
Prospective students choose a course or field of study from one of our disciplines
Enquire with SAE and a Course Advisor will conduct an interview with the prospective student and assist with the application process and understanding of the admission criteria
Successful applicants will receive a Letter of Offer via email
Return required documents to the national SAE Admissions Team and an SAE Course Advisor may schedule an experience based entry interview dependent on the applicant’s education history
HOW TO APPLY THROUGH A TERTIARY ADMISSIONS CENTRE In New South Wales, Queensland, and Victoria, high school leavers can apply through their state’s Tertiary Admissions Centre. 1
Prospective students choose a course or field of study from one of our disciplines
They then enquire with SAE and a course advisor will conduct an interview with the prospective student and assist with the application process and understanding of the admission criteria
Prospective students can then apply through the Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC) relative to the campus the student wishes to study through (please note that South Australian and Western Australian prospective students must apply directly with SAE)
Students can accept the offer made by the Tertiary Admissions Centre and return enrolment documents to the national SAE Admissions Team
Students will receive a Confirmation of Enrolment via email.
Once an application has been deemed successful, students will receive a Confirmation of Enrolment via email.
BOOK A TOUR EVERY DAY IS OPEN DAY Every day is Open Day at SAE and we’re excited to show you how we’re leading the way in creative media education. BOOK A PERSONALISED TOUR SO YOU CAN; Check out our state-of-the-art facilities and studio spaces Speak with lecturers in your child’s creative discipline Speak with a Course Advisor about your child’s study program and course options View the campus grounds and catch a glimpse into student life Check out our current student work on display And while you’re here, your child can enrol on the spot!
Book a tour Call 1800 723 388 or sae.edu.au/book-a-tour
YOU’RE INVITED SAE EVENTS INFO NIGHT
SAE CREATIVE WORKSHOPS
An evening where you can find out everything you need to know about SAE and have your questions answered. Info Nights are held at SAE nationally in April/May and November/December.
An opportunity to experience SAE’s courses in a one-day or three-day workshops.
CREATE FOR A DAY
An opportunity to have a taster of our creative courses with a day of enjoyable and inspiring workshops. Create For A Day is held at SAE campuses nationally in June and October.
Experience first hand what SAE has to offer. Explore our world class facilities, meet our industry lecturers and discover more about our unparalleled creative education.
SAE Creative Workshops are held at SAE campuses nationally in January.
To find out more or register for an event please visit: sae.edu.au/events
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