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Coronavirus Updates

Find out how Alphacrucis College is monitoring and responding to the Coronavirus outbreak. Scroll down for the latest information. New information will be added below as it becomes available.

Summary Information

  • All subjects will be delivered remotely. In most cases, lecturers will be available remotely to students during normal scheduled times for content delivery, discussion and engagement.  Your lecturer will provide further details.
  • If there is an exception to the move to online (e.g. practical placements or subjects with specific contact hour requirements), social distancing precautions will be put in place.  Again, your lecturer will provide further details.  
  • To request the loan of a book, email the library.
  • To request a copy of a chapter in a book,  fill in the Collection Copy Request Form and we'll email it to you.

We understand that this may lead to some questions, so as per normal, please direct any queries or requests for assistance to studentsupport@ac.edu.au

For further details, please read the statements which appear in chronological order below.

Dear Students,

Further to my last update on March 16, I wish to provide additional information about how Alphacrucis College will continue to operate through the current health challenge.  Our priority is the health and success of you, our students, and we are seeking to make wise decisions that keep you safe and enable you to continue you studies.

In light of recent announcements by both the Prime Minister and State Premiers asking people to avoid unnecessary travel, and in anticipation of more stringent restrictions on public movement in the days ahead, all College classes will move online from next Monday, 30 March 2020

What this will mean in practice:

This Week:

  • Normal face-to-face College classes will be held, unless your lecturer has made alternative arrangements directly with you.
  • Lecturing staff will be working hard to finalise preparations for next week’s fully remote delivery. 
  • It is important to note that Moodle remains the source of truth for your subjects and any relevant links (to Zoom tutorials or similar) or information will be provided there. 
  • Look out for message from Student Support Centre on Moodle regarding where you can get help and further assistance.

Next Week:

  • All subjects will be delivered remotely. In most cases, lecturers will be available remotely to students during normal scheduled times for content delivery, discussion and engagement.  Your lecturer will provide further details.
  • If there is an exception to the move to online (e.g. practical placements or subjects with specific contact hour requirements), social distancing precautions will be put in place.  Again, your lecturer will provide further details.  

We understand that this may lead to some questions, so as per normal, please direct any queries or requests for assistance to studentsupport@ac.edu.au

We are closely following information provided by officials and taking every precaution to ensure the safety and success of our staff and students, while delivering the high quality learning experience you expect from Alphacrucis College.  You are probably aware that many other universities and colleges are taking similar steps.  

Let me encourage you to continue to approach 2020 with great faith in God. We will provide you every possible support as you continue your study.  I believe we can take the necessary steps to protect our health, whilst at the same time remaining fully committed to accomplishing all that God has called us to do.

Kind regards,

President of Alphacrucis College,
Professor Stephen Fogarty

Dear Students,

In response to further guidance in the PM’s address on Tuesday night (24/3), and keeping your wellbeing as our priority, the AC campus library facilities will be closed to patrons effective 5PM on Thursday, March 26th, until further notice. But do not worry, we are offering most of our normal services.

Here are the services you can continue to access:

  • To request a loan, email the library. We will retrieve it, loan it to you and arrange for contactless pick-up outside the campus library = Library ‘take away’!
  • To request a copy of a chapter in a book,  fill in the Collection Copy Request Form and we'll email it to you
  • Additional resources are also available through our online databases accessible via Moodle
  • Ebook access continues as normal
  • Access to librarians for questions via email continues as normal – starting next week, you can contact a librarian via a chat feature in Moodle for synchronous conversation during business hours.

In summary, we are still here to support you in your studies (from a socially appropriate distance, of course)!

Kerrie Stevens, Director of Library Services

We have recently received an increased number of enquiries from students about taking on extra subjects, or new students wanting to start in this season. 

To accommodate this increased demand, we are opening up a special online-only intake in April. See the link for full details and subjects available.

** Chaplaincy Courses and COVID-19 **

Chaplaincy 2 and 3-day intensives will continue as scheduled via live online platform. 5-day Intensives TBA.

SIX-MONTH FEE EXEMPTION

The Australian Government has announced a six-month exemption from the FEE-HELP Loan Fee for undergraduate students between April and September.   Students who access a FEE-HELP loan to undertake a unit with a census date that occurs between 1 April 2020 and 30 September 2020, will not be charged the 25% Loan Fee.

All undergraduate units that are delivered by a provider approved for FEE-HELP and with a census date between 1 April 2020 and 30 September 2020 will receive the Loan fee exemption.

More information on the Loan Fee Exemption can be found at: https://www.dese.gov.au/covid-19/higher-education/higher-education-faq

TEACHER PREPARATION SHORT COURSES AT AN 83% DISCOUNT

Under the Government's short courses initiative to address needs of the education sector, you can now complete a teacher preparation certificate at Alphacrucis College (AC) at an 83% discount.
This is a strictly limited time offer, and only applies for study from July to December 2020.


As part of this scheme, AC is offering 50 teacher preparation certificates (25 undergraduate and 25 graduate). 
These courses are delivered fully online so you can study whilst balancing other commitments.

Both certificates can provide a pathway to further studies in the relevant diploma, bachelors or master's at AC.

Start your journey towards becoming a teacher, with four subjects for the price of one, and you can even put that one on FEE-Help.


To take advantage of this opportunity, apply now. For more details, go to: https://study.ac.edu.au/teacherpreparation.