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COVID-19
Updates

COVID-19 Cases at PSC

  • There are no reported cases of PSC staff or students with COVID-19.
  • There are no reported cases of PSC staff or students who have been in contact with someone with COVID-19.
Class Delivery
  • We are offering a Hybrid Learning Model, which gives you the option of attending classes face-to-face on campus or in real time via Zoom off-campus.
  • The College remains open until Victorian or Australian Government mandated lockdown. All students, teachers, staff and visitors are required to read the following and adhere to the stated protocol COVID-19 | PSC Keeping Us All Safe Measures.
  • Access to facilities such as lecture rooms, library, digital labs and individual computer use is available. 
  • All Zoom classes are hyperlinked from your subject / unit miPlace page.
  • Class timetables remain unchanged.
  • Check miPlace "Zoom For Students" page for all information regarding Zoom.
See how our students are adapting to distance learning.
Location Shooting
  • Students ARE allowed to venture out of their homes to photograph as long as they follow safe social distancing guidelines. See full details in PDF.
  • Students out photographing for their folios should carry a copy (printed or digital) of the above letter at all times.
Facilities Status
  • Online Library: running as normal.
  • Studio: limited access (see below)
    • Open access for commercial majors (restricted numbers and times)
    • Equipment hire for commercial students (1 month limit)
    • Access for Tier 3 students once online demos are released.
  • The PrintShop @ PSC:  running as normal, however online file submissions, online consultations, print pick-up are available.
Communication
  • All teachers are available outside class times via email. They will send responses between 9am-6pm, Monday - Friday.
  • Individual Tier 1 meetings with Sarina will continue via Zoom.
  • For urgent questions, please contact Course Director (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Student Services (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
Attendance
  • Students must maintain attendance requirements.
  • Students must notify their teachers if not able to attend class.
  • In some courses, a medical certificate may be required if you miss more than two sessions in any subject, or more than a week.
  • If you feel unwell, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Communication Channels
  • General: Check your PSC email
  • Ensure you are set up with Office 365
  • Subject / Unit Specific: Check MiPlace page
  • All Zoom classes are hyperlinked from your subject / unit MiPlace page
  • Contact our PSC Hotline (03 9682 3191) between 9-10am, 1-2pm or 5-7pm, if you need any communication support
International Students
Zoom Tips
  • You don't need to purchase a Zoom subscription.
  • Check miPlace "Zoom For Students" page for all Zoom information.
  • Use a headset, or earbuds with a microphone if possible.
  • Find a quiet room if possible.
  • Join the class 5-10 minutes before the scheduled start time.
  • Contact our PSC Hotline (03 9682 3191) between 9-10am, 1-2pm or 5-7pm, if you need any communication support.

Working & Studying From Home Tips
  • Make sure to take breaks when needed; you don't need to work 20 hours a day!
  • Keep in touch with friends and family via Skype, FaceTime, email, etc.
  • Stay connected to the PSC community through our Facebook and Instagram.
  • Jill Bartholomeusz (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) is available for health and wellbeing support.
  • Stay hydrated- drink plenty of fluids.
  • Remember to eat healthy, regular meals.
  • Look after your body! Try a YouTube workout or a short walk outside.
  • Get plenty of sleep.
  • Limit exposure to media if you find it affects your mental health.
  • Communicate! PSC is here to support you the whole time, so reach out if you need to!
Events
  • Some events have been postponed, such as those that require large face-to-face gatherings. Where as others, such as out Image Makers Webinar and our Open Days have been moved to real time via Zoom. 
Who To Contact
  • COVID-19 24-hour hotline: 1800 675 398
  • Contact our PSC Hotline (03 9682 3191) between, 9-10am, 1-2pm or 5-7pm, if you need any support connecting to Zoom
  • If you become ill: Daniel Boetker-Smith (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • If you have miPlace issues: Lizzie Walker (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • If you have PSC email issues: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • If you have studio questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • If you can't attend a Zoom class: your class teacher
  • If you have any mental health and wellbeing issues: Jill Bartholomeusz (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • If you have other concerns: Phillip McDermott (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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