Glossary of terms

Middle Band: The group of applicants for admission to a program between the clearly-in applicants and the clearly-out applicants. This group will normally have ENTER rankings that fall within the range of 10% above or below the likely clearly-in rank.

Mixed Mode Student: At least one unit of study is undertaken on an internal mode of attendance and at least one unit of study is undertaken on an external mode of attendance.

Mode of Attendance: A classification of the manner in which a student is undertaking a program. Internal mode is when all units of study for which the student is enrolled are undertaken through attendance at the institution on a regular basis. External mode is when all units of study for which the student is enrolled involve special arrangements whereby lesson materials, assignments, etc. are delivered to the student, and any associated attendance at the institution is of a special or voluntary nature. Full-time and part-time are the other dimensions of attendance mode.

Moderation: A process of checking assessments which is intended to maximise consistency, fairness, flexibility and reliability of the assessments. Moderation should be provided for in the curriculum design process and be ongoing in the delivery of courses and programs.

Mutual Recognition: Recognition provided by RMIT (as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) for Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by another RTO (mandatory under the Australian Quality Training Framework). Credit will be given for modules or units of competency for which an original official Certificate or Statement of Attainment is produced.

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