Glossary of terms

Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000: This Australian government Act regulates the provision of education and training services to international students studying in Australia and stipulates student visa conditions.

EFTS: Equivalent full-time student, see also Equivalent full-time student

EFTSL: Equivalent full-time study load, see also Equivalent full-time study load

EFTSU: Equivalent Full-time Student Unit, see also Equivalent Full-time Student Unit

Elective: see Student Electives.

ELICOS: English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students

Emeritus Professor: Emeritus Professorial titles are awarded to retired or retiring professors at RMIT. The award is for exceptional people perceived as being significant leaders in their fields.

Enabling course: see Bridging Course

Enrolment: An enrolment exists when (1) a person has been admitted to an award course, or other program, and completed the enrolment requirements of RMIT, and (2) the person is still entitled to continue with their studies (i.e. has not been excluded on grounds of unsatisfactory progress), and has not formally indicated that they have withdrawn from or deferred their studies

ENTER: Equivalent National Tertiary Entrance Rank (ENTER), see also Equivalent National Tertiary Entrance Rank (ENTER)

Equivalent full-time student: TAFE measurement of a standard load based on contact hours. Varies from program to program.

Equivalent Full-time Student Unit: A measure required in reporting student statistics to the Commonwealth Department of Education, Science and technology

Equivalent full-time study load: A measure of the study load, for example, a standard full-time annual program for a course generates one EFTSL.

Equivalent National Tertiary Entrance Rank (ENTER): Calculated by VTAC. The ENTER is an overall ranking based on VCE performance that is used in selection for tertiary institutions.

ESL: English as a Second Language.

ESOS Act: Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000, see also Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000

Examiner: A person appointed by the Research Committee to examine a research thesis / project.

Exchange Student: A student who participates in a program which allows for some study at one of RMIT’s partner institutions. Students are required to study courses that will be credited to their RMIT program.

Exclusion: An academic progress decision to terminate an enrolment, which is usually based on a student’s unsatisfactory progress in their program.

Exemption: The acknowledgement that a person has satisfied the requirements of a module/course or unit of competency

Extension studies: Tertiary unit/s undertaken by a Victorian Certificate of Education student in addition to the normal Board of Study requirements, forming part of the Equivalent National Tertiary Entrance Rank and which may count towards further formal studies.

External: Study undertaken whereby lesson materials, assignments, etc. are delivered to the student or undertaken remotely, and any associated attendance at the institution is of an incidental, irregular, special or voluntary nature.

[Previous: D ]   [Next: F]