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Equivalent Full-Time Student Load (EFTSL)

Higher Education

EFTSL is defined in the Higher Education Support Act 2003 (HESA) [s169⁢‑27] as an equivalent full time student load. It is a measure of the study load, for a year, of a student undertaking a course of study on a full time basis, where the student undertakes a standard program of studies.

VET

Equivalent Full-Time Student Load (EFTSL) is a measure of the study load based on a student undertaking a course on a full-time basis over an academic year. Further information on the calculation of EFTSL for a course, part of a course or a unit of study is available in the VET Student Loans: Manual for Providers.

Where a provider is reporting an RPL assessment fee through a unit enrolment packet, the EFTSL value is to be reported as 0.000000001. See the RPL guide for further details on reporting RPL.


This glossary item applies to the collection types:
  • Higher Education Student Collection
  • VET Collections