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EFTPOS

EFTPOS

Definition

Electronic Funds Transfer at Point of Sale (EFTPOS) is a commonly used method of payment at many shops and other services in Australia. It uses a debit card, accessing your savings or cheque account rather than credit.
EFTSL

EFTSL

Definition

An Equivalent Full Time Study Load is an administrative term used to represent how many credit points (or how many subjects) a full time student would normally undertake.
Electives

Electives

Definition

A unit or subject which may be chosen by a student, as distinct from a compulsory or core unit.
Emergencies

Emergencies

Definition

If you need emergency assistance, the number to call in Australia is 000 (triple zero). You will be asked if you need the assistance of the ambulance, fire service or police. It is important to be calm and clear when calling triple zero, as your information will help the emergency services attend the emergency as quickly as possible.
Enrolment

Enrolment

Definition

Enrolment is the process of registering to study a course or program of study. You will confirm all your details and select the subjects you wish to study.
Esky

Esky

Definition

An esky the colloquial term for an insulated box used to keep food and drinks cool, often at barbies or when camping. Known in other countries as coolers or chilly bins.
ESOS Act

ESOS Act

Definition

The Education Services to Overseas Students Act is a piece of Australian Government legislation that provides institutions with a framework for the services that must be provided to international students.
Exam Period

Exam Period

Definition

Exam period is the time at the end of semester or trimester when exams are held. There are usually no classes during this period. See Academic Calendar.
Exchange

Exchange

Definition

An international exchange program is based on an official agreement between two partner universities. Students are required to pay full fees to their home university while studying at a host university on exchange.
Exemptions

Exemptions

Definition

Exemptions are when a student is not required to undertake a part or all of a unit of study because of prior studies or work experience. See also Credit(s), Advanced Standing and Recognition of Prior Learning.