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Equivalent Full-Time Student Load (EFTSL)

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 providers please refer to the glossary term Equivalent Full-Time Student Load (EFTSL) - VET Only.


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