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Glossary of Terms

The Australian education system provides primary, secondary and tertiary education.

ITHEA Institute of Tertiary and Higher Education Australia
ELICOS English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students
IELTS International English language Testing System (a global measure of English language ability)
ISLPR International Second Language Proficiency Ratings
OSHC Overseas Student Health Cover
CRICOS Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students
RPL Recognition of Prior Learning
RCC Recognition of Current Competency
COE Confirmation of Enrolment
EAL English as an Additional Language
EFTPOS Electronic Funds Transfer Point of Sale
DHA Department of Home Affairs
ESOS Education Services for Overseas Students
VET Vocational Education and Training
TFN Tax File Number
TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language (The TOEFL® test (Test of English as a Foreign Language™) measures the ability of non native speakers of English to use and understand English as it is spoken, written, and heard in college and university settings).
TOEIC Test of English for International Communication. (TOEIC scores indicate how well people can communicate in English with others in business, commerce, and industry).
FCE First Certificate in English (Cambridge)
CAE Certificate in Advanced English (Cambridge)
GEC Global English Certificate
TAFE Technical and Further Education
NEAS National ELICOS Accreditation Scheme
RTO Registered Training Organisation
AQTF The Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) provides the basis for Australia’s nationally consistent, high quality vocational education and training system.
EAP English for Academic Purposes

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