Glossary of Terms

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

ITHEAInstitute of Tertiary and Higher Education Australia
ELICOSEnglish Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students
IELTSInternational English language Testing System (a global measure of English language ability)
ISLPRInternational Second Language Proficiency Ratings
OSHCOverseas Student Health Cover
CRICOSCommonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students
RPLRecognition of Prior Learning
RCCRecognition of Current Competency
COEConfirmation of Enrolment
EALEnglish as an Additional Language
EFTPOSElectronic Funds Transfer Point of Sale
DHADepartment of Home Affairs
ESOSEducation Services for Overseas Students
VETVocational Education and Training
TFNTax File Number
TOEFLTest 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).
TOEICTest of English for International Communication. (TOEIC scores indicate how well people can communicate in English with others in business, commerce, and industry).
FCEFirst Certificate in English (Cambridge)
CAECertificate in Advanced English (Cambridge)
GECGlobal English Certificate
TAFETechnical and Further Education
NEASNational ELICOS Accreditation Scheme
RTORegistered Training Organisation
AQTFThe Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) provides the basis for Australia’s nationally consistent, high quality vocational education and training system.
EAPEnglish for Academic Purposes

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ITHEA is committed to address this skills shortage and to provide the highest quality Cert in Melbourne. Our mission is to provide an elite level of education and training services to all our students. We deliver advanced training and education services with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding. As a Registered Training Provider (RTO) we uphold all the standards of the Federal and State Governments in Australia.