Equivalent Full-Time Study Load (EFTSL) explained

What is Equivalent Full-Time Study Load (EFTSL)?

EFTSL refers to the Equivalent Full-Time Study Load attributed to a unit. Each unit has a set study load and this is listed on your Statement of Current Enrolment, your electronic Statement of Account (eSOA) and on studentConnect. EFTSL is one of the components used to calculate your unit fees or student contribution. One EFTSL is equivalent to a full time study load for one year.

For standard undergraduate degrees, an annual total of 48 credit points is equivalent to a standard year of full time study (one EFTSL). A standard unit of 6 credit points will be 0.125 EFTSL (6/48). Eight units is a standard full time year load, and 8 x 0.125 = 1 EFTSL.

Combined degrees may have different standard annual credit points and therefore the units will have different equivalent full-time student loads (EFTSL).

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