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Education Institution 

In Rio Education, it is referring to an institution of higher (or tertiary) education and research which awards academic degrees in various academic disciplines. It typically provide undergraduate education and postgraduate education.

 

University Department 

An academic department is a division of a university or school faculty devoted to a particular academic discipline

 

Term 

An academic term (or simply “term”) is a portion of an academic year, the time during which an educational institution holds classes. The schedules adopted vary widely.

 

Semester 

A semester system divides the academic year into two terms of equal length. There is often an optional summer session half as long as a full semester.

 

Trimester 

A trimester system divides the academic year into three terms of 14 to 16 weeks each

 

Quarter 

A quarter system divides the academic year into four terms, one per season

 

Contact

A contact can be either student, person in charge or lecturer

 

Accredited Program

An Accredited Program offers accreditation to students upon completing the necessary study journey

Third-party attestation of an individual’s level of knowledge or proficiency in a certain industry or profession

 

Certificate Programs

Third-party attestation of an individual’s level of knowledge or proficiency in a certain industry or profession

 

Course

A course is a unit of teaching that typically lasts one academic term, is led by one or more instructors (teachers or professors), and has a fixed roster of students. A course is usually an individual subject. Students may receive a grade and academic credit after completion of the course

 

Grade

Standardized measurements of varying levels of achievement in a course. It can be in a form of points, levels, GPA and others

 

Course Offering

Defines the actual courses to be offered on each Academic Terms and available to be enrolled by students

 

Program Course

Courses can be mixed and matched in different programs to cater for the needs of different accreditation majors. For example, a program “Bachelors of Business Management” can includes courses such as Business 101, Leadership 101, Accounting Basic etc

Program Group

Courses bundled into Program can be further categorised if they are a mandatory or elective courses. It can be further grouped into other categories according to the business needs

 

Pathway

A predefined learning journey towards accreditation

 

Program Pathway

Specific courses, academic programs, and learning experiences that students complete along their accreditation journey

 

Pathway Unit

Defines the recommended courses to be completed in each study term, which to be defined in the program pathway. This usually served as a best practice recommendation of a study pathway

 

Program Application

Student need to undergo this application process to determine if they have meet the pre-requisite of the program of their study choices.

 

Agent

Education agent usually helps student with the admission application process, visa application process or any other assistance needed during the application and enrollment process

 

Program Enrollment

Once student have meet the pre-requisite required for the desire program, he can proceed with the actual program enrollment process for the desire intake term

 

Location

Refers to a campus location or the venue where the actual classes to be conducted. ie: Lecturer Hall

 

Session

Determines number of study sessions a student need to undergo for a specific course. ie: Accounting 101 will have 12 lecturer sessions and 24 tutorial sessions for the entire term.

 

Session Connection

This indicates the actual sessions which the student needs to attend as part of the learning journey of a specific course

 

Course Connnection

This contains the course information (study duration, fees, results etc) from the Program which student enrolled

 

CRICOS

Provides student information which compliance with The Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS)

 

VETFEE

Provides a distribution of VET FEE‑HELP / VET Student Loans student loans for a selected reporting period/year based on pre‑defined set of criteria

 

FEE-HELP

Provides a distribution of FEE‑HELP student loans for a selected reporting period/year based on pre‑defined set of criteria

 

TEQSA PIR

The Provider Information Request (PIR) is a request for information under Section 28 of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011. The collection is undertaken to ensure key data is available on all higher education providers to help inform TEQSA’s risk-based approach to regulation of the sector

 

AVETMISS

AVETMISS stands for the Australian Vocational Education and Training Management Information Statistical Standard. It is a national data standard that ensures consistent and accurate capture and reporting of Vocational Education and Training (VET) information about students

 

Census Date

The last date you can withdraw from a subject without being financially liable i.e. having to pay for the subject

 

Core Course

Mandatory courses that all students are required to complete during their accreditation journey

 

Elective Course

Optional courses that students choose to take and that may or may not satisfy credit requirements for graduation

 

Core Selective Course

A pool of mandatory courses that students need to complete part of them to fulfill their accreditation requirement

 

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