EFTS (Equivalent Full Time Student)

Equivalent Full Time Student (EFTS) is a New Zealand government standard for assessing the time contribution of a unit enrolment.  In Wisenet, EFTS is collected at:

  • Unit for default value for newly created Unit Offers
  • Unit Offer for default value for newly created Unit Enrolments
  • Unit Enrolment which is the lowest level from which EFTS reporting is completed

At the Unit Enrolment level, EFTS is then used to calculate the EFTS MONTHS (how the EFTS are proportioned across the duration of the Unit Enrolment based on dates.

The logic for how EFTS MONTHS are calculated in Wisenet

The EFTS MONTHS values are determined by using the following fields at the Unit Enrolment:

  • EFTS Value
  • Unit Enrolment Start Date
  • Unit Enrolment End Date (or Withdrawal Date if the Outcome is Withdrawn)
  • ForSDR = True

Example Calculation

  • Unit Enrolment Values
    • EFTS = 0.12
    • Unit Enrolment Start Date = 01/10/2016
    • Unit Enrolment End Date = 31/09/2017
  • Calculation Logic
    • The Unit Enrolment is active over 2016 and 2017.
    • As there are 12 active months (between the start and end dates) each month will have 0.12/12 = 0.01 EFTS per month
    • There will be 0.01 EFTS in 2016 for October, November and December. A total of 0.03 EFTS in the 2016 Year
    • There will be 0.01 EFTS in 2017 for January through to September inclusive. A total of 0.09 EFTS in the 2017 Year

This is calculated for every Unit Enrolment.  It is reported to SDR and used in EFTS Reports

Note: The EFTS MONTHS are NOT calculated if:

  • The ForSDR = False
  • The StartDate is after the EndDate
  • The EFTS, StartDate or EndDate are empty

Important Note:

Every time that one of these fields change, Wisenet auto calculates the new EFTS MTHS breakdown

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EFTS Reports


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