What does the red 'E' mean on my ID card?

Published 25/01/2017 09:50 AM   |    Updated 02/04/2018 12:35 AM

The red 'E' is short for ENTEXT, meaning 'Entitlement of Extra Time in Exams'. Students who have ENTEXT status are entitled to 10 minutes per hour of extra reading and writing time, and the use of an English language print dictionary (for students of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent ) or a bilingual print dictionary (for students from non-English speaking backgrounds), but not both dictionaries.

Students entitled to ENTEXT status are those who are:

  • of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent;
  • students of non-English speaking background (NESB students) as defined by the Department of Education and Training i.e.:
       i. born outside Australia;
       ii. arrived in Australia less than ten years previously; and
       iii. speak a language other than English at home;
  • mature age students (as defined by Department of Education, i.e. 21 or over at the time of admission to the program) who also speak a language other than English at home; and
  • offshore students of non-English speaking background where the language spoken at home is not English and the medium of instruction is English.

This is in accordance with section of the Assessment Policy which states that students who are identified as:

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent or
  • from a Non English speaking background (NESB)

 are entitled to extra support during exams, unless otherwise specified in the course information booklet.

If you did not identify yourself as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander or from a non-English speaking background when you enrolled, and you wish to have ENTEXT entitlements, you need to contact Campus Central to amend your records.

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