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TVET Glossary of Terms


This glossary of terms intends to provide the TESDA key players, partners, and stakeholders an online and updated TVET information, concepts, to bring common understanding and clarification on the use of TESDA terminologies.




CONCEPT/TERM DEFINITION
ABSORPTIVE CAPACITY refers to the number of trainees that a TVI can accommodate at one time per batch based on Training Regulation requirements on physical facilities, tools and equipment and number of trainers. This includes existing/ongoing scholarship programs with other government agencies and other funding organization.
Source: (TESDA Circular No. 028 s. 2018) supersedes TESDA Circular No. 27, s. 2017
ACADEMIC DRIFT
  •  the term ‘academic drift’ describes the influence of the attractiveness of the university status on non-university institutions that strive to acquire the same standing. It also describes a tendency of making vocational education more academic (Neave, 1996). Similarly, VET providers, especially those at the borderline of VET and HE sectors, are offering short-term tertiary cycles or are entering into cooperation with polytechnics, thus stepping into the HE field. This all forms part of the academic drift. (CEDEFOP 2009, Europe)
  •  as viewed, thus stepping into the H.E. Field, further elaborate that term denotes individuals are seeking to obtain the highest possible level of formal qualification which draws them into tertiary education. 

Source: (KOPATZ/PILTZ, 2015 CANADA)
ACCESSIBILITY refers to easy access of the respondents to the policy issuances (e.g.) RMIS, dissemination of hard copy of the issuances, social media, etc.)
Source: TESDA Circular No. 41 s. 2018
ACCREDITATION the process of recognizing and/or empowering an entity to perform certain roles or responsibilities on behalf of the TESDA organization.
Source: (TESDA Circular No. 15, s. 2015)
ACCREDITATION OF ASSESSORS BY ENDORSEMENT accreditation given to qualified person for the purpose of acquiring or mobilizing new assessors in occupation qualifications and/or skills categories where there are no existing assessors.
Source: (TESDA Procedures Manual on Program Registration)
ACCREDITATION OF ASSESSORS BY ENDORSEMENT accreditation given to qualified person for the purpose of acquiring or mobilizing new assessors in occupation qualifications and/or skills categories where there are no existing assessors.
Source: (TESDA Procedures Manual on Program Registration)
ACCREDITATION, PROGRAM a voluntary process of demonstrating quality assurance to programs and institutional processes that shall lead to the recognition and conferment awards at various levels for exemplary performance.
Source: (TESDA Circular No. 15, s. 2015)
ACCREDITED COMPETENCY ASSESSMENT CENTER an establishment officially authorized by TESDA to manage the assessment of candidates for national certification.
Source: (TESDA Circular No. 15, s. 2015)
ACCREDITED COMPETENCY ASSESSOR (CA) an individual authorized by TESDA to assess the competencies of a candidate for national certification.
Source: (TESDA Circular No. 15, s. 2015)
ACCREDITED ESTABLISHMENT a private firm duly recognized and authorized by TESDA to implement the DTS Program/DTP together with a partner technical vocational institution.
Source: (TESDA Circular No. 31 s. 2012)

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