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.

TESDA Training Management Information System (T2MIS)
a web-enabled platform to facilitate an organized collection, storage, processing, analysis and reporting on any TVET data analytics related to training, assessment and certification, and employment of graduates
Source: TESDA Circular No. 018, s. 2022 a web-based system developed/designed to facilitate the organized collection, processing, analysis, and dissemination of all Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) data
Source: TESDA Circular No. 134, s. 2019
TESDA Workforce Training Development Plan (TWTDP)
this is a 3-year plan prepared on the basis of the identified training needs of employees. It covers the listing of training programs to be implemented, its objectives, target participants, costs of allocation of programs, and schedule of implementation
Source: Memorandum No. 209, s. of 2020, TESDA-OP-AS-01
to compare the response of an item with a suitable or defined application of a stress, energy, or measurement against a standard.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 59 s. 2017
refers to the development/formulation of policy issuance that occurs at the appropriate/favorable time.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 41 s. 2018
refers to a handheld device or implement that helps in performing a particular task or function. This includes mechanical tools such as saw, hammer, knife, pliers, molder trowel, glue gun, rake, shovel, ax, and wheelbarrow.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 035 s. 2018, DOLE Department Order No. 17 s. 2017
Tools and Equipment Inventory
a detailed, itemized list, report, or record of tools and equipment in one's possession, especially a periodic survey of all goods and materials in stock.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 59 s. 2017
any group of interrelated jobs or any occupation which is traditionally or officially recognized as craft or artisan in nature requiring specific qualifications that can be acquired through work experience and/or training
Source: RA No. 7796, TESDA Law
Trainee’S Allowance
refers to the DTS-accredited establishment's contribution to the training allowance of the trainee and is paid to the trainee through the TVI. It shall, in no way, be less than seventy-five percent 975%) of the applicable minimum daily wage for every eight (8) hours actually spent by the trainee in the establishment for the in-plant training. The trainee's allowance shall be computed based on eight (8) hours per day.
Source: Amended Implementing Rules and Regulations of the DTS Act of 1994 (RA 7686), TESDA Circular No. 054 s. 2019
Trainee’S Record Book (TRB)
a record of all accomplishments/ tasks/ activities of the trainees while undergoing training in the industry
Source: TESDA Circular No. 33 s. 2017
persons who are participants in vocational, administrative, or technical training programs for the purpose of acquiring and developing job-related skills.
Source: RA No. 7796, TESDA Law

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