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.

Training Packages
refer to the updated curriculum, learning materials, institutional assessment instrument of all the program offerings of the TVI. As a criterion, it is the minimum percentage of its registered programs' curriculum, learning materials, and institutional assessment instruments being revised/updated every 2 years.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 090 s. 2018
Training Plan (TP)
refers to the specification for the apprenticeship or learnership program of an enterprise which describes all the learning experience an apprentice or learner undergoes, which generally includes the competencies to be acquired within the program, the underpinning knowledge, theories and principles and the assessment arrangement.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 120 s. 2020

a document which details the program/course outline through which a TVET program will be implemented which includes the training delivery modality, the learning outcomes, contents, and learning resources, among others. This shall serve as reference in implementing, monitoring, and evaluating the delivery of the TVET program.

Source: TESDA Circular No. 004, s. 2024 refers to a syllabus or instruction which describes all the learning experience a trainee must undergo, generally including the competencies to be acquired within the program, the underpinning knowledge and skills, theories and practices and the methods of competency assessment that is mutually accepted and is jointly prepared and implemented by the TVI and the partner Establishment.
Source: Amended Implementing Rules and Regulations of the DTS Act of 1994 (RA 7686)TESDA Circular No. 049 s. 2019
Training Portfolio
an organized collection of materials providing evidence of the competencies that were acquired through experience instead of formal learning.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 078 s., 2020
Training Programs
programs designed for training employees in specific skills.
Source: Memorandum No. 209, s. of 2020, TESDA-OP-AS-01
Training Regulation Utilization
refers to the effective use of the existing Training Regulations based on the number of TVET enrollees, graduates, assessed, and certified, mapped with corresponding TVET infrastructures.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 001, s. 2023
Training Regulations (TR)
this refers to the package of qualifications, competency standards, training standards, assessment, and certification arrangements in a specific sector promulgated by the TESDA Board for nationwide application. They serve as the basis for the development of the curricula, registration, and delivery of training programs.    The TRs contain the following sections. a) Section I — Title and Description of Qualification; b) Section 2 - Competency Standards; c) Section 3 - Training Arrangements; and d) Section 4 - Assessment and Certification Arrangement
Source: TESDA Circular No. 107 s. 2021, TESDA Circular No. 054 s. 2019
Training Schedule

refers to a plan of training program implementation which shows the name of the trainer, indicative date of start and end of training, indicative assessment date, number of training seats per batch, learning delivery mode, and time of training whether morning, afternoon, or evening session.

Source: TESDA Circular No. 004, s. 2024
Training Standards
refer to the sections of the Training Regulations that give information and important requirements for TVET providers to consider when designing training programs corresponding to a national qualification (see definition of qualification); this includes information on curriculum design, training delivery, trainee entry requirements, training tools and equipment, and trainer qualifications.
Source: Training Regulations Framework
Training Venue
a place of instruction, with training facilities, structures, and equipment. (Train Lead Develop (TLD) Consulting) It refers to any of the following: Community-based – refers to TVET programs intended to address the specific needs of the community training. Training programs may be delivered in an informal or formal setting in the community. These are programs implemented with TESDA assistance. Enterprise-based - refers to TVET programs delivered in the enterprise which maybe in-plant or stand-alone, or maybe linked with a training provider. These programs are offered to industry groups or to enterprises employees and individuals. Institution-based – TVET refers to TESDA-registered programs delivered in the institution or through the different flexible learning modalities by the following: TESDA Technology Institutions (TTIs), Private Technical Vocational Institutions (TVIs), Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), Public TVIs such as State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), Local Colleges and Universities (LUCs) and Training centers established by the Local Government Unit (LGU) Monitored Program - skills training programs that have TVET component conducted by other National Government Agencies and other skills training that has to be reported to TESDA.
Source: Memorandum No. 345 s., 2020
Training Voucher
an entitlement to education or training issued to a learner or trainee and redeemable for the course and provider of the student’s choice.
Source: TVET Glossary of Terms 4th Edition

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