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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
DAY RELEASE SCHEME refers to the schedule where the student/trainee spends two (2) days weekly in the school and the remaining working days of the week in the establishment
Source: (TESDA Circular No. 31 s. 2012)
DELIVERY MODE

refers to any of the following:

  • Community-based – short term programs conducted by Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), LGUs, training centers and other TVET providers which are intended to address the specific needs of a community. Such programs can be conducted in informal settings such as barangay hall, basketball courts, etc. These programs can also be Mobile Training Program (MTP)
  • Dual Training System (DTS)/Dualized Training Program (DTP) – training is conducted in two venues, the institution and establishment;
  • E-Learning – an umbrella term providing computer instruction online over the public internet, private distance learning networks or in house via an internet;
  • Enterprise-based - training program being implemented within companies/firms. These programs can be apprenticeship or learnership;
  • Institution-based – TVET program in Technical Vocational Institutions (TVIs), State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), Local Colleges and Universities (LCUs), Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), TESDA Technology Institutions (TTIs), and in training centers such as Local Government Unit (LGU)-manpower centers, Regional Training Centers (RTCs), and Provincial Training Centers (PTCs).
  • Mobile Training Program - registered program that is transportable bringing with it all the necessary tools, equipment, consumables including the trainer

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DEMAND-DRIVEN TVET responsive to the workforce challenges and needs defined by employers.
Source: (ETA 2008, USA)
DESIGNATED ASSESSMENT VENUE (DAV) a facility appropriately equipped and designated by the AC where actual assessment may take place.
Source: (TESDA Circular No. 15, s. 2015)
DOCUMENTED MIGRANT WORKERS
  • whose contracts of employment have been processed by the POEA if required by law or regulation;
  • those registered by the Migrant-Workers and Other Overseas Filipinos Resource Center or by the Embassy. Those who do not fall under the preceding paragraph are considered undocumented migrant workers.

Source: (RA No. 8042)
DROPOUT a person who discontinues a program of education and training.
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DUAL TRAINING SYSTEM ACCREDITATION as used in TESDA, it refers to the granting of qualified and approved status to a TVI and its partner establishment to implement the DTS Program that meets all the requirements of the DTS Law, particularly on the prescribed payment of the training allowance to the student/trainee.
Source: (TESDA Circular No. 31 s. 2012)
DUALIZED TRAINING PROGRAM (DTP) TVET program that combines in-plant and in-school training based on a training plan collaboratively designed and implemented by a TVI and it's partner establishment that has DTS Accreditation. The duration of the in-school and in-plant training under this system shall not be more than the duration of the registered program of the TVI. The program meets all the requirements provided for under the DTS Law, particularly on the prescribed payment of the training allowance to the student/trainee.
Source: (TESDA Circular No. 31 s. 2012)
DUALIZED TRAINING PROGRAM ACCREDITATION the granting of qualified and approved status to a TVI and its partner establishment to implement the Dualized Training Program (DTP) that meets all the requirements provided for under the DTS Law, except for the prescribed payment of the training allowance to the student/trainee.
Source: (TESDA Circular No. 31 s. 2012)
ELEMENTS OF COMPETENCY the skills described in outcome terms, that a person must be able to perform in order to complete the work activity as indicated by the unit of competency.
Source: (TESDA Board Resolution No. 2004-13)

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