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.

Web Application
the computer software that runs on a web server. Typically, users access these applications using a web browser.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 062 s. 2020
Web-Based Programs
refer to the training programs that use internet web technologies to facilitate learning that results in the award of a qualification.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 131 s. 2019
Whole-of-Institution Approach
refers to an organized manner of enabling all stakeholders, i.e. leadership, teachers, learners, and administrations, to jointly develop a vision and plan to implement education for sustainable development (ESD) in the whole institution.
Source: (UNEVOC, 2017
With Training Regulation (WTR)
refers to the programs registered under the UTPRAS with corresponding Training Regulations as a basis for their registration.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 99 s. 2019
officially disenrolling from all courses for the semester
Source: TESDA Circular No. 021, s. 2023
Women Empowerment
a goal to enable women to overcome gender discrimination and achieve equality to full participation in socio-economic development; the process and condition by which women gain greater access to acquire competencies for greater employability and productivity.
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any activity that a person does during the reference period, for pay in cash or in kind, in any establishment, office, farm, private home, or for profit or without pay on a family farm or enterprise. It also includes: what a farm operator or member of the operator’s family does on the farm operated by another household on exchange labor arrangement; and any activity that a person does in relation to minor activities in home gardening, raising of crops, fruits, hogs, poultry, etc., fishing for home consumption and manufacturing for own use. However, there must be some harvest in the case of home gardening, raising of crops, fruits and nuts, and gathering of wild fruits and vegetables; animals disposed of (sold, consumed, bartered, or given away) or some catch in fishing in order that these activities will be considered work.
Source: PSA refers to any kind of intellectual property and can be interchangeably referred to as creation.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 023 s. 2021
Work Management
the integrated processes and procedures that help the organization schedule work more efficiently, meet consumer's needs, utilize assets, and evaluate performance.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 59 s. 2017
Work Order
a written instruction detailing work to be carried out.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 59 s. 2017
Work Request
a document requesting work to be carried out.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 59 s. 2017

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