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.

Community-Based Trainer
refers to a person recognized by TESDA to handle a Community-Based Training program. He/she is issued with a Certificate of Recognition based on the provisions of TESDA Circular No. 088 series of 2020. In addition, an individual with a Trainers Methodology Certificate and National Certificate in accordance with TESDA Board Resolution No. 2017-31 are qualified as a Community-Based Trainer.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 052, s. 2023
Community-Based Trainer'S Methodology Course
refers to a specialized methodology training in delivering Community-Based Training programs
Source: TESDA Circular No. 052, s. 2023
Community-Based Training (CBT) Programs
refer to TVET programs conducted by Nongovernment Organizations (NGOs), LGUs, training centers, and other NET providers which are intended to address the specific needs of a community which may be delivered in an informal and formal setting in the community. This includes the Mobile Training Program and extension programs of public and private TVIs. These are programs implemented with TESDA assistance
Source: TESDA Circular No. 18, s. 2021
refers to a legal entity representing an association of people, whether natural, legal, or a mixture of both, with a specific objective.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 032 s. 2021
Comparative Assessment Result (CAR)
contains the result of assessment of the candidate/s based on the assessment criteria computed in percentage in terms of performance, experience, education, training, management competence, (for executive, managerial and supervisory positions only) demonstrated competence and commitment to work, potential interview, and written examination.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 119 s. 2019
the acquired knowledge, skills and attitude in accordance to the standard performance in the workplace. the possession and application of knowledge, skills and attitudes to the standard of performance required in the workplace
Source: TESDA Circular No. 059, s. 2020 the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values required for the performance and is conducted by the supervisor.
Source: TESDA-OP-AS-01 the observable and vital knowledge, skills and attitude which are translation of capabilities deemed essential for organizational success.
Source: CSC Competency Model Building Intervention, as cited in TESDA Circular No. 119 s. 2019
Competency Assessment
the process of collecting evidence to determine the acquired knowledge, skills and attitude of an individual in accordance with the standard performance expected at the workplace.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 107, s. 2021 the process of collecting evidence and making judgments on whether competency has been achieved.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 075 s., 2020
Competency Assessment Results Summary (CARS)
refers to a document containing the result of the competency assessment given to the candidate at the end of the assessment.
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Competency Assessment Results Summary (Portfolio Assessment)
consolidated assessment decisions made by the Panel of Portfolio Assessor which indicates the overall performance of the candidate during the assessment process.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 025, s. 2023
Competency Assessment Tools (CATs)

refers to the materials containing both the instrument and the instructions for gathering and interpreting evidence which are needed in determining whether the competency has been achieved

Source: TESDA Circular No. 004, s. 2024

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