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.

Access and Equity
a policy or set of strategies to make TVET available to all members of the community, to increase participation and to improve outcomes, particularly focusing on those groups that have been traditionally under-represented, especially women, indigenous individuals, people with a disability, people from a non-English-speaking background, and people from rural and remote areas.
Source: Wahba 2013
Access Modes
the modalities of gathering and responding to customer queries, request for service, feedback, comment, suggestion, commendation, and complaint
Source: ISO 19011:2015, TESDA Circular 123 s. 2020
refers to easy access of the respondents to the policy issuances (e.g. RMIS, dissemination of hard copy of the issuances, social media, etc.)
Source: TESDA Circular No. 41 s. 2018
Accident Insurance
all-purpose student insurance to cover in-campus and off-campus related to any school undertaking activities.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 092 s. 2019
Account Management
refers to the act of handling a specific social media account including the confidentiality of the account's credentials and the safekeeping of the contents therein.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 019 s. 2021
the process of recognizing or empowering an entity to perform certain roles or responsibilities on behalf of the TESDA organization.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 134, s. 2019
Accreditation of Assessors by Endorsement
accreditation given to a qualified person for the purpose of acquiring or mobilizing new assessors in occupation qualifications and/or skills categories where there are no existing assessors.
Source: TESDA Procedures Manual on Program Registration
Accredited Co-Partner
refers to the program partner, which may be a peoples'/workers' organization, union, association, federation, cooperative, business association, church-based organization, educational institution, or private foundation that has been accredited by the DOLE to implement programs and projects using government or public funds. Government agencies, including LGUs and SUCs, need not accredit as program partners but would have to comply with the submission of documentary requirements.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 035 s. 2018, DOLE Department Order No. 17 s. 2017
Accredited Competency Assessment Center / Accredited Assessment Center (AC)
an establishment officially authorized by TESDA to manage the assessment of candidates for national certification.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 134, s. 2019
Accredited Competency Assessor / Accredited Assessor
refers to individuals authorized by TESDA to assess the competencies of a candidate for national certification.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 134, s. 2019

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