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.

Accredited Establishment
refers to any workplace registered as sole-proprietorship, partnership, corporation, cooperative, foundation, organization, and other private enterprises, which, under the DTS, can offer conducive avenue and adequate resources for workplace learning in specific qualifications.
Source: Amended Implementing Rules and Regulations of the DTS Act of 1994 (RA 7686) refers to any private firm duly recognized and authorized by TESDA to implement the DTS Program together with a partner technical vocational institution (TVI).
Source: TESDA Circular No. 054 s. 2019; Guidebook on DTS
Accredited Technical Vocational Institution (TVI)
refers to a public or private school, training center, enterprise-based training center, and other learning facilities duly recognized and authorized by TESDA to participate in the dual system and therefore are entitled to avail of the incentives provided for by the DTS Act.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 054 s. 2019, Guidebook on DTS
Action Officer
a designated staff tasked to process or act on the complaint and liaise with the complainant.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 123 s. 2020
Action Taken
a term used to denote a response or a step taken to address a complaint or an issue raised by a customer.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 123 s. 2020
Active Learning
refers to learning driven primarily by the learner, with the instructor acting as a facilitator.
Source: Wahba 2013, Global
Administrative Data
(TVET Program Registration context) refers to TVET data collected and submitted by the regional and provincial offices which include, but not limited to, enrolled, graduates, assessed, certified, and employed
Source: TESDA Circular 107, s. 2021
Administrative Documents
(TVET Program Registration context) refers to documents required in the registration of the program which include among others, Fire Safety Certificate, Proof of Ownership or Titles of the Land, Contract of Lease
Source: TESDA Circular No. 107, s. 2021
the person who is appointed or designated to be the overall manager of a TESDA Technology Institution.
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is the act or procedure for accepting students/learners to study at a college, university, school, or training institution.
Source: Merriam-Webster Dictionary as cited in TESDA Circular No. 021, s. 2023
Adult Education
it denotes the entire body of organized educational processes, whatever the content, level, and method, whether formal or otherwise, whether they prolong or replace initial education in schools, colleges, and universities, as well as in apprenticeship, whereby persons regarded as an adult by the society to which they belong develop their abilities, enrich their knowledge, improve their technical or professional qualifications, or turn them in a new direction and bring about changes in their attitudes and behavior in the two-fold perspective of full personal development and participation in balanced and independent social, economic and cultural development.
Source: UNESCO

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