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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.

2019 TVET Glossary of Terms




CONCEPT/TERM DEFINITION
ABSORPTIVE CAPACITY

refers to the number of trainees that a TVI/Enterprise can accommodate in a whole year based on Training Regulation requirements on physical facilities, tools and equipment and number of trainers. This includes existing/ongoing scholarship programs with other government agencies and other funding organization.  


Source: (TESDA Circular No. 001 s. 2019)
ACADEME

refers the part of society, especially universities, that is connected with studying and thinking.  


Source: (Cambridge Dictionary) (TESDA Circular No.049 s. 2019)
ACADEMIC DRIFT
  •  the term ‘academic drift’ describes the influence of the attractiveness of the university status on non-university institutions that strive to acquire the same standing. It also describes a tendency of making vocational education more academic (Neave, 1996). Similarly, VET providers, especially those at the borderline of VET and HE sectors, are offering short-term tertiary cycles or are entering into cooperation with polytechnics, thus stepping into the HE field. This all forms part of the academic drift. (CEDEFOP 2009, Europe)
  •  this term can mean two things, first, the term denotes process in which non-university institutions aspire to operate like universities. (Garrod and Macfarlane 2009, p.9): this trend dates back to 1970s, when polytechnics in UK sought to adopt some of the key characteristics of universities. Second, individuals are seeking to involve obtain the highest possible level of formal qualification, which draws them in tertiary education.  (KOPATZ/PILTZ, 2015 CANADA)

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ACCESS MODES

modalities of gathering and responding to customer queries, request for service, feedback, comment, suggestion, commendation and complaint. 


Source: (ISO 19011:2015)
ACCESSIBILITY

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

an all-purpose student insurance to cover in-campus and off-campus related to any school undertaking activities


Source: (TESDA Circular No. 092 s. 2019)
ACCREDITATION

the process of recognizing or empowering an entity to perform certain roles or responsibilities on behalf of the Authority. 


Source: (TESDA Circular No. 41, s. 2017)
ACCREDITATION OF ASSESSORS BY ENDORSEMENT

accreditation given to 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 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 partner but would have to comply with the submission of documentary requirements. 


Source: (TESDA Circular No. 035 s. 2018) (DOLE DEPARTMENT ORDER NO. 17 Series of 2017)
ACCREDITED COMPETENCY ASSESSMENT CENTER / ASSESSMENT CENTER

an establishment officially authorized by TESDA to manage the assessment of candidates for national certification. 


Source: (TESDA Circular No. 41 s. of 2017)

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