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.

Adult Learner
a learner participating in adult education
Source: EU Commission LLP 2007-2013
Adult Learning
the processes by which adults learn and build on their existing knowledge and skills.
Source: NCVER 2013
Adult Literacy Rate
the proportion (in percent) of the adult population (15 years old and above) who can read and write to the total adult population.
Source: PSA
After Activity Report
a report on relevant activities of the COROPOTI such as important meetings/conferences/activities attended that the Secretary needs to know, opening/closing program of scholarship program implemented, and the like, which shall be submitted within 48 hours after the activity.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 053 s. 2019
Alien Employment Permit (AEP)
refers to a permit issued by the DOLE to foreign nationals pursuant to employment arrangements with Philippine-based companies, after determination of the non-availability of a person in the Philippines who is competent, able, and willing at the time of application, to perform the services for which the foreign national is desired. This is a document issued by DOLE to a foreigner to enable them to work in the country for more than six (6) months.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 124, s. 2019
refers to the amount which the scholar receives from the TESDA Provincial/District Office to defray part of their daily expenses. This includes Training Support Fund/Living Allowance, Book Allowance, Instructional Materials Allowance, Cost of Workshop Uniform, and other Allowances.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 030 s. 2021
the art and science of helping adults to learn.
Source: AVETRA 2002, Australia a set of adult learning principles, including: (i) the learner’s need to know; (ii) self-concept of the learner; (iii) prior experience of the learner; (iv) readiness to learn; (v) orientation to learning; and (vi) motivation to learn.
Source: OECD 2013, Chile
Annual Audit Plan
contains the prioritized audit areas which will be focused on during a one-year period, the type and approach of the audit, and the timeline of the same.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 079 s., 2020
Anonymous Complaint
a complaint that does not disclose the identity of the complainant. This will be acted upon and treated as a concern provided the following required details are indicated in the complaint: Details of the acts complained of, Person(s) charged,  Name of Agency/office of the person(s) charged, and if applicable Evidence of such violation.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 123 s. 2020
(in the context of assessment/certification) an individual who submits documents for possible recognition of his/her competencies to acquire a certification
Source: TESDA Circular No. 059, s. 2020

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