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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.




CONCEPT/TERM DEFINITION
ASSESSMENT PROCESS the assessment process is based on gathered evidence or information to prove possession of competence. The process may be applied to an employable single unit of competency, or a cluster of relevant units of competency or to all units of competency in a Full National Qualification. The evidence is gathered through a range of evidence-gathering methods.
Source: (TESDA Circular No. 15, s. 2015)
ASSESSOR an accredited individual authorized to evaluate or assess the competencies of a candidate (person) applying for certification.
Source: (TESDA Implementing Guidelines on PTQCS)
ASSESSOR’S GUIDE a set of documents which contains information that will assist the assessor in the evidence gathering process.
Source: -
ASSESSOR’S METHODOLOGY COURSE a course or training program designed to equip participants with the knowledge, values, and skills in the administration, evaluation, and interpretation of competencies assessment.
Source: (TESDA Implementing Guidelines on PTQCS)
AUDIT systematic , independent and documented process for obtaining audit evidence and evaluating it objectively to determine the extent to which the audit criteria are fulfilled
Source: (ISO 19011:2011)
AUDIT CRITERIA set of policies, procedures or requirements used as a reference against which audit evidence is compared.
Source: (ISO 19011:2011)
AUDIT EVIDENCE records, statements of fact or other information which are relevant to the audit criteria and verifiable.
Source: (ISO 19011:2011)
AUDIT FINDINGS results of the evaluation of the collected audit evidence against audit criteria.
Source: (ISO 19011:2011)
AUDIT PLAN -       description of the activities and arrangements for an audit (ISO 19011:2011) -     refers to a written plan prepared prior to the conduct of audit which details activities such as where to go, what to do, when to do it and whom to see/interview (Operating Procedures for Compliance Audit)
Source: -
AUDIT REPORT refers to a report that contains observations and findings during the Audit that are meant to assist the Auditee to improve systems.
Source: (Operating Procedures for Compliance Audit)

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