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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
APPRENTICESHIP

training within employment involving a contract between an apprentice and an enterprise on an approved apprenticeable occupation.


Source: (RA 7796/TESDA Law)
APPRENTICESHIP AGREEMENT

a contract wherein a prospective employer binds himself to train the apprentice who, in turn, accepts the terms/conditions of training for a recognized apprenticeable occupation emphasizing the rights, duties, and responsibilities of each party.


Source: (RA 7796/TESDA Law)
ARTICULATION

refers to a process which allows students to make the smooth transition from one (1) course, program or education level to the next without experiencing duplication of learning. 


Source: (RA No. 10647, IRR of the Ladderized Education Act of 2014)
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI)

the ability of a digital computer or computer-controlled robot to perform tasks commonly associated with intelligent beings. The term is frequently applied to the project of developing systems endowed with the intellectual processes characteristic of humans, such as the ability to reason, discover meaning, generalize, or learn from past experience. 


Source: (Encyclopedia Britannica, 2018)
ASEAN QUALIFICATIONS REFERENCE FRAMEWORK (AQRF)

a common reference framework that enables comparisons of education qualifications across participating ASEAN Member States (AMS). 


Source: (AQRF Reference Guidelines 2016)
ASIA PACIFIC ACCREDITATION AND CERTIFICATION COMMISSION (APACC)

is an accreditation and certification of TVET institutions for higher technical and non-degree technical education, and vocational training in Asia and the Pacific region. It accomplishes its program and activities through a secretariat, APACC accreditors, in-country units headed by NCAs-NABs and TVET institutions in member-countries.


Source: (APACC Manual)
ASIA PACIFIC ECONOMIC COOPERATION (APEC)

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is a regional economic forum that was established in 1989. This Cooperation is based on three pillars: trade and investment liberalization, business facilitation, and economic and technical cooperation. Its membership comprises Australia; Brunei Darussalam; Canada; Chile; People’s Republic of China; Hong Kong, China; Indonesia; Japan; Republic of Korea; Malaysia; Mexico; New Zealand; Papua New Guinea; Peru; Philippines; Russia; Singapore; Chinese Taipei; Thailand; United States; and Viet Nam. It became the pre-eminent economic forum in the Asia-Pacific region with Its primary purpose is to facilitate economic growth and prosperity in the region, with the vision of creating a seamless regional economy. APEC pursues these objectives through trade and investment liberalization, business facilitation and economic and technical cooperation. APEC aims to strengthen regional economic integration by removing impediments to trade and investment “at the border”, enhancing supply chain connectivity "across the border" and improving the business environment "behind the border"


Source: (apec.org)
ASSESSMENT

 process of evaluating an individual’s knowledge, skills, attitudes (competencies) based on the predefined standards.


Source: -
ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATION

a program aims to assess and certify the competencies of the middle-level skilled workers through Philippine TVET Competency Assessment and Certification System. 


Source: (PTCACS)
ASSESSMENT METHOD

a technique used in gathering different types of evidence to evaluate a candidate for a particular qualification


Source: -

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