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


refers to the person/s to be audited.

Source: (TESDA-OP-CO-02 Rev. 00)

refers to a qualified and designated/authorized person to conduct an audit.

Source: (TESDA-OP-CO-02 Rev. 00)

a vehicle that can guide itself without human conduction. This kind of vehicle has become a concrete reality and may pave the way for future systems where computers take over the art of driving. An autonomous car is also known as a driverless car, robot car, self-driving car or autonomous vehicle

Source: (Techopedia, 2018)

the fraction of a specified period for which an item is capable of performing a specified function at a specified level of performance. 

Source: (TESDA Circular No. 59 s. 2017)

Google-built earbuds that could translate 40 languages in real time. 

Source: (Metz, 2018)

BKSTP or RA No. 9509 or the Barangay Kabuhayan Act which establishes livelihood and skills training centers in the 4th, 5th and 6th class municipalities to open employment opportunities, combat poverty and improve the quality of life of Filipinos. It gives highest priority to social reforms and focuses on poverty alleviation interventions through rural empowerment in accord with the Barangay Kabuhayan Act. This program supports the national economic development programs that aims to promote equitable distribution of opportunities, income and wealth across the country. Likewise, it seeks to improve the quality of life of Filipinos, especially the underprivileged by increasing their opportunities for economic competency, productivity and income level. 

Source: (TESDA Circular No. 031 s. 2018)

is a tool used to determine the preferred TVET Qualifications of interested members/residents in the barangays.

Source: (TESDA Circular No. 34 s. 2017)
  • refer to non-technical skills (knowledge, skills and attitudes) that everybody will need in order to perform satisfactorily at work and in society and are considered portable and transferable irrespective of jobs and industrial settings. (Competency Standard on Basic Competencies (Core Work Skills) ILO SRO 2005)
  • these are the competencies required for all qualification levels in all industry sectors.  They are the units of competency that every worker must possess.  There will initially be only a small number of basic competencies, covering only the more tangible/observable work activities common to all workers. (Training Regulations Framework per TESDA Board Resolution No. 2014-04)
  • refers to the required knowledge, skills and attitude to perform satisfactorily at work irrespective of jobs and industrial settings.

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refers to that part of the educational system intended to meet basic learning needs and provides the foundation on which subsequent learning can be based. It encompasses kindergarten, elementary and secondary education as well as alternative learning system for out-of-school youth and those with special needs.

Source: (IRR of RA 10968)

process of comparing an organization’s or company’s best practices to that of other organizations or companies using objective and subjective criteria. The process compares programs and strategic positions of competitors of exemplary organizations to those in the company reviewing its status for use as reference points in the formation of organization decisions and objectives. Comparing how an organization or company performs a specific activity with methods of a competitor or some other organization doing the same thing is a way to identify the best practice and to learn how to lower costs, reduce defects, increase quality, or improve outcomes linked to organization or company excellence.

Source: (Business Encyclopedia)

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