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


are eligible learners enrolled/granted TVET scholarship (e.g. UAQTEA).

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

management practices and work processes that lead to outstanding or top-class performance and provide examples for others.

Source: (UNEVOC/NCVER 2009, Global) (Guidelines in the Implementation of Reformed Apprenticeship Program)

data that contains greater variety arriving in increasing volumes and with ever-higher velocity. This is known as "the three Vs". Big data is larger, more complex data sets, especially from new data sources. These data sets are so voluminous that traditional data processing software just can’t manage them. But these massive volumes of data can be used to address business problems you wouldn’t have been able to tackle before. 

Source: (Oracle, 2018)

technology that utilizes biological systems, living organisms or parts of this to develop or create different products that help improve our lives and the health of our planet. 

Source: (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 2018)
  • a strategic and sytematic approach to combining times and modes of learning, integrating the best aspects of face-to-face and online interactions using appropriate ICTs. (Saliba, Rankine and Cortes, 2013). (TESDA Circular No. 104 s. 2019)
  • the formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through the online delivery of content and instruction, with some element of student control over time, place, path and pace and at least in part at a supervised brick-and-mortar location. Blended learning includes an intentional shift to online instructional delivery for a portion of the course to boost learning. (Staker and Horn, 2012) (TESDA Circular No. 104 s. 2019)

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refers to the schedule wherein the trainee/student spends full time in the TVI to finish the In-school training  and then deployed full time in the Establishment to complete In-plant training. 

Source: (TESDA Circular No. 054 s. 2019)

the structure of data that represents a financial ledger entry, or a record of a transaction. Each transaction is digitally signed to ensure its authenticity and that no one tampers with it, so the ledger itself and the existing transactions within it are assumed to be of high integrity.

Source: (Hassell, 2018)

a website that allows collaborative and interactive learning between learners and with their teachers affiliated (or not) to the same educational institution through uploads of texts, documents, images or videos... on a specific subject(s) of pedagogical interest. From a statistical perspective, only educational institutions that have a clear policy to host such blog page are to be counted.

Source: (UNESCO Institute for Statistics,

is one of the structures of the TESDA’s Job Linkaging and Networking Services which provides frontline service such as 1) client inquiries on the job vacancies/opportunities, scholarships and TVET programs. 2) Disseminate Labor Market Information (LMI) using digital and printed materials using IECs. 3) Establish linkages with the government such as PESO, DOLE or public employment office and private organizations for LMI and employment services and others. 4) Establish and maintain the database of client served and profiled. 5) Provide Post-training Career Advising and other similar activities, and 6) Refer and/or link TVET graduates to government and non-government organizations for business development support.

Source: (TESDA Circular No. 38 s. 2016)

failure resulting in the non-availability of an item.  

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

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