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.

2022 TVET Glossary of Terms


refers to a person whose duties, not being clerical or manual nature, involve the exercise of discretion in the performance of the functions of the government. It includes any government employee, agent, or body having authority to do any act or perform a particular function in the exercise of government power.

Source: (TESDA Circular No. 123 s. 2020)

refers to a philosophy of learning that is based on the flexibility of access for equity in education, an educational system accessible to every individual with minimal restrictions and emphasizing the flexibility of the system to eradicate problems caused by barriers like age, geographical location, time constraints, and economic situation.

Source: (RA 10650) (TESDA Circular No. 104 s. 2019)

it can arise as a result of a situation favorable to achieving an intended result; can be referred to as positive effects of Risks; can lead to the adoption of new practices, addressing new customers, building partnerships, using new technology and other desirable and viable possibilities to address the organization's or its customer's needs. 

Source: (TESDA Circular No. 017 s. 2018)

a comprehensive examination and restoration of an item, or a major part thereof, to an acceptable condition. 

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

refers to mechanisms or access ramps that provide access to qualifications and assist people to move easily and readily between the different education and training sectors and between these sectors and the labor market.

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

refers to an independent community and/or a class-based association established to advance specific causes and to protect the interest of specific sectors. 

Source: TESDA Circular No. 035 s. 2018, DOLE Department Order No. 17 s. 2017

are evaluative statements that specify what is to be assessed and the required level of performance. 

Source: (TESDA Training Regulations Framework per TESDA Board Resolution No. 2014-04)

refers to a detainee, inmate or prisoner, or another person under confinement or custody in any other manner

Source: (Revised IRR of R.A. No. 10275)

a breach of security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure of, or access to, personal data transmitted, stored or otherwise processed. 

Source: (TESDA Data Privacy Manual version 1.0 s. 2020)

a natural or juridical person, or any other body who controls the processing of personal data, or instructs another to process personal data on its behalf. 

Source: (TESDA Data Privacy Manual version 1.0 s. 2020)

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