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.

TRAINING PLAN a synchronized schedule of knowledge and skill to be learned by the student/trainee in the TVI and the actual work exercises in the establishment. This can utilize either the block release scheme or the day release scheme
Source: (TESDA Circular No. 31 s. 2012)
TRAINING REGULATIONS refer to the package of qualifications, competency standards, training standards, assessment and certification arrangements in a specific sector promulgated by TESDA Board for nationwide application. They serve as the basis for the development of the curricula, registration, and delivery of training programs.
Source: (TESDA Board Resolution No. 2004-13, August 5, 2004)
TRAINING STANDARDS refer to the sections of the Training Regulations that give information and important requirements for TVET providers to consider when designing training programs corresponding to a national qualification (see definition of qualification); this includes information on curriculum design, training delivery, trainee entry requirements, training tools and equipment, and trainer qualifications.
Source: (Training Regulations Framework)
TRAINING VOUCHER an entitlement to education or training issued to a learner or trainee and redeemable for the course and provider of the student’s choice.
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TRAINORS/TRAINERS shall mean persons who provide training to trainers aimed at developing the latter’s capacities for imparting attitudes, knowledge, skills and behavior patterns required for specific jobs, tasks, occupations or group of related occupations.
Source: (RA 7796/TESDA Act of 1994)
TRANSCRIPT OF COMPETENCY a document attesting to the examinee’s successful completion of certain competencies within an occupational level.
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TRANSFERABILITY refers to the property of a unit of competency to be used in a range of different contexts within an industry in across industries or across industries.
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TRANSITION PROGRAM a program, class or course designed to prepare people for the transfer from one level of education to the next, or from education to the workforce.
Source: (Wahba 2013)
TRIFOCALIZED EDUCATION AND TRAINING refers to the three levels of the Philippine education system: basic education, technical-vocational education and training, and higher education.
Source: (IRR of E.O. No. 83, s. 2012)
TVET EXIT POINTS refer to a level in a ladderized program wherein a student can earn a TVET qualification (e.g. NC I, NC II) and may opt to exit and work.
Source: (CHED Memo Order No. 43, s. 2008)

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