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.

ASSESSMENT METHOD as used in TESDA, this term refers to a particular technique used to gather different types of evidence when assessing a candidate of a particular qualification. This may include methods or techniques such as demonstration, interviews, portfolios, etc.
Source: (TESDA-SOP-CACO-13 dated December 17, 2012)
ASSESSMENT MODERATION the process of establishing comparability of judgments of standards of candidate’s performance across different assessors, assessment center and venues, in order to ensure that assessment is valid, reliable and fair.
Source: (TESDA Implementing Guidelines on PTQCS)
ASSESSMENT PROCESS the assessment process is based on gathered evidence or information to prove possession of competence. The process may be applied to an employable single unit of competency, or a cluster of relevant units of competency or to all units of competency in a Full National Qualification. The evidence is gathered through a range of evidence-gathering methods.
Source: (TESDA Circular No. 15, s. 2015)
ASSESSOR an accredited individual authorized to evaluate or assess the competencies of a candidate (person) applying for certification.
Source: (TESDA Implementing Guidelines on PTQCS)
ASSESSOR’S GUIDE a set of documents which contains information that will assist the assessor in the evidence gathering process.
Source: -
ASSESSOR’S METHODOLOGY COURSE a course or training program designed to equip participants with the knowledge, values, and skills in the administration, evaluation, and interpretation of competencies assessment.
Source: (TESDA Implementing Guidelines on PTQCS)
AUDIT systematic , independent and documented process for obtaining audit evidence and evaluating it objectively to determine the extent to which the audit criteria are fulfilled
Source: (ISO 19011:2011)
AUDIT CRITERIA set of policies, procedures or requirements used as a reference against which audit evidence is compared.
Source: (ISO 19011:2011)
AUDIT EVIDENCE records, statements of fact or other information which are relevant to the audit criteria and verifiable.
Source: (ISO 19011:2011)
AUDIT FINDINGS results of the evaluation of the collected audit evidence against audit criteria.
Source: (ISO 19011:2011)

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