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.

  • description of the activities and arrangements for an audit (Source: ISO 19011:2011)
  • refers to a written plan prepared prior to the conduct of audit which details activities such as where to go, what to do, when to do it and whom to see/interview.

Source: Operating Procedures for Compliance Audit
AUDIT REPORT refers to a report that contains observations and findings during the Audit that are meant to assist the Auditee to improve systems.
Source: (Operating Procedures for Compliance Audit)
  • one or more auditors conducting an audit, supported if needed by technical experts. (ISO 19011:2011)
  • refers to a group of people qualified designated/authorized to conduct an audit. composed of a lead auditor and team members. 

Source: (Operating Procedures for Compliance Audit)
AUDITEE organization being audited
Source: (ISO 19011:2011)
AUDITOR a person who conducts an audit
Source: (ISO 19011:2011)
BASIC EDUCATION provides the foundation on which subsequent learning can be based. It encompasses kindergarten, elementary and secondary education as well as alternative learning systems for out-for-school learners and those with special needs.
Source: (Sec. 3, RA 10533)
BENCHMARKING 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)
BEST PRACTICE 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)
BIPARTITE PLANT APPRENTICESHIP COMMITTEE refers to a group of within the enterprise composed of the labor and management responsible for monitoring the program implementation, settling differences between management and apprentices and recommending measures for effective implementation.
Source: (Guidelines in the Implementation of Reformed Apprenticeship Program)
  • refers to the combination of online and supervised workshop training where the knowledge theories are conducted through the internet and the supervised workshop training are conducted face to face. (TESDA Circular No. 37, s. 2009)
  • learning or training event or activity where e-learning, in its various forms, is combined with more traditional forms of training such as classroom training.

Source: (TESDA Manual of Operations on TVET Programs)

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