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.

CAREER personal engagement with the world of work characterized by exercise of choice and identification of personal suitability requiring preparation and specialization for ongoing lifelong development
Source: (G. Arulmani, 2014)
CAREER COACH a person who has been trained in helping other people develop their career goals.
Source: (“Get on the Right Career Path with a Career Coach” by Ralph King)
CAREER GUIDANCE the provision of services such as career information, career education, guidance and counseling intended to assist people at any age and at any point in their lives, to make education, training and occupational choices and manage their careers
Source: (European Union Council, 2004, 2008, OECD,2004)
CAREER PROFILING as used in TESDA, refers to that career guidance service geared towards helping students, out-of-school youth and unemployed adults decide intelligently on what career to pursue by having them undergo self-assessment of their abilities and occupational interests. The results are processed into an individual profile which shall serve as the basis for the individual to decide on what particular program to undergo in pursuit of that job best suited to his/her strengths.
Source: (Career Profiling Handbook, 2012)
CENTER a TVET provider offering at least (1) program in either PQF Level I.II, III, IV
Source: TESDA Circular No. 090 s. 2018
CENTER OF TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE a TVET institution whether public or private, that has acquired the highest level of award of accreditation under UTPRAS.
Source: -
CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY (COC) a document issued by TESDA to individuals who were assessed as competent in a single unit or cluster of related units of competency as defined in Section 4 of the Training Regulations.
Source: (TESDA Circular No. 7 s. 2016)
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE TO INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE (COCIE) is an official document issued by TESDA Regional Director; specifying the credit assigned per specific qualification; as the acceptable evidence of in-service industry experience of trainers.
Source: (TESDA Circular No. 7 s. 2016)
CERTIFICATE OF DS/DTP ACCREDITATION as used in TESDA, it refers to a document issued by TESDA granting an authority to a TVI and as its partner establishment to implement the DTS Program/DTP.
Source: (TESDA Circular No. 31 s. 2012)
CERTIFICATE OF TVET PROGRAM REGISTRATION (CTPR) refers to a document issued by TESDA to a concerned institution as a manifestation that the TVET program offered complies with the minimum requirements or standards prescribed by TESDA.
Source: (TESDA Circular No. 7 s. 2016)

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