The Equivalency and Technical-Vocational Assessment Office (ETVAO), as a facilitating unit in partnership with the University’s schools and other units, envisions a community that exemplifies excellence and innovation by accessing and pursuing learning and training to promote personal and career goals and to enhance the quality of life.


ETVAO as a facilitating unit closely working with the University’s schools and other units shall provide opportunity and access to continuing quality education through its innovation in creating more flexible and alternative scheme of acquiring skills and knowledge.

It advocates for continuous learning opportunities using alternative system in education, and formal acknowledgement of prior learning experiences.

In pursuit of this mission, ETVAO commits to render Excellent Quality Service Delivery in the ETVAO managed programs with utmost integrity and professionalism.


 ETVAO purports to achieve the following goals and objectives:


  1. to create a solid foundation for the dissemination of new trends, and current information that responds to challenge and change, to priority needs, competency enhancement, and professional growth of participants/students inside and outside the University;
  1. to evolve a fast-track alternative scheme that would encourage the once-schooled to continue and complete a degree/program via the informal, non-formal, competency-based, and electronic modes or a combination of these modes; thus providing academic leverage to students by:
  • offering short-term, terminal, and graduate certificate and diplomate courses that satisfy/meet the students circumstances and requirements for transferability;
  • constructing and sequencing related academic intervention programs to assure students optimal learning;
  • utilizing a system for  placement and follow-up of student’s performance and progress by: identifying the entry level of knowledge, skills and competencies of a student to be admitted to the  degree program;
  • building knowledge and skills that are directly useful to the trainee in their job and for future roles;
  • providing training for areas identified as needing development;
  • recognizing existing knowledge and prior learning.
  1. to provide a facilitative intervention for the educational mobility of participants/students through a carefully planned and implemented series of new or modified training and other activities. 
  1. to have a shared understanding of the detailed activities to be undertaken in the conduct of competency assessment with all relevant stakeholders (TESDA staff, assessment centers, assessors, candidate-applicants).


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