TESDA Housekeeping course is one of the in-demand training programs conducted by the said educational institution. Probably, the main reason is that Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, and other countries have a growing need for skilled housekeepers.
In this post, I will teach you steps on how to find the list of TESDA-accredited schools that offer Housekeeping courses near your location in less than 5 minutes. Aside from that, I will also share how you can get details of the school such as their address, telephone numbers, and course duration.
Filipinos are one of the contenders when it comes to housekeeping skills. Do you want to know why?
It is because Filipinos have TESDA that train their students for the sole purpose of becoming an excellent housekeeper. Plus, the fact that at a young age, they are already being thought household chores. Things like how to wash dishes, sweep the floor, make a bed, clean home appliances, basic cooking skills, proper disposal of rubbish, and washing clothes were already ingrained in their mind.
Filipinos can also speak English and adapt their accent so they can talk to their employers as clearly as possible. Sometimes, helpers doubled as a babysitter too. They take care of their employer’s babies and kids treating them as their own. Think about this, the kids will learn basic English language every day of the week courtesy of the Filipina housekeeper whenever both of their parents at work. Kids can also learn ‘Tagalog’ from them.
Filipino housekeepers in general, take their job seriously and show genuine care for their employers and their kids. That kind of character is essential for the job or at least that is what most foreign employers are looking for to the housekeeper applicant.
You do not have to take my word for it. You can read online about what I am talking about. With all the things that I have said, do you still want to become a housekeeper and get a chance to work locally and overseas?
If the answer is a whopping ‘Yes’ then you need to study the Housekeeping course in TESDA. Afterward, you need to take an assessment exam to get your National Certificate (NC I and II) for the course.
What is Housekeeping?
By definition, there are two types of housekeeping, one is commercial housekeeping, and the other is domestic housekeeping.
Commercial housekeeping deals with household chores of commercial establishments and accommodations including but not limited to resorts, restaurants, and hotels. The jobs include providing housekeeping services, guest rooms preparation, room attendant, butler, laundry of guest clothes and linen, valet services, and cleaning of public areas.
Domestic housekeeping, on the other hand, works in a private household. It can be stay-in or stay-out. The jobs include cleaning the house such as sweeping the floor, cleaning kitchen equipment, laundry, possibly perform basic cooking, and make a bed.
5 Quick Steps to find the TESDA Schools that offer Housekeeping Training
Step 1: Go to www.tesda.gov.ph
At the right portion of the website, you will find the Quick Links. Go to the “Registered Programs.”
Step 2: Key in housekeeping in the course you want to study in TESDA and your location
In this case, key in ‘Housekeeping’ in the course bar and your location in the location bar.
In this example, I want to know the list of TESDA accredited schools that offer Housekeeping in Davao, so I type in ‘Davao’ and I hit ‘SEARCH’.
Step 3: Get the details of Accredited Schools for Housekeeping Course
After you hit search, the list of housekeeping schools will show up including their address. Based on your location choose which among the list of schools is near you. Get their details such as school address, telephone numbers, course duration usually in a number of hours.
For sure there are plenty of schools that offer the course, but you need to consider the school location if it is just 30 minutes, or 2 hours travel time from your house. Also, take into consideration the class duration per day.
Note: You can do the first 3 steps in less than 5 minutes. Step 4 is different.
Step 4: Inquire directly to the school about other concerns
At this step, you need to exert an effort to talk to the school personnel either by phone, email, or school visit. You need to ask how much is the tuition fee for housekeeping, course outline, and also ask about the required documents.
The usual requirement is that you need to be a high school graduate before you can take the course, but there are schools that request additional documents so ask them about it.
The reason you need to ask all of these is because it is not indicated on the TESDA website.
Step 5: Start with your enrollment
After you have chosen the school that you think is best for your situation, then proceed with your enrollment.
How long is the TESDA Housekeeping Course?
The duration of the Housekeeping training is between 436 hours to 611 hours or 3 to 4 months. This is if you study 8 hours a day for 20 days a month excluding Saturdays and Sundays.
Generally, the duration of the training is highly dependent on the training center’s schedule.
To give you an idea, I have here some random schools in the Philippines that offer Housekeeping NC II training. They all have the same duration which is 436 hours.
- (S.J.B.) SAINT JOHN BOSCO I.A.S. INC. in Pasig City – 436 hours
- 1 AND ALL TECHNICAL SCHOOL, INC. in Cagayan De Oro City – 436 hours
- 3A Prime Hospitality Training and Assessment Center Inc. in Cebu City – 436 hours
- A.P.A. Training Skills Institute Inc. Iloilo City – 436 hours
- Absolute Health Care Institute – Calapan, Mindoro Inc. in Oriental Mindoro – 436 hours
- Access Balagtas Bulacan Computer and Technical Colleges in Balagtas Bulacan – 436 hours
- Dagupan Colleges Foundation Incorporated in Dagupan City – 611 hours
- Davao Central College Incorporated – 535 hours
Housekeeping NC III is around 76 hours or approximately 9.5 days if you study 8 hours a day. Here are some random schools that offer the NC III curriculum:
- Anastacia College of Plaridel Bulacan – 76 hours
- Achieve Prime Tech-Skills, Inc. in Iloilo City – 76 hours
- Aparri Polytechnic Institute of Maura, Aparri, Cagayan – 76 hours
- Araya Skills Development Institute Corp. or Greenhills San Juan City – 76 hours
Just to be sure, you can inquire directly to your chosen school near you about the course duration.
How Much is the Tuition Fee for the TESDA Housekeeping Course
The tuition fee for the Housekeeping Course in TESDA is between 15,000 pesos to 15,500 pesos.
Some schools offer free training and scholarship for the course. Check the accredited housekeeping training schools near your location to know if they offer free training.
What are the Enrollment Requirements for the TESDA Housekeeping Course
Aspiring enrollees for the course have to prepare the original and photocopies of the following documents:
- NSO/PSA copy of Birth Certificate
- High School Diploma (for High School Graduate) or Transcript of Record (TOR) (for College Undergraduate or College Level)
- Good Moral Certificate
- Passport sized picture
- Marriage Certificate (for married female students)
- Long Brown Envelope
Note: Inquire with the school about the other admission requirements
Is there a Free Housekeeping Training in TESDA
Yes, TESDA has a Free Housekeeping Course NC II that you can take online. It is one of the courses included in its online program. The online version focuses on lessons in providing Housekeeping Services to clients/guests in the Tourism Industry. It has 6 modules which include the following lessons:
- Providing Housekeeping Services
- Providing Guest Room Services
- Rendering Laundry Services to Guests
- Providing Public Area Services
- Providing Valet Services
- Dealing with Misbehaving Guests
How Much is the Tesda Housekeeping Assessment Fee
Based on the promulgated assessment fees as of May 2019, housekeeping NC II has an assessment fee of Php 650.00 to Php 675.00 depending on the certificate of competency (COC) and the full amount is 720.00 pesos.
- Full – Php 720.00
- COC 1 – Php 650.00
- COC 2 – Php 665.00
- COC 3 – Php 660.00
- COC 4 – Php 675.00
For clarifications and updated amounts, you can inquire directly to respective assessment centers.
Good Luck to You!!!