These are the TESDA courses you can enroll in 2019. There are 201 plus courses to choose from. You may check also the top 10 in demand courses based on the number of enrollees.
I hope this article will again be able to help you and those who want to study certain course of choice. At first, it is really difficult to decide what course to take since just like most of us we are not fully aware about the list of tesda courses.
Tesda offered courses are disseminated in different fields of specialization. There are programs that can help a student to land a job in the call center industry. There is caregiver course if students are aiming for job related to healthcare.
The growth of mobile technology opens a lot of job opportunities to those who took up cellphone servicing course. They can provide service to mobile phone owners whenever they need repairs and battery replacement for their mobile device.
The increase in sales in the automotive would also generate jobs to those who specialized in automotive servicing. Construction industries nowadays choose those who have knowledge in masonry, plumbing, etc., to fill up their staffing requirements.
Most of the jobs abroad also prefer applicants who have finished courses or have previous work experience in particular field of specialization such as 2G, 4G, SMAW welding.
A barista can work in any coffee shops, restaurants, and establishments that offers food and beverage (F & B) in the Philippines and abroad.
In short, if a student was able to complete a vocational course with tesda, most likely they can easily find a job. According to www.tesda.gov.ph , 7 out 10 of their graduates find a job easily and 9 out 10 employers are satisfied with their performance.
To help aspiring students decide what field to specialize, below are the top 10 in demand courses offered by this technical education branch of the government. After done checking it, you may also scan the hundreds of available courses to choose from.
Top 10 in demand Tesda Courses in terms of number of Enrollees
The courses that have the most number of enrollees belong to Construction, Agri-fisheries, Health and wellness, Tourism, and Information and Communications Technology industries. See the specific courses below:
- Shielded Metal Arc Welding – 53 thousand enrollees
- Cookery – 51 thousand enrollees
- Food and Beverage Service (F&B) – 51 thousand
- Bread and Pastry Production – 48 thousand
- Housekeeping – 44 thousand
- Electrical Installation and Maintenance – 36 thousand
- Shielded Metal Arc Welding – 28 thousand enrollees
- Computer Systems Servicing – 24 thousand
- Bookkeeping – 24 thousand
- Contact Center Services – 23 thousand
Note: Details were based on 2016 records of tesda released by ABS CBN News
201+ Tesda Courses Complete List (the list is for updating)
2D Game Art Development NC III
3D Game Art Development NC III (NEW)
Able Seafarer Deck NC II (II-5)
Able Seafarer Engine NC II (III-5)
Agricultural Crops Production NC I, NCII and NC III
Agricultural Machinery Operation NC II
Air Duct Servicing NCII
Animal Health Care and Management NC III
Animal Production (Poultry-Chicken) NC II, (Ruminants) NC II, (Swine) NCII
Animation NC II, Animation (2D Digital) NC III, (3D Digital) NC III
Aquaculture NC II
Artificial Insemination (Large Ruminants) NC II, (Swine) NC II
Attractions and Theme Parks NCII
Auto Body Painting Finishing NC I, NC II, and N CIII
Auto Engine Rebuilding NC II
Automotive Body Repairing NC II
Automotive Electrical Assembly NC II and NC III
Automotive Mechanical Assembly NC II and NC III
Automotive servicing NC I, NC II, NC III, and NC IV
Automotive Wiring Harness Assembly NC II
Bamboo Production NC II
Barangay Health Services NC II
Barbering NC II
Bartending NC II, and Barista NC II
Beauty Care NC II, and NC III
Beauty Care Services (Nail Care) NC II, and NC III
Biomedical Equipment Services NCII
Bookkeeping NC III
Bread and pastry Production NC II
Broadband Installation (Fixed Wireless Systems) NC II
Cable TV Installation NC II
CaTV Operation and Maintenance NC III
CAD CAM Operation NC III
Caregiving NC II
Carpentry NC II and NC III
CNC Lathe Machine Operation NC II and NC III
CNC Milling Machine Operation NC II, and NC III
Commercial Cooking NC III, and NC IV
Computer Literacy Basic
Computer Systems Servicing NC II
Construction Lift Passenger Material Elevator Operation NC II
Construction Painting NC II and NC III
Consumer Electronics NC III and NC IV
Contact Center Services NC II (Call Center)
Cookery NC II
Culinary Arts Course
Customer Services NC II
Dental Hygiene NC IV
Dental Laboratory Technology Services NC I, (Fixed Dentures/Restorations) NC II, (Removable) NC II
Dental Technology NC IV
Diesel Power Plant Operation, and Maintenance NC II, and NC III
Domestic Work NC II
Dressmaking (Casual) NC II
Driving NC II, (Articulated Vehicle) NC III, (Passenger Bus/Straight Truck) NC III
Electrical Installation and Maintenance NC II, NC III, and NC IV
Electronics Products Assembly and Servicing NC II
Emergency Medical Services NC II
Events Management Services NC III
Fashion Design (Apparel) NC III
Fish Capture NC I, and NC II
Fish Products Packaging NC II
Fishing Gear Repair and Maintenance NC III
Fish Port Wharf Operations NC I
Flux-Cored Arc Welding NC I, NC II, and NC III
Food and beverage services NC II, NC III, and NC IV
Food Processing NC I, NC II, NC III, NC IV
Footwear Making NC II
Foreign Language (Korean, Japanese – Nihongo, Chinese, Spanish, Arabic, and English)
Forging NC II, and NC III
Foundry Melting/Casting NC II, and NC III
Foundry Molding NC II, and NC III
Foundry PATTERN MAKING NC III
Front office services NC II
Furniture Making (Finishing) NC II
Game Programming NC III
Gas Metal Arc Welding NC I, NC II, and NC III
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding NC II, and NC IV
Gas Welding NC I, and NC II
Hairdressing NC II, and NC III
Health Care Services NC II
Heavy Equipment Servicing NC II
Hilot (Wellness) NC II
Horticulture NC II, NC III
Housekeeping NC II, NC III, and NC IV
Ice Plant Refrigeration Servicing NC III
ILLUSTRATION NC II
Instrumentation and Control Servicing NC II, NC III, and NC IV
Jewelry Making (Fine Jewelry) NC II, and NC III
Laboratory and Metrology/Calibration Services NC II, and NC III
LANDSCAPE INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE (SOFTSCAPE) NC II
Line Construction (Electric Power Distribution) NC II
LOCAL GUIDING SERVICES NC II
Machining NC I, NC II, and NC III
MARINE ELECTRICITY (FINAL)3
Masonry NC I, NC II, and NC III
Massage Therapy NC II
Mechanical Drafting NC I
Mechatronics Servicing NC II, NC III, and NC IV
Medical Coding and Billing NC II
MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION NC II
Metals Stamping NC II
Microfinance Technology NC II, NC IV
Moldmaking NC II
Motorcycle Small Engine Servicing NC II
ON-HIGHWAY DUMP TRUCK (Rigid)
Ophthalmic Lens Servicing NC II
Organic Agriculture Production NC II (NEW)
Painting Machine Operation NC II
Pattern Making NC II
PERFORMING ARTS – DANCE NC II
PERFORMING ARTS (SONG) NC II
Performing Arts_Ballroom Dancing NC II
Pest Management (Veg.) NC II
Pharmacy Services NC II
Photography NC II
Pipefitting NC II
Plant Maintenance NC I
Plastic Machine Operation NC II, and NC III
Plumbing NC I, NC II, and NC III
Press Machine Operation NC I
Process Inspection NC II, and NC III
Programming NC IV
PV System Design NC III, Servicing NC III, Installation NC II
Pyrotechnics NC II
RAC Servicing (DomRAC) NC II – New
RAC Servicing (PACU-CRE) NC III (Amended)
Rating Forming Part of a Navigational Watch NC II (II-4, III-4)
Reinforcing Steel Works NC II
Rice Machinery Operations NC II
Rigging NC I
Rubber Processing NC II, Production NC II
SCAFFOLD ERECTION NC II
Security Services NC I, NC II
SHIPS CATERING SERVICES NC I, NC II, and NC III (Ships’ cook)
Slaughtering Operations NC II (Butchery)
SMAW NC I, NC II, NC III, and NC IV
Structural Erection NC II
Submerged Arc Welding NC I, and NC II
System Formwork Installation NC II
Tailoring (Casual) NC II
Technical Drafting NC II
Telecom OSP and Subscriber Line Installation (Copper Cable-POTS and DSL) NC II
Telecom OSP Installation (Fiber Optic Cable) NC II
Tile Setting NC II
TINSMITHING (AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING) NC II
Tool and Die Making NC II
Tourism Promotion Services NC II
Trainers Methodology Level I, Level 2
Transmission Line Installation and Maintenance NC II, NC III
Transport RAC SERVICING NC II
TRAVEL SERVICES NC II
Visual Graphic Design NC III
Refrigeration and Airconditioning Servicing
Heavy Equipment Operations Courses
ARTICULATED OFF-HIGHWAY DUMP TRUCK NC II
Backhoe Loader NC II
Bulldozer NC II
Concrete Pump NC II
Container Stacker NC II
Crawler Crane NC II
Forklift NC II
Gantry Crane NC II
Hydraulic Excavator NC II
Motor Grader NC II
Paver NC II
Rigid off-highway dump truck NC II
ROAD ROLLER NC II
Rough-Terrain Crane NC II
Screed NC I
Tower Crane NC II (Crane Operator)
Transit Mixer NC II
Truck-Mounted Crane NC II
Wheel Loader NC II
TESDA Free Online Courses
Tesda also offers free online courses in 2019, there are total of 40 plus courses that aspiring individuals, professionals, and OFW can take. Tuition fee is free however, it does not come with a certificate.
If you want to have certificate, you need to visit the nearest assessment center and take the certification exam. If you passed, you can get the certificate. This offering requires learners to have fast internet connection and a personal computer desktop (laptop will also do).
Check the list of online courses below:
Automotive Battery Servicing
Diesel Engine tune-up
Solar Night Light Assembly
Heating, Ventilation and Air Condition
Packaged Air Conditioner Unit Servicing
Guest Room Attendant Servicing
Public Area Attendant Servicing
Animation (3D Digital)
Basic computer operation
CAM / CAD operation
Computer hardware servicing
Web Development using HTML5 and CSS3
Microsoft Online Courses:
Game Production Basics
Developing 2D Games with HTML5
Developing 2D, 3D games with Unity Software Game Developments Fundamentals
C# Fundamentals for Beginners
Food and Beverage Servicing
Room Attendant Servicing
Bus Boy Servicing
Trainers Methodology I
Facilitate Learning Session
Trainers Methodology II
Tesda Foreign Language Courses for FREE
Tesda also offers different foreign language courses. Aspiring students just have to visit any accredited schools and or language skills institute that offer it. The available language course include Nihongo, Mandarin, English, Spanish, Arabic, and Korean. The duration can be found below:
Basic Arabic Language and Saudi / Gulf Culture – 100 hours
Basic Chinese Language (Mandarin) and Culture – 100 hours
Basic English Language – 100 hours
Basic Japanese Language (Nihongo) and Culture – 150 hours
Basic Korean Language and Culture – 100 hours (verify with tesda LSI if these course is still available)
Basic Spanish Language – 100 hours
Take note however, that not all tesda language skills institute offer all the language courses. So before going to the nearest LSI call their office first to know if the course you are aiming to study is available with the school.
Tesda Courses for High School Undergraduate
This government institution offers vocational training courses. According to the enrollment requirements, aspiring students should have finished high school to be accepted in any tesda accredited schools. Unfortunately, there are no courses available for high school undergraduates.
It is highly recommended that those high school undergrads go back to secondary school (public or private) and finish the remaining years required there. Once they graduated from secondary school, they can now study in any tesda accredited schools.
In my opinion, undergrads should enroll in government schools as it has no tuition fee. They only have to mind about stationery and their “baon” if it is needed. They should go to the nearest public school in their location and probably inquire to the registrars office about the enrollment requirements for returning students like them.
If they are time constrained maybe they can ask for suggestions from the said office about flexible schedule, so they can study in the morning and work part-time at night or vice versa. Hopefully, though, there are secondary schools that allow their students to have a flexible schedule.
TESDA Courses In Demand Abroad
In my opinion these are courses that you should take if you eventually plan to work overseas after gaining years of experience from local employers.
There are 30 plus tesda courses in demand abroad, this includes Agriculture, Food processing, Carpentry, Housekeeping, Slaughtering operations, Caregiving, Bartending, and Welding.
If you plan to study agriculture crops production, housekeeping, caregiving, CNC Lathe Machine operation, and welding, you can have the chance to land a job in Japan.
New Zealand needs carpenters, construction workers, machine operators, upholsterers, CNC program machinist, auto electrician, barbers hairdressers, driver, and dairy farmers.
Australia needs pig farmer, automotive electrician, mechanics, welders, technician electronics, machinist.
Hong Kong needs domestic helpers. Singapore needs domestic workers, household workers, bartenders, and automotive technicians.
Macau needs servers, domestic helpers, attendant in food and beverage, spa therapists, cleaners, hair technicians, electricians, and household workers.
United Arab Emirates needs domestic helpers, aircon technician, cleaner, welder, caregiver, electrician, machine operator, and hairdressers.
There are plenty of job opportunities overseas when you finished a tesda course. So take and pass the assessment exam to acquire a certificate, and gain local work experience. When you have enough years of work experience then, that’s the time you should apply for work abroad in respective POEA accredited manpower agencies.
I repeat, apply only to a POEA accredited manpower agencies if plan to work abroad.
How many Hours or Months to Complete a Tesda Course
Tesda Courses last for days or months. This varies depending on the school that offers the course. If you are in a hurry, it would be efficient to list down all the schools near your location that offer the same program. Compare which among them offers the shortest hours to complete the course.
Online courses, on the other hand, can be taken up by students at their own pace and time. If they are fast learners, chances are, they will be able to finish one course within 2 weeks. Afterward, they can visit a TESDA assessment centers to take the competency exam. If they passed, they will get a National Certificate (NC).
Foreign language courses can be completed ranging from 100 to 150 hours depending on the language you want to study.
Tesda Enrollment Requirements
I’ve made a separate post about the list of training centers that you can visit for your inquiry. Tesda training centers are all over the Philippines; Manila, Baguio, Batangas, Bicol, Bohol, Cavite, Cebu, Davao, Rizal, Laguna, IloIlo, Tacloban, Tagum, La Union, and many others.
Tesda regulates private and public registered training institution. Both public and private institutions require students to be:
- at least 18 years of age
- high school graduate
- undergone a pre-training assessment (YP4SC/NCAE)
- Barangay Clearance (some asks for it)
However, if you wish to pursue training in private institutions, they may ask for additional requirements other than what was mentioned. It would be better that you visit their respective schools and inquire for other documents they may need.
5 Steps to Enroll in Tesda Accredited Schools Guide
Do you want to study a course of your choice offered by TESDA? But first, ask yourself, what is the course that you want to study, what is your fashion where you want to build a career on? Do you like baking, tailoring, massage therapist, automotive course, welding, electrician, or computer course? Its up to you but you need to make a decision about it. If you already made up your mind, then proceed.
Here are the steps in finding the school that offer your course of choice. I will also share here how enroll in that school.
Step 1: Go to the official website of TESDA
The official website is www.tesda.gov.ph. At the right portion of the website, you will see the Quick Links section. Go to the “Registered Programs.” It is where you can search for the 200 plus tesda courses available to aspiring students like you.
Step 2: Finding the school that offer the course
In this step, I will teach you how to find the school that offer the course that you want. Let us say you want to study “Automotive Servicing NC I or NC II” in Manila area.
At the “Registered Programs” page, you will be asked to type in your “Course,” “Name of School,” and “Location.”
What you need to do is just type in the course name, and location. The website will then show you the list of schools that offer the course.
Step 3: Gathering of TESDA Accredited School Information
Based on the list of schools, shown in Step 2, check and collect all the data of each schools. Get their address, contact details, tech-Voc course offered, and number of hours of the course.
To make it easier for you, you just need to collect information of probably 3 to 5 schools that is nearest to your location.
Step 4: Inquire Directly to each school
The reason you need to inquire to each school, is because you have to know which school is offering the best possible scenario in your favor.
Check which of the school is nearest to your location, that offers same course at the shortest number of hours to complete, and has the cheapest tuition fee.
You can visit their school or give them a call. Its up to you!
Step 5: Enroll to the TESDA accredited school
Where you able to compare all the factors that I point out in Step 4? Did you got the details of the school that offer the best scenario for you? Then proceed with the enrollment.
Tesda Courses Tuition Fees
Private institutions also have varying tuition fees and that you should also ask about it to them. As I mentioned earlier, list down the schools near your place that offers the same program and compare which of them has the lowest tuition fee.
Once you know the respective tesda courses you want to take, completed the required documents, have enough money for the tuition fee, and decided on the schedule, go visit the school where you want to study your chosen course.
*I hope this helps