Here’s how you can study TESDA online courses for FREE, the list of 67+ free courses, and guided steps on how to enroll in the TESDA online program for 2020.
This online program is the latest free service and no tuition fee training that the tech-voc institution is offering exclusively for Filipino Citizens. With the help of the internet, it will make the skills development and technical education a lot more accessible to aspirants.
The advantage for students who would take up these tesda online courses is that they will have the luxury to study the chosen course in their free time and at their own pace provided they own a cellphone, laptop/desktop computer, and high-speed internet. They can study anywhere and even in the comfort of their home.
Students who would complete the course will receive a certificate of completion. If the graduates want to earn a National Certificate, they would have to take the face-to-face assessment examination given by the respective Tesda assessment centers and make sure to pass the test so all the hard work will not be put into waste.
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Why Study in Tesda Online Program?
There are lots of advantages of Studying online and also disadvantages. In this part, I will only tackle the advantages of studying online. Here are the top 5 advantages:
You can learn multiple skills for free
There are 67 plus courses offered exclusively in tesda online program. You can study as many courses as you want for free. There is a wide range of choices. This includes but not limited to computer courses, tourism courses, food and beverage, and technical courses.
Since this is an online course, you can study multiple courses simultaneously or one after another, as long as your schedule permits it.
What’s awesome is, it’s free. After finishing your chosen course, you can go to the respective tesda assessment center to take the examination. If you pass the test, you can receive the national certificate (NC).
Study At Your Own Pace
This is advantageous for those who have a full-time job or to anyone who wants to improve their knowledge. These online courses do not have a definite schedule as compared to the usual classroom setting.
You can learn these courses wherever you are in the world, any time of the day as long as you have a personal computer with an internet connection.
If for some reason you were not able to understand the lesson on first take, you can always go back to study it again.
Reduce Your Overall Learning Expenses
Aside from the usual tuition fee expense, studying online at home can tremendously reduce your other expenses such as transportation, food cost from baon, and school uniform.
While at home, you can wear your usual clothes. You do not have to waste your time in the traffic. The money that you will spend at school for a day can sometimes be enough to cover the meal of the whole family.
Study in a Stress-Free Environment
Since you are studying at home, you only need to deal with your relatives. Unlike when you are in the classroom, you need to deal with your professors, fellow students, and stress in traffic. Imagine you will travel 1 to 2 hours one way to travel to school. It is equivalent to 1.5 days a month lost in traffic.
In school, you need to follow certain sets of schedules including sets of rules per subject. You are also forced to prepare for incoming exams to maintain good grades.
At home, you need to force your self to be disciplined. You need to develop good study habits and maintain them. Otherwise, it will be difficult to finish modules or lessons since there is no pressure on your part to learn. So aside from learning new skills, you can also develop self-discipline while you study at home.
TOP 5 Popular On-Demand TESDA Online Courses 2020
According to three-year data of TESDA Online Program (TOP). These are the 5 online courses popular with registered students.
- 1. Basic Computer Operation (Intel Easy Steps) Course
- 2. Web Development using HTML5 and CSS3
- 3. Preparing Cakes Course
- 4. Provide Housekeeping Services to Guests Course
- 5. STAR Online Training Program
Who can avail these Online Courses
This program is available to all Filipinos who would like to enhance existing skills and expand their knowledge technically. These massive TESDA courses are available to professionals, laborers, unemployed individuals, out of school youths, students, and even those who work locally and abroad as Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) that wanted to have their skills upgraded.
How Many Students are Studying in TESDA Online?
The TESDA Online Program (TOP) started this online education system back in 2012. Six (6) years after in 2018, they have now 1.2 Million registered online users. The data are composed of 441 thousand who have completed the 68 plus online courses, and 890 thousand plus who are enrolled online. These numbers are growing every day.
How Many Courses Can I Enroll Online?
The awesome courses in the TESDA Online Program are offered for free to every aspiring student in the Philippines and OFWs abroad. Students can enroll in multiple classes.
List of Tesda Online Courses with No Tuition Fee for 2020
- Fruit Grower
- Automotive Battery Servicing
- Diesel Engine Tune-Up
Electrical and Electronics
- Solar Night Light Assembly
- Cellphone Servicing
- Star Online Training Program
- Star Online Training Program 2
- Managing Your Personal Finances
- Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB)
Human Health / Health Care
NC II: Massage Therapy (Beta)
- Course 1: Fundamental of Massage Practice
- Course 2: Fundamental of Massage Therapy
- Course 3: Swedish Massage
- Course 4: Shiatsu Massage
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration
- Packaged Air Conditioner Unit Servicing
Information and Communication Technology
- Basic Computer Operation
- SMART Android Mobile Apps Development for Beginners
- SMART Technopreneurship 101
- Web Development using HTML5 and CSS3
Microsoft Online Courses
- Developing 2D games with HTML5
- Game Production Basics
- Developing 2D and 3D games with Unity
- C# Fundamentals for Beginners
- Software Development Fundamentals
Udacity – Google Courses
- Android Development for Beginners
- UX Design for Mobile Developers
- Android 4.0 Programming in Java
Lifelong Learning Skills
- Job Interview Skills Training Course
- How to Build Confidence in Your Abilities
- Skills to Succeed Academy
- Ship’s Catering NC III (update)
Social, Community Development and Other Services
- Beauty Care Services (Nail Care) NC II
Bread and Pastry Production NC II
- Preparing Cakes (1 – 4)
Cookery NC II
Prepare and Cook Hot Meals
- Preparing Stocks, Sauces and Soups (1 of 7)
- Preparing Poultry and Game Dishes (2 of 7)
- Preparing Seafood Dishes
- Preparing Egg Dishes
- Preparing Starch Dishes
- Preparing Vegetable Dishes
- Preparing Meat Dishes
Prepare Cold Meals
- Preparing Salads and Dressing
- Preparing Sandwiches
- Preparing Appetizers
- Preparing Desserts
Food and Beverage Services NC II
- Introduction to Food and Beverage Service (Beta) 1 of 3 Updated
- Providing Table Service (Beta) 2 of 3 Updated
- Providing Room Services (Beta) 3 of 3 Updated
Housekeeping NC II
- Providing Housekeeping Services (Beta)
- Providing Guest Room Services (Beta)
- Providing Valet Services (Beta)
- Providing Laundry Services to Guests (Beta)
- Providing Public Area Services (Beta)
- Deal with Intoxicated Guest (Beta)
Front Office Services NC II
21st Century Skills
- Orienting Oneself to Environmentally Sustainable Work Standards
- Exercising Sustainable Development in the Workplace
Workplace Communication (Beta)
- Receiving and Responding to Workplace Communication
- Participating in Workplace Communication
- Trainers Methodology I
- Trainers Methodology II
The tuition fee is free (libre) for all the available tesda online courses. To enroll, aspiring students should register an account through https://e-tesda.gov.ph then follow the instruction for enrollment. Prepare a valid email account. You will use it on the registration/enrollment process.
For inquiries and other concerns, you can check the official website of tesda.
How to Enroll in Tesda Online Program Steps
Here are the steps on how to Enroll in different TESDA Online Courses. This video covers online registration and enrollment in the different courses. If you are interested to enroll in any registered online course for free, you have to first register an account with Tesda.
Watch till the end the complete registration and enrollment process:
You can also follow the written steps below in creating an account and enrollment steps in case you prefer to read.
Step 1: Go to tesda online website e-tesda.gov.ph to begin with your enrollment
At the uppermost portion of the website, you will find the login link (you are not log in). Go to that link.
Step 2: Start creating your tesda online account
Since you do not have an account yet, you will be asked to create one. Then click create an account. Type in your valid email address and chosen password. A message will be sent to your given email address to activate your account. Fill out the needed information in the given form.
Step 3: Once you have your tesda account you can now enroll to your chosen course
Login to your account. You will be redirected to tesda online program homepage where you will see the list of courses.
Step 4: Click the online course you want to take
There are more than 40 courses available online that you can take. You can also choose based on different industries. It can be under Information Technology, Tourism, or Electronics.
Step 5: Courses are divided into modules. Choose link of the module you want to study
In this part, you need to choose which module of your chosen course you want to study first. It is up to you whether you want to study it based on module number or at a random phase.
Step 6: At the lower left tab you will read ‘Enroll me in this course
Proceed to the ‘enroll me in the course’ link
Step 7: Confirm your TESDA enrollment
You can do this by choosing ‘YES’ in the popup window
Step 8: Congratulations you are now enrolled to your chosen online program
Please read the instruction in this post so you will not encounter any problem regarding your online enrollment.
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