Study these TESDA online courses for free and get a certificate of completion after you finished the course. Here is the list of online courses and the step-by-step guide on how to enroll in the Tesda online program in 2022.
These Distance Education programs are the latest free service and no tuition fee training that TESDA is offering to Filipinos. With the help of the Internet, it will make skills development and technical education more accessible to anyone who wants to upgrade their knowledge.
One of the advantages, when you take up these Online Courses, is you will have the luxury to study in your own free time and at your own pace.
You can view the lessons anywhere and anytime even in the comfort of your home. This is provided you have a cellphone or a laptop/desktop computer, and high-speed Internet.
Aside from that, if you finish any of the Online Courses, you will receive a certificate of completion. Most importantly, these courses are free of charge or tuition free.
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What are the Free TESDA Online Courses for 2022
Here are the lists of free courses that you can take in the TESDA online program. I suggest that you scan the list so you will become familiar with the current offerings. Afterward, make your decision and proceed with the enrollment.
- Fruit Growing Course
- Agro-Entrepreneurship NC II
- Agricultural Crops Production NC II
- Aquaponic Food Production NC II
- Organic Agricultural Production NC II
- Automotive Battery Servicing
- Diesel Engine Tune-Up Course
- Plumbing NC II
- Photovoltaic Systems Installation NC II
Electrical and Electronics Courses
- Electrical Installation and Maintenance NC II
- Renewable/Alternative Energy
- Computer System Servicing NC II
- iSTAR PROGRAM
- OFW RISE
- Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB)
Human Health / Health Care
- Barangay Health Services NC II
- Barangay Infectious Disease Management Services Level II
- Massage Therapy NC II
- Caregiving (Elderly) NC II
- Contact Tracing Level II
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology
- Refrigeration and Airconditioning Servicing (DOMRAC)
Information and Communication Technology ICT Courses
- SMART Android Mobile Apps Development for Beginners
- SMART Technopreneurship 101
- Microsoft Online Courses – C# Fundamentals for Beginners
- Web Development using HTML5 and CSS3
- Android 4.0 Programming in Java
Gender and Development (GAD) Courses
- Working in a Gender-Diverse Environment
- Conducting Gender Analysis, Mainstreaming, and Planning and Budgeting
Lifelong Learning Skills
- Getting your Business Online
- Harnessing Social Media to Expand your Business
- Digital Tools for Jobseekers
- Managing your Personal Finances
- 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 Patry Production NC II
- Cookery NC II
- Food and Beverage Services NC II
- Front Office Services NC II
- Housekeeping NC II
Process Food and Beverages
- Food Processing NC II
21st Century Skills
- Environmental Literacy
- Digital Literacy
- Language Literacy
International Labour Organization (ILO) Online Courses
- Job Readiness Courses (New)
- STEM in TVET Workshop
Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)
- Trainers Methodology I
- Trainers Methodology II
The tuition fee is free for all the TESDA online courses. To enroll, students should register an account through https://e-tesda.gov.ph and then follow the instruction for enrollment. Prepare a valid email account. You will use it during the registration and enrollment process.
For inquiries and other concerns, you can check the official website of Tesda.
How to Register for TESDA Online Courses
Before you can enroll in available online courses, you first need to register for an online account. Follow these 3 easy steps to complete your registration.
Step 1: Visit the e-tesda.gov.ph to register for a New Account
Go to the “Not yet Registered?” link which you find in the upper right portion of the home page. The link will redirect you to a new page where you need to fill up an online form.
In the given space, type in your preferred username and password. Remember that the password requirement is at least 8 characters with at least 1 number and 1 lowercase letter.
You also need to type additional details such as your Personal information including your email address, first name, surname, and country of location.
The website also requests you to supply your complete mailing address such as your house number, street name, barangay number, region, and contact number. Agree with the privacy disclaimer to continue with the new account registration process.
Double-check the information that you input into tesda’s online database. Afterward, hit the “Create my new account” link.
Step 2: Check your email for the confirmation link
Visit your email account depending on your service provider. My example here is yahoo mail. So, what I did is visit yahoo.com then go to yahoo mail to log in.
Search your inbox folder for the confirmation email that tesda sent. The usual subject title is “Tesda Online Program: Account Confirmation.” The email has the link to confirm your new account. Visit the link. Alternatively, you can copy and paste it on the address bar and press enter on your keyboard.
Step 3: TESDA confirms your Registration
If you are successful with the account registration you will be redirected to TESDA online program home page. After that, TESDA will inform you that your registration was confirmed. You can see the notification in the upper middle portion of the homepage. Go to the “Continue” (blue button) link to login with your online account.
At this point, you are now logged in and can view your dashboard. I suggest that you browse the dashboard to get familiar with its features. You can now proceed with the enrollment process.
How to Enroll in TESDA Online Courses 2022
These enrollment steps come after registering for an online account. If you haven’t so, you can follow the steps above.
Step 1: Visit the etesda website and Login to your Account
At the upper center part of the homepage, log in with your account. Type in your username and password and then hit the blue arrow or the log-in box.
Step 2: Browse the list of Online Courses
Hover your mouse over the Courses link in the Navigation bar. There are numerous courses that you can choose from.
There are courses in Information Technology, Electrical and Electronics, Entrepreneurship, Air Conditioning, Maritime, and Tourism sectors. Just select the course that you want to study for the time being.
Step 3: Enroll in the Course
In this part, I supposed that you have decided on what course to take. Go to the “Enroll Me in this Course” link and then proceed to “Enrol Me.”
My example here is the “Fruit Grower” course under the Agriculture category. It is actually up to you what course to take.
Step 4: Congratulations You are Now Enrolled in the Course
View the available module for the course. Study all the lessons per module and watch the video tutorials (if there are any). Study at your own pace and on your own time.
After you enrolled in the online course, Tesda will send you an email welcoming you to the course. Here is a sample of the email that I have received from e-tesda.gov.ph.
Watch the video for the complete registration and enrollment process:
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These are the 5 benefits that you can enjoy when you study an online course in TESDA. In this part, I will share with you some of the benefits to help you decide to take a course in the online programs of Tesda.
What are the Benefits of Studying a TESDA Online Course
You can learn Multiple skills for Free
There are numerous courses that are included in the Tesda Online Program database. You have a wide range of choices. Examples of the courses are related to Computers, Tourism, Food and Beverage, Housekeeping, and Technical. The lessons are held online which means you can study many modules as long as it fits your schedule.
What’s awesome is it’s free as in no tuition fee. After finishing your chosen program. You can go to the respective assessment centers to take the face-to-face examination. If you pass the test, you can receive the national certificate (NC).
Study At Your Own Pace
Studying online at tesda is helpful for those who have a full-time job or for anyone who wants to improve their knowledge. These online courses do not have a definite schedule as compared to the usual classroom setting. It is you who will decide whether you want to finish a lesson/module in one day or in 1 week.
You can learn them wherever you are in the world and at your preferred time. Provided you have a personal computer or smartphone with an internet connection.
If for some reason you were not able to understand the lesson on the first take, you can always go back to study it again. There is no limit on how many times you can learn or re-learn the modules.
Reduce Your Learning Expenses
Aside from the usual cost of tuition fees of traditional school. Studying at home can reduce your other expenses such as transportation, food cost from baon, and school uniform.
For instance, while at home, you can wear your usual clothes such as your pajamas or sando. In the class, you cannot do that because you need to wear the designated uniform or presentable clothes. You do not have to waste your time in the traffic. The money that you will spend on each meal in school for a day can sometimes be enough to cover the meal of the whole family for the day.
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, and fellow students. Moreover, you have to deal with the traffic. Imagine you will travel 1 to 2 hours one way to travel to school. It is equal to 1.5 days a month lost in traffic.
I almost forgot to tell you that, you also have to brave the flood during the rainy season or deal with the scorching heat during the summer. When you study online, you do not have to mind all of those.
In school, you need to follow certain schedules including sets of rules per subject. You are also forced to prepare for incoming exams to maintain good grades. Don’t get me wrong, these schedules and rules can help you to become naturally disciplined.
At home, you need to force yourself to be disciplined hahaha. 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.
For example, OFWs who want to study at Tesda have to discipline themselves. They have deliberately freed up some of their time if they really want to learn new skills. This is while experiencing issues at work or with their relatives in the Philippines.
FAQs about TESDA Online Courses
What are the TOP 5 Free Online Courses in Tesda
According to the three-year data of the TESDA Online Program (TOP). The top 5 free online courses popular with students are the following:
- Basic Computer Operation (Intel Easy Steps) Courses
- Web Development using HTML5 and CSS3
- Preparing Cakes Course
- Provide Housekeeping Services to Guests Course
- STAR Online Training Program
Who can avail of the Free Online Courses
This program is available to all Filipinos who want to enhance their existing skills and expand their knowledge technically.
These massive free online 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 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 users attending an online class in tesda.
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 in?
Students can enroll in as many courses as they want. The awesome courses in the TESDA Online Program are offered for free to every aspiring student in the Philippines and OFWs abroad.
How can I get a Certificate of completion from the TESDA Online Program?
After you finish each course, you have to take and pass the online examination. If you pass tesda will give you a digital certificate of completion. You can print it or just save a copy of the certificate on your computer. To give you an idea, here is an example of an online certificate:
If the graduates want to get 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 to waste.
Is there an age limit on enrolling in Tesda online?
There is no age limit to study at Tesda online. You can study these online courses even if you are already 60 years old. As long as you want to learn new skills, you can enroll in Tesda.
There you have it! I hope this post will be able to help you in knowing Tesda’s list of online courses and the steps to enroll online for free.