You can study in tesda online for free, plus get a certificate of completion after you finish a course. Here are the 67+ free online courses and step by step guide on how to enroll in the online program in 2020.
This online program is the latest free service and no tuition fee training that the technical and vocational institution is offering for Filipino Citizens. With the help of the internet, it will make 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 in their free time and at their own pace provided they have a cellphone, laptop/desktop computer, and high-speed internet.
Students can study anywhere and anytime even in the comfort of their home. Aside from that, those who will finish any of the online courses will receive a certificate of completion.
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Why Study in Tesda Online Program?
There are lots of advantages and disadvantages of studying online. In this part, I will share with you some of the advantages as it may help you to come up with a decision. 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 as in no tuition fee. 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 the first take, you can always go back to study it again.
Reduce Your Overall Learning Expenses
Aside from the usual tuition fee expense, studying 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 yourself 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 Free TESDA Online Courses in 2020
According to three-year data of the TESDA Online Program (TOP). These are the 5 online courses popular with enrolled 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
List of Tesda Online Courses Offered for Free in 2020
Here are the free courses available 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 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 ICT Courses
- Basic Computer Operation
- SMART Android Mobile Apps Development for Beginners
- SMART Technopreneurship 101
- Web Development using HTML5 and CSS3
Microsoft Online Courses Game Development
- 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
Tourism 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 (Free Online)
- 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 Environmental Literacy
- 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 during the registration/enrollment process.
For inquiries and other concerns, you can check the official website of tesda.
How to Create a TESDA Online Account
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 Online Account
Go to the “Not yet Registered?” link which you find at 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. The password requirement is at least 8 characters with at least 1 number and 1 lower case letter.
You also need to type additional details such as your Personal information including your email address, first name, surname, 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 in 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: TOP has confirmed your Registration
If you are successful with the account registration you will be redirected to tesda online program home page. Tesda will then inform you that your registration was confirmed. You can see the notification at the upper middle portion of the homepage. Go to “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
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 e-tesda website to start with your enrollment
At the upper center part of the homepage, login with your account. Type in your username and password and then hit the blue arrow or the log in box.
Step 2: Browse for Courses
Hover your mouse to the Courses link in the Navigation bar. There are numerous courses that you can choose from.
There are courses under 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: Select the Course and Proceed with the Enrollment
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. But the process is almost the same.
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 videos tutorials (if there is any). Study at your own pace and at your own time. After you enrolled in the online course, Tesda will send you an email welcoming you to the course. Here is the sample of the email that I have received from e-tesda.gov.ph.
Step 5: Get the Certificate of Completion
After you finish each course, take and pass the online examination. If you get a passing mark, tesda will give you a digital certificate of completion. You can print it or just save a copy of the certificate on your computer.
Watch till the end for the complete registration and enrollment process:
You can also follow the written steps above in creating an account and enrollment steps in case you prefer to read.
Frequently Asked Questions related to Tesda Online Program and Courses
Who can avail these Free 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 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?
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.
How can I get a certificate from The Program?
Students who would complete the course will receive a certificate of completion. 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.
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