Technical Education and Skills Development Authority or better known as TESDA is created as Republic Act 7796. It aims to offer applied courses to provide opportunities to Filipinos to land in-demand employments whether locally or internationally.

This government arm also aims to prepare Filipinos to the competitive and more intense employment landscape, especially in the international battlefield. It offers short but quality courses and programs which can help students, home-based parents, out-of-school youth, and even OFWs to get in-demand specialized skills and disciplines of their choice.

TESDA Mission, Vision, and Values Statements

Under its mandate, “The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is the government agency tasked to manage and supervise technical education and skills development (TESDA) in the Philippines.”

TESDA’s mission is to implement programs and “quality-assured” technical education for the Filipinos.

Moreover, its core values statement aims to show “demonstrated competence, institutional integrity, personal commitment, culture of innovativeness and a deep sense of nationalism.”

How to apply to TESDA Scholarship

TESDA application for a scholarship is now online and has only three to four simple steps.

For first-time registrants:

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  1. You have to fill out an online form. It only accommodates a one-time registration if it would be your first time applying for a TESDA scholarship. You would also need an email address in filling out the form.
  2. Click the CREATE button in the website page.
  3. Then wait for your Learner’s ID to be delivered to you.

For registrants who have previously applied:

  1. Select a course that you wish to take.
  2. Input your last name and learner’s ID.
  3. Verify your profile.
  4. Complete your application.

You will also be given feedback from the TESDA office after taking the course of your choice.

There are four available scholarships that TESDA offers:

  1. Training for Work Scholarship Programs (TWSP)
  2. Private Education Student Financial Assistance (PESFA)
  3. Special Training for Employment Program (STEM)
  4. Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act (UAQTEA)

How can I Enroll in TESDA Online? – The Ultimate Guide

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What is TESDA online program?

TESDA has recently launched 50 + free course programs which are now open and accessible for everyone interested. It can accommodate everyone from different walks of life—from unemployed adults, out-of-school youth, students, and housewives or home-based parents. There are also TESDA courses for OFWs, corporate workers, and even professionals.

Advantages of TESDA’s Online Courses

Time and resources at your fingertips—these are just some of the advantages that you can get in enrolling in TESDA’s free online courses.

First, you can take the course of your choice and learn all about it at your own pace, in the comfort of your home. You don’t have to endure that traffic that eats up much of your time as well while studying.

Second, you can balance your time working your 8-5 job or studying then learning these online courses during weekends or during your free time.

Third, all the modules and review materials are available—for free! Just taking these courses may even help you learn how to start your own business.

Exploring TESDA’s programs also means you’re investing in yourself because you’re investing in additional knowledge that you can use in the future so you can have a better life.

Take note, though, that you need to take and pass the assessment test at the TESDA Assessment Center to get your certification because it is not offered in any of the free online courses. Remember that you still need the certification so you can complete the course process for you to be able to find a job.

What are the requirements for TESDA Online?

All you need to be able to enroll in any TESDA online course are a personal computer or laptop, stable internet, and a valid email address for verification of your registration.

How to Register in E-Tesda Step by Step

Open the Login page.

    1. On the TESDA Online Program website click on the “Login” hyperlink.
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    2. After clicking the “Login” hyperlink, you will be taken to the login page. On the “Is this your first time here?” column, click on the “Not yet register” hyperlink.

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    1. Fill out the form, fields marked with asterisk (*) are mandatory. You cannot proceed with the registration unless you provide the information. After filling out the form, click on the “Create my new account” button.

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    1. After creating your account, a message will be sent to your email address. The email contains a link to activate your account, simply click on the link and your account will be activated.

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Now you have an official registered account in TESDA Free Online Courses.

How to Enroll in a TESDA Course

  1. Log-in to your account by entering your username and password.
  2. Make sure you see your name in the upper right corner to know that it is your account. Then choose a course you wish to learn more about.
  3. Click the course of your choice. You can always go back to the homepage to explore other courses.
  4. After you have chosen your course, the page will bring you to a page showing the modules that you can read, study, and answer at your pace and schedule. You will always start with Module 1.
  5. There will be a confirmation page after you clicked the module you are already in. Just click “yes” to enroll in that specific module.
  6. The page will then bring you to the page with the different organized lessons you have to take. It also present you with the “Resources” and “Activities” link on the side bar.


Your account also shows you the following:

  • your profile details, where you can update them anytime
  • your grades for the activities you have taken
  • the study hours you have allotted for each lesson

You can enroll in as many courses as you want to widen your knowledge in the different applied disciplines offered by TESDA

Course Content:

Each course has a training regulation (TR) manual which will measure the following: 1) competency assessment and certification; 2) registration and delivery of training programs; and 3) development of curriculum and assessment instruments.

Four sections of training regulation manual:

  • Definition of qualification – refers to the different units of competencies showing the different functions of the qualification; these must all be achieved by the trainee taking the course to qualify
  • Competency standards – show the specifications of the competencies that the trainee must study for him/her to achieve effective work performance
  • Training standards – provides a list of the requirements for the course works such as curriculum design, entry requirements, training delivery, and equipment facilities

Courseware presents the different modules required for the trainee to learn for him/her to qualify for the course.

How to renew TESDA NC II certificate

After taking any course program at TESDA, you will be given a National Certificate (NC) II, which can also be renewed. All you have to do is visit the same TESDA District or Provincial Office where you first got your certificate and have it renewed there.

There is a renewal fee for your TESDA certificate.

The Skills Certificate Equivalency Program (SCEP) also serves as a collaborative program together with TESDA and the Civil Service Commission (CSC). This partnership endeavor allows government skilled workers to have civil service eligibility as well.

  1. What is NC II certificate?

An NC II certificate—or National Certificate II is issued to a TESDA student who has passed all units of competency in a course program he or she had taken.

2. What is COC in TESDA?

Certificate of Competency (COC) is also issued by TESDA to students who have completed their units and have proven their skills in the set of qualifications that they must acquire in the course that they chose.

TESDA also offers a Japan training center where they offer language programs for nurses and care workers who wish to work in Japan. You can learn more about it in TESDA’s Language Skills Institutes website.

How much is the assessment fee for TESDA?

Application for an exam requires an assessment fee. The fee ranges from P100 to P600, depending on the course program that you have taken. Assessment fees for TESDA are listed in their website.

What is the role of TESDA in K to 12 curriculum?

K to 12 curriculum

The Department of Education (DepEd) and TESDA have worked hand in hand to improve on the technology-vocational-livelihood (TVL) education to be incorporated and implemented in the K to 12 curriculum.

Both government arms continue solidify their collaborative partnership and improve on the TESDA courses. This can help more Filipino students acquire applied skills and expertise in different programs that are in-demand both locally and internationally.

List of TESDA Online Courses for 2020

Top 10 TESDA Courses List with the most number of Enrollees

1. Shielded Metal Arc Welding Course II
2. Cookery
3. Food and Beverage Service Courses
4. Bread and Pastry Production
5. Housekeeping course
6. Electrical Installation and Maintenance
7. Shielded Metal Arc Welding Course I
8. Computer Systems Servicing
9. Bookkeeping course
10. Contact Center Services Courses

Complete List Of TESDA Courses

  1. 2D Game Art Development NC III Course
  2. 3D Game Art Development NC III (NEW Course)
  3. Able Seafarer Deck NC II (II-5)
  4. Able Seafarer Engine NC II (III-5)
  5. Agricultural Crops Production NC I, NCII and NC III Courses
  6. Agricultural Machinery Operation NC II Course
  7. Air Duct Servicing NCII Course
  8. Animal Health Care and Management NC III
  9. Animal Production (Poultry-Chicken) NC II, (Ruminants) NC II, (Swine) NCII Courses
  10. Animation NC II, Animation (2D Digital) NC III, (3D Digital) NC III Courses
  11. Aquaculture NC II
  12. Artificial Insemination (Large Ruminants) NC II, (Swine) NC II
  13. Attractions and Theme Parks NCII
  14. Auto Body Painting Finishing NC I, NC II, and N CIII
  15. Auto Engine Rebuilding NC II
  16. Automotive Body Repairing NC II
  17. Automotive Electrical Assembly NC II and NC III
  18. Automotive Mechanical Assembly NC II and NC III
  19. Automotive servicing NC I, NC II, NC III, and NC IV Courses
  20. Automotive Wiring Harness Assembly NC II
  21. Bamboo Production NC II
  22. Barangay Health Services NC II
  23. Barbering NC II
  24. Bartending NC II, and Barista NC II
  25. Beauty Care NC II, and NC III
  26. Beauty Care Services (Nail Care) NC II, and NC III
  27. Biomedical Equipment Services NCII
  28. Bookkeeping NC III Course
  29. Bread and pastry Production NC II
  30. Broadband Installation (Fixed Wireless Systems) NC II
  31. Cable TV Installation NC II
  32. CaTV Operation and Maintenance NC III
  33. CAD CAM Operation NC III
  34. Caregiving NC II
  35. Carpentry Courses NC II and NC III
  36. CNC Lathe Machine Operation NC II and NC III
  37. CNC Milling Machine Operation NC II, and NC III
  38. Commercial Cooking NC III, and NC IV
  39. Computer Literacy Basic
  40. Computer Systems Servicing NC II
  41. Construction Lift Passenger Material Elevator Operation NC II
  42. Construction Painting NC II and NC III
  43. Consumer Electronics NC III and NC IV
  44. Contact Center Services NC II (Call Center)
  45. Cookery NC II
  46. Culinary Arts Course
  47. Customer Services NC II
  48. Dental Hygiene NC IV
  49. Dental Laboratory Technology Services NC I, (Fixed Dentures/Restorations) NC II, (Removable) NC II
  50. Dental Technology NC IV
  51. Diesel Power Plant Operation, and Maintenance NC II, and NC III
  52. Domestic Work Course NC II
  53. Dressmaking (Casual) NC II
  54. Driving NC II, (Articulated Vehicle) NC III, (Passenger Bus/Straight Truck) NC III Courses
  55. Electrical Installation and Maintenance NC II, NC III, and NC IV
  56. Electronics Products Assembly and Servicing NC II
  57. Emergency Medical Services NC II
  58. Events Management Services NC III
  59. Fashion Design (Apparel) NC III
  60. Fish Capture Courses NC I, and NC II
  61. Fish Products Packaging NC II
  62. Fishing Gear Repair and Maintenance NC III
  63. Fish Port Wharf Operations NC I
  64. Flux-Cored Arc Welding NC I, NC II, and NC III
  65. Food and beverage services NC II, NC III, and NC IV Courses
  66. Food Processing NC I, NC II, NC III, NC IV
  67. Footwear Making NC II
  68. Foreign Language (Korean, Japanese – Nihongo, Chinese, Spanish, Arabic, and English) Courses
  69. Forging NC II, and NC III
  70. Foundry Melting/Casting NC II, and NC III
  71. Foundry Molding NC II, and NC III
  73. Front office services NC II
  74. Furniture Making (Finishing) NC II
  75. Game Programming NC III
  76. Gas Metal Arc Welding Courses NC I, NC II, and NC III
  77. Gas Tungsten Arc Welding NC II, and NC IV
  78. Gas Welding NC I, and NC II
  79. Hairdressing NC II, and NC III
  80. Health Care Services NC II
  81. Heat Treatment
  82. Heavy Equipment Servicing NC II
  83. Hilot (Wellness) NC II
  84. Horticulture NC II, NC III
  85. Housekeeping NC II, NC III, and NC IV
  86. Ice Plant Refrigeration Servicing NC III
  88. Instrumentation and Control Servicing NC II, NC III, and NC IV
  89. Jewelry Making (Fine Jewelry) NC II, and NC III
  90. Laboratory and Metrology/Calibration Services NC II, and NC III
  92. Line Construction (Electric Power Distribution) NC II
  94. Machining NC I, NC II, and NC III
  96. Masonry NC I, NC II, and NC III
  97. Massage Therapy NC II
  98. Mechanical Drafting NC I
  99. Mechatronics Servicing NC II, NC III, and NC IV
  100. Medical Coding and Billing NC II
  102. Metals Stamping NC II
  103. Microfinance Technology NC II, NC IV
  104. Moldmaking Course NC II
  105. Motorcycle Small Engine Servicing NC II
  107. Ophthalmic Lens Servicing NC II
  108. Organic Agriculture Production NC II (NEW)
  109. Painting Machine Operation NC II
  110. Pattern Making NC II
  113. Performing Arts_Ballroom Dancing NC II
  114. Pest Management (Veg.) NC II
  115. Pharmacy Services NC II
  116. Photography NC II
  117. Pipefitting NC II
  118. Plant Maintenance NC I
  119. Plastic Machine Operation NC II, and NC III
  120. Plumbing NC I, NC II, and NC III
  121. Press Machine Operation NC I
  122. Process Inspection NC II, and NC III
  123. Programming NC IV
  124. PV System Design NC III, Servicing NC III, Installation NC II
  125. Pyrotechnics NC II
  126. RAC Servicing (DomRAC) NC II – New
  127. RAC Servicing (PACU-CRE) NC III (Amended)
  128. Rating Forming Part of a Navigational Watch NC II (II-4, III-4)
  129. Refrigeration and Airconditioning Servicing
  130. Reinforcing Steel Works NC II
  131. Rice Machinery Operations NC II
  132. Rigging NC I
  133. Rubber Processing NC II, Production NC II
  135. Security Services NC I, NC II
  136. SHIPS CATERING SERVICES NC I, NC II, and NC III (Ships’ cook)
  137. Slaughtering Operations NC II (Butchery)
  138. SMAW NC I, NC II, NC III, and NC IV
  139. Structural Erection NC II
  140. Submerged Arc Welding NC I, and NC II
  141. System Formwork Installation NC II
  142. Tailoring (Casual) NC II
  143. Technical Drafting NC II
  144. Telecom OSP and Subscriber Line Installation (Copper Cable-POTS and DSL) NC II
  145. Telecom OSP Installation (Fiber Optic Cable) NC II
  146. Tile Setting Course NC II
  148. Tool and Die Making NC II
  149. Tourism Promotion Services NC II
  150. Trainers Methodology Level I, Level 2
  151. Transmission Line Installation and Maintenance NC II, NC III
  152. Transport RAC SERVICING NC II
  154. Visual Graphic Design NC III

Heavy Equipment Operations Courses

  2. Backhoe Loader NC II
  3. Bulldozer NC II
  4. Concrete Pump NC II
  5. Container Stacker NC II
  6. Crawler Crane NC II
  7. Forklift NC II
  8. Gantry Crane NC II
  9. Hydraulic Excavator NC II
  10. Motor Grader NC II
  11. Paver NC II
  12. Rigid off-highway dump truck NC II
  14. Rough-Terrain Crane NC II
  15. Screed NC I
  16. Tower Crane NC II (Crane Operator)
  17. Transit Mixer NC II
  18. Truck-Mounted Crane NC II
  19. Wheel Loader NC II

Online Courses

  1. Fruit Grower
  2. Automotive Battery Servicing
  3. Diesel Engine tune-up
  4. Preparing Sandwiches
  5. Cellphone Servicing
  6. Solar Night Light Assembly
  7. Heating, Ventilation and Air Condition
  8. Packaged Air Conditioner Unit Servicing
  9. Housekeeping
  10. Guest Room Attendant Servicing
  11. Valet Servicing
  12. Public Area Attendant Servicing
  13. Laundry Servicing
  14. Information technology
  15. Animation (3D Digital)
  16. Basic computer operation
  17. CAM / CAD operation
  18. Computer hardware servicing
  19. Web Development using HTML5 and CSS3
  20. Massage Therapy
  21. Shiatsu Massage
  22. Swedish Massage
  23. Thai Massage
  24. Game Development
  25. Game Production Basics
  26. Developing 2D Games with HTML5
  27. Developing 2D, 3D games with Unity Software Game Developments Fundamentals
  28. C# Fundamentals for Beginners
  29. Food and Beverage Servicing
  30. Waiter Servicing
  31. Room Attendant Servicing
  32. Bus Boy Servicing
  33. Trainers Methodology I
  34. Facilitate Learning Session
  35. Trainers Methodology II
  36. Curriculum Development

Tesda Foreign Language Courses for FREE

  1. Basic Arabic Language and Saudi / Gulf Culture – 100 hours
  2. Basic Chinese Language (Mandarin) and Culture – 100 hours
  3. Basic English Language – 100 hours
  4. Basic Japanese Language (Nihongo) and Culture – 150 hours
  5. Basic Korean Language and Culture – 100 hours (verify with tesda LSI if this course is still available)
  6. Basic Spanish Language – 100 hours

The following are the updated online courses offered by TESDA:

21st Century Skills

  1. Environmental Literacy
  2. Workplace Communication

Lifelong Learning Skills

  1. Job Interview Skills Training Course
  2. How to Build Confidence in Your Abilities
  3. Skills to Succeed Academy


  1. STAR Online Training Program (4 modules)
  2. Managing Your Personal Finances (1 module)

Agriculture (total of 2 modules)

Human Health / Health Care

  1. Massage therapy

Health, Social and Other Community Development Services

  1. Therapy (total of 9 modules)
  2. Beauty Care (Nail Care)


  1. Diesel Engine Tune Up (4 modules)
  2. Automotive Battery Servicing (4 modules)

Heating, Ventilation and Air Condition


  1. Food and Beverage Servicing (total of 16 modules)
  2. Housekeeping (total of 17 modules)
  3. Cookery (total of 39 modules)
  4. Bread and Pastry Production (total of 4 modules)

Maritime (total of 2 modules)

Trainers Methodology I (total of 14 modules)

Trainers Methodology II

Electronics (total of 4 modules)

Information 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
  • Udacity – Google Courses
  • Udemy Course
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margarette s telan
margarette s telan

interested to enroll basic computer literacy

Domingo R. Burayag-II
Domingo R. Burayag-II

Sana po meron din kayong Locksmithing Course.

Lyka Bautista
Lyka Bautista

I want to study online class

Ferdinand Lopez
Ferdinand Lopez

Hello po, ako po ay Senior Citizen at nais ko pang mag trabaho at kumita pa, dati akong product ng NMYC – RAC 8D. Qualified pa ba ako mag retraining sa ibang kurso… Salamt po at Merry Christmas po…


where can we contact you po for some question?



Edgar Catalasan
Edgar Catalasan

May course po bang motorcycle mechanic


I’m interested on Spanish language. How can I apply?