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List of TESDA Free Online Courses and Training Certificates

With the growing demands of the global market, free online courses have emerged as one of the most viable options every person on the Internet can go for.

For Filipinos, this option offers higher chances of getting employed and more opportunities for career growth. And where skills and training are concerned, two of the most common questions asked are, “Is it free?” and “How long is the training?”

The good news is the Philippine government has established TESDA, a dedicated agency that offers free (online and offline) skills training to help Filipinos become more equipped for various types of jobs locally and even abroad. Most of the courses offered provide certification, which means these are highly practical and can provide better opportunities for your career growth.

List of TESDA Online Courses and Training Certificates

Credits: e-TESDA

Upgrade Your Skills Through TESDA’s Free Online Training

In this post, we will share some important details about TESDA’s program, the courses they offer, and the requirements to join the training, as well as the process of how you can join the training.

But first, let us take a look at what TESDA is. The Technical Education Skills Development Authority (TESDA) was established through the enactment of Republic Act No. 7796,  otherwise known as the “Technical Education and Skills Development Act of 1994”.

The Act aims to encourage the full participation of and mobilize the industry, labor, local government units, and technical-vocational institutions in the skills development of the country’s human resources.

What this simply means is that TESDA offers a program for Filipinos and communities to maximize their training opportunities to become more sustainable and competitive members of the labor force.

What’s also great about TESDA is that they offer both offline (local training centers) and online training to meet the needs of all Filipinos regardless of their background, status, and educational level.

Who May Apply for TESDA Training?

As we have mentioned, TESDA aims to reach all Filipinos who wish to upgrade or learn new skills for professional or personal development. 

And with the availability of the TESDA Online Program (TOP), the agency is now targeting even those who have difficulty or have limited access to training and education such as:

  • out of school youth
  • unemployed adults
  • persons with disabilities
  • local and overseas workers

What are the TESDA Courses I Can Avail?

TESDA offers two types of training courses in the Philippines:  modular courses and short courses.

  1. Modular Courses – are technical-vocational courses designed to equip students with skills in a specific trade to become skilled Filipino workers.
  2. Short Courses – are special training programs designed to reinforce and further enhance the knowledge and skills of learners in preparation for the National certification examinations in his/her field of expertise.   

TESDA’s training program offers an extensive set of courses that vary based on the mode of training (online/offline) provided:

Online:

  • Free Courses Relevant to COVID-19 Management
    • COVID-19 General Duties
    • COVID-19 Awareness
    • The Health Effects of Climate Change
    • Managing TVET during COVID-19
    • Learning Online During COVID-19
    • Teaching Online During COVID-19
    • Standard Precautions: Hand Hygiene
    • COVID-19: How to put on and Remove Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 
  • Free Webinar Registration
    • CPSC TVET Webinar Registration 
    • FREE Amazon Web Services (AWS) TechTalks
    • Webinar Series on SEAMEO Response to COVID-19 Pandemic  
  • 21st Century Skills
    • Communication
      • Receiving and Responding to Workplace Communication
      • Participating in Workplace Communication
    • Environmental Literacy
      • Orienting Oneself to Environmentally Sustainable Work Standards
      • Exercising Sustainable Development in the Workplace
  • Agriculture
    • eLearning for Agriculture and Fisheries
    • Fruit Grower 
  • Appreciation Course on Flexible Learning
  • Automotive
    • Automotive Course on LabTech
    • Diesel Engine Tune-up
  • Electrical and Electronics
    • Computer System Servicing
      • Electrical by LabTech
      • Solar Night Light Assembly
  • Entrepreneurship
    • STAR Online Training Program
    • Managing Your Personal Finances
    • Start and Improve Your Business
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Condition
    • HVAC by LabTech
    • Packaged Air Conditioner Unit Servicing
  • Human Health/ Health Care
    • Massage Therapy NC II
      • Foundations of Massage Practice (Part 1 of 4)
      • Fundamentals of Massage Therapy (Part 2 of 4)
      • Performing Swedish Massage (Part 3 of 4)
      • Performing Shiatsu (Part 4 of 4)
  • Information and Communication Technology
    • ICT Courses
      • SMART Android Mobile App Development for Beginners
      • SMART Technopreneurship 101
    • Microsoft Online Courses
      • C# Fundamentals for Beginners
    • Udemy Courses
      • Web Development using HTML5 and CSS3
  • Lifelong Learning Skills
    • Job Interview Skills Training Course
    • Skills to Succeed Academy
  • Maritime
    • Ships’ Catering NCII (Updates)
  • Performing Solid Waste Management in the Workplace
    • Performing Proper Waste Management in the Workplace
  • Practicing COVID-19 Preventive Measures in the Workplace
    • Practicing COVID-19 Measures in the Workplace
  • Process, Food, and Beverages
    • Food Processing NC II
  • Social, Community Development, and Others
    • Beauty Care Services (Nail Care) NCII
  • Tourism
    • Bread and Pastry Production
      • Preparing Cakes 
    • Cookery NC II
      • Preparing Hot Meals (COC1) – Updated
        • Preparing Meat Dishes
        • Preparing Seafood Dishes
        • Preparing Stocks, Sauces, and Soup
        • Preparing Egg, Vegetable, and Farinaceous Dishes
        • Preparing Poultry and Game Dishes
      • Preparing Cold Meals (COC2)
        • Preparing Appetizers and Hors d’oeuvres
        • Preparing Salads and Salad Dressings
        • Preparing Sandwiches
      • Preparing Sweets (COC3)
        • Fundamentals of Professional Cookery
    • Food and Beverages NC II
      • Introduction to Food and Beverage Services
      • Providing Table Service
      • Providing Room Service
    • Front Office Services NC II
      • Introduction to Front Office Services 
      • Providing Front Office Services
    • Housekeeping NC II
      • Providing Guest Rooms Services 
      • Providing Valet Services 
      • Providing Laundry Services to Guests
      • Providing Public Area Services
      • Deal with Intoxicated Guests 
      • Providing Housekeeping Services 
  • TVET
    • Trainers Methodology I
      • Deliver Training Session (COC1)
        • Plan Training Session
        • Utilize Electronic Media in Facilitating Training
        • Maintaining Training Facilities
        • Supervising Work-based Learning
      • Deliver Training Session (COC2)
        • Conduct Competency Assessment  
    • Trainers Methodology II
      • Develop Training Curriculum (Blended)
      • Develop Training Curriculum
  • National TVET Trainers Academy
    • Facilitate eLearning Sessions (Multiplier)
      • Facilitating eLearning Sessions (Batch 1)
      • Facilitating eLearning Sessions (Batch 2)
      • Facilitating eLearning Sessions (Batch 3)
  • National Institute for Technical Education and Skills Development
    • Technology Research Development Division
      • Developing Courseware Using Moodle
    • Curriculum and Training Aids Development Division
      • Development of CBLM Exemplars

Offline: (The list only shows the course categories and some of the specialized tracks under each category.)

  • Digital Animation Courses
    • 2D Animation III
    • 2D Animation NC III
    • 2D Animation NC III – Mobile Training Program
    • 2D Game Art Development NC III
    • 3D Animation NC III
    • Animation (2D Digital) NC III
    • Animation NC III
    • Animation NC III – EO358 (BSCS Course) Exit Point 2nd Year – 2nd Sem.
    • Create 3D Digital Animation Leading to 3D Animation NC III
    • Diploma Program in 3D Animation NC III
    • Digital and Visual Arts 
    • Digital Arts Technology (Bundled Qualifications in 2D Animation NC III and Animation NC II)
    • Illustration NC II
  • Automotive Courses
    • 2-Year Automotive and Driving Technology (Bundled Qualifications in Automotive Servicing NC I, Automotive Servicing NC II, and Driving NC II)
    • 2-Year Automotive Technology (Bundled Qualifications in Automotive Servicing NC I, NC II, and NC III)
    • 3-Year Automotive Technology (Bundled Qualifications in Automotive Servicing NC I/Automotive Servicing NC II)
    •  Auto Engine Rebuilding NC II
    • Automotive Body Painting/Finishing NC I
    • Automotive Body Painting/Finishing NC II
    • Automotive Body Repairing NC II
    • Automotive Electrical Assembly NC II
    • Automotive Electrical Assembly NC II – Mobile Training Program
    • Automotive Mechanic (Bundled Qualifications in Automotive Servicing NC I – 156 hours and Automotive Servicing NC II – 676 hours) 
    • Automotive Servicing NC II
    • Automotive Servicing NC II – Mobile Training Program
    • Automotive Servicing NC III
    • Automotive Servicing NC IV
    • Automotive Servicing NC I – Mobile Training Program
    • Automotive Technology (Bundled Qualifications in Automotive Servicing NC I – 156 hours, Automotive Servicing NC II – 676 hours, Motorcycle/Small Engine Servicing NC II – 278 hours)
    • Automotive Wiring Harness Assembly NC II
    • Diploma in Automotive Engineering Technology
    • Land Transport Technology (Bundled Qualifications in Automotive Servicing NC I and Driving NC II)
    • Perform Diesel Engine Tune-up Leading to Automotive Servicing NC I
    • Perform Gas Engine Tune-up Leading to Automotive Servicing NC I
    • Test and Repair Wiring/Lighting System Leading to Automotive Servicing NC II
    • Advanced Driving Skills, Maintenance and Services (Bundled Qualifications in Driving NC II and Driving Passenger Bus/Straight Truck)
    • Motorcycle/Small Engine Repair NC II
    • Motorcycle/Small Engine Servicing NC II
    • Motorcycle/Small Engine Servicing NC II – Mobile Training Program
  • Business and Management Courses
    • 2-year Office Management Services – Bundled Qualifications in Bookkeeping NC III, Front Online Services NC II, and Events Management NC III
    • 4-hour Supervisory Course
    • Advance Business Analysis
    • Advanced Certificate in e-Marketing and Tools
    • Business Analysis and Fundamentals
    • Develop Assessment Tools Leading to Trainers Methodology (TM) Level II (Training Designer/Developer)
    • Develop E-Learning Materials Leading to Trainers Methodology (TM) Level II (Training Designer/Developer)
    • Develop Learning Materials Leading to Trainers Methodology (TM) Level II (Training Designer/Developer)
    • Develop Training Curriculum Leading to Trainers Methodology (TM) Level II (Training Designer/Developer)
    • Develop Designs for Print Media Leading to Visual Graphic Design NC III
    • Develop Designs for an Electronic Media Leading to Visual Graphic Design NC III
  • Driving Courses
    • Driving (Articulated Vehicle) NC III
    • Driving (Bus Straight) NC III
    • Driving (Passenger Bus / Straight Truck) NC III – Mobile Training Program
    • Driving (Passenger Bus/ Straight Truck) NC III
    • Driving NC II
    • Driving NC II – Mobile Training Program
    • Driving NC III
    • Driving NC III – Mobile Training Program
    • Light Vehicle Driving NC II
    • Light Vehicle Driving NC II – Moblie Training Program
    • Train Driving Level II
  • Hotel, Restaurant, Culinary, and Food Management Courses
    • 2-Year Culinary and Food Management Services (Bundled Qualifications in Bread and Pastry Production NC II, Cookery NC II, Food and Beverage Services NC II & III, and Commercial Cooking NC III 
    • 2-Year Hotel and Restaurant Services – Bundled Qualifications in Housekeeping NC II, Food and Beverage Services NC II, Cookery NC II, Front Ofice Services NC II, and Events Management Services NC II
    • 5 Days Certificate in Catering Management Module (Specialty Cuisine)
    • 3-Year Diploma in Hotel and Restaurant Services
    • Advance Cake Decoration
    • Asian Cuisine
    • Barista
    • Barista NC II
    • Barista NC II – Mobile Training Program
    • Bartending NC II
    • Bartending NC II – Mobile Training Program
    • Bartending NC II (BSHRM Course) Exit Point (1st year – 2nd sem.)
    • Bread and Pastry Production NC II
    • Bread and Pastry Production NC II – Mobile Training Program
    • Bread and Pastry Production NC II (BSHRM Course) 1st year, 2nd sem
    • Bread and Pastry Production NC II (LEP)
    • Bread and Pastry Production NC II EO358 (BSHRM Course) 1st year, 2nd sem
    • Bread/Pastry Production Services NC II
    • Classical Western Cuisine
    • Certificate in Culinary Arts
    • Certificate in Culinary Arts & Food Services (Bundled Qualifications in Cookery NC, Bread & Pastry Production NC II, and Food & Beverage Services NC II)
    • Certificate in Culinary Arts & Food Services (Bundled Qualifications in FBS NC II and Cookery NC II)
    •  Certificate in Culinary Arts (Bundled Qualifications in Bread and Pastry Production and Cookery NC II)
    • Certificate in Culinary Arts & Pastry (Bundled Qualifications in Bread & Pastry Production NC II and Cookery NC II)
    • Culinary Arts & Food Services (Bundled Qualifications in Cookery NC, Bread and Pastry Production NC II, and Food & Beverage Services NC II)
    • Culinary Arts (Bundled Qualifications in Bread & Pastry Production NC II and Cookery NC II)
    • Culinary Arts (Bundled Qualifications in Bread & Pastry Production NC II, Cookery NC II, and FBS NC II)
    • Culinary Arts (Bundled Qualifications in Cookery NC II, and FBS NC II)
    • Culinary Arts (Bundled Qualifications in Cookery NC II, Bartending NC II, and FBS NC II)
    • Culinary Arts Specialist (Bundled Qualifications in Cookery NC II and Bread & Pastry Production NC II) 
    • Culinary Hotel & Restaurant Entrepreneurship (Bundled Qualifications in Cookery NC II, Bread & Pastry Production NC II, FBS NC II, and Housekeeping NC II)
    • Culinary Services (Bundled Qualifications in Food and Beverage Services NC II and Cookery NC II)
    • Culinary Technology (Bundled Qualifications in Bread and Pastry Production NC II and Cookery NC II)
    • One-year Professional Culinary and Pastry Arts (Bundled Qualifications in Bread and Pastry Production NC II, Cookery NC II, Commercial Cooking NC III and IV)
    • Diploma in Culinary Arts
    • Diploma in Restaurant Services
    • Certificate in Hotel and Restaurant Services (Bundled Qualifications in FBS NC II, Bread and Pastry Production NC II, Housekeeping NC II, Bartending NC II, and Cookery NC II )
  • Advance Eskrima
  • Language Courses
  • Agriculture and Fishery Courses
  • Aircraft and Aviation Courses
  • Barangay Health Services NC II
  • Barangay Health Services NC II – Mobile Training Program
  • Barangay Secretarial Services
  • Basic CAD/CAM
  • Basic Eskrima
  • Basic Supervisory Course
  • Cosmetology and Beauty Care Courses
  • Biomedical Equipment Services NC II
  • Biomedical Equipment Servicing NC II 
  • Bookkeeping NC III
  • Bookkeeping NC III – Mobile Training Program
  • Brackish Water Fishpond Operator
  • Electronics and Electrical Courses
  • Caregiver Courses
  • Catfish Induced Spawning 
  • Certificate Course in Advanced Interior Design
  • Certificate Course in Basic Interior Design
  • Certificate in Environmental Management
  • Certificate in Holistic Treatment
  • Certificate in Manufacturing Technology
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Certificate in Spa Management
  • Certificate in Special Education
  • Certificate in Telecommunications and Broadband Technology
  • Certificate Program in Film-making
  • Certificate Program in Performing Arts – Acting
  • Client Services
  • Computer-related and Software Development Courses
  • Building Construction and Welding Courses
  • Call Center and Contact Center Services Courses
  • Dental Technology Courses
  • Electronic and Electrical Courses
  • Entrepreneurship and Management Courses
  • Health Care and Medical Related Courses
  • Heavy Equipment Operation Courses
  • Household Services and Housekeeping Courses
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Courses
  • Intermediate Eskrima
  • Local Guiding Services NC II
  • Meat Cutting 
  • Meat Cutting Course
  • Meat Processing
  • Mechanical Drafting NC I
  • Microcontroller Programming and Application Technician
  • Microfinance Technology NC II
  • Millwright (Level 1)
  • Office Information System
  • Online Web Marketing
  • Ophthalmic Lens NC II
  • Passenger Service Agent
  • Payroll Specialist Course
  • Performing Arts (Song) NC II
  • Photography NC II
  • Prepare Computer-Aided Drawings Leading to Technical Drafting NC II   
  • Preparing Computer-Aided Drawings Leading to Technical Drafting NC II
  • Pre-press Operation
  • Professional Caregiver NC II
  • Project Management with ITIL Framework
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • Ramp and Operations Agent
  • Reflexology
  • Reinforced Steel Bar (RSB) Installation NC II
  • Reinforced Steel Bar Installation NC II
  • Rice Machinery Operations NC II
  • Rigging NC I
  • Ruber Production NC II
  • Scaffold Erection NC II
  • Scaffold Erection NC II – Mobile Training Program 
  • Security Awareness Course GSAC
  • Security Investigation Course
  • Slaughtering Operations NC II
  • Slaughtering Operations NC II – Mobile Training Program
  • Software Developers – Java
  • Software Developers – Microsoft.Net
  • Solar Panel Installation & Maintenance
  • STADD Pro
  • Sterilization Supply Technician
  • Tailoring NC II
  • Tailoring NC II – Mobile Training Program
  • Technical Drafting NC II 
  • Technical Drafting NC II – Mobile Training Program
  • TEFL International TESOL Course
  • Telecom OSP Installation (Fiber Optic Cable) NC II
  • Tile Setting NC II
  • Tile Setting NC II – Mobile Training Program
  • Tile-Setting NC II
  • Tour Guiding Services NC II
  • Tourism Management NC II
  • Tourism Promotion Services NC II
  • Tourism Promotion Services NC II- Mobile Training Program
  • Tourism Promotions Services NC II
  • Trainer Qualification Courses 
  • Travel Services NC II   

Note: Not all training centers offer the complete list of courses offered by TESDA. You will have to check the availability of the course(s) you wish to take based on the training centers in your area.

Top Courses Availed in TESDA

Still not sure what you’re looking for? Here are the Top 10 most availed courses in TESDA:

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

Screengrab of the TESDA Online Program Website

How to Enroll in TESDA’s Online Program (TOP)

To enroll in any of TESDA’s free online courses, you first need to register on their website (www.e-tesda.gov.ph/login/signup.php). Simply follow the detailed steps on the page to get started with your training. For the complete steps and requirements for the TOP program, click here.

Contact Information of TESDA

Address: EVOTI Building, TESDA Complex, East Service Road, Taguig City, PH 1630
Contact Number: (02) 8887 7777
Website: www.e-tesda.gov.ph/
E-mail: tesdaonlineprogram@tesda.gov.ph

There is no better time to invest in your skills by taking up free online courses offered by TESDA. As the training is free and offered online, aim to get a certification (offered in testing centers) as this document is officially recognized locally and in many parts of the world. 

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