TESDA Courses in the Philippines


In the past, vocational courses were mostly taken by students who do not have the financial means to pursue a four or five-year course  or those who haven’t figured out what they really want so they’re testing the waters first; however, thanks to the introduction of TESDA courses in the Philippines and the increasing demand for skilled workers both here and overseas, that trend has changed since.

If you’re not familiar with them yet, below is an overview of TESDA courses and how they can help you.


TESDA courses are short vocational courses that were designed to help people acquire the skills necessary to carry out tasks associated with specific jobs or crafts. TESDA courses cover a wide array of expertise including engineering, health sciences, computer and information technology, business, and agriculture to name a few. Duration of the courses vary depending on the number and complexity of the skills you are expected to learn and demonstrate.

Technical Vocational Institutions

Technical Vocational Institutions (TVIs) are schools or training centers that are authorized to offer TESDA courses. Most of these are schools or training centers that have applied each of their courses for TESDA registration, but some of them are directly administered by TESDA itself or in partnership with a government institution. TVIs that are directly administered by TESDA usually offers TESDA courses for free or at a much lower price than TVIs that are not directly connected to TESDA.

Assessment and Certification

Certificates issued by TESDA are recognized by employers in the Philippines and abroad, so having one can be an advantage when seeking employment.

To obtain a TESDA certificate, you will need to pass the national certification exam for a specific skill like welding or electrical maintenance and installation for example. Assessment Centers for the different TESDA Courses all over the country are regularly accredited for this purpose.

Most of the time, you will be encouraged to complete specific TESDA courses before taking the exam in order to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to pass it, but if you already have plenty of professional experience and can demonstrate the same level of competencies as graduates of TESDA courses, you may be allowed to skip the training part and go straight to the assessment and certification part instead.

Career Opportunities

Plenty of career opportunities are open to graduates of TESDA courses, especially overseas where the demand for skilled workers is often high. You can find some examples of jobs that TESDA graduates can apply for on our article about in demand jobs in the Philippines and abroad.

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements vary depending on the school or training center that you will apply at, but they usually include the following: copy of Birth Certificate authenticated by NSO, copy of High school or College Diploma, certified true copy of Transcript of Records, 1×1 Pictures, and Certificate of Good Moral Character.

Online Courses

People who cannot afford to attend traditional classes can now take TESDA courses online. By registering on their website, you can have access to different modules that will teach you how to perform specific tasks. The online program is still in the development stage, though, so only certain courses are available online and they do not facilitate online assessment yet.

Got a question?

You might find the answer at our list of Frequently Asked Questions about TESDA Courses.

List of TESDA Courses in the Philippines

TESDA offers courses a wide array of vocational courses. You can find the list of the TESDA Courses being offered in the Philippines here.

In the past, vocational courses were mostly taken by students who do not have the financial means to pursue a four or five-year course  or those who haven't figured out what they really want so they're testing the waters first; however, thanks to the introduction of TESDA courses in the Philippines and the increasing demand for skilled workers both here and overseas, that trend has changed since. If you're not familiar with them yet, below is an overview of TESDA courses and how they can help you. Description TESDA courses are short vocational courses that were designed to help people acquire the skills …

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  1. nag tatatrabaho na po ako as a housekeeping gusto kong kumuha ng nc11 sa sa housekeeping pero nakalagay requirements goodmoral wala po aq nun kc ALS graduate lang po ako ano dapat gawin?

    • Hi, Arlene!

      We’re not too sure about it, but you could probably try asking your ALS teacher. He or she might be able to issue a Certificate of Good Moral Character to you or at least tell you who can.

  2. Jen Alvarez says:

    Hi po.. i want to continue my high school pero im old enough to finish my school.. ask q lng po what schoolor training school q po pwedeng matapos ang high school q in short term lng.. thanks po sa reply

  3. lyn tano says:

    Hi..good day po ma’am ,sir
    Ask ko lng po.. pwede po ba mkapasok
    Ang Nkapasa ALS…

    • Hi, Lyn!

      Yes, you can. Once you’ve gotten your ALS certificate that certifies that you have the same competencies as those of a traditional high school graduate, you can take any course that you want provided that you also meet the other requirements of the school you intend to enroll at.

  4. hi i'm julianns says:

    may course po ba kayo related po sa I.T kasi graduating na po ako sa may 29 po ung graduation ko po

  5. johanna says:

    Tanong ko lng po ano pong course yung pwede po ako sa dining?pwede po bang saturday at Sunday lng ang pasok kc po may mga anak n po ako..

  6. Gerry L. Janola says:

    I had a experience in warehousing/distribution and i am applying for work abroad.What training or seminar can i take for my advantage even though i’ m 44 years old?Thanks & God Bless..

  7. elizabeth says:

    do you offer language courses?

  8. elizabeth says:

    hi, do you have courses that teaches languanges. like for instant, japanese or korean?

  9. Saymon says:

    Ask ko lang po, meron po ba ang TESDA na training for Document Controller and Instrument Technician? Magkano po ba at ilang months ang training? Salamat po.

  10. Junell Pedroza says:

    do you have a course about baking?

  11. GELEND says:

    hi.. i just want to ask if there is a culinary course.? and how much po.?? thank you

  12. joanne says:

    Hi! I want to ask if Tesda offers baking and pastry course? thank you.

  13. ramir garcia says:

    magakno tuirion sa telecom courses

  14. Alain Magayones says:

    Tanong ko lang po kung magkano po ung tuition sa aircraft mechanic tsaka po ilang years po . Saan po bang lugar para makapag enroll . Salamat po

  15. Ghelo says:

    Are you offering short courses regarding VB,VB.Net, C#.Net Near manila area?? pls inform me!!

    • Hi, Ghelo!

      TESDA’s Programming NC IV mentioned VB in their course overview (as well as topics they did not specify but they may discuss). We’re not too sure if that was just a passing mention or if they would actually be teaching it in class, though. If you want to be sure, we suggest you call up the schools/training centers offering this course so they can give you a more accurate and detailed response.

  16. gab petalio says:

    Hello sir/Mam
    San po ba pwedeng mag enrol ng safety officer course? May offer po ba ang tesda na banyan na course? Thanks!

  17. Rachelle says:

    Hello po,

    Ask ko lng po kung saan po aq pwede mag enroll ng basic english gusto ko po ksi maging confident sa pagsasalita ng english taga manila po ako salamat

  18. Erwin Tabao says:

    Hello. Meron po bang course na related sa Safety Officer?

  19. Mr.Johnny C.Aniceto says:

    gud day TESDA admin,d2 po ako now sa doha qatar at mlapit ng umuwi sa pinas by june 2014 po cguro.ask ko lng po may training course po ba ang TESDA on BUTCHERY or (matadero)yun po sna ang gusto ko pag aaralan,if ever na meron po saan po ba ito located pra mka enroll agad pag uwi ko….salamat po admin.,plsss reply

  20. hi po… may culinary course ba dito x baybay,leyte… at gusto ko pong maging scholar ng tesda …? salamat po:)

  21. red bernardo says:

    hi gud pm ask qlng po kung san ung pnka-mlapit na branch dito sa bulacan ng tesda if ever na mgtake aq ng caregiver n course? tnx po in advance!

  22. Jofamie Abangan says:

    Hi, I’m from Cebu City. Ask lang poh sana ako may Fine Art Course poh ba na training sa Teda7?

  23. panu po ako makapagenrol nang commercial cooking dito sa iloilo?..

  24. ask ko lang kung may caregiver course online sa TESDA., at ano ang mga requirements,at paano magenrol sa online,paki explain lang…..

  25. felipe puntawe says:

    Hello po! Tanong ko lang po kung may mga training po kayong binibigay para sa biomedical technician.

  26. hi just want to ask anong skilled course na indemand sa canada now? ung my kasamang training ang ojt?thanks

  27. shairah fababier villagen says:

    pano po mag enroll s tesda?
    may cours po ba kayo na hotel and restaurant management(1)?

  28. carlo caraig says:


  29. pano po mag enroll sa tesda at pwede po ba saturday and sunday my work po kc ako gusto ko po ng computer literature or caregiver tnx po

  30. EGarcia says:

    I would like to have my supervisors and workers accredited for Maynilad works. How can I go about this? Thank you.

  31. daisybel ordeneza says:

    Hi goodmorning po maam ask ko lng po if meron school ng caregiver dito sa general santos city my scholarship po ba jan?salamt po!

  32. napaka ganda ng mga programa sa TESDA lalo na ung mga computer coureses sana matulongan ung mga tulad kong mahirap lamang na gustong maka pag aral…

  33. john carlo says:

    ask ko lang po maam kung merun po ba kaung fiber optic telecom course merun po kaya d2 sa tesda tayuman at magkanu po tuition fee..?tnx a lot

  34. good day. since na 2014 na meron po ba kayo scholarship sa butchery course?mahal po kasi tuition fee sa mha accredited school.

    • Hi, Noel!

      So far, we haven’t come across any announcements regarding the awarding of TESDA scholarships for 2014. We suggest you get in touch with the TESDA or TESDA-affiliated training centers near your place so they can tell you if there are any available slots. :)

  35. Estrella Dave says:

    Ask ko lang po if merong training now ng housekeeping d2 sa Bulacan. Thank you po and God bless.

  36. Gilbert Arceno says:

    magkano po ang bayad ng mig welding paano mag enrol

  37. joseph says:

    ask ko lang po if may institute d2 sa riyadh n nag ooffer ng 3d studio max or revit lesson pareply nlng po sa email ko thanks and more power po

  38. michaeleric sangcap says:

    Gud day po..San po pinaka malapit na skul n may mechanical technician course po na accredited po ng Tesda..tags tarlac po ako..salamat po

  39. hi sir im shun, ask ko lang po kung tesda accredited po ba ung C. arellano h.s. sa may sta cruz. thanks KUDOS!!

  40. princess navarrete says:

    Good Afternoon TESDA, Is it right ? that you don’t have Electronics and communication Engineering course? it’s not listed on your offered courses. thank you! have a great day.

  41. and Diploma in Information Technology po ba ay short Courses din ng TESDA?

  42. Genevieve Pahos says:

    hellow gandang araw po.ako po si genevieve dito po sa itogon.gusto ko po sanang mag aral ng physical theraphy.may course po ba sa inyo at magkano po tuition fee?

  43. rinaless says:

    good evening po.ako po c rinaless ngtratrabo po ako dto hongkong.gsto k po sana mg aral ng nursing course po b sa inyo at mgkano tuition fee?

  44. reynaldo m dacillo says:

    mam good morning ako po ay nandito ngayon sa dammam saudi arabia ako ay isang trailer driver gusto ko po sana matuto maging isang crane operator ako po ay taga baliwag bulakan magkano po ang tuition fee o ito po ba ay libre gusto ko po lumawak ang akin kaalaman sanay matulungan nyo ako at saan po ba ako pwede mag training salamat po

  45. allan says:

    May training po b kau s repair ng photocopier machine

  46. bryan soria says:

    Where can i enroll ? Im from region 2 nueva vizcaya. I want to take the automotive body painting nc111 and construction painting.. where csn i enroll this courses?

  47. Maria says:

    Hi! My husband is interested to get a short course for construction Lift Passenger Material Elevator Operation , where can he acquire the training? We are currently staying in Isabela, Region 2. We will be waiting for your response. Thank u so much. :)

  48. Bellyjoe Kirong says:

    Magandang araw po, saan po ba ako pwede mkapag aral about automotive mechanic, may background na po ako about automotive kasi ung late father ko ay isang mekaniko, gusto ko pa po matuto ng husto, about servicing and overhauling ng diesel and gasoline engine sana po matulungan nyo po ako. Taga Gen. Trias Cavite po ako. at san po may malapit na tesda training center sa cavite na may automotive mechanic course.
    salamat po.

  49. Edrito Laure Achay says:

    i wud like to inform you, that my apo (girl)anak ng i-nesponsor ko s kasal ay pinag-aral ko’t nkapagtapos ng 2-year HM course s NORSU Dgte last March 2013. immediately, i advised her 2 get in touch wed tesda-dgte rgrding d process of assessment in the field of housekeeping 4 NC ll. she was told by 1 of tesda staff 2 wait n leave her fon# 4 them 2 cntct her. however, until d date of wrting ders no call frm tesda-dgte. prsntly she’s wrking wed jolibee. pls help us-how 2 obtain NC ll? tnx.

    • Hi, Edrito!

      Thanks for visiting our site.

      We’re sorry to hear that. You can find the step-by-step procedure on how to apply for the assessment exam on this page and the list of authorized assessment centers on this one.

  50. nova esmundo says:

    gud pm. I just wanna know when will Tesda will offer Medical Coding and BIlling NC II…I live in LUcena City and im curious to know if its available at the TEsda branch here. And how much is the tuition fee? Thanks po..

  51. maria lourdes santos apines says:

    good evening, related po sa courses,saan po ba pwede mag-enroll ng horticulture,or any courses sa tesda.magkano po ba tuition fee.pareho lang po ba ng ang bayad kapag mag-aral sa online courses sa tesda.salamat po.lourdes ng camarin caloocan city

  52. chikibi says:

    ask ko lng po sana.. if anung course ang pwedeng gamitin o qualified pag nag apply as CALL CENTER AGENT ?? by the way po .. im alternative learning system graduate .. tnx po sa reply ..

  53. cristina s. palma says:

    gusto ko lng po sanang malaman,kung may nagtutro din po ba sa TESDA,para maging isang technician,sa water refilling station

  54. Analyn Bisenio says:

    just want to know how much the enrollment fee for photograpy nc 11? is that course available in bulacan and naga city tesda shool?


  55. Elizabeth says:

    Hi, how much is the tuition fee of Computer Hardware Servicing NC11 and how many months? Is it every day and how many hours in Tesda Talisay Bacolod City. Thanks


  56. hi po, ask ko lang po kung pede po ba mag training sa tesda yung mga high school under graduate? at anong course naman po ang pede? please reply asap. thanks and Godbless :)

    • Hi, Jamelah!

      Thanks for visiting our site.

      Most of the TESDA courses that we’ve seen so far require applicants to be at least a high school graduate. We’re not sure if there are exceptions, though, so it’s probably best if you’ll contact the school you’re thinking of enrolling at.

  57. do you have a Cisco Certified Network Engineer (CCNE) for routing and switching? hope you can reply ASAP thankyou po

  58. Cris Nipa says:

    I jz want to ask f what r d requirements to study in tesda,coz one of my son wanted to study but he was rejected, i jz want to knw d reason…Guinobatan,Albay branch

    • Hi, Cris!

      You can find the usual admission requirements for enrolling in a TESDA course if you click on any of the TESDA courses above. Alternatively, you can also download the training regulations of the course your son wants to enroll in and look for the “trainee entry requirements.” Schools may impose additional requirements aside from those imposed by TESDA, though, so in the end, it would probably be best if you’ll ask the school directly.

  59. marcela abad espinueva says:

    Good Day Sir/Mam

    I’d like to inquire if you have a Handicraft course. like bag making, slippers or shoes made of our natural resources like plants, and different parts of a tree I’ll appreciate it very much if you could help me learn the modern techniques.

    Thank you and God Bless You All

  60. Jen Santos says:

    Hi! I’d like to inquire re medical coding course where can we go to enroll also when this course starts? I live in Tondo, Manila do you have that course here in Tesda Tayuman? Me and my friend is really interested to undergo training…can you help us pls…many thanks and good day…

  61. Renato O.Supeda says:

    Good Day,Ma’am and Sir,
    I want to inquire if its possible to study a Motor Control And Rewinding what is related course for this?im here in laguna.San po d2 sa tesda laguna pwedeng mg-inquire n mayron course n ganito?pls lng po reply,thanks in advance,,

  62. ailleen says:

    Pls. I want to inquire if its posible to study a caregiver by online bec. I’m here in riyadh right now , and I’m working here…. thanks and More power.pls. Im waiting for an answer, as soon as posible.

  63. Anthony says:

    Good Day Sir Madam! Ask KO po kung meron po ang Tesda training school para po sa Aircraft Mechanic? Ano po ang contact at address? Thanks Anthony ng las pinas .

  64. Geralyn Segales says:

    I have a question can ALS secondary passer enter TESDA in Housekeeping courses.
    I Thank You!

  65. tristan tupas says:

    Good day…i want to enroll in Plant Maintenance NC 1 through online, is it possible?..if possible how to begin…thank you…

  66. krish garcia says:

    Hi, Just want to ask if you have English proficiency courses and Call Center Finishin Course and saan po yung mga schools na meron.. Thank you so much.. Super need lang po talaga..

  67. Mikhell Axalan says:

    Good afternoon,

    I would like to inquire lang po sana if you have training for Aircraft Mechanics? and how long it will take and how much po for the payment?

    Thank you!

  68. matt andrew chavez says:

    good day! ma’am/ sir, meron po bang training program para sa costumer service representative sa tesda?? and ano po bang best course para sa automotive services yung demand for local and abroad? thnank you po,,more success.

    • Hi, Matt!

      Thanks for visiting our site.

      You can use this tool from TESDA to locate the nearest school that offer a particular course. Just type in the name of the course you want then click “search.”

      As for your second question, we rarely see companies that specifically require applicants to be graduates of a certain course. Usually, any vocational course, as long as it’s related to the position you’re applying for, would do. The automotive courses above might prove to be some good examples.


  69. Johnden says:

    Tanong ko lng po kung sino may alam ng schools or training centers na nag o-offer ng Automotive Body Painting Finishing II or III, i really need to enroll to this course,ive been searching to my area sa ilo2x walang nag o-offer…pls help asap

  70. Maaari po bang pumunta sa pinakamalapit na TESDA office para makapaginquire ng maayos. At maayos ang mga kailangan? Salamat! :)

  71. Walter B. Laranang says:

    Tatanong ko lang po kung meron kayong course sa pag gawa ng suka at tuyo kasi plano ko pong magnegosyo (manufacturing).
    Kung meron po, ilang buwan po ba ang course na yan at magkano.
    Taga Bicol po ako, san po ba malapit na eskwelahan dun?

    Maraming Salamat Po!

    • Hi, Walter!

      Thanks for visiting our site.

      TESDA has Food Processing NC I, II, III, and IV , but we’re not sure which specific food products they intend to use for the training. It’s probably be best if you’ll call up TESDA so they can give you an accurate and detailed response.

  72. Maureen says:

    Meron po kayo course or seminar tungkol s dog grooming?

    • Hi, Maureen!

      Thanks for visiting our site.

      So far, we haven’t come across any TESDA courses related to dog grooming. We’ll update our list as soon as come across one, though.

  73. meron po bang libreng college for als graduate?