The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is an attached agency of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) whose main function is to provide vocational training, technical guidance, and life improvement skills for both employed and unemployed individuals. TESDA has more than 400 registered private training institutions that offer various courses under their accreditation.
With so many jobs abroad demanding skilled filipino labor, TESDA has made it easier to obtain a certification for your chosen career path.
The following are the top TESDA courses that you can consider if you want to work abroad:
-Agricultural Crops Production NC I, NCII and NC III
description: studies the art, science and technology of growing agricultural crops
-Automotive Servicing NC I, NC II, NC III, and NC IV
Description: science and technology of properly maintaining and repairing automobiles
-Basic Electronics NC I, NC II and NC III
Description: studies the principles of electricity such as current, voltage, resistance and power; also covers electrical circuit analysis must be well versed in safety procedures when working with electrical appliances
-Bread and Pastry Production NC I, NC II and NC III
Description: knowledge, skills and attitude in baking breads, pastries, confectioneries, cakes and other related bakery products.
-2D Animation NC I, NC II and NC III
Description: techniques in producing 2-dimensional animation with the use of computers. CADD Associate NC I thru IV
-Barbering NC II & III
Description: science, technique and mastery of the art in shaving, haircutting, hairstyling, and threading for men, women and children.
-Bartending NC II, and Barista NC II
Description: mixology or technique in mixing and serving cocktails and other types of drinks; proper beverage preparation for coffee and milk products.
-Beauty Care NC II, and Make Up NC III & IV
Description: gives formal training on the theory and practice in caring for skin and body through manicures, facials, hair styling, make-up, and foot care.
-Broadcast Technology NC I & II
Description: fundamentals in sound recording, mixing, editing and processing of recorded voices for various multimedia productions. Also teaches principles in video recording and post processing.
-Catering NC I, II, III & IV
Description: preparing food meant for a group of people. This course covers the principles and techniques in cooking, creating menus, banquet service and food arrangement
-Caregiving NC II, III, IV
Description: assist in caring for people afflicted with diseased, disability or illness; guidance to home care settings; provide nursing assistance and health care.
-Carpentry NC I, II & III
Description: timber framing used for making buildings under the supervision of a carpenter foreman. Skills are learned through hands
-CNC Lathe Machine Operation NC II and NC III
Description: techniques and advanced concepts in computer numerical control (CNC) lathe machining by use of a CNC lathe machine.
-CNC Milling Machine Operation NC II and NC III
Description: advancement on the basic skills learned on manual milling machines to automatic CNC milling machines through the use of C
-Construction Lift Passenger Material Elevator Operation NC II
Description: skills on the operations of passenger material elevator under normal and adverse working conditions
-Construction Lift Heavy Equipment Operation NC II
Description: advanced knowledge on the proper operation of different types of heavy equipment used in construction. Also includes operating scissor lifts, boom vehicle, forklifts and winches.
-Food and beverage services NC II, NC III, and NC IV
Description: service functions in hotels, restaurants and other food establishments. Serves banquet fare to customers; prepares special dishes under supervision
-Food processing NC I, NC II, NC III, NC IV, and NC V
Description: principles, techniques and procedures in processing meats, fish, poultry; vegetables; fruits; others. Also involves canning produce into food products for commercial use.
-Gas Metal Arc Welding NC I, NC II, and NC III
Description: metal arc welding through the use of a gas metal arc welder.
-Gas Tungsten Arc Welding NC I, NC II
Description: advanced techniques in using a transformer wire feed type automatic GTAW for different applications. Also includes basic grounding and safety precautions in GTAW.
-Gas Tungsten Arc Welding NC II, and NC IV
Description: skills in using a transformer wire feed type automatic GTAW for different applications. Also includes basic grounding and safety precautions in GTAW
-Gas Welding NC I, and NC II
Description: uses a gas-shielded arc welding process through the use of a cutting torch for metals.
-Health Service Technician NC II & III
Description: provides basic nursing care, treatment, and health services to ill or injured persons in hospitals, clinics or health centers.
-Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning NC II & III
Description: knowledge on the principles and operation of heating combustion equipment; cooling ventilation equipment; air distribution systems for building interiors.
–Hospitality Management NC II, III & IV
Description: principles in the operations of hotels, resorts and other lodging establishments; also covers food preparation and service in commercial kitchens.
-Information Technology NC II & III
Description: advanced skills in using computer software in web design; database management; computer networking; website administration; multimedia authoring; etc.
Housekeeping NC II, NC III, and NC IV
Description: procedures in cleaning and maintaining residential, commercial or industrial buildings.
-Instrumentation NC I & II
Description: knowledge on the principles of operation and application of instruments that measure pressure, vacuum, level, flow rate etc. for processes needing fluid flow control.
-Landscape Gardening NC II & III
Description: landscape gardening by use of different landscaping materials and construction techniques.
-Jewelry Making (Fine Jewelry) NC II, and NC III
Description: skills in using hand tools and equipment to shape, cut and finish jewelry and metals for decorative and functional use
-Machining NC I, NC II, and NC III
Description: knowledge on the various types, operations and adjustments of machine tools. Also covers blueprint reading for manual/CNC milling machines; lathes, grinders & saws.
-Pattern Making NC II
Description: advanced skills in making patterns for flat, curved or three-dimensional components using hand/machine tools
-Pipe Fitting NC II
Description: knowledge of basic principles and concepts in the sizing of pipes; cutting, threading, assembling and installation.
-Plumbing NC II & III
Description: basic principles on how to install different plumbing fixtures including water supply systems; sanitary drainage systems; heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) devices. Also involves
-Plant Maintenance NC I, and NC II
Description: procedures in maintaining, repairing and modifying equipment used in industrial processes to assure smooth production.
-Plastic Machine Operation NC II, and NC III
Description: skills in using different plastic processing machines used in manufacturing plastic products.
-Production Technology NC II, and NC IV
Description: knowledge on the variances in raw materials and equipment used in producing products; sequence of production steps; set-up and operation for each step.
-Pulp, Paper & Board Manufacturing NC II
Description: procedures in converting wood chips to pulp and paper through the use of different processing machines.
-Quantity Surveying NC II, and NC III
Description types of production processes, particularly through the use of computers. Includes printing & packaging; warehousing & distribution; health care equipment fabrication; etc.
-Refrigeration & Air Conditioning NC II, and III
Description: knowledge on the principles of design, construction and application of different types of air conditioning systems. Also includes basic refrigeration techniques used in cold storage rooms; ice plants; etc.
-Plumbing NC I, NC II, and NC III
Description: knowledge of the principles, materials, tools and equipment used in plumbing.
-Press Machine Operation NC I & II
Description: skills in operating printing, paper converting and other related machines. Also covers types of papers; ink processing techniques and press set-up.
-Process Inspection NC II, and NC III
Description: procedures in inspecting finished products, materials and components for conformity to established standards.
-PV System Design NC III, Servicing NC III, Installation NC II, and NC III
Description: technical skills in the installation of solar water heaters; photovoltaic systems, and wind generator-based electrical power plants.
-Rooftop Gardening NC II & III
Description: knowledge on how to maintain a rooftop garden by use of different types of plant materials, fertilizers
-Slaughtering Operations NC II, and III
Description: knowledge on the basic principles, processes, equipment and facilities used in meat slaughtering operations.
-Refrigeration and Airconditioning Servicing NC II, and III
Description: procedures in the servicing of different types of air conditioning units.