TESDA Bookkeeping NC III Course

TESDA Bookkeeping NC III course is the acquisition of skills and training on how to post transactions, prepare trial balance and financial reports, and review internal control systems. This course would also include enhancement and development of negotiation skills and maintaining effective relationships with clients and customers.

What are the requirements for enrolling in TESDA Bookkeeping NCIII?

These are the requirements in order to be in the course you want:

  1. PSA Birth Certificate
  2. High School or College Diploma
  3. Certified True Copy of Official Transcript of Records or Form 137
  4. Certificate of Good Moral Character or GMRC
  5. 1 x 1 and/or 2 x 2 pictures

Related post: Guides for Enrolling in TESDA Short Courses

However, the requirements may vary depending on the school you are enrolling at. So please be advised to be in communication to the school for the possible variation of required documents.

How to Get an Assessment and Certificates for TESDA Bookkeeping Course?

Students who take this course must apply for an assessment to determine if he/she can perform the standards expected in the workplace based on the defined competency standards. The National Certificate (NC) / Certificate of Competency (COC) will be provided to those who meet the competency standards.

STEP 1: Go to any TESDA Accredited Assessment Centers/TESDA District or Provincial Office near your location and apply for assessment.
STEP 2: Submit the following documentary requirements:

  • Duly accomplished Application Form;
  • Properly and completely filled-out Self Assessment Guide of your chosen qualification;
  • Three (3) pieces of colored and passport size picture, white background, with collar and with name printer at the back;

STEP 3: Pay the Assessment Fee at the Assessment Center Cashier and get Official Receipt and Admission Slip.
STEP 4: Be present at the scheduled date and assigned venue of assessment indicated in the Admission Slip.
STEP 5: Get the Competency Assessment Result Summary (CARS) at the Assessment Center.
STEP 6: Assessment passers must apply for certification at the TESDA District/Provincial Office where the assessment center/venue is under jurisdiction.
STEP 7: Assessment passers can claim their National Certificate (NC)/Certificate of Competency (COC) seven (7) working days after the application for the issuance of COC/NC.

What are the core competency skills that need to be learned?

It also involves acquiring skills with massive importance for the improved and better performance of the practice such as:

  1. How to lead workplace communication;
  2. How to lead small team;
  3. How to develop and practice negotiation skills;
  4. How to solve problems related to work activities;
  5. How to use mathematical concepts and techniques;
  6. How to use relevant technologies;
  7. How to apply quality standards;
  8. How to perform computer operations;
  9. How to maintain an effective relationship with clients and customers; and
  10. How to manage own performance.


In order to accomplish the short term course, one has to attend classes in a minimum of 292 hours. The schedule will depend on the TESDA site you will be enrolling at.


The very reason why students enrol in a course is to find a job that suits their interest and passion someday. In this manner, they can be proud of what turned out to be who they are. Moreover, their parents would be more proud of their achieved skills and employment. This would definitely lead them to a better outlook of life.

When done with this course, a qualified one can be employed as a bookkeeper or an accounting clerk.   

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