TESDA Carpentry NC III Course

TESDA Carpentry NC III course is the acquisition of skills and training in installing architectural ceiling, wall sheets or panels or boards and floor finishes. It also includes fabricating door or window jambs and panels, installing stair components or pre-fabricated stairs assembly and installing built-in or pre-fabricated cabinets.

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 teams;
  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 prepare construction materials and tools;
  8. How to observe proper procedures, specifications, and manuals of instruction;
  9. How to interpret technical drawings and plans;
  10. How to perform mensuration and calculations; and
  11. How to maintain tools and equipment.


In order to accomplish the short term course, one has to attend classes in a minimum of 364 hours. The schedule will depend on the TESDA site you will be enrolling at.

However, in order to take this course, one has to take Carpentry NC II as a Prerequisite. This is required by the Technical Vocational Institutions (TVIs).

What are the requirements for enrolling in TESDA Carpentry Course?

  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

If there are any more questions you need to ask, please inquire at the site you are planning to be in. Also, requirements may vary.

How to Get a Carpentry NC III Assessment and Certificates?

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. See List of Assessment Fees.
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 application for the issuance of COC/NC.

Jobs for TESDA Carpentry Graduate

The very reason why students enroll in a course is to find a job that suits their interests 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 carpenter III. They can also apply for a job abroad.

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