Norwegian Maritime Foundation of the Philippines

Norwegian Maritime Foundation of the Philippines is an institution accredited by TESDA that offers Technical and Vocational Education and Training Programs (TVET) under the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

Norwegian Maritime Foundation of the Philippines

Address: NTC-M Bldg., Gate 2 TESDA Complex, East Service Road, Taguig City, Philippines
Telephone Number: 826-3649; 812-0742

Norwegian Training Center-Manila of the Norwegian Maritime Foundation of the Philippines Inc.
(the “Foundation”) is a non-stock, non-profit organization formed primarily to establish, sponsor, support and maintain non-degree, special or continuing courses to upgrade the knowledge, qualification and training of Filipino seafarers working on board Norwegian-owned, controlled, managed or operated vessels in coordination with maritime institutions and enterprises in the Philippines and abroad. As such, the Foundation assists in the transfer of advanced maritime technological and scientific knowledge to qualified Filipino citizens and institutions.

The Norwegian Training Center (NTC-M) was established by the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association (NSA) in order to provide relevant upgrading training for Filipino seafarers serving on the ships of its members. NTC-M came into operation in February 1990 and was shortly after made part of Norwegian Maritime Foundation of the Philippines, Inc. (NMFPI), chartered in May 1990. At the same time some 25,000 Filipino seafarers were serving on Norwegian – owned or controlled ships. NSA and its members launched a safety and quality initiative in order to restore the quality and reputation of Norwegian shipping in general.

Improving the human factor in ship operation was a key objective and the establishment of NTC-M constituted an important element of this challenge.

Seafarers of all nationalities and from non-Norwegian principals are also welcome to attend any of the courses provided the space is available and their course fees are paid for by their local agents or their sponsoring companies.

TESDA Approved Programs

Here is the list of available TESDA registered programs and short courses offered in “Norwegian Maritime Foundation of the Philippines” in the City of Taguig.

List of Tesda Courses Offered / Registered Programs

Course Authorized Duration
Corrosion Protection and Paint Maintenance 32 hours
NTC-M Deck Cadet Program 376 hours
Ship’s Catering Services NC I 50 hours
Ships’ Catering NC III(Ships’ Cooks) 160 hours
Upgrading Course for Messman 80 hours

Basic Requirements for TESDA Courses:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • At least High School Graduate
  • Copy of NSO Birth Certificate
  • With good moral character
  • Undergone a pre-training assessment
  • Can communicate both orally and in written form

Training Fees and Schedule

The cost of training and tuition fees may vary depending upon the specific course of interest and the school offering the training. Training centers also may have slightly different syllabus to teach to students in a class.

For inquiries, tuition fees, enrollment procedures, class schedule and other concern, it would be better that you visit their school/training center and inquire for other documents they may need.

Location and Contact Information

For further information, please contact the school directly at telephone number 826-3649; 812-0742. You can also visit Norwegian Maritime Foundation of the Philippines. The assessment center is located at NTC-M Bldg., Gate 2 TESDA Complex, East Service Road, Taguig City, Philippines.

Updated: December 26, 2020 — 10:21 am


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  1. Hello good day!
    I just want to know when the enrollment start please let me know i have friend wanted to help his ambiton is to be apart on board but he dont know how to start..hope this foundation help me too to help my friend to start.thanks a lot in advance godbless!!

  2. Hi! I’d like to ask if you have a Basic training Course for cruiseship?

  3. Hello Good Day
    I am migrating to Norway to be with my family. I just want to know if ships catering services nc2 is valid as skill in Norway. Can I use it there to apply on cruise ships in Norway.
    Thank you

    1. Hello Good Day
      I just want to inquire if SHIPS CATERING SERVICES NC2 is valid skill in Norway. Can i use it there to apply for a job on crusie ships in Norway

  4. Hi good day!

    I’m Junnel from philippines,currently working in Norway, i would like to ask if I can study this program through online.

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