DOT Online Learnings

The Department of Tourism is developing online learning courses for tourism stakeholders.

Background and Rationale

In view of the Extended Community Quarantine (ECQ) brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Tourism through the Office of Industry Manpower Development is developing online learning courses for tourism stakeholders. With the advice and guidance of Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, the programs were conceptualized as an alternative to the regular training programs conducted by the DOT to give tourism stakeholders the opportunity to learn and stay relevant and updated even during the ECQ. Consistent with the Bayanihan To Heal As One Act, the program is one of the activities identified by the DOT to assist and encourage stakeholders as they cope, transition to the new normal and move towards recovery.

The ASEAN Toolbox Connection (April 30, 2020)

I. The ASEAN Toolbox Connection (April 30, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon)

Presentation Material for Participants

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Brief Description
This webinar will give an overview of the ASEAN Mutual Recognition Arrangement for Tourism Professionals (MRA-TP) and how the ASEAN Toolboxes can be used and maximized for training, assessment and certification across the six labor divisions identified in the MRA-TP:  Housekeeping, Food and Beverage Service, Food Production, Front Office, Travel Agency Services and Tour Operator Services.

Tourism and hospitality educators and trainers from higher education institutions (HEIs), technical-vocational institutions and K-12 teachers; training managers of tourist accommodation facilities, food establishments, travel and tour operators and other tourism related enterprises.  Preferably, participants should have computer proficiency.

It is strongly recommended that participants have stable internet connection during the webinar in order to navigate smoothly through the ASEAN Toolboxes.

Ma. Christina G. Aquino is the Executive Director for Linkages and Standards of the Lyceum of the Philippines University Manila. She has teaching and administrative experiences in post-secondary school settings including a state university, a private technical vocational school offering Culinary Arts programmes and a private non-sectarian university.  Aside from teaching and administration, she was a flight attendant and cabin services line instructor for two international airlines, a foodservice operator, and liaison officer of a quasi-government agency.  She is an author of several books, journal articles, presented papers, and invited as speaker in several workshops, fora and conferences.  A certified ASEAN Master Assessor for Housekeeping, she is also currently the Chairperson  of the Tourism Industry Board Foundation, Inc.

Session Time and Schedule  
Date / Time: April 30, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon


  • Registration
  • Introduction and house rules
  • Overview of ASEAN MRA-TP
  • MRA-TP Framework
  • Philippine Qualification Framework
  • The ASEAN Toolboxes
    • How to access and utilize
    • Benefits
    • Relevance to industry
  • Key learnings
  • Closing

Pre-Registration Form
THE ASEAN TOOLBOX CONNECTION on April  30, 2020 at 10:00am to 12:00nn


DOT Online Learnings

Dear Valued Tourism Stakeholders,

Thank you for supporting the launch and pilot trainings of the DOT Online Learning last week.  We are truly grateful for the positive feedback.  In response to the clamor for more online courses, we are happy to invite you to our continuing webinars.

How to Register

1. Access the online courses via any internet-enabled device such as personal computers, laptops, iPads and smartphones.
2. To register, please fill-up the online pre-registration form which you can find at the bottom of the course outline.

3. After submitting the online pre-registration form, an email will be sent providing the link to the webinar you chose.  Click the link.  You will receive Zoom notification with regard to your acceptance to the course together with the meeting ID and password.  Registration is  on a first-come, first-served basis.
4. Install and launch the Zoom application to your device.  Click “Join Meeting” and key in the meeting ID.


To be a successful online learner, here are some simple tips and house rules to observe:

1. Make sure that you are in a quiet environment conducive to learning.  Consider also good lighting and comfortable seating.  Check also internet speed, turn camera on and have your camera at eye level.

2. Come to class on time.

3. Turn off pop-up messages and avoid games and surfing while sessions are going on.

4. A Certificate of Completion will be issued to participants who complete the course and after submitting the online course evaluation through a link which will be e-mailed after the sessions. Your e-certificate shall be sent through e-mail soonest.

For queries, please email

All the best,

DOT-OIMD Online Learning Team

Contact Information

Tourism Industry Board Foundation Inc.


University of the Philippines - Asian Institute of Tourism
Commonwealth Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines

  +63 (2) 981-8500 local 2799
  +63 966 556-7600

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