Admission Policy & Requirements

  1. Application Requirements

    A. Qualifications

         1. Age:

             a. at least 21 years old for applicants to the Certificate Program in Casino Dealing
             b. at least 18 years old for applicants to the Slot Machine Technician Course

         2. Educational attainment: At least High School Graduate

    B. Documentary Requirements

         1. Comprehensive resume
         2. Photocopy of NSO Birth Certificate
         3. Photocopy of High school Diploma or Transcript of Records if with college units/college graduate
         4. 3 pcs. 1x1 colored photo with white background
         5. Notice of Award for Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) endorsed or endorsement letter for Agency/School endorsed applicants

    C. Application fee of Php 500.00 must be paid upon enrollment.

  2. Grading System

    The Certificate Programs adopts the competency-based approach as a method of instruction. Each module focuses on a pre-determined competency area that a trainee must attempt to develop to reach the required state of competence at the end of the program. Levels of competency and their numerical equivalent are as follows:

    96% - 100%
    Very Superior Competency
    89% - 95%
    Superior Competency
    82% - 88%
    High Average Competency
    75% - 81%
    Average Competency

    A. Basis for Grading

    Simulation/ Dexterity Exercises
    Knowledge of Concepts
    Attendance & Punctuality
    Conduct and Decorum (in & out of class)

    B. Make Up Class/Session

    A trainee who fails to attend 24 training hours or more for CPCD and more than 8 hours for SMTC and obtains a below average competency rating in the simulation/dexterity exercises and knowledge of concepts shall be required to undergo make up class.

       a.  At the end of the modules prior to OJT for CPCD, the Trainer shall apprise the trainee on the need for make-up sessions due to the trainee’s absences and level of competency.

       b.  Upon agreement on the number of required make up class, the trainee shall pay in full the corresponding fee – Php1,000/day for CPCD and P2,500/day for SMTC. The make-up sessions shall not commence until full payment has been settled.

       c.  Trainees who opt not to undergo the make-up sessions shall not be eligible for OJT and for graduation. Hence, he/she shall not be issued a Certificate of Competency and all paid tuition fees shall be forfeited.

  3. Practice and Refresher Sessions

    A. Graduates of the CPCD/SMTC may avail Practice or Refresher sessions under the following conditions:

         1. Practice/Refresher sessions may be availed within one (1) year from date of graduation free of charge.

         2. a. CPCD: Entitlement to a total of eight (8) hours of practice/refresher sessions at four (4) hours per day for two (2) days or two (2) hours per day for four (4) days.
             b. SMTC: Entitlement to a one day of eight (8) hours of practice or refresher sessions.

         3. Practice/refresher sessions after one (1) year or more from date of graduation shall require a payment of Php 500.00 for every 4-hour session for CPCD and Php2,500.00 for one (1) day of SMTC.

    B. The following guidelines and procedures shall apply:

         1. The graduate shall submit a request letter addressed to the Head of the TDU to avail of the refresher session at least two (2) weeks prior to the intended date of sessions.

         2. After evaluation of request, the graduate will be notified in writing on approval, available schedule of sessions, or disapproval, as the case may be.

         3. TDU shall request for the issuance of the ID with a validity date from Security Department.

         4. If a payment is required for the refresher session, the graduate shall make the necessary payment to TDU Admin for the issuance of the corresponding official receipt (OR).

         5. Upon presentation of the OR, the graduate shall be issued an approval slip for the refresher session together with the ID.

         6. The approval slip shall be presented to the Gaming/SM Trainer to be allowed entry and participation in the class. The Gaming/SM Trainer shall ensure that the graduate will be allowed entry in the class only on the date/s indicated on the approval slip/ID.

  4. Conduct and Decorum

    All trainees are expected to exhibit exemplary ethical behavior and abide by the rules and regulations set forth by TDU-HRDD and PAGCOR in its premises. Trainees should not be impaired by alcohol or illegal drugs while on training. Any act of dishonesty, theft, abusive behavior, violent, threatening, humiliating, or harassment of others or conduct of an illegal activity will warrant dismissal from the program and forfeiture of all paid fees.

    Conduct and decorum of the trainees shall be monitored and graded.

    A. Attendance and Punctuality

         1. Attendance in all session days is required except during inclement weather where the Office of the President suspends work in government offices. Make up classes, as a result for the non-attendance during inclement weather, will be announced and conducted on one Saturday to compensate for lost day/s. All government mandated non-working holidays are strictly observed.

         2. All trainees should notify (call or text) the Gaming/SM Trainer or TDU of his/her absence at least 1 hour before the start of training. All absences shall be recorded regardless of the reason.

         3. A trainee who fails to attend 24 training hours or more for CPCD and 8 hours for SMTC (with or without notification) shall be required to undergo the make-up session (see item V.B above)

         4. Trainees are encouraged to be punctual at all times. A corresponding deduction in training hours shall apply for tardiness or leaving the class early as follows:

    Missed Training Hours
    more than 15 minutes but less than 1 hour
    1 hour
    1 hour or more but less than 2 hours
    2 hours
    2 hour or more but less than 4 hours
    4 hours
    4 hours or more
    8 hours

         5. The total number of hours from absences, tardiness, and leaving classes early must not exceed more than 24 and 8 hours, for CPCD and SMTC, respectively.

    B. Classroom Decorum

    Instilling professionalism prepares the trainee for work environments as in any casino job would require. This professionalism is expected in their personal appearance, technical skills, communication skills and the manner of interaction with different people. To ensure this, the following guidelines are to be complied with:

         1. All trainees are required to log-in and log-out in a prescribed logbook or attendance sheet.

         2. PAGCOR Security-issued ID must be worn within the building premises at all times.

         3. The use of cellular phones, communication gadgets, tablets, game equipments and other gadgets are allowed during appointed meal and snack breaks only.

         4. All trainees are expected to be conscious of the training schedule as well as meal and snack breaks.

         5. Smoking is allowed during appointed meal and snack breaks and at prescribed areas only.

         6. All trainees must wear the prescribed training dress code:

         For male trainees:

           a. White long-sleeved or short-sleeved polo (trainees with tattooed arms are required to wear white long-sleeved polos)
           b. Black slacks
           c. Black shoes and black socks
           d. Earrings and piercings (nose, lips, tongue and eyebrow) with accessories are not allowed)

         For female trainees:

           a. White long-sleeved or ¾ -sleeved polo or blouse (trainees with tattooed arms are required to wear white long-sleeved polo/blouse)
           b. Black slacks or black skirt
           c. Black closed shoes
           d. If skirt is worn, with plain black/nude stockings
           e. Piercings (nose, lips, tongue and eyebrow) with accessories are not allowed.

         7. Trainees may entertain guests/visitors during appointed meal and snack breaks only.

         8. Disruptive and disrespectful behavior by a trainee shall be valid cause for trainer to remove the trainee from the class session. Trainer shall notify the assigned TDU Facilitator who will investigate the case further and apply the corresponding sanction.

         9. A trainee caught cheating during an exam shall be given a grade of 5.0 for that quiz/exam. Corresponding demerits shall apply.