Austria

The VET training system in Austria

Compulsory education in Austria starts at the age of 6 and lasts for 9 years; it encompasses primary education and one year pre -vocational school or upper secondary school. At the transition from primary school to lower secondary education, pupils have to choose between the lower secondary school and academic secondary school. At the transmission from lower to upper secondary education the following options are provided :
  • Secondary academic schools
  • Secondary VET colleges
  • Secondary VET schools
  • Pre-Vocational schools to be followed by the apprenticeship system

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Basic information about mobility of apprentices in Austria

Who is concerned? 
The apprentice in Austria is in a training relationship with a training enterprise (apprenticeship contract between apprentice and training company) and a student at a part-time vocational school at the same time. The enterprise-based part of dual vocational training makes up the major part of the apprenticeship period (~80%).

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