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Apprenticeships and vocational training

Apprenticeship based on the principle "learning in practice for practice" has a long tradition in Austria.

The Vocational Training Act (Berufsausbildungsgesetz – BAG, only available in German) includes the related statutory rules.

Apprentices learn professional skills in entrepreneurial reality at companies. They get theoretical and general education in part-time vocational schools. To run this successful "dual system" all responsible bodies on federal, regional and local levels and companies work closely together.

At the end of 2020

  • 108.471 apprentices were trained
  • in more than 200 different apprenticeship occupations

Additional Information


Vocational Training: