Our school system. General compulsory education. In 1774 Empress Maria Theresia established the general compuslory education ( from the age of 6 to 12). In Austria children must attend school for 9 years. Childcare.
In 1774 Empress Maria Theresia establishedthegeneralcompusloryeducation (fromtheageof 6 to 12).
In Austria children must attendschoolfor9 years.
In Nussdorf-Debantwehave a Mother-Child-Center, a instituitionthatcaresforchildren, whoseparentsareworking. The childrencanstaytherefrom 7a.m. to 7p.m. The childcare also isopenedthewholeyear.
In Nussdorf-Debantthere also is a kindergarten, wherechildrenfirstcangotowhentheyare 3 yearsold. In Austria itiscompulsorytoattendkindergartenfor1 year.
In Austria it‘spossibletorepeat a certainclass (course) if a pupilfails it. If a pupil‘sschoolcertificatecontainsmorethantwo „Nicht Genügend“ (E) he/shehastorepeattheclass (course). But iftheschoolcertificateONLYcontainstwo„Nicht Genügend“ (E), there still isthechanceofdoing a repeatexamination in autumn.
Overall Duration of 10 Years
New Secondary School
This school type issimilartothenewsecondaryschool. In ordertobeadmitted, theschoolcertificatemustn‘tcontain grades worsethan „Befriedigend“ (C)
This school type isdesignedfordisabledchildrenorforthose, whohavelearningproblems. Classescontainonlyfewpupilsandtheteachersarespeciallytrained (have a specialeducation) in ordertoteachthem. Childrenfromtheageof 6 to 16 attendtheseschools.
1 Year: Polytechnic Institute (POLY)
3Years: Vocationals Schools (LLA, HF)
4Years: High School (GYM, BORG) A-Levels
5 Years: Vocational Schools withhighereducation (HAK, HLW, HTL) - vocationaleducation - A-Levels
Duration of 1 Year
In Austria children must attendschoolfor 9 years. Afterwardstheycanattendthepolytechnicinstitute, whichlastsfor 1 year. Theretheypupilsreceivevocationaltraining. The focusis on (freechoice):
Business & Office
Duration of 3 Years
This school type lastsfor 3 yearsandthefoucsis on agriculture. The male pupilsreceive a moretechinc-basededucation (woodprocessing, machineengineering).The femalepupilsrecive a moreservice-basededucation(cooking, serving)
This type ofschoollastsforthreeyearsandthefocusis on tourism, cookingandservice.
Duration of 4 Years
Higher secondaryschool (BORG)
This school type lastsfor 4 years (ageof 15 to 18) andpupilsgraduateattheageof 18. Thenthey also gettheir A-Levels.
The focusis on:
Duration of 5 Years
Commercial Academy (HAK)
This school type lastsfor 5 yearsandthefocusis on economicsubjects.
Itofferssubjects such asinformatics, languages, accounting,…
Atthe end ofthe 5 yearsthepupilsgettheir A-Levels andsimultaneouslycomplete a salesmanoccupation.
This school type also lastsfor 5 yearsandthefocusis on tourism. Atthe end ofthe 5 yearsthepupilsgettheir A-Levels andsimultaneouslycomplete a educationfortouristicjobs (cook, waiter/waitress, receptionis)
Technic Institution (HTL)
Pupilshavetoattendthis type ofschoolfor 5 years. Itoffersvariousdiciplines: construction, design, electricalengineering, mechatronics, aircraftconstruction,…
Admission RequirementsforUniversities in Austria