International economic integration has grown greatly in recent years and decades.
Global business activities are increasingly important to companies, while mobility of labour plays an ever more decisive role.
It is for this reason that the accreditation of vocational qualifications obtained abroad, as well as that of internships abroad while training in Austria, is important. The Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) cooperates with Member States of the EU/EEA and other countries on numerous initiatives and at various levels to further develop mutual recognition and accreditation of prior learning.
Applications completed vocational training (final examinations) may be recognised by the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) and made equivalent to corresponding Austrian apprenticeship credentials.