Professional education and training (PET) in Austria

A career-oriented Austrian education for international students ages 14 and above. No prior German knowledge required!
No prior German knowledge required!
Professional education and training (PET)
  • Do you want your child to have a European education?
  • Is the opportunity to work and settle in the EU important for you?
  • Does your child plan to apply to university in Austria?
  • Then a proper foundation – Reifeprüfung and Matura – is the key to achieving these goals.

Your child’s dreams, your child’s success – this is where it all begins

This programme is the ideal stepping stone for international students to secure the necessary qualifications and documents (Reifezeugnis) to pursue tertiary education in Europe or to transition into the Austrian workforce.

Professional education and training (PET)

Austrian matura

The schools combine compulsory subjects with professional training, technical knowledge, and the skills that employers value most, so that graduates are eligible for university or career-ready and employable.

Professional education and training (PET)

Employer network

The schools cooperate closely with industry to give students valuable networking opportunities with key personalities in their respective fields as well as access to job fairs with potential employers.

Professional education and training (PET)

International prospects

These unique and forward-thinking classes are developed with an international orientation to prepare & equip graduates for the exciting challenges that await in a globalized work environment.

Make Your Dreams Happen

Choose a clear path to success with a secondary school programme that delivers tangible results and gets you where you want to go.

In addition to standard compulsory subjects like mathematics, the sciences, and modern languages, students will also have in-depth studies in their chosen specialization. It includes intensive language training, participation in workshops, and access to IT labs.

Students can choose from the following areas of interest.

строительная инженерия

Studies in Structural Engineering

Available spaces: 7

Creative, mathematically-inclined students interested in infrastructure development such as bridge, airport, and waterway construction (to name a few), planning & design, or sustainable building practices can specialize in structural engineering, civil engineering, or timber technology.


Studies in Electrical Engineering

Available spaces: 9

Students curious about how electronic tools and devices are built, function, and controlled can specialize in biomedical engineering, autonomous robotics, or computer & process control engineering. Classes include software development and hardware design among others.

инженерия производства

Studies in Facilities Engineering

Those who are passionate about environment protection and renewable energy as well as building technology would fit right in with like-minded teens in the facilities engineering stream. Course material includes exciting topics such as project management and energy concepts in addition to hands-on workshops.

информационные технологии

Studies in Information Technology

Available spaces: 10

Software engineering for mobile and internet systems, network security, and business economics are just some of the highlights in this field where, in addition to technical knowledge, particular attention is placed on teamwork, social- and other soft skills. Specializations include programming and information & communication technology in business.

Business & Commerce Concentration 

маркетинг и продукт менеджмент

Communication Studies

Available spaces: 7

Students in this stream benefit from unique studies centred on the art of communication. The course material, which includes public speaking, project management, event planning, content creation, and even conflict resolution is designed to build confidence and impart highly sought-after skills across all industries and professions.


Health and Tourism Studies

Available spaces: 4

Students in this stream benefit from a normal upper high school class education plus specialisation in either health profession or tourism. Health profession are centered on care of elderly or disabled people and nutrition. Tourism refers to service, kitchen, housekeeping, secretarial as well as marketing in the touristic industry. Both lines of study are high in demand for employment in Austria as well as internationally.



Available spaces: 4

This business studies programme has specializations in media management, e-business, and entrepreneurship and prepares students for the business world and working life as well as tertiary education. Students also gain valuable teamwork, sales training, and hands-on practice working with common accounting and logistics software. Hands on practice in real life companies are mandatory. Sport oriented and talented students can make also a dual education like trainer in basketball, golf etc.

Music & Communication Concentration  

профессиональный музыкант

Studies in Applied Music

Available spaces: 10

In addition to the standard secondary school classes, musically gifted children can simultaneously focus on musical aspirations with vocal lessons or string / wind / percussion / specialty instruments. The programme provides a solid foundation for tertiary education in select performing arts fields for careers in the opera, choir, and more. Practical education with professional musicians and artists will be possible through teachers from the University of Arts, Graz and/or Vienna.

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