Austria

Austria

Recognition of Austria's qualifications and experience. Find out how the electrician registration compares in Austria to New Zealand.

Electrician registration

Certificate of Completion with a Prufungszeugnis or Lehrbrief Certificate

Both certificates must be held.

1. Description

  1. Certificate of Completion

    This certificate is evidence of the successful completion of an approved full-time trades course conducted in a trade training centre by the Austrian Trade Union Federation. It must be endorsed with the word betrieselektriker or electrinstallateur.

  2. Prufungszeugnis certificate

    This certificate is evidence of completion of the final Skilled Worker Examination conducted by a statutory board and details the results obtained. It replaced, from January 1970, the "Facharbeiterbrief" certificate (for industry trades) and the "Gesellenbrief" certificate (for handicraft trades). Both of these earlier certificates are still acceptable.

  3. Lehrbrief certificate

    This certificate is evidence of the successful completion of the final Skilled Worker Examination conducted by a statutory board. Any of these certificates issued prior to 1970 are still acceptable.

2. Equivalence to New Zealand requirements

These certificates, together:

  1. Exempt the holder from the 3rd stage theory examination requirements.
  2. Are evidence of the completion of 3 years work experience that has incorporated the skills in paragraph 1(2) of Clause 1 of Schedule 1 of the Electricity Regulations 1997.

3. Registration requirements

The holder of these certificates must:

  1. Pass the 3rd stage practical assessment or examination.
  2. Pass the regulations examination.
  3. Have other documents that show, at least, 1 year work experience on (the equivalent of) prescribed electrical work. The experience must be gained after the completion of the trades course.
  4. Complete the safety instruction requirements of Clause 3 of Schedule 1 of the Electricity Regulations 1997.

Lehrvertrag certificate with a Prufungszeugnis or Lehrbrief certificate

Both certificates must be held.

1. Description

  1. Lehrvertrag certificate

    This is the apprenticeship contract which shows details of the trade, employer, duration etc. It must be endorsed with the word betrieselektriker or electrinstallateur.

  2. Prufungszeugnis certificate

    This certificate is evidence of completion of the final Skilled Worker Examination conducted by a statutory board and details the results obtained. It replaced, from January 1970, the "Facharbeiterbrief" certificate (for industry trades) and the "Gesellenbrief" certificate (for handicraft trades). Both of these earlier certificates are still acceptable.

  3. Lehrbrief certificate

    This certificate is evidence of the successful completion of the final Skilled Worker Examination conducted by a statutory board. Any of these certificates issued prior to 1970 are still acceptable.

2. Equivalence to New Zealand requirements

These certificates, together:

  1. Exempt the holder from the 3rd stage theory examination requirements.
  2. Are evidence of the completion of an apprenticeship that has incorporated the skills in paragraph 1(2) of Clause 1 of Schedule 1 of the Electricity Regulations 1997.
  3. Are evidence of the completion of 4 years work experience where the period of the apprenticeship was 4 or more years.

3. Registration requirements

The holder of these certificates must:

  1. Pass the 3rd stage practical assessment or examination.
  2. Pass the regulations examination.
  3. Where the apprenticeship was less than 4 years duration, have documents that together with the Lehrvertrag Certificate show, at least 4 years work experience on (the equivalent of) prescribed electrical work.
  4. Complete the safety instruction requirements of Clause 3 of Schedule 1 of the Electricity Regulations 1997.

Abschlusszeugnis certificate

1. Description

This certificate is evidence of the completion of a full-time course in an intermediate vocational school. It must be endorsed with the word betrieselektriker or electrinstallateur.

2. Equivalence to New Zealand requirements

This certificate:

  1. Exempts the holder from the 3rd stage theory examination requirements.
  2. Is evidence of the completion of 3.5 years work experience that has incorporated the skills in paragraph 1(2) of Clause 1 of Schedule 1 of the Electricity Regulations 1997.

3. Registration requirements

The holder of this certificate must:

  1. Pass the 3rd stage practical assessment or examination.
  2. Pass the regulations examination.
  3. Have other documents that show, at least, 6 months work experience on (the equivalent of) prescribed electrical work. This experience must be gained after the completion of the course.
  4. Complete the safety instruction requirements of Clause 3 of Schedule 1 of the Electricity Regulations 1997.