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Qualification: State-certified technician for information and communication technology

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State-certified technician for information and communication technology

Qualification Information

Type of qualification

This qualification is a vocational education and training at a vocational school governed by federal state law. Attendance at full-time vocational school for a period of two years imparts the necessary qualifications for the exercising of a state recognised training occupation under federal state law. This is a full-time school-based training course with a minimum duration of two years. Teaching encompasses a cross-occupational, an occupationally related and possibly also a practical area of learning. Courses are aligned towards occupational work processes and company business processes. A practical placement is integrated into training. Successful completion of training confers the right directly to exercise the occupation in question as a qualified skilled worker in a training occupation governed by federal state law.

Those completing the qualification acquire the necessary employability skills for the exercising of a qualified occupational activity. These bring together professional competence, autonomy and social competence to form overall occupational competence. Methodological competence, communicative competence and learning competence are also intrinsic components of employability skills. They are in possession of competences for the autonomous planning and processing of professional tasks assigned within a comprehensive area of learning or field of occupational activity which is subject to change.

Description of the qualification (learning outcomes)

Analyse, plan, construct, commission and network IT systems
Develop and adapt application software
Plan, create and manage databases
Secure energy supply for IT systems
Analyse, establish programme and commission automation systems, connect with IT systems
Accord due consideration to data security, data protection and copyright
Comply with standards and regulations, use technical rules and stipulations
Analyse operational procedures, work processes and general prevailing conditions
Analyse customer requirements, advise customers and provide customer service
Apply project planning, project execution and project control methods
Structure work processes using technical and organisational tools
Use learning and work techniques to resolve operational problems
Procure, process and present information using information and communication systems
Apply standards and guidelines to secure process and product quality
Use English-language documentation and communicate in English in an activity-related manner
Accord due consideration to health and safety at work and to the rules of hygiene, handle personal protective equipment and safety and fire protection equipment
Accord due consideration to correct conduct in the case of accidents, initiate first-aid measures
Accord due consideration to environmental protection regulations, avoid damage to the environment, make efficient use of energy at work
Use, manage and maintain work equipment and materials
Label, store, handle and dispose of work materials
Work cooperatively and communicatively within a team
Take on an active role in helping to shape the working environment
Formulate, realise and reflect on work objectives

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Awarding body: 

Public or state recognised vocational school

Access requirements: 

In accordance with the provisions in place in the respective federal state:

at least a lower secondary school leaving certificate or an educational qualification recognised as being equivalent pursuant to the regulations of the respective federal state or

intermediate secondary school leaving certificate or an educational qualification recognised as equivalent or entitlement to attend upper secondary school in accordance with the regulations of the respective federal state.

Ways to acquire: 

State final examination:

  1. Following completion of training within the scope of the curriculum stipulated at a full-time vocational school or
  2. Following admission as a non-pupil by the education authority of the federal state.