For the specialist areas of agriculture, design, technology and trade and industry:
completion of recognised and relevant vocational education and training pursuant to the Vocational Training Act/Crafts and Trades Regulation Code or in accordance with the regulations of the federal states and one year of relevant occupational activity
completion of vocational school or of an equivalent level of education and relevant occupational activity of at least 5 years.
For the specialist area of social services (state recognised educational support worker and state recognised remedial therapist):
intermediate secondary school leaving certificate or an educational qualification recognised as equivalent and completion of relevant vocational education or training or of training deemed to be equivalent in accordance with the regulations of the federal states
For the specialist area of social services (state recognised special needs education worker):
at least one year of full-time practical experience in social or special education institutions as a “state recognised educational support worker) or state recognised remedial therapist or a qualification recognised as equivalent in the federal state