Bachelor's Programme Secondary School Teacher Training (General Education) Subject: Career Guidance / Life Skills

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Programme Coordination
PH Tirol
Duration /
8 semesters / 240 ECTS-Credits
(combination of two subjects or
one subject and one specialisation )
Academic Degree
Bachelor of Education (BEd)
Qualification Level
Bachelor (First Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 6, EQF/NQF: Level 6
ISCED-F 0114 Teacher Training with Subject Specialisation
Mode of Study
Study Code 451
Information on the Curriculum (2015W)*
Admission Requirements
Secondary school completion certificate or equivalent
Application » Information about the admission procedure


*Information on the Curriculum (2015W)

The complete version of the curriculum reflects the currently valid version of the curriculum. It is for informational purposes only and is not legally binding. The legally binding version of the curriculum, including any amendments, may be found in the University of Innsbruck Bulletins.

In order to determine which version of the curriculum is applicable in your case, see the Catalogue of Studies,
  available at:
  Section: Current Curriculum version.

University of Innsbruck Bulletins » (Click to open all University of Innsbruck Bulletins)    

Information about examination regulations, assessment and grading

Examination regulations

The examination regulation is an integral part of the curriculum, detailed information can be found under the paragraph examination regulations.

Description of the applied grading system (including the grade distribution table) »

The grade distribution table is a statistical representation of the distribution of all successfully completed examinations in a given programme of study or subject (based on all registered students for the programme or subject). The grade distribution table is updated in regular intervals.

Austrian grading
Outstanding performance
TAB = 100%


Generally good, but with some errors
Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
Performance meets the minimum cirteria
Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work

Source: WS 2017/2018


Overall classification of the qulification 

Not applicable
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded only for examinations that conclude a programme of study and consist of more than one subject (an examination of this type is not specified in the curriculum of this programme of study).

Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP)

(1) Within the scope of the Studies and Orientation Period, which takes place in the first semester, the following course examination must be passed:

  1. School as an Educational Institution and Role of the Teacher, VO 2, 2 ECTS-Credits

(2) Successful passing of the Studies Induction and Orientation Period entitles to passing all further courses and examinations and to writing the Bachelor’s Thesis.

(3)  Before successful completion of the Studies Induction and Orientation Period courses amounting to 22 ECTS-Credits may be passed. The registration requirements listed in the curriculum must be adhered to.

General Information

Recommended Course Sequence

The exemplary course sequence given below is recommended for full-time students beginning their study programme in the winter semester. The table shows one possible course sequence for the bachelor's programme and is not compulsory. Delays resulting from repeated examinations are not taken into account.

The standard duration of the study programme is 6 semesters or 180 ECTS-Credits, whereby according to the Universities Act of 2002, a workload of 1,500 (real) hours per academic year must be fulfilled, corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits (one ECTS-Credit is equivalent to a workload of 25 hours).

Recommendations for the First Semester

3.0 ECTS-AP; 2.0 h: VU Theoretical Principles of Vocational Guidance & Orientation
2.0 ECTS-AP; 1.0 h: VO
Basic Principles of Gender and Diversity BOLK
  1.5 ECTS-AP; 1.0 h: VO Basic Principles of the World of Work
  1.0 ECTS-AP; 1.0 h: EU
Career Guidance as Development Process/ Focus – Subject-Specific Didactics
  2.5 ECTS-AP; 1.5 h: VO F
undamentals of Project Management, Documentation and Evaluation
  2.5 ECTS-AP; 1.5 h: UE Communication, Cooperative Converation and Counselling

  Basics of Educational Science
  2.0 ECTS-AP, 2.0 h: VO School as Educational Institution and Role of the Teacher
  2.0 ECTS-AP, 2.0 h: PS School as Educational Institution and Role of the Teacher 

Recommended Courses for the second semester of the other Subject.

Recommendations for the Second Semester

2.0 ECTS-AP; 1.0 h: VO Experiences of the World of Work and Transition
0.5 ECTS-AP; 0.5 ht: EU Experiences in the World of Work and Transition
  2.5 ECTS-AP; 1.5 h: UE Mentoring of Development Processes, IBOBB (Information, Counselling and Career Guidance)-
  Implementation at School incl. Subject-Specific Didactics
  1.5 ECTS-AP; 1.0 h: VU Internship–Organization
  4.0 ECTS-AP: Internship
  2.0 ECTS-AP; 1.5 h: SE Internship–Analysis and Presentaiton

  Basics of Educational Science
  3.5 ECTS-AP, 2.0 h: PR Dealing with the Challenges as a Teacher at School–Initial Practical Course

Recommended Courses for the second semester of the other Subject.

Course Sequence (incl. Basics of Educational Science)

Qualification Profile and Skills

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Expected Learning Outcomes

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Postgraduate and further Studies at the University of Innsbruck

Master's Programme Secondary School Teacher Training (General Education) Subject: Career Guidance / Life Skills

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Contact and Information

Examination Office
Pädagogische Hochschule Tirol, Pastorstr. 7, 6020 Innsbruck  

Head of Institute
Hochschulprof. Mag. Dr. Michael Kuttner

Authorised Representative
Mag. Dr. Peter Langer, BEd

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