BFI - Berufsförderungsinstitut Österreich

  • Headquarter: Vienna
  • Federal states: Vienna, Lower Austria, Upper Austria, Salzburg, Tyrol, Vorarlberg, Burgenland, Styria, Carinthia
  • Industry sectors: Education, research & development
  • Status: Recertified


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The BFI is one of Austria’s major (continuing) vocational education and training providers. Its objective is to advance personal and career development by providing high-quality education and training at a reasonable cost. Highly qualified and committed trainers with an academic and industry / business background, effective quality management systems and international know-how transfer ensure first-rate and up-to-date courses. Modular education and training courses, innovative, adult-centred teaching methods and the use of state-of-the-art technology facilitate individualised and efficient learning. The BFI is certified to the international standard ISO 9001:2015.

Products and services

The BFI runs 145 education and training venues in Austria. A wide range of courses, from basic skills training to Fachhochschule college courses, is available to individuals, companies und public sector organisations. The BFI is one of the most important partners of the Austrian Public Employment Service. All courses focus on sustainable skills acquisition. This is why officially recognised qualifications and international certificates and diplomas are a key part of the BFI portfolio. The BFI offers courses in these areas:
– second-chance education
– IT
– health and social care
– logistics / transport
– management / business administration
– teaching / counselling
– personality development
– languages
– technology / ecology / safety
– hospitality industry
– higher vocational training
– supra-company apprenticeships

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