We will accompany you wherever your educational path takes you.

The BFI OÖ is an Upper Austrian vocational education institute which is oriented along the labour market requirements of the 21st century.

The BFI OÖ is distinguished by its position as market leader in all forms of returning to work, second chance education as well as healthcare and social services qualifications.

Comprehensive range of education

A comprehensive range of education that covers the whole range of qualifications at different levels, right up to academic certificates, offers a distinct advantage for individual participants at courses and seminars, as well as for companies, organisations or stakeholders.

Thousands of offers across Upper Austria for various target groups:

Vocational Training offers

  • Private customers
    • Primary school, apprenticeship, vocational matriculation examination
    • Study at BFI (as a correspondence degree course of study at
      the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg
    • Health, Services and Social affairs, EDP and IT
    • Social competence/Leadership
    • Languages
    • Engineering/Traffic/Logistics
    • The economy & management
  • Customized company training sessions
  • Innovative education projects

Metal technology apprenticeship

The BFI Upper Austria’s metal centres were established in light of the increasing lack of skilled experts within the metalworking industry. The participants are enrolled by the national employment service.

The apprenticeship is in the field of metal engineering. The course’s modular structure allows for on going entries, which means there is a constant stream of qualified personnel being created.  


Currently, there are metal centres in Attnang-Puchheim, Braunau, Gmunden, Gunskirchen und Steyr. Due to the high percentage of migrants, the BFI metal centres have developed into a driving force for regional integration.

The production school offers support to young people with a lack of competence in basic education, and social as well as personal matters, before theybegin vocational training or further education.

The practical implementation of the production school is geared towards the regional demand, in order to be able to provide relevant high quality support to all young people within the target group.

The BFI Upper Austria currently operates production schools in Gmunden, Mattighofen, Ried and Wels under the name „AusbildungsFit“ (Fit for Training) within the framework of NEBA (network of vocational assistance), an initiative of the Social Ministry. We also head production schools based on the Danish model in Kirchdorf, Leonding and Steyr, comissioned by the State of Upper Austria and the AMS Upper Austria.