Further education funding for employees

Are you looking to take on more responsibility in the international arena? Strong foreign language skills coupled with practical expertise allow you to communicate easily with your business partners and provide a boost to your career.

Don’t miss out on your further education funding!

In some Austrian states you can receive a voucher covering 50 to 80 percent of your course fees or a certain maximum amount of your further learning costs. We will be happy to discuss your options with you.

Subsidized courses for employees in Vienna

The Vienna Employment Promotion Fund (WAFF) offers free career and further education counselling and assistance. Berlitz is a WAFF recognized educational institution.

Further education funding

The WAFF "Continuing Education Account" supports continuing education and vocational training for employees in Vienna who attend programs offered by WAFF recognized educational institutions.

Level of support:

  • Employees receive 50% of the course fee, up to €200.
  • Job seekers receive 50% of the course fee, up to €300.

This subsidized course is also available for job seekers.
Find more information here.

WAFF Double "Training of Thousands"

Through the initiative "Training of Thousands", the WAFF supports the vocational training and further education of employed citizens in Vienna.

Levels of support:

  • WAFF Training of Thousands - in summary: The WAFF supports you with 90% of the course and examination costs, up to a maximum of € 1.000. In case of training for the recognition of existing qualifications or the first apprenticeship, 90% of course fees and examination costs are provided, up to a maximum of € 3.000.
  • WAFF Training of Thousands - Low income (less than € 1.800 net per month): The WAFF provides support with 50% of course fees and examination costs, up to a maximum of € 2.000.
  • WAFF Training Of Thousands - people with completed compulsory education: The WAFF provides support with 90% of course and examination fees for the following cases: Maximum of € 1.000 for vocational education and training, maximum of € 3.000 for preparatory courses for first successful completion of extraordinary apprenticeship, maximum of € 3.000 for combination of vocational training, further education and extraordinary apprenticeship

Find more information here.

WAFF Education Bonus (for apprenticeship graduates)

With the founding of the bonus, the WAFF wants to support young people who want to continue their training and educational development right after their successful apprenticeship. The Education Bonus can also be taken in combination with the Education Account (Bildungskonto) and the WAFF Training of Thousands Account (WeiterbildungsTausender)!

Level of support:

  • Maximum funding up to € 200.

This subsidized course is also available for job seekers.

Find more information here.

WAFF Labor forces returnees

The WAFF program for labor force re-entry helps with individual advice on all matters concerning a career break or labor force re-entry. It provides financial support for planned training programs.

Levels of support: 

  • Clarification in the guidance process, generally up to 100% of the course costs and up to a maximum of € 2,700.

Find more information here.

WAFF FRECH program

FRECH is a special program for female labor force participants who wish to change their profession. The focus of FRECH is in the process of consulting female workers and developing realistic job prospects in collaboration. After extensive discussion, there is the possibility of financial support for education and training courses.

Levels of support: 

  • 90% of course costs are covered, up to a maximum of € 3,700.

Find more information here.

Subsidized courses for employees in Salzburg

Our subsidized courses for job seekers in Salzburg are also available for employees.

Subsidized courses for employees in Burgenland

Our subsidized courses for job seekers in Burgenland are also available for employees.

Subsidized courses for employees in Carinthia

Our subsidized courses for job seekers in Carinthia are also available for employees.

Subsidized courses for employees in Lower Austria

Lower Austria support

Promotes job specific training of workers, women returning to work and social benefit recipients with a primary residence in Lower Austria and Austrian citizenship (or equivalent).

Levels of support: 

  • 50% or 80% of course fees to a maximum of € 2,640 within 6 years of initial application.

This subsidized course is also available for job seekers.
For more information: www.noe.gv.at/bildungsfoerderung

Subsidized courses for employees in Tirol

The Development allowance of Tirol

Supports full time employees, independent contractors, women returning to the labor force, unemployed job seekers, people on (educational) leave and entrepreneurs.

Levels of support: 

  • Maximum of 30% of course fees

This subsidized course is also available for job seekers.
For more information: www.mein-update.at

Subsidized courses for employees in Upper Austria

Our subsidized courses for job seekers in Upper Austria are also available for employees.

AMS Austria

People on educational leave can also receive further training allowance from the AMS.

Levels of support:

  • Paid as part of unemployment benefit which is currently a minimum of €14.54 per day.

For more information: www.ams.at - Bildungskarenz