Generalised care training

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What are my activities in this job?
Generalised care training enables and permits graduates to independently and responsibly care for, advise and support healthy and ill people of all ages as well as their caregivers regarding their personal lifestyle. This gives trainees an insight into the care of sick adults, children and senior, while enabling caregivers to incorporate the family and social environment of the affected patients in their care and benefit from the options offered by the health and social system. The three-year training & education programme leads to the state examination for general health, youth, family, old-age and disabled care.
Where can I work?
Care for the elderly, the ill, and children are equally recognised activities for professional care. After successful completion, generally trained caregivers can work in all three areas.
What requirements must I meet?
  • Intermediate school leaving certificate; first general education school leaving certificate with a completed course of training & education in health and nursing care assistance and senior care assistance; successful completion of ten years of schooling beyond the first general education school leaving certificate; or another general course of education
  • General medical fitness, and if necessary, proof of completion of a practical placement in the care sector
How much will the training cost?
This course of training & education is free.


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Information on training & education programmes

Location of the training provider


Type of training/education

Dual training: Academic and practical


3 years


State examination for general health, youth, family, elderly and disabled care


The full-time training & education programme includes at least 4,600 hours, of which at least 2,100 hours are theoretical and practical instruction and at least 2,500 hours are practical training & education.

Student stipend/allowance

A training wage is paid that increases for each year of training.

State recognition