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Vocational qualification in Electrical Engineering and Automation Technology

Holders of a vocational qualification in electrical engineering and automation technology have the vocational skills required in tasks in the field of electrical engineering and automation technology and can work co-operatively and safely when carrying our different work tasks involving electrical and automation installations. Qualification holders can read planning documents of the field and carry out installation work according to the installation environment. They ensure that the final result is safe and meets the requirements set for the work.

Vocational Qualification in Laboratory Technology

Qualification holders can work as laboratory technicians in assignments such as quality monitoring, product development, research, and industrial processes in laboratories within various industries, research institutes, or the public sector. They know how to perform chemical, physical, biochemical, microbiological, and sensory analyses from different samples in an appropriate manner. They know how to choose appropriate chemicals, instruments, and equipment and are able to use and service instruments and equipment according to instructions. They know how to work in accordance with laboratory quality and environmental systems in an accountable manner. They comply with work, operating, and occupational safety instructions. They make use of information technology in their work. They can assess the reliability of results and their own performance. They are able to develop their vocational skills and work performance by means of good basic knowledge in mathematics and natural sciences.

Vocational Qualification in Safety and Security

The objective of the vocational qualification in safety and security is that qualification holders have extensive basic knowledge and skills needed to work, specialise, or pursue further education in all fields of the safety and security sector, which comprise technical sector tasks, logistics tasks, environmental tasks, service tasks, and private security sector tasks.

The vocational qualification in safety and security provides qualification holders with basic capabilities for improving their vocational skills. Qualification holders are reliable, quality conscious, service oriented, and cooperative, and act out of their own initiative. They are able to apply the knowledge and skills they have learned in varying workplace situations in the service of different employers or as entrepreneurs. They can see their work as part of a larger whole and take the tasks of partners into account in their work.

Qualification holders must be able to cope in a multicultural work environment and manage the interactions related to the work community and work performances in both national languages and at least one foreign language. They must know how to follow methods that support the sustainable development of the environment in their work. They must know how to use the technical devices and equipment needed in their work and have the capabilities needed in the information society to use the constantly developing information and communication technology to acquire information and for interactive communication.

Qualification holders follow instructions in their work, but they must also be resourceful, able to take initiative, and able to anticipate situations and make independent decisions. As an employee or an entrepreneur, they must be able to serve customers and take the customers’ needs into account. They must be familiar with the rights and obligations of the customer and the consumer and take them into consideration in their work.

Qualification holders must be able to comply with quality management systems in their work. They need to have an idea of the international and national competitiveness of the security sector and the link between quality and costs, and they must always act responsibly in their work. Qualification holders must know how to look after their health and thus maintain their work ability and functional capacity. They must be aware of the physical and psychological health risks of their work and know how to prevent them. They must be able to look after their occupational safety and comply with occupational safety regulations and guidelines.

Qualification holders must have the learning-to-learn skills required for lifelong learning, including an ability to assess their learning and competence, evaluate, and structure information, plan their studies, and set themselves learning targets. They must also have the willingness and motivation to develop themselves continuously. Qualification holders must have the ability to cope with new and different situations flexibly and to act innovatively. They must be able to find solutions to problems.

Qualification holders must have a diverse set of skills for coping with communication situations in the workplace. They must be able to work together with others, also in a multicultural work environment. Qualification holders must be able to act responsibly, fairly and in compliance with agreements. They must observe the professional ethics and professional secrecy of the safety and security sector. They must be capable of tolerance and an equitable attitude towards other people. They must be able to take others into consideration and accept people’s different emotions and behaviours. They must also keep their own emotions under control in the work community and in customer service and other interactive situations. They must appreciate their profession and be motivated to develop themselves and their work.

Vocational Qualification in the Process Industry

Qualification holders have the basic competencies for working in different operating and maintenance management tasks of the process industry in different fields.

Qualification holders are able to:

  • use the machines and equipment used in the manufacturing and packaging processes of different products according to safety instructions
  • use the process control automation systems and monitor the operation of process and field devices
  • monitor, control, and regulate the processes in their work area
  • ensure that processes run without malfunctions
  • perform operator-driven maintenance.

Competence area of biotechnology, process operator

Qualification holders know how to operate the machinery and equipment used in biotechnological manufacturing or packaging processes. They know how to use process control automation systems and monitor the operation of process and field devices as well as monitor, control, and regulate processes in their work area. They are able to monitor the condition of the equipment and ensure that processes run without malfunctions. They know how to perform tasks related to lubrication maintenance and other service operations on process and automation field devices. They are able to use animal and plant cells, microbes and genetically modified organisms appropriately in their work and work in compliance with the requirements of cleanroom classifications.

Competence area of the chemical industry, process operator

Process operators know how to use chemical, mechanical, and thermal processes and operate environmental technology and mass transfer unit processes. They know how to use process control automation systems and monitor the operation of process and field devices as well as monitor, control, and regulate processes in their work area. They are able to monitor the condition of the equipment and ensure that processes run without malfunctions. They know how to perform tasks related to lubrication maintenance and other service operations on process and automation field devices.

Competence area of metal refining, process operator

Process operators know the main stages of metal manufacture or refining from the acquisition of raw materials to final products and can work in the metal manufacture or refining process. They are familiar with process control or maintenance management and have specialised in one or two parts of the process.

Competence area of the paper industry, process operator

Process operators are familiar with pulp manufacturing and the different phases of paper and cardboard manufacturing and are able to work in some tasks or process phases in the manufacturing or refining of pulp, paper, or cardboard. They are able to monitor the condition of the equipment, ensure that processes run without malfunctions and determine the causes of possible malfunctions. They know how to perform tasks related to lubrication maintenance and other service operations on process and automation field devices.

Competence area of casting technology, foundry patternmaker

Foundry patternmakers have basic knowledge of casting, are familiar with the materials used and know how to use the required machines, equipment, and tools. They are able to work in one of the process phases in foundries, such as the manufacture of moulds and mould cores, casting, or the finishing and quality assurance of castings. They have specialised in the use of dead moulds or permanent moulds. Their tasks also include servicing, cleaning, and checking the tools used.