Training Centre for Tourism (HLA)


The 5-year Training Centre for Tourism (HLA) at the entrepreneurial VILLA BLANKA combines extensive theoretical training with a highly practical approach. This programme is divided into three specialised branches: International, Digital and Tourism.

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General Education
Natural Science
Tourism, Economics and Law
Gastronomy and Hotel Industry 

The Training Centre for Tourism (HLA) provides the following optional subjects to choose from in the third year and above:

  • Entrepreneurship (Enterprise and Management)
  • 3 modern foreign languages


Training as a Tourism Manager:

Completing the following apprenticeships:

  • Hotel/Hospitality Assistant
  • Restaurant Specialist
  • Cook
  • Travel Agency Assistant


The technical qualification required by the Trade, Commercial and Industry Regulation Act (GewO) to start a hospitality business is satisfied by certification of successful completion at the Training Centre for Tourism. Successful completion takes the place of the entrepreneur examination. In addition, we also cooperate with the Tyrol Chamber of Commerce to enable students to take the Apprentice Training Examination (Lehrlingsausbilderprüfung) so that our alumni leave school with a complete package and able to meet all the prerequisites to enter professional life.


Summer Internship:

Students complete an 8-week practical placement in a tourism business during the summer months following the first, second, third and fourth years. In the higher classes, it is recommended to do this practical placement abroad in order to perfect their foreign language skills.

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Admission Requirements:

To join the Training Centre for Tourism (HLA), you must be at least 14 years of age and have successfully completed the 8th Austrian school year. You can find more specific details in the tables below. The admission examination for all of our schools takes place in early July.

Admission to 5-year Training Centre for Tourism (HLA)
Previous School Admission Examination?
Grammar School (AHS) no
Neue Mittelschule: Vertiefte Allgemeinbildung in allen drei Pflichtgegenständen nein
New Secondary School (Neue Mittelschule): In-depth general education in all three compulsory subjects yes, or submitted decision of Class Council
New Secondary School (Neue Mittelschule): Basic general education in two or three compulsory subjects yes
Lower Secondary School (Hauptschule) - 1st Performance Category no
Lower Secondary School (Hauptschule) - 2nd Performance Category with “Very Good” or “Good” no
Lower Secondary School (Hauptschule) - 2nd Performance Category with “Satisfactory” yes, or submitted decision of Class Council
Lower Secondary School (Hauptschule) - 2nd Performance Category with “Sufficient” yes
Lower Secondary School (Hauptschule) - 3rd Performance Category yes - German, English, Math
Polytechnical Schools no
Schools in Other Countries yes - German, English, Math