The federal PET diploma examination is aimed at initial specialisation and enhancement of knowledge following vocational education. Students who pass this are awarded a federal PET diploma, the qualification usually required for admission to the advanced federal PET examination.
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Data as of: February 2020
The number of students enrolled in a preparatory course for a federal PET1 diploma examination saw a large increase between 2000/01 and 2018/19 (+113%). The proportion of foreign students remained quite stable during the period under observation (between 8% and 11% of students). With regard to the proportion of women, it remained stable at between 37% and 42% of students.
1 Students are not completely surveyed because the preparations to federal exams are not formally regulated. They often take place in modular trainings, which are only surveyed if the single module corresponds to at least half a school-year (full time equivalent).
During the 2018/19 academic year, almost 45% of the 19 205 students preparing for a federal PET diploma examination were enrolled in courses in the fields of Management and administration (20%), Wholesale and retail sale (13%) and Accounting and taxation (12%). The distribution of students by gender varied greatly between the different fields.