Dual Vocational Training

Get hands on training while studying in Germany

About Dual Vocational Training (DVT)

Entering the workforce in Germany doesn’t only mean you have to pursue the conventional pathway of graduating from a university.

The Dual Vocational Training (DVT) programme is an apprenticeship programme that allows students to decide the type of jobs they are interested in beforehand so that they can get on-the-job training with an organisation from the start.

Students typically take between 2 and 3 ½ years to complete the DVT programme, depending on the occupation. It is an increasingly popular option for students opting to work in Germany as they will also receive an allowance during their training period.

Who is it for?

Students who have completed their Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM), Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) or Diploma are encouraged to apply for DVT.

What does it entail?

Classroom study in a vocational school

For one or two days weekly, students will need to attend classes at a vocational school where they will be exposed to theoretical knowledge that is needed in their respective job roles.

On-the-job training

On top of classes, the DVT programme requires students to work in an organisation three to four days in a week, where they will get hands-on experience applying what they’ve learnt in classes and developing the technical as well as soft skills needed to thrive in their careers.

Why choose DVT?

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Promising Job Prospects

The combination of technical expertise as well as theoretical knowledge makes DVT graduates highly sought after in Germany. The DVT qualification is also recognised by most countries in the European Union.

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Earn while you learn

You’ll receive an allowance during your DVT, which can be used to cover your living expenses while in Germany.

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Qualified Instructors and Companies

You can rest assured that you’ll be in good hands. Instructors are required to sit for a specialised examination to ensure that their professional and teaching skills meet industry standards. On top of that, the companies you’ll train with also have to follow certain guidelines for quality assurance.

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Up-to-date and Standardized Curriculum

The curriculum is constantly updated to meet the changing demands of the industry. It is also standardized, which means your qualifications are recognized regardless of which company you train with.

What are your options?

According to Clean Energy Wire, more than 80% of large companies in Germany hire apprentices, which makes it a viable option for students who wish to take up DVT. Book a consultation with us and tell us a little more about yourself, your interests, and your ambitions so that we are able to advise on the best option for you.

DVT-T (Technical)

Mechatronics is a new, up-and-coming branch of engineering that combines robotics, electronics, computer, telecommunications, systems, control, and product engineering to develop new technologies and improve existing ones to meet evolving user demands.

It is a dynamic and ever-changing industry that is applied in both large-scale productions as well as to make improvements in everyday things that you are already using – your phone, car brakes, and so much more.

As a mechatronics technician, you will be responsible to:

  • Install and test hardware and software components in the technical area.
  • Set up and test electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic controls.
  • Program, operate and maintain mechatronic systems.
  • Work with the most modern injection molding systems.
  • Learn about the specific properties of materials and the appropriate processing and processing methods.
  • Perform quality checks, clean, maintain and convert the production facilities.
  • Learn the raw materials requirement for mills and animal feed companies.
  • Perform quality and safety checks.
  • Manage warehouse.

Plan, programme, test, install and maintain control systems for computer-controlled systems such as automated production machines, traffic management systems or building technology systems.

  • Service and repair vehicles.
  • Install additional equipment and accessories in the vehicles.
  • Comply to accident prevention regulations.
  • Install and connect mechanical components and equipment.
  • Analyse electrical systems and check functions.

IT isn’t just a 90s buzzword anymore – it is our present, and will be our future. Today, there is an increasing need for IT specialists in various industries to cope with changing demands.

IT specialists design and implement complex computer systems and adapt them to individual user.

DVT-M (Medical)

  • Independently cope with typical job assignments in clinics and hospitals as a radiology assistant.
  • The demand for radiographers is currently very high, and the employment prospects is above average.
  • Understand the properties of medicinal substances.
  • Have a good counselling practise when dealing with patients.
  • Work in medical and scientific laboratories.
  • Opportunity to be promoted as a laboratory manager.

DVT-N (Nursing)

With Germany’s ageing population, the demand for medical care professionals, particularly nurses, is growing. This is why many hospitals, nursing homes, and other care providers are turning to recruit overseas talents to help fill the gap.

In this pathway, students spend 3 years in training, where they learn and practice general nursing in the first 2 years, and have the option to continue training to be a general nurse, or specailise in geriatrics or paediatrics in their final year.

Are you already a registered nurse? Learn more about our Nursing Preparation Programme.

Your Dual Vocational Training Pathway

Preparation program
Students are required to learn the German language and acquire up to a B2 qualification (intermediate proficiency). This programme usually takes about 10 months.
As part of the Preparation Programme, students will apply for available positions and attend interviews at organisations to secure their place.
Visa application
Once you have completed your preparation programme, we will assist you with your Visa application to Germany.
Start of DVT
DVT intakes start on 1 August or 1 September every year, and the duration of the programme depends on the course taken (usually 2 to 3 ½ years). Trainees receive an allowance of about €800 to €1200 monthly throughout the duration of their apprenticeship.
Completion of DVT
Upon successful completion of DVT, students are awarded a state-recognised qualification before working full-time.
Work in Germany
Trained graduates typically earn between €2600 and €3200 monthly.
Option to further studies
If you’re not quite ready to enter the workforce yet and would like to explore the option of furthering your studies, you may contact us to find out more.
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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    Yes, you can! Upon completion of the DVT programme, you will be required to work for at least 3 years before applying to further your studies and obtain your Bachelor’s Degree.

    Yes, it’s possible – but only if you’ve worked in Germany for a few years.

    Students typically receive about €800 to €1000 monthly during the DVT programme to cover living costs.

    More questions?

    Check out our FAQ page or chat with us on Facebook Messenger or Whatsapp. We’ll be happy to answer them.