What does referencing mean?
A provider check as well as a seminar check are required in order to register courses in our course catalogue. These checks should ensure basic quality standards. Both checks are voluntary self-declarations, from which no legal claim can be derived.
Please note that courses can only be registered in our list of courses when aimed at persons aged at least 16 years (this usually corresponds to the fulfilment of general compulsory schooling).
The provider check needs to be submitted only once per provider; the seminar check, however, needs be done for each course offer. Offers can be re-activated and re-entered in our list of courses, if the timeline has been exceeded.
How do the provider and seminar check work?
Next, you receive a link directing you to the online form for the provider check. You are asked to answer questions about your institution and your course offer.
Smaller providers, self-employed trainers as well as bigger educational institutions can register as course providers by taking the provider check. A valid quality certification such as an Ö-Cert facilitates and reduces the registration process.
Provider check for self-employed trainers (in German only)
Provider check for institutions with several employees (in German only)
After a successful registration, you can continue with the seminar check. You are requested to provide details on your educational offer and categorise your course according to the Digital Competence Framework for Austria (specification of competence areas and competence levels). In addition, you are asked to define the minimum level of skills or learning objectives, which can be achieved in your course. Of course, it is also possible to register several training courses at once.
By using the same wording of your courses on your website as well as in our f4i course catalogue, you can increase the recognisability of your course offers.
Seminar check (in German only)
What happens next? (Verification and publication)
Your provided information is reviewed and verified by us. This may take a few days. As soon as your provider check and the categorisation of your course according to the Competence Framework for Austria are confirmed, your course description will be uploaded in our list of courses. By including a link to your website, interested users can check your website for further information and booking options.
What are the advantages?
If you offer courses, seminars or workshops on digital literacy, your public engagement can profit from enlisting in the fit4internet course catalogue. Our list of courses is aimed to inform interested people about further education options in the field of digital literacy and further, to make these offers widely accessible.
By registering your offers in the list of courses, you can reach new target groups and make your offers more visible. The registration process (provider check, seminar check) is free of charge.
Who ensures the quality?
Quality is ensured by the DigComp Monitoring Board, which was established by the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs (BMDW) as part of the Austrian Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition. The Monitoring Board reviews learning offers as well as the categorisation of courses by course providers. On that basis, they decide on the referencing to the Digital Competence Framework for Austria. Members of the Monitoring Board are nominated from different departments of the BMDW, all of which are concerned with the development of digital competencies. With regard to the referencing process, the Monitoring Board is advised by experts, who are specialised in adult education.
Any further questions?