The heterogeneous provider structure does not enable general statements to be made about the conditions of service for CET trainers.
- For teachers in continuing education and training at schools (e.g. at industrial master colleges, building craftsperson schools) the same rules apply as for teachers at secondary level (cf. 9.2)
- For teachers in continuing education and training at higher education establishments (e.g. as part of higher education courses) the same rules apply as for the scientific and artistic staff as part of Bologna study programmes (cf. 9.5)
For teachers in non-school-based or non-higher education-based CET, i.e. in non-profit or commercial adult education establishments that are in an employment relationship, a collective agreement has applied since 2005 for employees of private education establishments. The most important points are:
- The weekly working time is 38 hours, part-time arrangements are possible.
- The starting salary (as of 2023) is, depending on the area of employment, between EUR 2,140.51 and EUR 4,350.82. The salary is increased after yearly intervals of different length. The maximum salary entitlement (after 20 years) is, depending on the area of employment, between EUR 2,663.99 and EUR 6,430.78.
- A sabbatical of six months is possible by saving up a block of free time.
- According to the collective agreement, employees at these educational establishments are entitled to an annual training leave (one working week per calendar year) for professional and/or personal development in relation to their occupation after twelve months of employment.
- The collective agreement also regulates that a company agreement has to be concluded on the principles of initial and continuing education and training within the company. In particular the establishment of a regular in-house education and training offer, the types of initial, in-service and continuing education and training and also the assumption of the costs by the employer have to be agreed.
Many part-time employees in adult education and training carry out their teaching activity on a self-employed basis, however. They charge on an hourly basis, with a lot of variation in their rates with a minimum remuneration/fee per hour of EUR 31.60 (cf. also BABE collective agreement).