Watchmakers - Time Measurement Engineer-In Training Regulations

Original Language Title: Uhrmacher/in - Zeitmesstechniker/in-Ausbildungsordnung

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147. Regulation of the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs, Family and Youth on Vocational Training in the Apprenticeship Profession Watchmaker/in-time measuring technician (clockmacher/in-time measuring technician/in training regulations)

On the basis of § § 8 and 24 of the Vocational Training Act (BAG), BGBl. No. 142/1969, as last amended by the Federal Law BGBl. I n ° 38/2012, shall be arranged:

Teaching profession watchmaker/in-time measuring technician/in

§ 1. (1) The watchmaker/in-time measuring technician is set up with a teaching period of three and a half years.

(2) In the teaching contracts, teaching certificates, certificate of teaching qualifications and teaching letters, the teaching profession is to be described in the form corresponding to the sex of the apprentist (watchmaker-time measuring technician or watchmaker-time measuring technician).

Professional profile

§ 2. Vocational training in the course of teaching and in the vocational school is intended to enable trained apprentices to be able to carry out the following activities in a professional, independent and self-responsible way:


Manual and machine processing of materials as well as machining of material surfaces and carrying out heat treatments,


Measurement and testing of occupational mechanical and electrical variables with measurement and test methods,


Service and repair mechanical watches (disassembly, troubleshooting, lifting, assembling, cleaning, oil, adjusting and regulating),


Make or Replacement of mechanical clocks,


Service and repair electronic clocks (troubleshooting, disassembly, lifting, assembling, cleaning, oil, adjustment and regulation),


Document the repair and the work carried out.

Professional image

§ 3. (1) The following professional image is defined for the training in the watchmaker/in-time measuring technician. The skills and knowledge referred to shall be conveyed, at the latest in the teaching year referred to in each case, in such a way as to enable the apprentice to pursue qualified activities in the sense of the professional profile, which shall, in particular: Independent planning, carrying out, controlling and optimising.


1. Year of Teacher

2. Year of Teacher

3. Year of Teacher

4. Year of Teacher


Knowledge of the operational and legal form of the teaching staff





Knowledge of the organizational structure and tasks and responsibilities of the individual operating areas




Introduction to the tasks, the branch position and the offer of the teaching establishment

Knowledge of the market position and the customer base of the teaching company


Cross-disciplinary training (key qualifications)
In the manner of teaching the technical knowledge and skills, it is necessary to consider the promotion of the following interdisciplinary skills of the apprentiate:


Methodological competence (e.g. develop solution strategies, procure information independently, select and structure information, make decisions, etc.)


Social competence, eg work in teams, lead employees etc.


Personal competence, (eg self-confidence and self-confidence, willingness to further education, needs and interests articulate, etc.)


Communicative competence (e.g. communicating with customers, superiors, colleagues and other groups of people in a targeted way; English at the same level of industry and operating proficiently for the dispute of everyday and technical discussions)


Working principles, such as diligence, reliability, responsibility, punctuality, etc.


Customer orientation: In the center of all activities in operation, orientation has to be based on the needs of the customers, taking into account security


Knowledge of work organisation, work planning and work design


Ergonomic design of the workplace


Handling and maintenance of the tools, machines, devices, devices and working tools to be used


Knowledge of materials and auxiliary materials, their properties, possibilities of use and processing


Reading of technical documents such as sketches, drawings, service and operating instructions, etc.


Production of sketches and simple drawings


Measurement and testing of occupational mechanical variables with measurement and test methods




Manual machining of materials such as tears, baskets, figs, saws, drilling, sinks, rubbing, pacing, thread cutting



Machine machining of materials such as turning and milling


Manufacture of relevant detachable (such as screw and pin connections) and unsolvable connections (such as rivets, brazing, gluing)


Machining of material surfaces by grinding and polishing



Carrying out heat treatments such as hardening and tempering



Knowledge of the manual and machine cleaning possibilities (e.g. ultrasound) of watches



Knowledge of the design and function of mechanical watches (clock caliber, components, construction groups)


Disassemble mechanical clocks and detect errors



Service or Troubleshooting of mechanical clocks



Replace or Manufacture of components of mechanical watches


Cleaning, greasing, oils of mechanical watches (clockwork, case)



Assembly of mechanical watches


Knowledge of the adjustment and regulation of mechanical watches





Adjustment and regulation of mechanical watches


Knowledge of the structure and function of electronic clocks (components, assemblies)


Basic knowledge of electrical engineering





Measurement and testing of occupational electrical variables with measurement and test methods



Detecting errors and dismembering electronic clocks



Service or Troubleshooting electronic clocks


Cleaning, greasing, oils and electronic watches (clockwork, case)



Assembly of electronic clocks


Knowledge of watertightness, sealing and testing methods





Sealing of clocks and checking of watertightness




Basic knowledge of the legal provisions on precious metals



Co-working with the placement of spare parts

Order spare parts



Documenting the repair and the work carried out


Knowledge and application of the company EDP (hard- and software)


Basic knowledge of operational costs, their impact and their impact




Knowledge of the obligations arising from the apprenticeship contract (§ § 9 and 10 BAG)


Knowledge of the content and aim of the training, as well as essential training opportunities in this area


The measures and regulations on the protection of the environment relevant to the teaching profession: basic knowledge of the operational measures for the sensible use of energy in the work-relevant work area; basic knowledge of the work-related work area residual substances produced and their separation, recovery and disposal of waste


Knowledge of the relevant safety rules and standards, as well as the relevant rules on the protection of life and health, in particular occupational hygiene and safety regulations and the use of electrical equipment Current


Basic knowledge of the labour law provisions which are subject to the law

Rejecting Audit


§ 4. (1) The final examination is divided into a theoretical and a practical test.

(2) The theoretical examination comprises the subject matter of subject matter, applied mathematics and trade mark.

(3) The theoretical examination shall not apply if the candidate for the examination is to reach the target of the last class of the professional vocational school or the successful completion of a vocational middle or higher vocational training course which replaces the apprenticeship period. School has proven.

(4) The practical examination shall include the items of test work and expert discussion.

Theoretical examination

General provisions

§ 5. (1) The theoretical examination shall be carried out in writing. It can be carried out jointly for a larger number of candidates, if this is possible without adversely affecting the course of the examination.

(2) The theoretical examination should normally be held prior to the practical examination.

(3) The tasks shall be in accordance with the scope and level of the purpose of the final examination and the requirements of the professional practice.


§ 6. (1) The audit shall include the substantive answer to tasks from all the following areas:




tools and working methods,


Elements of the watch building,


mechanical and electrical trade fairs,


Watch lessons.

(2) The test can also be checked in programmed form with questionnaires. In this case, four questions are to be asked in each area.

(3) The tasks shall be carried out in such a way that they can normally be carried out in 60 minutes.

(4) The test shall be terminated after 80 minutes.

Applied mathematics

§ 7. (1) The audit shall include tasks from all the following areas:


Volums and weight calculations,




the calculation of clockwork,


the fundamentals of electrical engineering,


Calculation for regulation.

(2) Use of calculation instructions, tables and formulas is allowed.

(3) The tasks shall be carried out in such a way that they can normally be carried out in 60 minutes.

(4) The test shall be terminated after 80 minutes.


§ 8. (1) The test shall include the completion of a functional drawing from the area of the watch elements.

(2) The task shall be to be carried out in such a way that it can normally be carried out in 90 minutes.

(3) The test shall be terminated after 105 minutes.

Practical examination

Audit work

§ 9. (1) The examination must be carried out in the form of an operational work order, after the examination board has been specified.

(2) The work order shall include the following activities:


the manufacture of relevant mechanical components, where the following skills are to be demonstrated: Ripping, Graining, Filing, Grinding, Polishing, Sawing, Drilling, Lowering, Turning, Rubbing, Pacing, Thread Cutting;


Breaking down, cleaning, assembling, checking and regulating, and detecting and fixing bugs in watches.

(3) The Examination Committee has to place a test work on the purpose of the final examination and the requirements of professional practice, which can usually be carried out in eight working hours. In this case, the work referred to in paragraph 2 (1) and (2) shall be based on a period of four hours.

(4) The examination shall be terminated after nine hours of work in the subject-matter of the examination.

(5) The following criteria shall apply to the evaluation in the subject-matter of test work:


Dimensional accuracy and cleanliness,


proper assembly,


ability to function,


Correct use of the measuring instruments in the execution of the test work.

Expert discussion

§ 10. (1) The expert interview shall be submitted before the entire examination board.

(2) The expert discussion has to be developed from the practical activity. In this case, the practical knowledge of the examination candidate is to be determined by using technical expressions. The examination candidate shall present technical problems and their solutions, show the technical background relevant to the contract and justify the procedure in the performance of the contract. The examination is in the form of a conversation that is as lively as possible, with a call for discussion by means of the description of situations and problems.

(3) The purpose of the topic is to correspond to the purpose of the final examination and the requirements of professional practice. In this case, test pieces, material samples, demonstration objects, tools, components, drawings or display panels are to be used. Questions on relevant safety regulations, protection measures and accident prevention as well as relevant environmental protection and disposal measures should be included.

(4) The expert discussion should take 20 minutes for each and every candidate for examination. An extension of not more than ten minutes has to be done on a case-by-case basis, if the examination board is otherwise not able to assess the performance of the examination candidate.

Repeat Review

§ 11. (1) The final examination of the Lehrabate can be repeated.

(2) In the case of the repetition of the test, only those test objects evaluated with "not enough" are to be considered.

Entry into force and final provisions

§ 12. (1) This Regulation shall enter into force on 1 June 2013.

(2) The training regulations for the teaching profession watchmaker, BGBl. No 75/1972, as amended by the BGBl Regulation. No 277/1980 and BGBl. II No 177/2005, without prejudice to paragraph 4, with the expiry of 31 May 2013.

(3) The examination regulations for the teaching profession watchmaker, BGBl. No 35/1976 shall expire on 31 May 2013 without prejudice to paragraph 4 of this Article.

(4) Apprentices who are trained in the teaching profession on 31 May 2013 may continue to be trained in accordance with the training regulations referred to in paragraph 2 up to the end of the agreed apprenticeship period and may, until one year after the end of the training period, be completed. agreed on the teaching period for the examination of the teaching qualification according to the examination regulations referred to in paragraph 3 above.

(5) The teaching periods completed by the watchmaker in accordance with the training regulations referred to in paragraph 2 shall be fully applied to the teaching period in the watchmaker/in-time measuring technician.