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of February 10, 1998 No. 103/98-BP

About professional (professional) education

(as amended on 10-04-2023)

This Law determines the legal, organizational and financial principles of functioning and development of system of professional (professional) education, creation of conditions for professional self-realization of the personality and ensuring needs of society and state in skilled workers.

Section I. General provisions

Article 1. Legislation of Ukraine on professional (professional) education

The legislation of Ukraine on professional (professional) is based on the Constitution of Ukraine and consists of the Law of Ukraine "About education", this Law and other regulatory legal acts. The legislation of Ukraine in the field of professional (professional) education is obligatory for application in the territory of Ukraine irrespective of patterns of ownership and subordination of institutions of education or organizations of professional (professional) education.

Article 2. Task of the Law of Ukraine "About professional (professional) education"

Task of this Law is regulation of the public relations in the field of professional (professional) education on purpose:

providing to citizens of Ukraine, including persons with special educational needs, and also to the foreigners and stateless persons which are in Ukraine on legal causes, professional privilege (professional) education according to their callings, interests and capabilities, retraining and advanced training;

national economy requirements satisfaction in workers, skilled and competitive in the work market;

assistance in realization of state policy of employment of the population;

providing necessary operating conditions and development of organizations of professional (professional) education and institution of professionally (professional) formations of different patterns of ownership and subordination.

Article 3. Professional (professional) education

Professional (professional) education is compound education system of Ukraine. Professional (professional) education is complex of the pedagogical and organizational and managerial measures aimed at providing mastering citizens with knowledge, skills in the area of professional activity elected by them, development of competence and professionalism, education of general and professional culture. Professional (professional) education is acquired in institutions professional (professional) educations.

Professional (professional) education - compound professionally (professional) education. Professional (professional) training provides forming and development of the professional kompetentnost of the personality necessary for professional activity by certain profession in the corresponding industry, providing its competitiveness in the labor market and mobility, perspectives of its career development during life.

Professional (professional) education provides citizens of profession according to their callings, interests, capabilities, and also preprofessional preparation, retraining, increase in their qualification.

Preprofessional preparation is receipt of initial professional knowledge, abilities by persons who earlier did not have working profession.

Primary professional training is receipt of professional (professional) education by persons who earlier did not have working profession, or specialty of other educational and qualification level providing the appropriate level of professional qualification necessary for productive professional activity.

Retraining of workers is the professional (professional) education directed to mastering other profession the workers who received primary professional training.

Advanced training of workers is professional (professional) education of workers which gives the chance to expand and deepen earlier got professional knowledge, skills at the level of requirements of production or service industry.

Inclusive professional (professional) training - system of educational services for the receipt of profession or professional skills by persons with special educational needs guaranteed by the state.

Article 4. System professional (professional) education

The system of professional (professional) education consists of institutions professional (professional) educations irrespective of the patterns of ownership and subordination performing activities in the field of professional (professional) education of the educational and methodical, scientific and methodical, scientific, industrial practice, industrial practice, educational and commercial, publishing and printing, cultural and educational, sports and improving, computing and other companies, organizations, organizations and governing bodies of them performing or providing training of skilled workers.

Article 5. Right to professional (professional) education

Citizens of Ukraine have the equal rights to receipt of professional (professional) education according to the capabilities and bents. Restrictions are allowed on medical and age indicators, and also indicators of professional suitability which are determined by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

Professional (professional) education is acquired by citizens of Ukraine in state and utility institutions professional (professional) educations free of charge, at the expense of the state, and in the state and utility accredited highest professional educational schools and the centers of professional education - within the state and/or regional order free of charge, on competitive basis.

The foreigners and stateless persons which are in Ukraine on legal causes have the right to professional (professional) education on an equal basis with citizens of Ukraine.

Other foreigners pay the training if other is not stipulated by the legislation or international treaties of Ukraine.

The state creates conditions for receipt of professional (professional) education by persons with special educational needs taking into account their individual requirements, opportunities, capabilities and interests, and also provides identification and elimination of the factors interfering realization of the rights and requirements satisfaction of such persons in the field of education.

The citizens having the basic general secondary education can get along with acquisition of profession the complete general secondary education in institution professional (professional) education or in other educational institution.

Citizens who for health reasons, to family circumstances, and also on other reasonable excuses cannot get the complete general secondary education along with acquisition of profession or have no basic general secondary education, person needing the public assistance and rehabilitation, can acquire working qualification by professions which list is determined by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

Persons have the right to receive complete or partial professional qualifications without simultaneous receipt of complete general secondary education which they can receive free of charge in any other time throughout life in any form of education. The list of professional qualifications which can be got without simultaneous receipt of complete education of general secondary education is created by the National agency of qualifications.

Person has the right during life free of charge to get professional (professional) education on another (another) to profession (professions), but not earlier than in three years after completion of free receipt of professional (professional) education by previously received profession (professions), on condition of availability of the confirmed insurance years of service at least two years and in the presence of empty seats after transfer of persons who will get free of charge professional (professional) education for the first time. Transfer of such persons is performed according to the standard Regulations of Admission in organizations of professional (professional) education approved by the central executive body providing forming of state policy in the field of science and education.

Before completion of the three-year period and/or in the absence of the confirmed insurance years of service at least two years person has the right free of charge to get professional (professional) education by other profession if for health reasons it lost opportunity to perform work on previously received profession that is confirmed by the conclusion of medico-social commission of experts or if the request about immediate ensuring requirements of the state (region) for training of necessary skilled workers on the terms of the state (regional) order, or in other cases, stipulated by the legislation is provided.

Section II. Management and organization of professional (professional) education

Article 6. Governing bodies professional (professional) education

Professional (professional) education treat governing bodies:


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