Start coaching – getting a head start in Vienna
Start coaching is a service offered by Municipal Department 17 - Integration and Diversity (MA 17) for all new inhabitants of Vienna who receive their first-time permission(Erstniederlassungsbewilligung) or a registration for the purpose of family member (Familienangehörige/-r) to stay in Austria for the last two years. Employees of MA 17 who speak your native language or another language you feel comfortable with assist you in finding your way around Vienna. At the start coaching appointment you will receive your Vienna education booklet. This is a booklet where all the language courses, information events, counselling services, and education and further training programmes that you attend are recorded. The education booklet contains vouchers from the City of Vienna for German Integration Courses worth € 300. It also allows you to attend information events on various useful topics.
At the start coaching you will
- receive the Vienna education booklet and the Vienna language vouchers worth € 300
- get comprehensive information about the Integration Agreement
- discuss what your next steps should be
- get help with finding a suitable German Integration Course
- learn how the voucher system works and what the information modules are
- get recommendations for counselling centres (finding a job, getting your qualifications recognised, etc.)
- discuss basic questions (registering your child for school, compulsory schooling, etc.)
- receive information on a variety of other relevant topics
Municipal Department 17 – Integration and Diversity 1200 Wien, Dresdnerstraße 91, ground floor, rooms E 10, E 11 and E 13 (offices of Municipal Department 35 where you received your first-time permission to stay in Austria).
- Immediately after your appointment with MA 35 (after receiving your first-time permission to stay in Austria)
- You can also make an appointment by phone:
Ph. 01/90 500 36 – 01 German
Ph. 01/90 500 36 – 04 English
PLEASE NOTE: Please bring the form with your personal information that you received from MA 35 to your start coaching appointment.