FH Course: Manager in the Health & Social Sector

Highly qualified managers

The population development, the rapid progress in medicine, care and technology, the increasing quality awareness in hospitals and care facilities, the growing cost pressure and last but not least the increasing demands of patients and clients require highly qualified, competent managers and home and care service managers.

Verantwortung für die Qualität der Pflege

Employees of O.ö. Nursing homes and old people's homes should be able to fulfill the personal and professional requirements of the home management according to § 12 of the Oö. Alten- und Pflegheimverordnung LGBl.Nr. 29/1996 competently.

In the FH course, the participants acquire extensive organizational and business management knowledge as well as knowledge about companies, old people's services, living and life environments and employee management in order to be able to manage a home.

The management tasks of a nursing service manager are anchored in the GuKG and include responsibility for the quality of care and the organization of the nursing measures in the corresponding facility. The participants acquire extensive knowledge about nursing and health care structures, public health, quality and project management, but also business management knowledge and skills.

Info & contact

Your contact person

For questions about the study contact:


Nicole Bachmann
Administration CUAS Academy

+43 5 90500 7281

Hauptplatz 12
9560 Feldkirchen in Kärnten

ECTS Credits

Study places per year

Academic Health and Care Manager
Academic Home Manager

Duration of study
4 semesters

Form of organization
part-time, Thurstady till Saturday

Language of instruction


Aim & content

This UAS course offers employees from the Gesundheits- und Pflegebereich  practice-relevant further training in order to be best equipped for the complex requirements in the management area both in the home management and in the nursing service management.

The function of the home or nursing service management also requires a variety of social skills, therefore communicative and leadership skills are trained. The aim is to impart competencies that enable graduates to assume managerial functions within the meaning of § 17 para. 6 GuKG and § 11 para. 1 Oö. HVO.

    At the center of the training are the teaching of leadership skills and social-communicative competencies as well as the teaching of professional competencies in the corresponding disciplines such as health and nursing sciences.


    Course focus
    • Communication                                                             
    • Project management
    • Interviewing                                                        
    • Ethics and law
    • Leadership and Management                                         
    • Business Administration
    • Science and profession                                


    A final thesis must be written as part of the continuing education course. The continuing education course is concluded with a final examination by a board of examiners.

    Oranization & dates

    The FH course is organized in cooperation with the Altenbetreuungsschule des Landes Oberösterreich.

    The FH course comprises 4 semesters and is organized on a part-time basis. The attendance phases take place from Thursday to Saturday at the Altenbetreuungsschule des Landes Oberösterreich, Petrinumstraße 12/2, A-4040 Linz.

    • Planned start: October 2023
    • Application deadline: 05 September 2023

    Block dates 2023:

    • 05 - 07 October 2023
    • 19 - 21 October 2023
    • 09 - 11 November 2023
    • 23 - 25 November 2023
    • December 14 - 16, 2023
    • 11 - 13 January 2024

    At least one block weekend per semester takes place at the FH Kärnten, Campus Feldkirchen, Hauptplatz 12, 9560 Feldkirchen.


    Entrance requirements:

    Potential participants are employees from the health and social sector who hold or aspire to hold a position as home or care manager and meet the following requirements:

    • DGKP (for Akad. health and care manager*in)
    • current employment in the health and care sector
    • basic computer skills (Office etc.)


    For the application we need the following documents:

    • Application form
    • Birth certificate
    • Proof of citizenship
    • Proof of professional training (certificates, diplomas)
    • Curriculum vitae with photo
    • E-Card
    • Marriage certificate (in case of name change)
    Contact elderly care school of the province of Upper Austria:

    DSA Kyra Vovsik, BA 
    School of Care for the Elderly of the Province of Upper Austria, Continuing and Further Education

    +43 732 7720 34715

    Petrinumstraße 12/2. Stock
    4040 Linz


    Team Continuing Education Center of the FH Carinthia

    FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Klaus Wettl
    Scientific direction

    +43 5 90 500 4118

    Hauptplatz 12
    9560 Feldkirchen in Kärnten

    Mag.a rer.nat. Carmen Zernig-Malatschnig
    Head of CUAS Academy

    +43 5 90500 4313

    Hauptplatz 12
    9560 Feldkirchen in Kärnten

    Nicole Bachmann
    Course administrator of Centre for Further and Continuing Education at CUAS

    +43 5 90500 7281

    Hauptplatz 12
    9560 Feldkirchen in Kärnten

    Team Altenbetreuungsschule Oberösterreich

    Mag.a Wilhelmine Steinbacher-Mittermeir
    Direktorin der Altenbetreuungsschule des Landes OÖ

    +43 732 7720 34701 

    Petrinumstraße 12/2. Stock
    4040 Linz

    DSA Kyra Vovsik, BA 
    Altenbetreuungsschule des Landes OÖ, Fort- und Weiterbildung

    +43 732 7720 34715

    Petrinumstraße 12/2. Stock
    4040 Linz