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A suitability assessment is a comprehensive assessment of the student’s academic and personal qualifications for work as a teacher or as a health or social care worker.
A student posing a potential danger to the lives, physical and mental health, rights and safety of kindergarten children and pupils or patients, clients and users is not suitable for the profession.
To ensure that only students who meet the requirements of the national curriculum receive diplomas.
All students in teacher education programmes and health and social care programmes are assessed on a continuous basis throughout the study programme.
Such an assessment is carried out if there are grounds to doubt that a student is suitable, based on a notification of doubt. The provisions of the Public Administration Act apply in special suitability assessment cases.
Anyone can submit a notification of doubt – the teaching staff, such as practice supervisors and subject teachers, as well as students and administrative personnel. The person submitting the notification is not party to the case, and is thus not entitled to receive feedback. The staff member responsible for suitability assessments at the institution will not consider notifications of doubt that are obviously unjustified.