Section 4. Definition and quality assurance of tertiary vocational education

Tertiary vocational education is vocational education at a level above upper secondary education. Tertiary vocational education provides competence for working life without further training measures.
Tertiary vocational education must have a scope and contents that correspond to between six months and two years of full-time education. The Ministry may, upon application from the board of the tertiary vocational college, decide that tertiary vocational education may be provided which, in content and scope, corresponds to three years of full-time education. The Ministry may issue regulations relating to requirements for content and scope of three-year tertiary vocational educations.
Tertiary vocational colleges must have satisfactory internal quality assurance systems. Student evaluations are to be included in these systems. The Ministry issues regulations relating to the requirements for quality assurance systems and quality assurance work.