Basic training

Basic training in the first year consists of theory modules and practical experience at the border.

The theory modules are taught by Border Guard instructors. Practical training (decision-making skills) takes place at field offices. It is conducted by Border Guard training coaches with practical experience.

Basic training focuses on the following areas:

  • Border guard service
  • Customs service
  • Law
  • Criminology
  • Investigation
  • Document verification
  • Shooting
  • Security and intervention techniques
  • Psychosocial skills
  • Sport

Trainees who successfully complete all modules and specialised examinations in the first year and meet the graduation requirements are admitted to take the examination to become a ¬ęBorder Guard with a Federal PET Diploma¬Ľ. This is conducted in the form of a professional examination.

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