This review was prepared using a standard methodology. The Austrian authorities provided a background report (Schneeberger, Schmid and Petanovitsch, 2011) following which an OECD team made two visits on 23-27 January 2012 and again on 12-16 March 2012, to meet and discuss with a wide variety of individuals involved in different ways in the Austrian postsecondary VET system. The review deals with a deliberately limited set of issues where it could draw on international experience or could otherwise usefully add value to the domestic policy debate.