Vocational qualifications

OSAO offers vocational qualifications in the following fields. At the moment we offer three vocational qualifications in English. The other vocational qualifications are in Finnish only.

Humanities and Arts

  • Media and Visual Communication
  • Arts and Design

Agriculture and Forestry

  • Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Horticulture

Business, Administration and Law

  • Business
  • Business, Study programme delivered completely in English

Health and Welfare

  • Pharmaceutics
  • Social and Health Care
  • Equipment Maintenance


  • Building Maintenance Technology
  • Construction
  • Electrical Engineering and Automation Technology
  • Food Production
  • Laboratory Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology
  • Mining
  • Process Industry
  • Surface Treatment Technology
  • Technical Design
  • Textiles and Fashion Industry
  • Vehicle Sector
  • Wood Industry

Service Industries

Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs)

  • Information and Communications Technology

The National Qualification Requirements

Information about the The National Qualification Requirements for Vocational Education and Training can be found from the website.

The Finnish National Agency for Education


OSAO is one of the biggest vocational colleges in Finland and we have eight different units.