Name of qualification Name of qualification: Oblikovalec kovin-orodjar/oblikovalka kovin-orodjarkaAdd to comparison
Translated title (no legal status) Translated title: Metal Sharper-Toolmaker
Type of qualification Type of qualification: Upper secondary vocational education
Category of qualification Category of qualification: Educational Qualification
Type of education Type of education: Upper secondary vocational education
Duration Duration of education:
3 years
Credits Credits: 180 credits
Admission requirements Entry conditions:
  • Elementary school education or
  • lower vocational education, or
  • equivalent education under previous regulations.
ISCED field Field:
Engineering, manufacturing and construction
ISCED subfield subfield: mechanics and metal trades
Qualification level

SQF Level: SQF 4
EQF Level: EQF 4

Learning outcomes:

Certificate holders will be able to:

  • carry out various manual and mechanical processes for cutting, forming and joining metallic and non-metallic materials;
  • manufacture products, change tools and workpieces and set technological parameters on conventional and CNC machines;
  • carry out hot and cold forming processes with an emphasis on sheet metal, profiles and pipes; 
  • select the appropriate material, machine tool and machining process with regard to the requirements of the product;
  • select or order the appropriate cutting tool and equipment for a machine tool;
  • use the measuring and control devices, tools and machines that are used in the manufacture and assembly of structures;
  • use appropriate measuring devices to take technical and technological measurements;
  • assemble, protect and maintain steel structures;
  • plan, assemble, connect and operate simple control systems and work processes or systems;
  • produce, read and understand simple technical documentation;
  • implement protective measures for safe work and actively protect own health;
  • show a positive attitude towards measures to reduce pollution, improve protection of the environment and promote the rational use of energy and materials;
  • use modern information technology and user software in their vocational field (word processor and spreadsheets, email, control software for machines, diagnostic devices, monitoring of production/work);
  • demonstrate understanding of the roles of entrepreneurship, costs management and calculations;


  • manufacture simple machine parts using various machines and cutting processes;
  • select special machining and manufacturing processes for the desired product or intermediate product;
  • select a suitable technological process and manufacture the component parts of tools using the machines, tools and devices that are used in toolmaking;
  • manufacture, assemble and test tools and preparations for the installation, set-up and orientation of measuring and control components of a tool assembly

Certificate holders supplement their key vocational knowledge and abilities with key general knowledge in line with national standards.

Assesment and completion:

Students' vocational abilities and skills, and the fulfilment of conditions to obtain credits in accordance with the relevant education programme are established through verification and assessment. Assessment of students also takes into account non-formally acquired knowledge, which must be adequately demonstrated. Students are assessed using grades from 5 (excellent) to 1 (inadequate).


Students may progress to a higher year if at the end of the academic year they achieve a positive score in all general education subjects and technical modules for the year as set out in the school’s operational curriculum, and have completed all extracurricular activities and practical on-the-job training, or progress on the basis of a programme faculty decision. For students with individual learning agreements, passing an intermediate test is a condition for progression from the second year to the third year.

Oblikovalec kovin-orodjar/oblikovalka kovin-orodjarka



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SQF 5 / EQF 4


Secondary technical, vocational or vocational-technical education; master craftsman/foreman/shop manager examination (SQF level 5)

Conditions for obtaining a public document:

Students must successfully (i.e. with passing grades) complete all general education subjects, compulsory vocational modules and elective vocational modules and the open part of the curriculum. They must also complete all extracurricular activities, practical on-the-job training and pass a school-leaving examination.

The school-leaving examination comprises a written and oral examination in Slovene, a service and an oral presentation.

Awarding body:

Vocational and technical secondary schools and adult education institutions.


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