The establishment of professional (technical) colleges and implementation of education in such colleges is enabled by the new Organization and Financing of Education Act and the Vocational and Technical Education Act. The most important factor in the area of their establishment is the principle of partnership - i.e., actual interest and needs, respectively, of the economy and local communities for the graduates of higher-education technical (professional) programmes.
The professionally oriented higher education ends with the completion of studies and obtaining of a diploma.
Foreign citizens can pursue vocational and technical, respectively, studies in the Republic of Slovenia under the same conditions that apply to the citizens of the Republic of Slovenia provided that they pursue their studies in accordance with the principle of reciprocity; otherwise, they are obliged to pay the education costs. In accordance with intergovernmental agreements, the Minister annually determines the number of enrolment places for foreign citizens pursuing vocational and technical, respectively, education under the principle of reciprocity.