In Austria, since the last turn of the millennium at the latest, politics and administration have increasingly called for effect-orientated administration and, associated with this, the broad introduction of effect-oriented management in the public sector. Against this background, the work examines the extent to which management instruments for effect-oriented management are taught in management and leadership training courses in the public sector. For this purpose, an analysis of six training courses in management of administrative academies of the federal states and the federal government was carried out. As a result of this investigation, the following can be observed: There is no Austrian-wide, uniform and explicit requirement profile for effect-oriented management in the public sector, although appropriate requirements for public sector managers in Austria could be derived from the target steering cycle of the effect-
oriented administration and the tasks and objectives defined there. As a result of the analysis of the curricula, it was also found that there is little congruence both in the scope and in the weighting of the content of the courses examined, i.e. that there are apparently no uniform training standards. In the training courses, "management instruments" for effect-oriented management are underrepresented in terms of time and value/importance in relation to other fields of competence. In addition, regular, structured evaluations of the effectiveness of the training in the day-to-day professional life of managers as defined by the effect-oriented administration do not seem to take place. The central conclusion of the present work is the recommendation to strengthen the competence field "management instruments" within the training curricula in the sense of an effect-oriented management both in terms weighting of time and significance / importance.