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WorldSkills Occupational Standards

The WorldSkills Occupational Standards reflect the global occupations or work roles that are represented by the WorldSkills Competition.

Within a framework to ensure their validity, clarity and consistency, the Standards: 

  • cover the specialist, technical and generic skills that comprise intermediate work roles across the world
  • set out what a capable practitioner must know, understand, and do
  • are prepared, with guidance, by technical and vocational WorldSkills Experts
  • are consulted upon and updated biennially with industry and business worldwide
  • indicate the relative importance of each section of the standards, as advised by industry and business. 

The prime value of the Standards is threefold:

  • as the reference points for the WorldSkills Competition they establish the baseline from which to grow and reward authentic vocational performance
  • for WorldSkills Members and more widely they provide a benchmark for national and regional standards 
  • as economies and markets become increasingly international, the Standards support young people and adults to survive and thrive in the modern world.

 

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Construction and Building Technology


Bricklaying
20


Cabinetmaking
24


Carpentry
26


Concrete Construction Work
46


Digital Construction
58


Electrical Installations
18


Joinery
25


Landscape Gardening
37


Painting and Decorating
22


Plastering and Drywall Systems
21


Plumbing and Heating
15


Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
38


Wall and Floor Tiling
12


Creative Arts and Fashion


3D Digital Game Art
50


Fashion Technology
31


Floristry
28


Graphic Design Technology
40


Jewellery
27


Visual Merchandising
44


Information and Communication Technology


Cloud Computing
53


Cyber Security
54


Information Network Cabling
02


IT Network Systems Administration
39


IT Software Solutions for Business
09


Mobile Applications Development
08


Print Media Technology
11


Web Technologies
17


Manufacturing and Engineering Technology


Additive Manufacturing
57


Chemical Laboratory Technology
52


CNC Milling
07


CNC Turning
06


Construction Metal Work
42


Electronics
16


Industrial Control
19


Industrial Design Technology
59


Industrial Mechanics
01


Industry 4.0
48


Manufacturing Team Challenge
03


Mechanical Engineering CAD
05


Mechatronics
04


Mobile Robotics
23


Optoelectronic Technology
60


Plastic Die Engineering
43


Prototype Modelling
45


Renewable Energy
62


Robot Systems Integration
63


Water Technology
55


Welding
10


Social and Personal Services


Bakery
47


Beauty Therapy
30


Cooking
34


Hairdressing
29


Health and Social Care
41


Hotel Reception
56


Pâtisserie and Confectionery
32


Restaurant Service
35


Transportation and Logistics


Aircraft Maintenance
14


Autobody Repair
13


Automobile Technology
33


Car Painting
36


Freight Forwarding
51


Heavy Vehicle Technology
49


Rail Vehicle Technology
61