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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



Building Information Modelling
PO2




Concrete Construction Work
46


Electrical Installations
18



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




Graphic Design Technology
40



Visual Merchandising
44


Information and Communication Technology




Information Network Cabling
02


IT Network Systems Administration
39


IT Software Solutions for Business
09


Mobile Applications Development
PO5


Print Media Technology
11



Manufacturing and Engineering Technology


Additive Manufacturing
PO1


Chemical Laboratory Technology
52




Construction Metal Work
42




Industrial Design Technology
PO3


Industrial Mechanics
01


Industry 4.0
PO4


Manufacturing Team Challenge
03


Mechanical Engineering CAD
05




Optoelectronic Technology
PO6


Plastic Die Engineering
43


Prototype Modelling
45


Renewable Energy
PO8


Robot Systems Integration
PO9




Social and Personal Services






Health and Social Care
41



Pâtisserie and Confectionery
32



Transportation and Logistics


Aircraft Maintenance
14



Automobile Technology
33



Freight Forwarding
51


Heavy Vehicle Technology
49


Rail Vehicle Technology
PO7