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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

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

Creative Arts and Fashion

Information and Communication Technology

IT Network Systems Administration

IT Software Solutions for Business

Mobile Applications Development

Manufacturing and Engineering Technology

Social and Personal Services

Pâtisserie and Confectionery

Transportation and Logistics