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WorldSkills Standards Specifications

The WorldSkills Standards Specifications 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 Specifications: 

  • 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 Specifications 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 Specifications support young people and adults to survive and thrive in the modern world.

 

Download Standards Specifications

Construction and Building Technology








Electrical Installations
WSJ01





Painting and Decorating
WSJ06




Plumbing and Heating
WSJ07


Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
38



Creative Arts and Fashion






Graphic Design Technology
WSJ02




Future Skills


Agricultural Biotechnology
FS02


Blockchain-based Solutions
FS04


Building Information Modelling (BIM)
FS15


Composite Technologies
FS05


Digital Factory
FSS01


Digital Farming
FSS02


Digital Fashion Designer
FSS03


Drone Operating
FS14


Drone Operating
WSJ09


Enterprise Information Systems Security
FS06


Industrial Design Technology
FS07


Industry 4.0
FSS10


Internet of Things
FS09


Laser Technology
FSS09


Life-cycle Management
FSS06


Machine Learning and Big Data
FS10


Mechanical Reverse Engineering
FS13


Mineral Synthesis and Processing
FSS08


Mobile Applications Development
FS11


Neural Interface Design
FSS05


Quantum Technology
FS12


Rapid Prototyping
FS01


Robot Systems Integration
FS08


Robotic Welding
FSS04


Smart Grid
FSS07


Space Systems Engineering
FS16


Virtual and Augmented Reality
FS03


Information and Communication Technology





IT Network Systems Administration
39


IT Network Systems Administration
WSJ11


IT Software Solutions for Business
09




Web Technologies
WSJ10


Manufacturing and Engineering Technology




CNC Turning
06





Industrial Control
WSJ12







Mobile Robotics
WSJ03




Polymechanics and Automation
WSJ04





Social and Personal Services






Hairdressing
WSJ08




Pâtisserie and Confectionery
32



Restaurant Service
WSJ05


Transportation and Logistics