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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 Installation
WSJ01






Painting and Decorating
WSJ06




Plumbing and Heating
WSJ07


Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
38



Creative Arts and Fashion






Graphic Design Technology
WSJ02




Future Skills


3D Prototyping
FS01


Agricultural Biotechnology
FS02


Augmented and Virtual Reality Development
FS03


Blockchain-based Solutions
FS04


Building Information Modelling Technology
FS17


Composite Technologies
FS05


Corporate Protection Against Internal Threats to Information Security
FS06


Drone Operating
WSJ09


Industrial Design Technology
FS07


Industrial Robotics
FS08


Internet of Things
FS10


Lifecycle Management
FS11


Machine Learning and Big Data
FS12


Mobile Applications Development
FS13


Quantum Technology
FS14


Reverse Engineering
FS15


UAV Operation
FS16


Information and Communication Technology





IT Network and Systems Administration
WSJ11


IT Network Systems Administration
39


IT Software Solutions for Business
09



Web Design and Development
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




Automobile Technology
33