Understand instructions


Be able to understand oral and written instructions.

Alternative labels

comprehending instructions
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Skill type


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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Understand instructions is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Land-based machinery operator: Land-based machinery operators operate specialised equipment and machinery for agricultural production and maintenance of landscape.
Capsule filling machine operator: Capsule filling machine operators control the filling of gelatine capsules with the specific medicinal preparations.
House sitter: House sitters move in the house of their employers in order to maintain security of the property during their absence. They monitor entrance areas and prevent unauthorized persons from entering the house, inspect conditions of the facility such as plumbing and heating and contact repairers if necessary. House sitters may also do some cleaning activities, forward mail and pay bills.

Optional skill

Understand instructions is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022