The safe, efficient, environmentally friendly and economical use of any product depends on product usage information. The international standard IEC/IEEE 82079-1: 2019 sets out competency requirements for technical writers who prepare product usage information, and there are currently a large number of people involved in related functions in Chinese enterprises, but there is a lack of uniform standards in terms of professional competency requirements. There are also courses in universities and colleges that have relevant employment orientations, but there are no widely recognised competencies for the training of the curriculum. This has resulted in a lack of unified standards for enterprises to recruit qualified personnel from the community or universities, and a lack of widely recognised competencies in universities or various training institutions, resulting in a disconnect with the needs of society in terms of personnel training. The development of a group standard for professional competence requirements for technical writers will delineate the basic competence requirements for the new profession of technical writing. This will provide a standard on which social enterprises can base their selection and training of talent, and universities and training institutions can base their teaching in the relevant career paths.