1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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8313-11 Domestic Housekeeper

Performs cleaning and housekeeping tasks in private homes.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is completion of compulsory secondary education or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • purchases food and other household supplies
  • prepares and cooks food as directed
  • serves meals and refreshments
  • washes dishes, kitchen utensils and equipment
  • sweeps and washes floors and vacuums carpets, curtains and upholstered furnishings
  • dusts and polishes furniture, and cleans mirrors, bathrooms and light fixtures
  • washes and irons garments, linen and household articles
  • changes linen and makes beds
  • may answer doorbells and telephones, and take messages
  • may care for and supervise children or assist parents in caring for children

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