1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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8315-11 Laundry Worker

Sorts cleans, irons, folds and packages clothing or other garments in laundry establishments.

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

Tasks Include:

  • sorts articles for cleaning according to the type of article, colour, fabric and cleaning treatment required
  • places sorted articles into receptacles or onto conveyor belts for moving to repair or cleaning areas
  • loads and unloads washing machines, driers and extractors
  • adds cleaning agents and starches
  • smooths articles and guides them through machines, checking for stains and holes
  • stops and starts machines to untangle, straighten or remove articles
  • places articles on shelves or hangs garments for delivery or collection
  • may tie and package articles and prepare orders for despatch

Clothes Presser
Folding Machine Operator
Linen Sorter

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