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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9111-15 Carpet Cleaner

Cleans carpets, rugs and furniture upholstery.

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

Tasks Include:

  • vacuums carpet
  • selects and applies spotting agents to remove stains from carpets
  • fills cleaning machines with water or other cleaning agents
  • removes and replaces furniture in areas to be cleaned
  • operates equipment used in powder, liquid shampoo or steam cleaning methods
  • pushes pile-lifting machines over carpets, and brushes pile to raise and fluff nap
  • cleans upholstered furniture, using cleaning machine attachments
  • treats carpets with soil-repellant chemicals, deodorants, or treats for pests

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