1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.3  
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    LAUNDRY WORKERS sort, clean, fold, iron and package linen, clothing and other items in laundries and drycleaning establishments, and private residences.

    Indicative Skill Level:
    Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications outlined below.

    In Australia:

      AQF Certificate I, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

    In New Zealand:
      NZQF Level 1 qualification, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

    For some occupations a short period of on-the-job training may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification. In some instances no formal qualification or on-the-job training may be required.

    Tasks Include:

    • sorting articles for cleaning according to the type, colour, fabric and cleaning treatment required
    • placing sorted articles into receptacles and onto conveyor belts for moving to repair and cleaning areas
    • checking and removing stains from garments, and replacing buttons and making minor repairs
    • loading and unloading washing machines, driers and extractors
    • adding cleaning agents and starches to articles
    • smoothing articles and guiding them through cleaning and pressing machines
    • stopping and starting machines to untangle, straighten and remove articles
    • ironing and pressing clean articles
    • placing articles on shelves and hanging articles for delivery and collection
    • packaging articles and preparing orders for despatch

      811511 Laundry Worker (General)
      811512 Drycleaner
      811513 Ironer or Presser


    Sorts, cleans, irons, folds and packages linen, clothing and other garments in a commercial laundry.

    Skill Level: 5


      Folding Machine Operator
      Linen Sorter


    Cleans clothing, garments, upholstery and other fabrics using drycleaning agents and machines.

    Skill Level: 5


    Irons or presses garments and other fabrics, such as delicate and formal wear, in a commercial laundry or private residence.

    Skill Level: 5

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