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8112 Commercial Cleaners

ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
Reference period
2021

Commercial Cleaners clean offices, residential complexes, hospitals, schools, industrial work areas, industrial machines, construction sites and other commercial premises using heavy duty cleaning equipment.

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 2 or 3 qualification, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

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:

  • vacuuming carpets, curtains and upholstered furniture
  • cleaning, dusting and polishing furniture, fixtures and fittings
  • removing rubbish and recyclable material, and emptying containers, bins and trays
  • stripping wax from floors, re-waxing and polishing floors
  • cleaning and disinfecting laundry and bathroom fixtures, replenishing supplies and reporting defective plumbing fixtures
  • operating industrial vacuum cleaners to clean floors, work areas and machines
  • removing dust and dirt from ceilings, walls, overhead pipes and fixtures
  • applying acids and solvents to surfaces to remove stains and dirt
  • removing lint, dust, soot, oil, grease, sludge and other residues from machines, hulls and holds of ships, and interiors and exteriors of furnaces, boilers and tanks
  • may clean exteriors of buildings by sand-blasting and applying solvents

Occupation:

  • 811211 Commercial Cleaner

811211 Commercial Cleaner

Cleans offices, residential complexes, hospitals, schools, industrial work areas, industrial machines, construction sites and other commercial premises using heavy duty cleaning equipment.

Skill Level:

  • 5 Australia
  • 4 New Zealand

Specialisations:

  • Aircraft Cabin Cleaner
  • School Cleaner