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8115 Laundry Workers

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

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

Occupations:

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

811511 Laundry Worker (General)

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

Skill Level: 5

Specialisations:

  • Folding Machine Operator
  • Linen Sorter

811512 Drycleaner

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

Skill Level: 5

811513 Ironer or Presser

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

Skill Level: 5