Snapshot

Housekeepers perform cleaning and housekeeping duties in private residences as well as  hotels, motels, caravan/holiday parks, residential land lease communities and other commercial premises, which is essential to the success of these businesses.
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Housekeeper
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
26,700
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$909
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Above average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
Average
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Very strong growth
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Tasks

  • Cleaning the interior of buildings and the immediate outside areas
  • Sweeping, mopping and polishing floors, vacuuming and shampooing carpets, cleaning curtains and upholstered furniture
  • Dusting and polishing furniture, fixtures and fittings
  • Picking up rubbish, emptying garbage containers, and taking contents to waste areas for removal
  • Restocking minibars and replenishing items such as drinking glasses, writing equipment, linen and groceries
  • Stripping and making beds, and changing bed linen
  • Maintaining kitchens, washing dishes and cooking utensils, and cleaning appliances, cupboards, counters, pantries and floors
  • Picking up, sorting, washing, drying, ironing and mending linen

Job Titles

  • Housekeeper
  • Commercial Housekeeper
  • Domestic Housekeeper

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate III in Holiday Parks and Resorts
  • Certificate III in Hospitality

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Job Vacancies

Featured Job
  • Apprentice chef (2nd or 3rd Year)

  • NIle Street Cafe
  • A great opportunity exists for a person that is able to demonstrate the commitment and perseverance required to become a great chef. We have a small but busy kitchen where you will be involved in all aspects of the daily running of a cafe kitchen. Working closely with our head chef you will ensure that all food is prepared, stored and served at its best. We will provide the right person with the guidance, mentoring and leadership to equip you with the skills required in this industry where you will become invaluable as the shortage of excellent chefs worsens across Australia. We ask that you are realistic about this role and understand that is involves hard and somewhat dirty work! If you are are able to maintain stamina, are versatile, adaptable, have attention for detail and most importantly enjoy food and have a passion for cooking we would encourage you to apply now.
    • You will be working on a daily basis with a head chef that has had wide industry experience
    • We are committed to offering a great learning experience
    • We will endeavour to teach you as many skills possible in your time with us
  • Hospitality & TourismChefs
  • Wed 12 Sep , 2018
  • Orange, New South Wales
Featured Job
  • 1st year Apprentice Chef

  • Chaslebrook Catering
  • As a 1st year Apprentice Chef you will learn and assist in the planning and organising the preparation and cooking of food in a busy pub environment.
    • Supervised by a qualified Chef with over 25 years experience.
    • Willingness to attend TAFE whilst undertaking Apprenticeship as a Chef.
    • Fast paced kitchen environment.
  • Hospitality & TourismChefs
  • Wed 12 Sep , 2018
  • Appin, New South Wales
Featured Job
  • Wed 29 Aug , 2018
  • West Ballina, New South Wales
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